UPDATE - SOLD 12/1 Locally for $1400
Name: Lach Mullen
Location: Houston, Texas
Means of contact: [email protected] / 713-568-5424
Price: $1200 obo
Description: We bought this prime-spec wagon about 50,000 miles ago and have LOVED it, but have put a lot of money into it, including a new clutch (last year), new bushings, and a machined and refreshed head (this year). There's also a few mild performance parts on it, mostly to make it more fun, not really faster (BCB turbo bypass valve, open-air filter, silicone coolant and intake hoses, high-pressure intake tube, Konis, H&R springs). It's that beautiful purple-blue color with the tan interior. It could use a cleaning and the clear is ging on the hood, but it's a beautiful car. We replaced it with an Alltrack and it is making me sad to see this gorgeous beast sitting in the driveway next to that nice but comparatively soulless VW. Seriously, how hard is it to have cooled seats 18 years later? Pretty hard I guess...
Unfortunately, in the flooding around Tropical Storm Imelda my wife drove into a way too deep puddle and the car drank a lot of water. No flooding in the vehicle, but I drained GALLONS of water from the intake system and crankcase that night. I cleaned and dried everything, including the intercooler, the turbo, the throttle-body, and the crankcase. All new oil, fluids, and everything. Got the car running, but there's rod knock and what I believe is a bent rod. I can't keep putting money into the car, so I'm selling it as-is.
Buy it and put a newer motor in it. Buy it and drive it with rod knock until it gives out. Buy it and replace the crank, seals, and rods and put a stage 2 tune on it and drive it until it explodes itself to Valhalla. Do whatever you'd like with it since the asking price is so low. Know that it has a lot of good parts on it, including the rear hard tonneau, the front armrest cupholder insert, the Klingons, the mild performance parts, and more. Honestly, it's probably worth it for the 2 DICs, the Klingons with Turanzas, and the rear cargo cover.
Full-price sales will include the net between the rear seats and cargo area, the cheap-*** Yakima crossbars that came with the car when we bought it in 2015, and a new unopened Saab heater core (broken blend door that needs to be replaced, I think I got the last HVAC core in the USA....).
I'd prefer if you bring a trailer, as the rod knock is bad and I just don't feel good about you driving it away like that.
Clean title in hand and current registration.
Full list of newer or performance parts:
Krona strut brace
Koni adjustable shocks
H&R lowering springs
BCB performance turbo bypass valve
K&N open intake (you REALLY hear the turbo, turns heads)
Saab-blue Bluetooth module (streams bt audio from phone, no dongles)
High-pressure intake tube
New throttle body (2017)
New coolant hoses
New coolant tank cap
Head gasket done 2019
Head machined and refreshed 2019
New DIC (and spare) (2018)
New clutch and slave cylinder (2018)
New suspension bushings (2017/2019)
New Firestone Tourenza super-quiet and super-sticky tires (2019)
New OEM glass foglights with 3m yellow film (2019)