Date: 24 Aug 2006 19:02:53 -0700
From: "saabstory" <>
Subject: Re: advice wanted - purchasing 1991 900S Turbo convertible

Very satisfying cars to drive, but some characteristic problems with older models to check when buying. One check, stop the car facing downhill (on a quiet road!) and reverse rapidly. Put your foot down. If it pops out of reverse, take $3,000 off your offer. Make sure you acellerate and decellerate rapidly in all the gears, to ensure none of them pop out under load. Gearboxes, if used over long periods by incompetent drivers, will fail prematurely. Check carefully around, under and especially behind the motor for oil leaks. WIth car parked, engine running, put your foot fown hard on the brake pedal and keep it down for about 10 seconds. If the pedal starts to go down slowly, take $600 off your offer. Have a good look (and sniff) around the carpet beneath the clutchpedal. Any smell of brake fluid means expensive repairs. Listen for any chirping or squeaking noises in the in the interior air con/heater fan. Enjoy, Cliff MercedesOwner wrote: > I'd like advice on the 1991 Saab 900S Turbo convertible w/manual > trans. What kinds of things should I look for, and what questions > should I ask? Asking price is less than $4k but the car has 170K > miles. Do Saabs generally have a problem with shift linkage? What > problems were unique to the 1991 models? > > Thanks for any advice you can give me! > > DK :!: :?:

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