Am wrestling with the ever-present value/worth question. My '95 Saab 9000 Aero developed a leaky head gasket at 155,000 miles. I had it replaced (after driving it several hundred miles over a week or so) for $1500. The engine then became and continues to be hard to start. It idles roughly, and even stalls out when decelerating for intersections. The shop says that two cylinders have low compression. (no details on why) They suggested adding injector cleaner to the fuel, which did not solve the problem, or installing a new (used) motor for $2000. I am not finding many replacement vehicles with the cargo practicality, performance, handling, mileage, or classic good looks that the 9000 offers for less than $20,000. With Saab essentially closed, though parts are going to get more difficult to find, especially for a vehicle this old. Even if GM chips in on some parts, my car is mostly Swedish, and something else is bound to break. Arggggh!
Previous post seems to have got lost in cyberspace, so sorry if this repeats.