Hi all, I’m Barry, a new Saab owner. I bought my first Saab, an 04 9-3, as a first car for my daughter. It was small, cheap and safe. Perfect. The problem was my wife liked driving it. Fast forward a year and I now have two, the original plus an 05 ragtop. From my point of view, after buying a communist manufactured tech 2, these things are pretty easy to work on. One just needs to enjoy searching for used parts.