I found a clean 900 base auto being sold for $800 and I was curious what I should look for. What should I offer for this car? Also, is the automatic transmission good in these cars or should I look for a stick? How are they in snow and what fuel economy could I expect with an automatic? Edmunds estimates 19/22 mpg for the auto, and 22/29 for the stick. I like stick more but I'm looking for an inexpensive winter car and this auto looks clean. I could live with it, but if a stick is that much better on gas I might as well look for a manual. I hear saab autos are stronger than their manuals, is this true for this year's 900? Finally, are these cars very problematic or are n/a's reliable and the turbos have the problems? I have a feeling an older saab will leave me stranded.