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#30096 of 32331 Re: Jo-berg Job Offer [ateixeira]
Feb 11, 2013 (12:15 pm)
I wouldn't kick that 159 out of my garage. Probably wouldn't want it out of warranty either.
#30097 of 32331 Re: Jo-berg Job Offer [fintail]
Feb 11, 2013 (12:17 pm)
Not as much character as older Alfas, like the Milano. Probably easier to live with, though.
#30098 of 32331 Re: Jo-berg Job Offer [ateixeira]
Feb 11, 2013 (12:25 pm)
A Milano had character alright. There's a 164 that lives a few blocks from me, parks on the street, seems to move under its own power.
#30099 of 32331 Re: Jo-berg Job Offer [fintail]
Feb 11, 2013 (12:32 pm)
Didn't those share a platform with the Saab 9000?
The cool thing about that older Saab at the auction was that it was a Saab through-and-through. Porsche used VW parts, Ferraris had Fiat door handles, but back then, Saabs were Saabs.
I'm sure that's boosting its value.
#30100 of 32331 Re: Jo-berg Job Offer [ateixeira]
Feb 11, 2013 (12:37 pm)
Yep, 164 and Lancia Thema are related to the Saab 9000.
Saab was in a bad spot for a long time, but GM taking the Saab out of Saab certainly sealed its fate.
#30101 of 32331 Re: Jo-berg Job Offer [fintail]
Feb 11, 2013 (12:41 pm)
The 164 in L trim was a great looking car. The S with the tacked on skirts, not so much.
#30102 of 32331 Re: Jo-berg Job Offer [fintail]
Feb 11, 2013 (12:43 pm)
9000 FWD turbo combined severe turbo lag and torque steer and ended up being a car that repeatedly tried to kills its owner.
Oddly, that's kinda cool.
#30103 of 32331 more "cheap" BMWs
Feb 11, 2013 (12:47 pm)
I saw an '06 E90 325xi w/ Xenons & some other goodies. 42K miles. Asking price $16,499. Not too shabby!
#30104 of 32331 Re: Pictures from the Storm [nyccarguy]
Feb 11, 2013 (12:54 pm)
Remember those kind of days as a kid when the city came to plow the streets out. Our driveway was a straight incline down with the 2 car garage on the right...eventually we had it widened out on the left side so the folks didn't have to back out onto any grass, why the builder didn't do this is a mystery. We had a gardener who also plowed us out during the winter as my dad had to travel into either New York City or Ridgefield New Jersey. That driveway was a bear and if it was iced just right...no one was getting up it. The folks finally drove a Toronado and an Eldorado for the front wheel drive capabilities. My mother was a particularly good driver and snow never bothered her...she could get anywhere...and I mean anywhere!