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  • 2011 Saab 9-5 Turbo4 Premium: RideLust Review

    Ridelust is not your average car site and I wasn't familiar with it until it popped up on my Facebook page today.

    RideLust is all about the jones for cars, trucks, SUVs, motorcycles, and any form of mobility presented in a factually accurate, politically incorrect forum. We strive to represent ourselves and the automotive industry in the most unerring, entertaining way possible but although our dedication is serious, our attitude is not. We’re just as obscene as our name implies, which we only admit in accordance with the policy of full disclosure our lawyers enforce.
    I was expecting a little bit different review but apparently they know about Saabs and what they are all about. The article is complemented by some nice photography as well so make sure to follow the link and read the entire review on their site.

    Thumbs Up: A comfortable and entertaining sedan that stands out from the crowd.

    Thumbs Down: Limited dealer network, a lot of parts-bin GM components, fake wood trim.

    Buy This Car If: You want an alternative to luxury sedans from Buick, Acura and others.

    Sometimes, the whole of a product is better than the sum of its parts. There are many examples of this in the automotive world, and chief among them is the 2011 Saab 9-5. On paper, it’s easy to break it down to it’s component elements: the platform is GM’s Epsilon II, shared with the Opel Insignia, Buick Regal and Chevy Malibu. It’s engine is a E85-ready variant of the GM Ecotec 2.0-liter, inline-four turbo, shared with the Buick Regal CXL Turbo and dubbed “BioPower” for it’s ability to digest fuel that’s 85 percent ethanol. The switchgear is straight from the GM parts bin, which seems just a bit out of place in a luxury sedan that crosses the $50k barrier.

    Continue reading: http://www.ridelust.com/2011-saab-9-...delust-review/

    Comments 2 Comments
    1. Golfhunter's Avatar
      Golfhunter -
      This version would be mine definitely
    1. Aero's Avatar
      Aero -
      Not a bad review. Not bad at all. Thanks for the link, it makes a good read.
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