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AlanM

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Has anyone been inspired by Carrera?
« on: 26 June 2019, 02:34:07 PM »
If so, I have a 2002 9-5 3.0 TiD Arc estate which has just failed its MOT and, though easily repairable, I feel itís time to move on after owning a number of SAABs since 1972. The only ones I havenít had are two strokes, 90 and 93/9-3.

If anyone is interested, I could upload a few badly lit photos along with more details.

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Re: Has anyone been inspired by Carrera?
« Reply #1 on: 05 July 2019, 03:01:18 PM »
Heart beats head :D

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Re: Has anyone been inspired by Carrera?
« Reply #2 on: 05 July 2019, 08:28:14 PM »
I didn't think it was my place to reply in this thread........... but we all like pictures, and sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement
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Re: Has anyone been inspired by Carrera?
« Reply #3 on: 09 July 2019, 10:40:54 AM »
Car now repaired and back on the road.

47 years SAABs and still counting   :D

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Re: Has anyone been inspired by Carrera?
« Reply #4 on: 09 July 2019, 11:15:49 AM »
Good news, and it's going to be 48 years by the time the next MOT is due.

What needed fixing ?
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Re: Has anyone been inspired by Carrera?
« Reply #5 on: 11 July 2019, 11:26:15 AM »
Good news, and it's going to be 48 years by the time the next MOT is due.

What needed fixing ?

Very little, one drop link worn and one brake pipe connection had an unacceptable level of corrosion.

The main problem is not covered by the MOT, i.e. the height of the seat above the ground  :(

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Re: Has anyone been inspired by Carrera?
« Reply #6 on: 11 July 2019, 12:28:41 PM »
Not much at all then.

I am finding so very frequently, that though I could always locate my car in a car park, the dimensions of newer cars are now so much higher and wider that what was a big car when new is now getting made invisible by superminis and the people carriers.

Does this mean you will be looking for a 9-4 to keep your Saab faith ? (if there are any in this country)
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Re: Has anyone been inspired by Carrera?
« Reply #7 on: 11 July 2019, 12:48:48 PM »
I was seriously looking at staying with a Swedish car but SWMBO made the same comments you and a MINI Countryman seemed like a good compromise.

Would you believe that a ďMiniĒ could be two inches wider than a 9-5? Itís no wonder that the SAAB looks so small when looking at a row of cars in a car park.

Still, I can admire it for at least another year and enjoy travelling in comfort.

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Re: Has anyone been inspired by Carrera?
« Reply #8 on: 11 July 2019, 01:53:36 PM »
Modern cars are big.  It's a lot to do with crash protection.

There was an "incident' locally at one of the private estates.  The residents had installed a couple of posts as a width restriction to stop the vans and lorries taking a short cut to the trading estate.  Then one of the residents found that they couldn't get their new 4x4 through the gap.  Not what was intended!! :D
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