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Rust and transmission
Posted by Mike Johnson (more from Mike Johnson) on Tue, 28 Jul 2020 15:19:56
In Reply to: 1995 9000 issues to look for, Tom Walsh, Mon, 27 Jul 2020 20:35:02
If the car you are looking at is truly from Pasadena (or similar clime) you really can't go wrong. If there is little to no rust, everything else can theoretically be updated and fixed. I have heard that the transmission place in Conn that has offered rebuilds for years is no longer servicing non GM SAABs, so that might be a problem long term. I actually like the automatic in these cars, but it is not robust.
I will say that you are going to have to be creative with parts. I have a 1996 and it is getting tricky. Axles and brake calipers have haunted me for several years now with aftermarket and rebuilds not being OEM quality. I have a parts car that helps somewhat.
I assume that you know what you are getting into. You are not going to want to send a kid to college out of state with one of these. It is a hobby for a person with creativity and time on their hands. More engaging to drive than many new cars though!
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