RE: Saab replaces million mile car

RE: Saab replaces million mile car

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RolandM

128 posts

226 months

Sunday 7th January 2007
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I am still not sure about how relevant research is on a car they no longer make with mechanical far removed from those in use today, it may swing the decision of what car to buy for a few potential high mile users if they have the potential of a free car at the end although many might not make it the distance, (maybe its easier to notch up those miles on American roads than ours without knackering the car so much)
still think Saabs are interesting cars especially the Bio Ethanol engines but I did hate some jobs when I worked on the 900's and the older 99 had a great habit of nearly amputating the passengers hand if left in the wrong place whilst yanking on the handbrake. nice.

jackass

135 posts

225 months

Sunday 7th January 2007
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Build quality of the current Saabs is poor, even compared to the equivalent Vauxhall.

gadgeroonie

5,362 posts

202 months

Sunday 7th January 2007
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odyssey2200 - which is the best Sabb to buy 2nd hand ?

odyssey2200

18,650 posts

175 months

Monday 8th January 2007
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900T-R said:
odyssey2200 said:


the old 900 used to crack their sumps and that was a powertrain removal " Ker-ching!"


Ehm, maybe it's not a good time for me to mention that the old 900 doesn't have a sump as such - the gearbox casing is the sump (and yes, these can crack when you overtorque the sump plug)?


there were still loads of cars running around with oil all over the underside of the car and engine.

Maybe this was an inbuilt corrosion protection.

odyssey2200

18,650 posts

175 months

Monday 8th January 2007
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gadgeroonie said:
odyssey2200 - which is the best Sabb to buy 2nd hand ?


eekk! good question.

one built in Japan with Toyota or Honda on the front!


the new 9-3 has p155 poor residuals so you would get one cheap perhaps?

Edited by odyssey2200 on Monday 8th January 14:02

mat205125

16,167 posts

179 months

Monday 8th January 2007
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Polarbert said:


And the largest number known to man is called a Centillion. I wonder how they came up with that? And why nobody has made a larger one.


A centillion and 1?

apache

39,730 posts

250 months

Monday 8th January 2007
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gadgeroonie said:
odyssey2200 - which is the best Sabb to buy 2nd hand ?


An old style 900? I've had 2 turbos and they go on forever are simple to work on. Bit thirsty though. I personally think a black convertable 16 valve 900 turbo would be cool

mat205125

16,167 posts

179 months

Monday 8th January 2007
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MJK 24 said:
Frik said:
euroboy said:
He has given Saab a heck of a lot of publicity and I can imagine the car would be pretty useful to Saab for R&D purposes?

Can't see why myself.


Are you being serious?!

To see how the shell has suffered with stress cracks from prolonged use for one...

I know of a Mercedes and a VW bought back by their manufacturers with silly high miles for the very reason of R&D...


They'd be better off spending their time looking at all of the cars with 10% of that mileage on that are rusty as fook, and run like jade goody doing a marathon.

wedg1e

26,736 posts

231 months

Wednesday 10th January 2007
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eccles said:
isn't an american million different to a british million, or am i getting confused and its the billions that are different.



Isn't a US mile a different dimension too?

k321

4,073 posts

184 months

Wednesday 10th January 2007
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great only 830,000 miles left to go!

i think the older saabs are more reliable by far than the current 9-3 and 9-5 cars.



Edited by k321 on Wednesday 10th January 20:26

900T-R

20,380 posts

223 months

Wednesday 10th January 2007
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k321 said:
great only 830,000 miles left to go!

i think the older saabs are more reliable by far than the current 9-3 and 9-5 cars.



Edited by k321 on Wednesday 10th January 20:26


Not more reliable in se - in fact, they had a bit of a reputation for being temperamental in their heyday especially turbo's (and who in their right mind would want a Saab sans blower ) - but more durable, absolutely...

kermitman

3,905 posts

175 months

Wednesday 10th January 2007
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Polarbert said:
pony said:
Polarbert said:
Alex said:
eccles said:
isn't an american million different to a british million, or am i getting confused and its the billions that are different.


A million (1,000,000) is the same either side of the Atlantic. The US billion (1,000,000,000) is now generally used. A UK billion used to be the same as a US trillion, which is a million million (1,000,000,000,000).

Did you know that a trillion fivers in a pile would reach 63 miles into the sky?



And the largest number known to man is called a Centillion. I wonder how they came up with that? And why nobody has made a larger one.



i thought it was a googolplex, which is a googol (100 digit number) times by another googol.

how much is a centillion?



edit to say its a googol not a google

Edited by pony on Friday 5th January 17:41




a 1 with 600 noughts. But I've just had a look and you are right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centilli






a bit of a debate as googolplex is the largest number but the wikipedia says this.....

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary comments that googol and googolplex are "not in formal mathematical use".

which would say that centillion is the largest number scratchchin

either way if i had a pound for every one of either i'd be a happy man!





Edited by kermitman on Wednesday 10th January 20:52

wedg1e

26,736 posts

231 months

Wednesday 10th January 2007
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kermitman said:

a bit of a debate as googolplex is the largest number but the wikipedia says this.....

The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary comments that googol and googolplex are "not in formal mathematical use".

which would say that centillion is the largest number scratchchin



How about a centillion... and one?