I stayed there about 4 years ago (maybe 5) in the 11th grade. My mom was in trial (trial presentation specialist/ litigation support) for 5 weeks and they stayed at the Mission Inn. Her firm paid for me to fly out there for a weekend and stay in the hotel; It was freakin beautiful. Plus we got to tour all of the popular areas over there that always appear on the big screen - we saw it all from Pinks Hot Dogs to the mansions in Belair to the Santa Monice pier to Rodeo Drive to Roy Rogers state park etc. etc. even ghost town Calico. We had a ton of fun.
I have a 1995 900SE Convertible with the 2.5 litter engine and am still enjoying it at 109K miles. I need to change engine mounts, which I understand is common. I use only Castrol SynTec 10w40 which has worked for me. My last Saab was a 1988 900S Turbo...I originally missed my turbo and questioned myself when I got this one (with an automatic to boot) I thought "no more of that 'turbo-kick'!"....but the extra kick of the v-6 and the sport-mode of the autotrans showed me I can still have fun.
I am from Hemet and work in Riverside, and have not seen many of our model in our area...welcome!!
I had the same exact car before my 99 9-3 SE. I agree with the 2.3L non-turbo being one of the most reliable Saab engines.
One thing to keep in mind is having the fuel pump replaced if it hasn't been. I went to a Shell one night and completely FILLED my tank. Got in the car and tried to start and didn't. The fuel pump went out. I have found the fuel pumps to go out in the 140k to 180k range. Mine had 160k.
But congrats on the beautiful ride. They are def out of the ordinary at a stop light!
i have the exact same car with about 160k.how do i know if the fuel pump needs to be replacedor not? i ask because if mine is fine im not going to have it done because its not cheap to get that done.(i cant do that job myself)
If your mechanic is good they can scope your fuel pump. Meaning they hook the fuel pump wiring to an oscilloscope and check for any voltage extreme voltage changes. My mechanic did it for free on my 9-3.