Hello. Would you or would you not buy a Saab? I thought this was a simple question, but never knew the fury it would unleash. I have scoured the internet, polled family, friends, co-workers, internet automotive chat rooms etc. I have landed squarely in the middle with 50% saying no (Hell no!) and 50% saying yes (Hell yes!). Let me say that I know all the issues about them going out of business and how I will never be able to find parts and/or service for the vehicle. I don’t think that will be a problem for me, as I have already found several Saab/Swedish mechanics in my area. Each side has their own reasons which make sense to me, but I still need something to tip the scales here. Please give me your answer along with your reasoning. Oh and here are the stats on the vehicle I’m interested in…2008 Saab 9-3 2.0T, $9500, 96k miles (high for the age of the vehicle I know, but I’m guessing this is one of the reasons for the low price).
The Carfax shows 1 owner (commercial). I know that Carfax is not the end all/cure all/fix all and is only as good as the information reported, but I just thought that would be good to take into consideration. I’ve already taken a long, winding test drive and was pleased with the outcome. I plan to take it for a mechanical inspection in the upcoming days. So let’s say it passes the inspection with flying colors. To Saab or not to Saab? What’s your answer?