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Old 04-27-2014, 05:00 AM   #1
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Hi everyone...new to this site and would like your imput on a 1995 saab turbo convertible. I am interested in the car for my 20 year old son. it has 46,000 miles, a new top but the switch to operate the top does not work and i don't know the estimate for repair. I can get it for $2000. which seems like a great deal to me.. car is in great shape, just needs a little tlc. A mechanic friend who is friends with owner has driven it for at least an hour without any problems and said it seems sound. One owner, garaged and driven only short distances. Considering the top switch replacement...is this still a good purchase???
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:42 AM   #2
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can be prone to failure due to increased localized stresses in the hole penetrations
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1999 saab convertible $1700

1999 Saab 9-3 Convertible Automatic $1900

1994 Saab 900 Conv 87K $2100 classic.

2001 SAAB 9-3 CONVERTIBLE $2795 top works "perfect".

Unless the top worked I would offer $1000. It is never "just the switch".

I would buy the $2795 one and drop the pan and clean the sludge it I were doing this.
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The tops on 1995-1998 900s are extremely problematic. If you can live with a manual top... And the car was 1500, it'd be ok.

the bottom has long since fallen out on these, so buy the best you can and do yourself a favor long term.
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