I took the Saab out in the snow last night to horse around

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  1. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Holy shit.

    FWD Saab is a close second behind 4wd for normal amounts of snow.

    That fucker is a little bearclaw </redneck>. It's easy to gun it and steer sideways around corners, and the car is heavy enough where the rear end just does not want to come out.

    Rock on.*































    * The M6 is in the shop getting a $500 radiator (that's 10% over wholesale :wtc: )
     
  2. Harry Caray

    Harry Caray Fine purveyor of x.264, h.264 & TS HD-Video !!! HD

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    well.... SAAB, being Sweed, is designed as a cold weather car... and is designed to be driven as such....

    tell ya what...it gets FUCKING COLD in Sweeden..
     
  3. iZero

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    Saab was one of the first companies to adopt FWD. Just something to consider...
     
  4. El Slotho

    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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  5. Kevin

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    thats why i love it right now.
    cold and snowy here. the saab > *
     
  6. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    SPG :love:

    You saved the wheels and are going to mail them to me, right?
     
  7. How the fuck can your radiator be that expensive?
     
  8. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Which one did you get?

    I test drove a 9-3 Linear and I was very impressed.
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Because it is the M5/M6 piece. It is not common with other E24/E28 models :hs: Retail is $800 something.
     
  10. :eek3:

    Pure insanity.
     
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    93CivicEX Charming, Dashing, Rental car bashing

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    jebus...

    //M6 is kinda owning you eh??? :hs:

    OK... maybe not owning you, but more upkeep than you feel comfortable with??? :hs:
     
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    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    First thing that ever broke on it as long as I've had it :hs:

    Original radiator, too. I can live with that.
     
  13. Idea of Evil

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    how does a radiator break? or did it get clogged?
     
  14. Galvanic corrosion if I had to guess.
     
  15. Buzz Killington

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    Radiator neck broke at the upper return hose.
     
  16. :rofl:

    That's somewhat less dramatic.
     
  17. boostin-gp

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    I paid $600 for the radiator that i had to put in my turbo grand prix. Retail was just over $1100 IIRC.

    In afterthought... I should have just bought a monster aftermarket unit. That price is fucking rediculous for a radiator on a 12 year old GM car. :hs:
     
  18. jk

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    fwd is fwd.
    The new saab awd from Subaru will be nice tho. :bigthumb:
     
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    In stock, refinished and ready to roll, $135 each with your wheels taken as core returns. :x:
     
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    El Slotho Every hour wounds. The last one kills.

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    We can't do any better than that?

    Ripoff IMHO. lol
     
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    Here she is :love:
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    I love saadb, too bad they don't make an awd version. The same thing can be said ofr a wide spread 4wd option for vw and volvo too!
     
  25. Buzz Killington

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    You must be an associate of the fine fellow known as El Slotho.

    Were I to spend any money at all on this aging POS, I would put Ronal 8 spokes on it :coold:

    But thanks for the offer :big grin:
     

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