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Old 12th May 2004
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Default Phew! Still a Saab owning family....

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?
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Paco

Very smart and tidy.

Does this mean you will be 'Saabing it' on Sunday?
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Not bad!

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

M.
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Fingers crossed!
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yeh stick the x spokes on,go on, go on, go on, go on, go on, you know you want to

boxman :wink:
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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!
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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)
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very nice indeed :wink: 8)
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keep the thick 5 spokes that are on it.

nice find!
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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...
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"as blue as a blue thing" lol

Nice!! 8)
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Does this mean the pussycat's not coming to play on the rollers?
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ops: So i'm a bit slow due to old age ops:

what happened to the Carly?

The Blue9000 looks nice BTW 8)
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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.

If the brushless drivethrough carwash cleans them, great, if not, I don't feel like worrying about it. :P
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ops: So i'm a bit slow due to old age ops:

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!
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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

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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)
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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!!!
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Via a sunny afternoon with a case of lager and a hammer and chisel, I should get a few bits off it :wink:
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What kind of car was/is the Carly?
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