I’ll counter my own point to earlier, or at least add to it.
long term turbo ownership for me was best experienced by the used Volvo. And to show some understanding of the fear of ownership, the repairs I did go through when I bought the Volvo were more extensive than used NAs, simply for their added complexity. There were additional coolant lines, and oil lines, and an electrically-boosted vacuum circuit for the brake booster. The brake system gave me some trouble until I figured it out, and I caught it before it ran the e-pump to destruction.
had someone without know-how bought the car, it was headed to its final owner, as the R&R was involving from a man-hours perspective. It also showed what the car needed car that the previous owner (3rd owner) didn’t invest. The turbo and engine weren’t the issue, but the know-how and cost of maintenance may have been.
however, as a bitoger, what I did was simple diy standard procedure… drag it home, drive it some while replacing all the worn bits over time. Heck, I even diy-repaired the steering angle sensor / clock spring and got it to index properly in a very unorthodox manner with a new notch from a power drill. For folks not as comfortable around the dirty side of the hood, the added complexity does create some level of disadvantage. though, as a bitoger, hand me my turbo and +3 mpg, and low end torque, please and thank you.