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  1. Efimlantsberg
    June 20, 2018 @ 10:03 pm

    Looks very appealing, bought a car in Vegas and drove to the east coast in the past, it's a looooong drive.

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  2. Zach
    June 20, 2018 @ 11:29 pm

    Picked up a '95 MT Aero from the original owner a few years back with 80-odd-K on the odometer. Is comfortable and fast, however the Recaro seats do make dealing with any young ones in car seats in the back extra challenging due to the large upper wings. As noted, the outer bolsters are frequent wear points, as well. Little rust to speak of as there's no salt used in AK, however there was some small corrosion starting behind the rear fender flares and around the windscreen – I suspect issues with Saab's design based on a few youtube videos where a MA mechanic talks about 'keeping them out of the broccoli'.

    Not too many big challenges to report, however the biggest challenge I've had with the car is sourcing spares for some plastic bits and headlamps. Ebay came through on the headlamp, however the cracked wiper fluid reservoir has proved more difficult to source a replacement for. This appears to be a common issue due to how the supports were cast into the plastic, leading to fatigue failures. Can be patched, but is going to fail again.
    Otherwise, most maintenance is straight forward. Vacuum hoses for the TPS system should all be replaced, and if the system starts to fail, I know it can be converted to a later setup with different throttle bodies, computer, some harness changes and some pedal switches.

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  3. Cory
    June 21, 2018 @ 1:23 am

    Zach- get that thing tuned and thank me later. There are a number of Saab tuners. I think Brew City Boost is one that is out west. Pick up a junkyard ECU and send it to them. It does not have to be from a Aero car. I giggle at thinking of my wife's reaction when I gave it the beans on a long sweeping on ramp and the car lit up the tires immediately.

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