Mattie (adriennearedore) wrote in europeanautos,

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Hello All!

I have question, if you don't mind a to buy/not to buy query.

There is a 1995 SAAB 900 four-door for sale down the street from me. They are taking $1350 or Best Offer. It looks pretty nice, leather interior, still shiny, neat features etc... and I've heard good things about pre-GM SAAB.

However, this car has a few concerns:
  • It has over 210,000 miles (A problem or no?)
  • Shifting is "unsmooth" (Standard?)
  • I will almost certainly have to buy a new transmission. (OUCH)
  • (Internet) Research has shown that the gas mileage of this car is only a few more MPG than my current demoncar, Claudius.

    I've been on the lookout for a new vehicle for a while to replace my mother's hand-me-down 2000 Chrysler Town and Country since it's a gas-guzzling monster death trap and I would prefer something smaller. (and she could theoretically take it from me on a whim.) The only thing I can think of that would make the purchase of my neighbors SAAB worth it, would be if I could expect several more years of safe use from the SAAB versus the Chrysler.

    Is it worth it to phone the seller?

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