Date: 17 Nov 2006 20:15:44 -0800
From: "SmaartAasSaabr" <>
Subject: Re: Lifetime of Saab

J.J. wrote: > Hello! > > I just bought Saab 900i -91. It is former police car, so i guess all > maintenances has done in time. There seems to be nothing wrong in car, its > in good shape and no corrosion. 400 000 kilometres in kilometre counter. > > My question is: What is expected lifetime of car, assuming that i take good > care of it... how many kilometres before engine is caputt / corrosion hits > really? > > Thanks JJ What country, Finland, Sweden? When was it retired from the police? If it is in good shape then it is. The engines last forever, the gearboxes tend to die after a while. If it is good right now, then you should be good a long time. If you lose some coolant, you might have to replace headgasket soon. If the clutch slips, then clutch might need replacement soon (but VERY easy to fix on Saab 900), if the transmission makes noise in 5th gear it might need rebuilding soon. But that's about it. Corrosion will never happen if the car is kept clean, especially in the front suspension area like under the battery.

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