What??? That car is great! It's the twin of mine except that mine is a 5 speed.woywitka said:meh, honestly i have seen better,
I understand that. I felt that way when I bought mine. It was the right price, and the burgundy was a part of the reason that the price was right. Over time, it has really grown on me. To the point where I am glad that I don't have the yellowing tan interior that doesn't seem to age very well.Black Beauty said:I'm not sure I like the burgundy interior. Looks a little too "Vegas in the 70's" to me.
I feel better about trading in my 78 99GL four speed for a VW JettaBlack Beauty said:Of course, I shouldn't be critical. I did once own a 1975 99LE Wagonback, in Kelly Green, with a matching green interior!
BTW Dumbest car decision I ever made, I traded the 99 in for a brand new Integra. Of course it was a Minnesota car, and it was showing rust even then, back in 1990 - it'd be a pile of red and green particles by now if I'd kept it.
Well, me too, but not in fifteen or so years!woywitka said:meh, honestly i have seen better, the interior isn't even as good as my 84 900 sport, which was showroom!
Maybe you, me and the two (yes, count them, two) other white/black verts in my town should drive down main for laughs and giggles.JonV said:thats a clone of mine too.......not the oem radio though, the thing looks great but why only 28k? could be for real although the drivers seat says more than 28k to me!
If those are new skins, that's about the 'right' price. The SaabStuff.com folks are a little higher than that. But their skins are better than the originals -- all leather instead of leather seating surfaces with vinyl around the sides and back.Marcos said:I had someone quote me $680 for skins alone! hahahahahaha, I saw a car with suitable seats for $500 on ebay yesterday. What's going on? Am I crazy or some of the parts for these cars are priced... uh... weirdly?
Your seats look great! Mine are split on the middle seam (the one at 90 degrees with the a55 crack) and started tearing the roundabout one. I just found a site with instructions for removing the skins and did a quick check of my seats (not hard, since I drive it all the time!) and nothing's broken on the skins, just the thread came undone. I have access to a heavy duty professional sewing machine, so I'm thinking I'll remove them, take them appart and resew them would do the trick. I'm thinking I can get some leather scraps (dirt cheap) and rebuild the skins for waaaaaaaaaaaay less than what they ask.eggsngrits said:If those are new skins, that's about the 'right' price. The SaabStuff.com folks are a little higher than that. But their skins are better than the originals -- all leather instead of leather seating surfaces with vinyl around the sides and back.
But, yes for used skins I wrote a guy with skins on eBay that matched my car after the auction ended without meeting his reserve -- he wanted $300 for used skins! He said it was a real pain to get 'em off and they were good and he would find a buyer for $300. Well, not me! I ended up fixing mine and I'm glad I did. They aren't in great shape, but for less than $100 in materials and a little work, they look good for 17-year-old convertible seats!