regarding the message that i posted the other day (9000 CSE 2.3T).Firstly thanks for the replies, i can now go armed with a list of checks (and may even appear to know what i'm on with!). I have just been in contact with the Saab dealers who have serviced the car from new.Last service only 3000 miles ago(135k)(two new tyres, wheel bearings, suspension bushes,otherwise perfect.)Told me all about the cars histoy, company owned lots of money spent,money no object etc...BUT! auto box has never req'd any attention and the chains are the original set!.Listening to the car the other day everyhing sounds fine,no hint of a rattle as descibed in this bulletin board, will double and treble check auto box,(also as described elsewhere in this BB,great source of info!!)BUT considering the stories and costs! associated with these two items, what would i be letting myself in for?, and would you still buy the car??. got to decide within the next couple of days. Again any thoughts would be greatly welcomed.