hmmm, okExpected failure & wear items at 200K point:
- Fuel pump - if yours made it this far
- Rear shocks - these seem to last only 100K miles, time for your third set
- Front Struts - somewhere past 200K these will need replacement
- Timing chain - listen for the metallic noise at high RPM's, or better yet, check for a stretched chain using the chain tensioner
Which engine do you have? The 4cyl has a timing chain which at 200k would definitely need inspecting at least, while the v6 has a timing belt which should be changed at 60k mi intervals.timing chain, huh? will do... no weird noises though, Iwill check the history!
Well it was serviced from day one at the local saab dealership...+1
If the car is new to you, then get an experienced tech to give it a look over, get all the basic servicing done too.
If its the 4cyl, get the sump off and cleaned too