I bought a Saab today...

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$200, from my 18 year-old cousin, lol. My lil cousin was given this 1986-ish Saab 900 n/a 5-sp by his neighbour as a joke. I actually runs great, steers and rides fine, brakes and clutch are good too. Body is rusted. I was planning on selling it on EBay for like $500, but might keep it as a winter beater. Idle is high, that's the only real problem. I've been putting crazy miles on my new RSX, like 3k a month. Should I keep this p-s Saab for winter and hauling? Just trying to get some ideas. It's white and rust colour, 2dr hatch. Pic tomorrow.
 
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"Should I keep this p-s Saab for winter and hauling?" Why not? Sounds like you like it and I guess that's what is important.
 

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From what I can tell, the Saab's seem to have strong engines but weak transmissions. Not sure if it was the auto or standard though. Keep it, especially if you know the history.
 
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Yeah, you should keep it. My first real car was an 85 900S 5spd. I loved it. Slow, but roomy, comfy, responsive, practical. That original 3dr is a classic. And with an Acura that never needs work, you'll enjoy having the SAAB as a hobby car. I certainly would.
 
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Keep it! They're quite enjoyable. You don't have to worry about a 20 year old turbo. Why not? The manual trans can have problems but it's not a garantee.
 
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So will it pass inspection? Lots of 89-92s for sale up here that run & drive great but are rusted out.
 
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