In the words of my 4.5 year old; "Let's take the race car."
Touch wood, nothing has gone wrong with it since I bought it last July.
Whoever bought it new, babied the car, since I think its history was as a 2nd car. I am only surmising that since it was 10 years old and had just over 120k on the odometer, or 12k per year. Also, since it's a convertible, it was likely not used as much up here in the winter.
When I purchased it, the used car dealer was a little difficult, and I had not dealt with him before. Once he did the work to certify the car (rear brakes issue), it has been awesome to drive.
1st and 2nd are average, but it is very quick when you get up to 3rd onwards. The SID is missing a few pixels, but is not at the point of servicing. Since this is my 5th Saab I've been down this road before and can live with it.
I have an 9-5 Aero wagon as the family car. With the Yakama on top, I can't see a van in my future... ever. There is lots of space for 2 kids, 1 large Shepherd/Rottweiler cross and assorted kid stuff, hockey equipment, skis etc.
Oh, and I got that one used, just off lease @ 65k... Jet black. It is a great highway car for trips.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th March, 2011