Date: Sun, 23 Dec 2001 09:00:30 -0000 From: "Roger Hyde" <rogerhydenopsamorld.com> Subject: Re: Help with first Saab (UK)
"tony.p2" <tony.p2nopsamorld.com> wrote in message news:QRnU7.660$4f7.295371nopsam11-gui.server.ntli.net... > Been wanting to buy a Saab for some time but not sure what to go for, or > what to look out for. > Want to spend around 1000ukp. > Any advice would be gratefully recieved. > > > Tony, I too am new to Saabs, though I have always quite liked one. My '88 9000 turbo was 275UKP with 12 months mot. I new it needed works so I almost immediately spent spent about 150UKP on it doing all the work myself(new rear discs, one CV joint, new exhaust section, service). It is the easiest car to work on I have ever had. You can pick up tidy examples of 900 and 9000 for the money you are looking at. For some reason in my experiance 900's do seem to keep the bodywork better than 9000. They are different so Drive both and drive a few of each. You will probably know when you see the right one. Buy at the price you want, put right immediately then enjoy and save a bit for a rainy day. As for Johannes H Andersen's comment "A Saab is a quality car for quality people who can afford it. " well I'm pleased he has loads of cash, what a shame his manners arent as well developed as his bank balance. My car has so far cost me less than my newish Jap car was costing a month and is altogether better to drive.