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Saab's can easily go several hundred thousand miles. The engines are amazingly reliable, especially the 2.0-liter engines of the 1980s. My current daily driver is a 1985 900 8-valve with 288,000 miles and it runs better than most newer Toyota's or Honda's.

The manual transmissions can be a problem on 900s (1979-93), especially in turbocharged models. The 4-speed gearbox was designed in the early 1970s for a 100 hp engine, then a 5th gear was added in 1980. The bearings can wear out at about 200,000 miles, especially if the gear lube is not kept topped off. The automatic transmissions in those cars are an older design as well, so tend to rob the power from the engine.

I also have a 1999 Saab 9-5 and i have over 258,000 miles on it. I had to have work done on the gear box at around 160,000 miles. But the engine and it's components haven't let me down yet! Saab cars are super reliable.

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