Friday, August 04, 2006

Saab for Sale

Through an interesting situation we acquired a minivan yesterday. A year ago, we sold our minivan to my parents. After using it for a year, they purchased a new vehicle and no longer needed the van. Funny thing was we were hoping to get another van with which to take neighbor children to church. So, we now have two Saabs and a minivan. Which car should we sell?



During the multi-hour, three times through the same Patch the Pirate tape, several rest stops, needless to say, long trip home, we decided to sell Sharon's 1993 Saab 9000 CSE Turbo. It's a nice car, but it needs repairs that I have neither the time nor the finances to address. The most prominent issue is the lack of heat during the winter. The previous owner rerouted the heater hose because the heater core was dripping inside the cabin. So, the car has no heat except for the heated front seats. That's nice for the front, but not so good for the kids in the back.

Sure, it needs a heater core, a front head light (covered with clear tape), CV axle, moonroof leaks, and the turbo bypass valve needs replaced. But the next owner gets a luxurious car with working AC, a factory installed stereo/tape/CD player, and a 205 horse power turbo charged engine! A mechanically minded individual would find this to be the right car for the right price. Here's all the details.

Year: 1993
Make: SAAB
Model: 9000 CSE
Engine: 2.3 liter turbo 4 cyl. (205 hp!)
Transmission: Automatic
Body: 4 doors with hatchback
Miles: 143,000
Options: power windows, power door locks, power mirrors, power/heated front seats, power moon roof/sunroof, working automatic climate control (AC), stereo radio/tape/CD player, alloy wheels, repair manual
Recent Repairs: replaced radiator, new front tires
Price: $750 or best offer

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