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Old 12-22-2014, 07:46 PM
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Default My first Saab purchase. Am excited but also nervous.

A little about me... 47 years old, living in Ohio, and (somewhat) mechanically-inclined.


I have always driven Ford and General Motors vehicles. Have always bought used, and have done most of the repairs myself. My 2001 Saturn just bit the dust, so on a whim I purchased a Saab on Craig's List. It's the first foreign-made vehicle I've ever owned.


It's a 2005 9-5 Arc sedan. It has 72,000 miles. Automatic transmission. I am buying it from the original owner. I will be taking possession of the vehicle this Wednesday.


I won't lie... I'm nervous about this purchase. On the one hand I'm excited; the car is really nice. On the other hand I've heard parts are very expensive and they're difficult to work on.


So any words of wisdom? Are there some things I should check out right away?


And as mentioned, I live in Ohio, not from Dayton. If I need to take it to a mechanic, are there any suggestions on whom to take it to?


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