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till next week 3 15.79%
a month 0 0%
3 months 0 0%
6 months 1 5.26%
Till it's next MOT 6 31.58%
It'll go on forever 9 47.37%
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How long will Keithyboys Saab last?

Well, the Saab has arrived and the heavy hammers are coming out the drawer.
Basing my question on the enthusiasm for the panza waggon at first, that had got as far in it's life succesfully before his ownership, and ended up going to the scrap bin, I beg the question how long will this gleamy Saabs life last in his ownership?
 
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7 months,

I am going for some sort of magnificent engine failure that will pour all the engines blood and guts on the road in a steam of failure and tears and Keith induced rage
 
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The Saab is in good hands, it will last a long time
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The destruction has already started.
 
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Well, the Saab has arrived and the heavy hammers are coming out the drawer.
Basing my question on the enthusiasm for the panza waggon at first, that had got as far in it's life succesfully before his ownership, and ended up going to the scrap bin, I beg the question how long will this gleamy Saabs life last in his ownership?
An interesting question.

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I am going for some sort of magnificent engine failure that will pour all the engines blood and guts on the road in a steam of failure and tears and Keith induced rage
That would be something to see wouldn't it?

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The Saab is in good hands, it will last a long time
Who? Me? Later I'll post up a pic of me "new" oil filler cap.

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The destruction has already started.
It wasn't my fault. I think it had already cracked and me removing it to check the oil (which was completely unnecessary as it hasn't used a drop despite some hammer on various private test tracks), was the final straw.
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Elec-trickery is a downfall for Keiths. How are Saabs rated for ECU and electrical bits?

Beyond the MOT, but not forever.
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Elec-trickery is a downfall for Keiths. How are Saabs rated for ECU and electrical bits?

Beyond the MOT, but not forever.
I am banned from touching domestic electrics but am not bad with 12v car systems.

The only electric things on the car that don't work are the AC and the nearside foglamp. In due course I'm going to test the ECU by getting it remapped.
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I've had to vote forever as I expect kb to get at least a year out of it after investing at least a quarter of all his available weekends in maintaining or improving it.
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I've had to vote forever as I expect kb to get at least a year out of it after investing at least a quarter of all his available weekends in maintaining or improving it.
I hope to keep this one for a while because I actually chose it whereas the Audi really chose me.
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Beyond the MOT, but not forever.
What ^^ this ^^ Keith said.

It's got a few miles on it but I don't think KB will use it to do too many miles, KB?
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It racked up over 300 miles in its first week. In its second week, I doubt it's done 30. I might forego the bus and drive to work one day this week.
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Ok I shall vote again........... But this time with a little hope
 
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It's managed a month with one breakdown (which my my silly fault) and a failure to start this morning because the alarm fob is basically cack.
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what happened to the Audi?

what Saab is it? (sorry, got some catching up to do )
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what happened to the Audi?

what Saab is it? (sorry, got some catching up to do )
He sold it (it might be worth checking the "what does 400 get you?" thread).

And as for the new motor, read ye this:
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Six months racked up in about 3 weeks kids and the MoT is due mid-April.
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The 350 quid merc is under scrutiny Mon morning. It owes me nothing at all, so will be happy to spend if I have to, as I intend to keep it forever & forever.
 
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Keithyboy and Crazycarb - when I need a new car after mine self-immolates itself on the way back after it's MOT fail in May.....will you help me buy a Saab 95 estate for 500 with nothing wrong with it and all the toys and it's never going to go wrong, please? ta
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Here is what I'll do. I've owned a Saab 9000 turbo in the past which was remarkably reliable. However, I am now a Merc convert.
Keithyboy can deal with the Saab side of things, whilst I throw you morsels of Merc estates with comparable sized engines i.e. 1.8 to 2.0 ltr...... I kinda think that once you have compared the ride quality, it'll be Merc all the way.
 
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