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Saab 9-5 advice needed
Posted by Lindsey Zimmerman [Email] (more from Lindsey Zimmerman) on Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:37:08
Need some advice...
My 2008 9-5 wagon with 130000 miles recently blew the radiator, water pump, and head gasket all at the same time. When my very trusted saab tech got in there, he discovered the turbo was about to seize as well.
The estimate for all repairs including the turbo is $3500 which I think is really reasonable for what's being done.
I still owe 2500 on the car and am not sure whether it's worth it to fix and try to drive for a few more years especially because I have recently done the breaks, suspension, and exhaust, or sell it as is and buy a newer car. I could also fix and sell but I'm getting very variable opinions on how much it would be worth.
I cannot afford to buy a new Volvo which would be my first choice if money were no object, but I may be able to afford a newer Subaru which is definitely a compromise from my beloved Saab. I drive alot, about 15000 to 20000 miles a year so leasing is not an option. My payments right now are $180 a month and I could go up to $200 but not much more.
Any thoughts or advice would be helpful. Thanks
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Posts in this Thread:
- Saab 9-5 advice needed, Lindsey Zimmerman, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 13:37:08 <-- Viewing This Message
- Is rust a concern on your car?, Mike Johnson, Wed, 24 Feb 2021 18:25:19
- Re: Saab 9-5 advice needed, bobc , Sat, 20 Feb 2021 21:22:00
- Re: Saab 9-5 advice needed, dmz789qqq, Sat, 20 Feb 2021 16:10:36
- Re: Saab 9-5 advice needed, S-Works, Fri, 19 Feb 2021 15:23:47
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