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    Hello All,

    My name is Jerry, I am first time owner of Saab 9-2X 2005. Enjoying every minute I must say.

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    Jerry

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    Welcome to our world! CA is a big state. North, South, coastal, desert or somewhere in between?

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    Welcome!

    We all have to start sometime. I first owned a Saab during its heyday when the 900 turbo was considered the best sports sedan or hatchback on the planet. I had a non-turbo, though, as I thought only rich people had turbos. In 2005, I finally got a Saab with a turbo! Of course, all the 9-3's in the U.S. had turbos by then.

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    It's a small town near Los Angles . I love the beach and coastal area.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
    Welcome to our world! CA is a big state. North, South, coastal, desert or somewhere in between?

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    Hi (and welcome).
    Can you let me know what the 9-2 was? Not had one here 95,96.99.9-3,9-5 were the ones I can remember.
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    Wasn't the 9-2x basically a Subaru WRX rebranded in Saab trim?

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    Not a 'real' SAAB then?
    What was the rationale behind this? 4x4 or a different market?
    Quite academic really but may be the model of things for the future if NEVS was to fail and Mahindra was to move in.
    Thanks in the meantime,
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    I saw one at the repair garage I've gone to a few times, and having never seen one before did some research on it. Apparently this was during the period when GM owned both Saab and Subaru, and GM wanted a 'small' 4x4. You could call it a "Saabaru" !! GM sold the "Saab 9-2x" for only two years, and charged extra for it since it was badged as a Saab. One review I read about the then new 9-2x was that you'd get the same car for less $$ by buying a WRX. The good news is that you'll be able to find (certain) parts easier than others in the group.

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    Thanks for the answer. Never seen or heard of one here Subaru and SAAB yes. Just as I noticed when I was in Arkansas I saw a Metro(?) which was nothing like the one I had at the time which was a small hatchback designed as a 'big brother' to the original Mini to fill the gap in the BL range and compete against the Audi 50 / VW Polo, Ford Fiesta, Fiat 127 etc.
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    I was at a tire & wheels store today and picked up a copy of "european car" magazine while waiting. I got onto their website and naturally wanted to see what they had to say about Saabs. I found this article, a 7 part series discussing the 9-2x !! [ 9-2X | Research 9-2X and find Photos, Articles, Videos, Blogs and Forums at European Car Magazine ]
    Very good info !!


    I also found a glowing review about the my2001 9-5 Aero wagon which had been a year-long project.
    part 1
    2001 Saab Aero Wagon Long Term Update - European Car Magazine
    part 2
    2001 Saab 9-5 Aero Wagon - Long-Term Wrap-Up - European Car Magazine

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