This is my first Saab and happens to be a company car. I had a Vectra before and expected to miss it, not a bit of it. Though the Saab hasn't got the koudos of a BMW or a Merc nor the street cred of the new Lexus or Jag I am more than happy driving it. A round trip of 110 miles 5 days a week and the miles start to add up. The first 15000 have been entirely trouble free. The ride is smooth the gearbox refined and the engine responsive,I am very confident of the cars handling in both wet and dry (not tried snow yet). As stated it is a company car so I've no idea about service/parts costs sorry.
My only niggle and it is petty is the air con turns off with the ignition but doesn't turn on with the ignition. All told I think this is a very under estimated automobile that would satisfy most drivers.