I'd fix up your current car. Sounds like the 9k needs just as much work, plus there are more than likely a few unknowns you'll run into as well.
Body is NOT mint if you can see rust... if you can see it, what you can't see is going to be far worse. As much as I love the 9000 make - your NG is probably going to need WAY less then this 9000. If you are looking for a second project - then I'd say it would be worth going after, but as a Primary - it will need work. Rusty Saab's = no fun to repair.I was cruising around and came across a white 9000 CSE for 2900. The interior was MINT and the body was almost perfect minus a little rust on the rear right fender. Motor has been replaced with a low mile junkyard motor. Transmission had been rebuilt. The 9000 is also white which I haven't seen many around new england.
5speed turboAutomatic or 5-speed?
Turbo or n/a (1993+1994 you could get a n/a 9000 CSE)
Both questions make a HUGE difference in your decision.