The car has 250k on it now and I still get over 30 mpg on the highway. The 5 speed trans is very easy for my 16 year old to learn stick. The leather interior is still in great shape with no visible wear. I bought it from my brother after he put 70k on it over 5 years with little or no trouble. Great car that needs a cup holder to be complete.
don't buy one of these. for 1, Saab is out of business so to get the parts will be more expensive then what they already are. my Saab had everything wrong that you you could think of, get 1 thing fixed and something else would go wrong. at the end of its life the transmission locked up on my wife while on the hwy which caused the front tires to lock up at 65 MPH and she hit her head off the windshield and it pretty much dropped the tranny and the bottom half of the motor right on the hwy! cost us $125 for the tow and I sold the car the next day to the scrap yard for $110 so I still lost out! the sunroof leaked when it rained, every 2 months had to have a new flex pipe installed
Very few problems with this vehicle even for it's age. Just normal wear and tear. Very good design overall. Happy with performance and power. It would be nicer if there was a traction control button. A few upgrades and this would be the perfect vehicle for me, all within the right price range. Holds it's own to luxury cars of today.
Overall I have found that the car is very responsive...a blast to drive..the turbo is a great feature when it comes to passing those slowing you up. The main things I love are the heated seats...the huge trunk...the idea of knowning I'm in one of the safest cars on the road..Although they are a bit pricey to have repairs done.