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Old 01-05-2007, 07:16 PM   #1
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Should I buy this 99?

well I have been hashing it over for a little while now, this guy is ready to sell. I would prefer to lowball him, but I think the best I could do is around $1000, though I might could be able to show up with $800 cash and swing that... opinions? pictures here-

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Old 01-05-2007, 07:20 PM   #2
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wow why dont you come here and buy a 99 and bring it home? No rust + you could find one cheaper lol
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Old 01-05-2007, 07:27 PM   #3
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im pretty sure the cost of getting a 99 all the way back here would make it about the same price, but much more time consuming.

i say buy the thing, then ill trade ya my 73 ems for it and i can drop a 16vt into that car instead

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what's the advantage of that one over the '73?


it does look clean though
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what's the advantage of that one over the '73?


it does look clean though
mostly the clean thing, i fucking hate rust repair.

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lol, which i assume is the main reason there's been no more progress on the '78t?
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lol, which i assume is the main reason there's been no more progress on the '78t?

right, the 73 is much better than the 78, this one looks to be much better than the 73.

plus itll keep delorean from using this one as a winter beater

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Old 01-05-2007, 10:09 PM   #8
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That looks pretty clean!


Someone should pick it up.
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:12 PM   #9
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well I did just spend about 12 hours fixing that blasted sunbird (all the brakes {+calipers and drums}), the exhaust and a bunch of other nagging issues, so I am clear for having the "winter beater" but FYI, we are not having a winter this year, I saw old man winter making his rounds early in December and I put a bullet in his chest. Now it's 70 degrees in Philadelphia, the tulips are blooming and the grass is green. No more Snow tires for me, I am rolling on all seasons all year long!
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fixing sunbird, killing old man winter, being proud of all season tires.........all unnecessary!




i'm drunk.



do the honorable thing. buy the 99 and make it fast.



yah
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Old 01-05-2007, 10:24 PM   #11
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where did you find this? is it a local philly deal? haven't heard of too many 99s in the area, although i could be out of the loop...

i say get it, you never know when a solid older saab may present itself.
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:01 PM   #12
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fixing sunbird, killing old man winter, being proud of all season tires.........all unnecessary!




i'm drunk.



do the honorable thing. buy the 99 and make it fast.



yah

i'll tell ya what, that sunbird...should not have been fixed...not worth the effort


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and i'm sure he didn't put some decent seatbelts in it yet.......
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you wouldnt worry about those seat belts if you saw the rocker panels...

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oh boy
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Old 01-06-2007, 06:09 AM   #16
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oh they are fine, I have a welder.
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im pretty sure the cost of getting a 99 all the way back here would make it about the same price, but much more time consuming.
99's around here usually are still daily drivers. They run and drive fine and would easily make it across the country. Especially if we are in the $800 price range.

At this point, every 99 for sale needs to be scooped up by Saabers. If you can't restore it, the community atleast needs the parts. It's much better for the decision to junk a car be made by a Saab enthusiast, even better if its a public decision guided by the forum membership.

I say buy the car, 99's are amazing cars and they are drying up quick.
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Old 01-06-2007, 08:54 PM   #18
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i second that. the ol 99's were so good that around IA they were drivin into the ground to the point there was nothing left.
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Old 01-06-2007, 09:02 PM   #19
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i think we are planning to go look at it (aka buy it ) next week, thursday i belive. looks like itll be a real neat car, hopefully its as nice in person as it looks in the pics.

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Old 01-08-2007, 01:34 AM   #20
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That car looks hella clean. I'd snag it if I had the space.
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