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I'm looking at a 1995 900S tomorrrow. 100K, $1900. But yuk manual with cable clutch. Oh well I need a cheap car.

Can someone refresh my memory as to how I tell if it has the old or new shift linkage and front suspension? Couldn't find it in any of the FAQs.
 

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My '96 900S, auto, fair to good shape, was $2,500 a year ago, w/o service history- not good, not that bad either......

I try to give myself 1/2 a year or 6 months to fine a good one...

If the PO were smart in this area, he would have a documented history showing all the upgrades, if not, expect the worst...
 

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Manual? Yuck? I wouldnt have bought my car if it wasn't manual. These cable clutches aren't that bad either.

For the front suspension, get on the ground and stick your head under, and look at the front control arm that attaches to the wheel. The sway bar should be attached to this front control arm. If it is attached to the rear of the control arm, its the older setup.

As for the linkage, im not exactly sure. Someone else will chime in though.
 

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Not sure if this is a question about test driving the car, or the old v. new versions of suspension etc... From my notes and from the EPC some of the changes made from 1995-1997 (I am sure there are more):

Front suspension ARB and ARB link change
1995 from chassis #
S2012272-- (Trollhattan line)
S7014773-- (Nystad line)

Handbrake cable change from single- to double-cable
1995 from chassis #
S2023870--
S7024002--

4-channel ABS, from 1996

Saginaw steering rack, sometime between 1995 and '96
Shift Linkage, from 1997

Bigger Disc Brakes, from 1997
 
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