Hmmmmm...... Polaris Dealer said all recalls were done but the VIN of this bike did not require the tranny recall. Does this sound legit or was I given bad info? Was there a VIN range that was affected by the recall? Were some of these bikes not affected by junk trannys?
On a bit of a tangent here.... One of the recalls for the '99's was regarding the speedometer; the multifunction display was always powered, and would drain the battery if the bike wasn't ridden for a few weeks; as I recall, a side effect of the recall was that the odometer was zeroed out - if that recall was done, it's likely that there's more than 94 miles on the bike...
All this aside, though, the '99s are great bikes, just with some teething issues, as is to be expected for a first-year bike. As posted above, expect to spend some $$$ updating & replacing parts, especially the original Dunlops - I'd bet the tread rubber is only slightly softer than oak by now. (Metzler 880s seem to be the one of the best replacements; I'm running them on my '99 and love them.) Another upgrade which is well worth it is to go to the 38 amp alternator; these bikes can get some strange issues due to low system voltage, and the upgrade takes care of that.
The tranny is a crapshoot - some have been known to go 100k without issue, some crap out at 15K... From what I've heard / read, they give warning instead of locking up suddenly, which is always nice.
Overall, if you can get the price low enough to reflect what will need done, go for it; just keep in mind the possibility of the tranny dying and save for a Freedom engine transplant (a good used Freedom engine is usually cheaper than the tranny upgrade!) if the transmission does go out.