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: Phew! Still a Saab owning family....


Paco
12th May 2004, 07:10 AM
After the sale of the 900 and the demise of the Carly, we had urgent need to get new wheels, and came dangerously close to buying the first vehicle that could keep the family mobile.

Luckily, after an exhaustive search, we found this tidy manual 2.3 FPT with 130k on the clock, long mot and a bit of tax, FSSH to 100k and all mot's since. Pleb spec so no leather or air, but a sunroof and manual box is fine by me, even has functioning heated seats, a first for my Saabs! She's in great nick and a lovely drive, so we're chuffed!

Now the decision is, do I stick the Carly's 16" cross spokes on it?

Naranto
12th May 2004, 08:00 AM
Paco

Very smart and tidy.

Does this mean you will be 'Saabing it' on Sunday? :cheesy:

2TURBOS
12th May 2004, 08:07 AM
Not bad!

Always did like the "Ronal" 5-spoke wheel.

M. :)

Paco
12th May 2004, 08:08 AM
Fingers crossed!

boxman
12th May 2004, 08:31 AM
yeh stick the x spokes on,go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, you know you want to :o

boxman :wink:

Stuart
12th May 2004, 08:32 AM
Nice one Paco...

If it were me, I'd stick with the Azev-style one's already on it: they look good and are a lot easier to clean!

Rhino2.3t
12th May 2004, 08:39 AM
oh yes.. stick with the refined ruffian 5spokes.. all you need then are some discarded cardboard boxes and a few bins to knock over 8)

yfs87
12th May 2004, 08:40 AM
very nice indeed :wink: 8)

baco99
12th May 2004, 09:00 AM
keep the thick 5 spokes that are on it.

nice find!

Abbott 900
12th May 2004, 09:10 AM
Looks like you got a nice tidy bargin there... I'm with Stuart on the wheel thing, leave the 5 spokes on, those X-spokes are a complete pain in the rear to clean... I had similar wheels on my old BMW (BBS X-spokes) and hated cleaning them with a passion...

CleveSaab
12th May 2004, 09:29 AM
"as blue as a blue thing" lol

Nice!! 8)

ragtopcav
12th May 2004, 09:59 AM
Does this mean the pussycat's not coming to play on the rollers?

Big Nev
12th May 2004, 10:04 AM
:oops: So i'm a bit slow due to old age :oops:

what happened to the Carly?

The Blue9000 looks nice BTW 8)

Mattlach
12th May 2004, 10:05 AM
Nice one Paco...

If it were me, I'd stick with the Azev-style one's already on it: they look good and are a lot easier to clean!


I don't think I have ever cleaned my wheels on any car I have owned. :cheesy:

If the brushless drivethrough carwash cleans them, great, if not, I don't feel like worrying about it. :P

Paco
12th May 2004, 10:09 AM
:oops: So i'm a bit slow due to old age :oops:

what happened to the Carly?

The Blue9000 looks nice BTW 8)

Cheers Nev, the Carly has a probable head gasket failure, and while it could be an easy fix it could also be a PITA... so it's in the classifieds!

Big Nev
12th May 2004, 10:32 AM
the Carly has a probable head gasket failure!

Ouch,Bad news fella!

I'd have thought changing a headgasket over a weekend would have been cheaper than buying another car........unless the prospect of a few SW Saabcentralers descending on yours for the weekend to do the job was a prospect that would make Mrs Paco's toe nails curl :o

:cheesy:

Paco
12th May 2004, 10:58 AM
Trouble is Mrs Paco needed transport immediately, we have no w/e's free, and the odds of it being straightforward are somewhat slim, I can foresee many stripped or sheared studs and knowing my luck a crack in the head or something, the hassle factor is worth a few quid, and this new car wasn't exactly dear!

The Carly has new tires which is a shame, but I reckon even if I break it, it'll largely cover the cost of the new car.... 8)

Abbott 900
12th May 2004, 11:13 AM
The Carly has new tires which is a shame, but I reckon even if I break it, it'll largely cover the cost of the new car.... 8)

Ebay here you come!!!

Paco
12th May 2004, 11:15 AM
Via a sunny afternoon with a case of lager and a hammer and chisel, I should get a few bits off it :wink:

Mattlach
12th May 2004, 11:38 AM
What kind of car was/is the Carly?

Paco
12th May 2004, 11:41 AM
A black 9000 2.0, 204 bhp :P

greenphotos
12th May 2004, 11:49 AM
Looks like a good buy. I know how you feel about the costs mounting up for repairs.
Are we allowed to ask how much the new Saab it was?

Mark
:cheesy:

Paco
12th May 2004, 12:08 PM
No!

700 including a healthy chunk of tax, 4 recent decent tires and a new 'zorst..... 8)

Not a steal as such, but a lot of car for the cash.

johncc
12th May 2004, 12:59 PM
Somewhat OT, does anyone know what the effect of changes in the law will be on breaking vehicles for parts? For example http://www.legal500.com/devs/uk/ev/ukev_079.htm. I seem to remember there was some thinking that it might make it illegal to advertise spares from a vehicle you are breaking yourself, but there seemed to be a lot of confusion about the exact effects of the law.

Obviously, its primary aim is to prevent dumping of cars and shut down illegal and irresponsible scrap-yards, but often these laws aren't well thought out and have wider consequences.

Anyone know?

Paco
12th May 2004, 01:02 PM
No idea, but my scrapyard is very responsible, just ask the neighbours :wink:

I only break 3 cars at a time...... :cheesy:

johncc
12th May 2004, 06:51 PM
All my cars are broken :roll: