It took me way longer than I thought... But I finally got the EL.
I forgot how fun 6th gen Civics can be, and as such am actually pretty happy with the car insofar. Just worked out the idle issue, have to do a touch of brake work (squeaking) and need an O2, but she runs like a champ otherwise.
Has had some suspension work, it's on upgraded springs and shocks, rear sway and has a 4-wheel disc swap! Fun, fun, fun.
It's not the SAAB I had my heart set on, but it'll do.