you give me any pointers on buying this vehicle? I own Porsche
and Volvo but never owned a Saab. This one is 2-door coupe with
70,000 miles. All outward appearances (body, interior) show it in
excellent condition. Any thoughts for me? I am concerned about the
high mileage, reliability and handling when driving in snow.
The 97 900 se turbo is a
pretty good car. The auto trans have a great record, and the
engine is pretty solid. Although I have seen some timing chain problems
so listen for rattles in front of engine. I have never driven one
in the snow so I can not comment about that, but the reputation
says they are a snow car. The mileage is normal for the year and
I personally prefer higher mileage cars. In all my years as a Saab
tech I have found that buying a high mileage vehicle that has been
properly maintained is a much more reliable than the low mileage
city driven car. Things that can be costly to look for, make sure
the info display above the radio is not missing segments in the
LCD. Make sure the acc (heater system) functions correctly. If any
of the instrument panel gauges are not working like the tach ect.
This is an expensive piece.