Date: Sun, 11 Jun 2006 16:00:03 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*>
Subject: Re: NG 900

ma_twain wrote: > I had a NG900S that had slight "shimmy". I took it to a trusted Saab > shop and I was told this was normal for the NG900s. The design of the > NG900 suspension changed from the Classic 900s, which is why the > "shimmy" was so noticeable. You can take to a shop and have the wheels > checked for bent rims and out of balance. You could get the front end > alignment and the steering rack checked for your peace of mind. It did > not cost me anything because the car was under warranty at the time. > > Other issues with the car led me to sell the NG900S. Check the forum > for other posts on issues with the NG900 design. Expensive repair points > to look for: automatic transmission control module, GM V6 engine, AC > system design, minor and major electrical failures. > You were told a load of crap. I own 2 NG900's and an '03 9-3SS. None of them have any sign of a shimmy, slight or otherwise. There is nothing wrong with the NG 900 suspension design. I had a 2000 9-3SE convertible for a while that had the original 16" wheels on it when I bought it. It had all sorts of shimmy and vibration when I bought it, which was one of the reasons I got it cheaply. The OE wheels on those car were way too soft and in 60 k miles had become badly out of round. A new set of wheels (and tires) and it rode nice and smooth. I sold it soon after for other reasons... -- -Fred W

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