The best of the last, alas
I smashed the transmission case and had it welded for $100 - my fault.
Convertible top motors failed at 110K, and I just muscled it up and down. Became a TR4 or MG as it were.
Dented a few rims, NYC roadways/pot holes. Used rims were 200, and that was a hassle, but no fault of the car. Raised the tires to 55 vs 50 profile, and that helped.
Turbo eventually slowed or ceased to work. I never really noticed because I never stomped the gas. I think it still works, but I never really engaged it, racing or anything.
Mileage was great. Gave the car to a friend, and I don't know if he has begun a restore or not. Last of the true SAABs. 1998 is the only one I'd ever buy. Classy, luxurious and sporty.... Very nice 1998 and prior.
SAAB marque pre-1998, RIP, well done!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th February, 2013