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Postby Doive » 28 Apr 2006, 13:08

Am going tomorrow to have a look at a Saab 9000 Turbo. Looking forward to it!

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Apparently the car comes with two 4" thick binders of history, every bill, invoice and MoT, plus the original bill of sale, all old tax discs etc etc. The selling dealer will also give it a full service including belts and filters before they sell it, and also give everything a full once over. I hope it's as good as it sounds!
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Postby Shellysowner » 28 Apr 2006, 13:14

Sounds great! Got to be honest - I'm not so sure about the wheels, but apart from that, perfect!
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Postby Doive » 28 Apr 2006, 13:20

Wheels do look a little.... characterful with the peeling lacquer, but tbh I like the look of the 3 spoke turbo rims. And I'd rather buy a good car with dodgy wheels than a dodgy car with good wheels - I can always have the lacquer redone.
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Postby kw107 » 28 Apr 2006, 13:50

Check also all the little things. In the end it can go very expensive for you. Check the VIN to. And, good luck!
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Postby chris(not) » 28 Apr 2006, 23:12

Is that an MoT fail on the front numberplate? Looks like someone's trying to make a "6" look like an "E". Can't think why, there's nothing obvious about the result.

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Postby Shellysowner » 29 Apr 2006, 12:07

The car must be called 'Lebinsa' :lol:
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Postby Doive » 29 Apr 2006, 17:09

Err, hadn't noticed to be honest. It's a white screw cover in the middle of the '6'.

Well, I decided to buy the car after seeing it. Needs some very slight work, but the guy is going to do all that and give it a complete service before I pick it up, all at no extra charge. Very nice.
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Postby Doive » 15 May 2006, 07:37

Well I've managed to buy myself a large swedish pile of trouble. Flat batteries, non-charging alternator, new battery, parking on hills and getting jump and bump started have been my life for the last week. So my nice new purchase is now back at the garage to get fixed. Aside from the missing electricity, it's a fantastic car to drive with lots of power and torque, and the whoosh from the turbo is addictive. Very nice, but if you do buy one, buy a good one.
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Postby coop » 15 May 2006, 07:49

nice one dovie, hope u have an easy time withit once its all sorted!
looks nice enough 8)
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Postby kw107 » 15 May 2006, 15:36

Saab is known for trouble. But I still love it. Saab seats are the best.

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Postby Shellysowner » 15 May 2006, 15:47

kw107 wrote:Saab is known for trouble.


I don't think that's a very widely-shared opinion is it? Mine's not been even slightly unreliable - the only thing thats gone wrong since I had it is the light in the headlamp switch has become intermittant. Have you had many problems with yours Kristjan?
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Postby Herbie_Flowers » 15 May 2006, 18:03

Doive wrote:Flat batteries, non-charging alternator, new battery, parking on hills and getting jump and bump started have been my life for the last week. So my nice new purchase is now back at the garage to get fixed.

a sparky with leccy problems...blimey :lol:
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Postby Cooltony » 21 May 2006, 11:26

apparently the the 9000 turbo's are very problematic...

im actually looking for the 3.0 v6 non turbo now.

and ive got some friends who would like to have a go at turbo'ing it
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Postby Tortron » 21 May 2006, 21:14

ahhh the good ol days of "hey have run out of petrol" "no, my car has run out of electricity, can you fill me up"

are you sure its the alternator not just a buggered battery
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Postby Doive » 22 May 2006, 09:04

It's got a brand new exide battery, if it was that I'd be very pissed off.

A 3.0 V6 9000 will be expensive to buy, and also expensive to run and insure.
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Postby Cooltony » 22 May 2006, 18:14

Doive wrote:It's got a brand new exide battery, if it was that I'd be very pissed off.

A 3.0 V6 9000 will be expensive to buy, and also expensive to run and insure.


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Postby Doive » 31 Aug 2006, 10:11

F***ing Saab has blown it's turbo now. Reversing last night accompanied by plumes of blue smoke. That's following a new cat last month, new alternator, new brakes all round, and really needs new coil springs as well. Bloody money pit. Anyone thinking of buying one - do your homework carefully!
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Postby Shellysowner » 31 Aug 2006, 10:43

Crikey! Bad luck mate - does that mean you'll have to bring the Chevette down to the national now??? :D :D :D
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Postby Doive » 31 Aug 2006, 10:51

The thought has crossed my mind! I will try to get the Saab fixed for that though - not sure I want to drive 400 miles in the Chevette. Besides, it would let the side down :oops:
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Postby Shellysowner » 31 Aug 2006, 11:06

Doive wrote:Besides, it would let the side down :oops:


No it wouldn't (a chevette's a chevette at the end of the day). Besides, I bet it would benefit from a nice long run :P
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Postby Doive » 31 Aug 2006, 11:10

Oooh, I just did a Multimap check and it's *only* 250 miles. Still, all motorway work at 60mph on a friday evening, I'd probably be best taking the Saab - sorry for being boring, but I just know I'd spend the entire journey in the Chevette waiting for something to break.
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Postby Shellysowner » 31 Aug 2006, 11:12

Booooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hisssssssss. Judging by your previous post it sounds a lot more likely that the Saab will break to me but ho hum :?
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Postby Doive » 31 Aug 2006, 11:18

Agreed! That's why I'm already lloking to replace it with something more reliable.

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Postby Shellysowner » 31 Aug 2006, 11:19

Well they do say bad luck comes in 3's - but does that apply to 3 Beemers or 3 cars (2 Beemers and the Saab)?
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Postby kw107 » 31 Aug 2006, 14:56

Saab is more reliable. BMW-s are boring cars. I don't like a bit of them. Saab is also more comfortable.
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