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Looks nice.

I had an 04 and currently have an 08 so I'm pretty familiar with them. I personally love saab convertibles but they are definitely quirky.

Before buying it I would test the top several times. Make sure it works perfectly. With the car running put the top partially down so that the tonneau is open and you can check all the top hydraulic cylinders. There should be absolutely no evident drips down on either side. Check the headliner or interior for any signs that hydraulic fluid has dripped. I'd walk away from any car with a top problem unless you are pretty handy. I've done it all and it's not fun.

Mechanically the worst thing that these cars had with them is that GM recommended oil changes too far apart and so some cars developed sludge problems. Verify if you can that the car has always had full synthetic oil changes 7k miles or less apart. With 3 owners that might be a slightly higher risk than normal but still might not scare me away.

The suspension should be very tight on a saab with absolutely no noises coming from it. Unless you plan to do the work yourself, suspension work on a saab can be spendy.

It's definitely pretty!
 

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Thanks. Much appreciated. I'll look into this. Any buying guides here? Or just take it to a Saab specialist for pre-buying diagnosis?
 

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It was not what I expected: scratched and filthy. I felt gross when I stepped out. Driven also another one, older but clean. But it now looks like I'll go for the other swedish convertible (C70). Thanks fir the info and support. You and Saab will keep a warm place in my heart.
 
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