I was rear ended a week ago Friday ... will see an insurance adjuster on Monday afternoon. Given that the Saab is 7 years old and has 230,000 miles (approximately 370,000 kms) on it, they may not want to fix it. Aktive Motors will be handling the estimate, so I know it won't be regular body shop pricing ... and they may even have some of the parts needed for replacement.
I love the 9-5 SC, but it may be time for a change. I did find an 04, identical to mine (even has a trailer hitch but no Nav system) in an auto ... 188,000 kms ... almost where I started with this one. I'm sure the asking price is in the range of what I would be offered if they write it off, so it may be a candidate. Also found an 02 Aero SC in Laser Red. Very unique and very clean!
But where I would really like to go is to a 9-7X.
Found a great deal on an 06 Linear ... includes 2 sets of wheels and winter tires!!! And a great price too! But still about 2x the 04 9-5 ... so time will tell.
Another option would be an 06/07 9-5 sedan. I've seen a few of them around, right in between the 04 9-5 and the 9-7X.
Bottom line is, it WILL be another Saab.
Btw, everyone was OK in the accident, including the woman who hit us ... her car, not so much. A 100% write off to be sure!