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    saab 900 se convertible... good or bad?

    O.K., so I just had a 95 saab 900se convertible given to me for dirt cheap..... it needs a little bodywork, but that's not a problem for me really....
    heres the problem:

    I never had a saab

    I don't know anyone who's ever had a saab

    I rarely ever worked on a saab, & my mechanic says the same

    I do know that saab parts are stupid expensive, but I can source parts on ebay & junkyards.... this has to be a budget project

    I never considered having a saab, but since this car is in really nice condition & it's a convertible, I'm considering keeping it as a back & forth to work type deal

    now my question..... anyone have any experience with these cars? is it a piece of **** or just a misunderstood oddball.... I guess saabs aren't too popular in ny, but since this is an international forum I figured I'd ask

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    they are kinda misunderstood oddballs

    They are tempermental but if they have or are taken care of they are great cars

    Lucky enough u can get a new front bar and grill to make it look like the new saab 95 give it a more modern look
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    Anyone who owns a Saab, has a different look on their faces...that car was designed for one thing only...style.
    I've seen some shows on Discovery about reconditioning a Saab, and it was pretty chep to do.
    Any pics?

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    As far as i remember Saabs are Svedish cars, and volvo is too.. so you can guess. I think it'll hold to it's quaility. A bit avarage as far as the body styling goes, but a rock solid car. I don't like the dash though... hasn't changed in ages... On the auto show a few years back, i sat in a convertible, it even looked nice, but the frickin dash ruind everything.. IMHO

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    Here in scandinavia saabs are consider über crap . guess do we have fun time when american people considerer it somekind of status thing

    I think russia should start import ladas to america

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    yeah, it seems that saabs over here are a yuppie sort of thing..... my mentality to saab was that it was a car for someone who didn't know any better

    this car looks pretty cool though... I like the tripple insulated top & how it opens & closes like a benz or lexus.... full auto with a hard boot cover that opens oposite..... also the build quality of the body is good, heavy strong.... reminds me of a german car..... now electrically & mechanically are my concerns...

    this one is a v6 2.5 auto non-turbo, it's in real nice shape except for the hit.... I paid $750 for it & would set a total budget of $3,500 finished,including the purchase price, repairs, car pc & all....

    this is what the car looks like, this isn't the actual car though, but identical except for the colors & wheels
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    just set up an ebay snipe for a pc for this......will know in less than an hour if it's mine or not.... I haven't even found a hood or headlights or rear bumper yet, but the pc, now THAT'S important!!.... this will be a budget build, unlike my previous install also, because it is a convertable, I will high bright a lilliput that I already have for it with led's, but not liquid cooled, this will be fan cooled...

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    Part it out for the super-expensive prices you hear about and make money off it!
    Edit: looks like I missed the point... Oh well. I don't know anything about Saabs
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    I think I want to drive it..... before my son was born I had a convertable or a bike every summer.... it's been 9 years since I,ve had either..... a convertible will be cool again

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    I just won http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1

    this will be the pc for this car........

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