buying a used car, which would you choose?
So, I've finally saved enough cash to buy a better car than the jalopy I have now. I've narrowed it down to two cars, but I'm not sure which go to with. I've always wanted an Oldsmobile Alero, but I understand their quality is awful. I like the looks and feel of the car and it has all features I want (I only require tilt, cruise, power windows, and working a/c). Because of the Alero's infamous and numerous mechanical problems, I've also been considering a Saab 900 (1999 model year at least, nothing older). I like the looks and feel of that car as well. They are both in my price range. I think the Saab is a better quality car, but people who have had Saabs say that they are terribly expensive to get fixed if anything goes wrong. What would you do... go with a car that has cheaper repairs, but more likely to need them, or vise versa?
I'm looking to spend between 3 and 4 thousand dollars for the whole car, I do not want a car payment.
If I had any sense, I would go with a Camry or Accord and steer clear of GM to get a quality product... but those are bland looking and for the same year cost double what I'm able to spend. Thanks for any advice you are able to give!