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We tend to get quite a few 'what's it worth?' threads, now we have somewhere to put them!

Those starting a thread on here should do so expecting the answers to vary.
You are likely to get people attempting to grab a bargain (a 5dr 99 Turbo you say? Probably worth about a hundred quid scrap value - I will bring the cash round and take it off your hands).
You will also get optimistic opinions (there is only 9-3 Sport left in the whole world - I would take it off your hands for £1,000,000 right now but my wife would kill me/your too far away/I've got nowhere to put it).
Also be prepared to be offended because you know what you would like for it/what it owes you (why are you posting here) and no one has said its worth that.

You would probably be better off putting an ad in the Classifieds section with a price that you think is about right...if no-one buys it, lower the price. If the car sells within minutes you might have been able to get a bit more but hey, you have got what you wanted!

People replying to requests should be polite, respectful, and honest please. If you cannot do that, please don't post.
No need to say 'stick it on eBay with a good listing, a 99p start and no reserve' because we have just said it right here...
Any posts found to be breaking these simple rules will be removed.

Some of the classic magazines (Classic Cars and Practical Classics for example) have price guides in the is worth having a look in there if you have got a classic SAAB. Or look in the UKS classified archives for previously advertised cars and asking prices.

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 Post subject: Saab 95 estate 1.9tid
PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:43 am 

Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:34 am
Posts: 5
Car Models: Saab 95
Hi all,

Interested in a local Saab 95 that I have seen for sale. It is a 2009 1.9tid turbo auto estate model, heated front and rear seats etc so an ok spec.
Swirl flaps and egr removed and remapped to suit. Cam belt 3 years ago. Currently just over 100k miles.
It's clean inside and out, aside a slight scrape to the bumper on one side.

Full service history and appears to be owned by an enthusiast.

Asking price is in my opinion a little high and I would be grateful for some experienced insight to it's value if at all possible.

Thanks for any help you can offer.

PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2021 10:25 am 

Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:34 am
Posts: 5
Car Models: Saab 95
I viewed the car this week, absolutely beautiful I have to say, immaculate interior and nearly immaculate exterior, it did have some issues, a couple of spots of rust. We have currently come to a deal, £3000, no deposit involved as he is waiting for his new car to turn up before we do the deal.

First rust issue being the drivers side rear arch, the front side, small bubble around 15mm diameter, only affecting the small tapered area within the arch, nothing showing on the outside surface of the arch. The arch liner lug looked a bit bent out, so the liner wasn't fitting 100%, I assume this has allowed water behind it. The more research I am doing around this issue the more it is scaring me, with some posts on various forums suggesting that the rust behind this panel could be extensive.

The second rust issue is a around 4 or 5 small bubbles around 5mm diameter along the roof by the roof rail. I assume these will more likely be due to damage/scratches from loading a roof box on and off and the rust is likely to be surface only?

I am contemplating calling the seller and having a discussion which is likely going to have me walking away from the purchase. It is an absolute shame as it really is a beautifully maintained car, these rust spots excluded, but the deal we have come too is in my opinion near the top end for one of these and I don't really want to have to budget for £500-£1000 to repair the rust, which could be identical in 6months time on the passenger side.

Am I being over the top regarding the potential rust issues or are my concerns valid?

Do I need to move this thread elsewhere?

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