Great UPDATE at the end
I reported last week on a crash involving a 9-2x that left one of the occupants with a mild back injury after the seat broke on impact. My comment at the time was that it was a worrying event given that Saabs (and Subarus) are generally known as being very safe...
Photo Credit: Saab History
On June 17th, 2007, Saab 9-2x Owners will be travelling from all over the North East region of the United States to join in on the festivities at one of the largest Subaru Festivals in North America this year that is taking place at Wachusett Mountain in Princeton...
Photo Credit: Saab Automobile USA
2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO
Following the successful launch of the entirely new 9-3 Sport Sedan, Saab set an all-time sales record in the United States in 2003. But clouds loomed on the horizon, as several European competitors announced new premium...
This could also fit under the heading "So you think you're hardcore....."
Last night I posted some images from an outing that a group of Saab nuts in Austria held together. They visited the Magna Steyr factory in Graz and it was noted that one of the participants was driving a 9-2x...
I know a lot of people like to take note of Saabs appearing in movies and TV shows.
A very sharp-eyed Jeff K caught this brief glimpse of a Saab in a recent episode of The Office.
For what it's worth, I went and saw Shooter the other day and there was an OG9-3 in...
This in via email, from Robert S:
<blockquote>After reading "Another April Sale..." I just thought I'd let you know that you have another 9-2x driver who frequents the site. Now that 'Nevitz' has made the enviable leap to the 9-3SC, in fact, maybe I'm the only one.</blockquote>
Here is a story of how a Saab saved a life of a visitor that owns a 9-2x. In case you did not know, the Saab 9-2x was ranked as “Top Safety Pick” by the IIHS Only Luxury Car Manufacturer with Two IIHS “Gold Awards” in 2006.
Below is the official press release on safety from Saab Automobile...
Photo Credit: Saab Automobile AB
The Saab 9-2x, notable for it’s introduction of all-wheel drive, has had an interesting history and as of the first of this year, has recently hit the end of it’s journey. The Saab 9-2x can now be officially classified as a limited edition, collector’s car...
Saab Tweaks Horsepower and Price on 2006 9-2X
Date Posted 10-AUG-2005
DETROIT — The Saab 9-2X, a sister vehicle of the Subaru Impreza wagon, gets a slight bump in horsepower and price for the 2006 model year.
In what is likely a response to lackluster sales, 9-2X prices have risen only $25...
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero: Well Howdy-Do, It's a Saab-aru
Author: Michelle Krebs
Publication: New York Times
Date: December 12, 2004
Abstract: For old-timers with Saab, the Swedish automaker now under the G.M. umbrella, it must be startling to discover that their latest offspring seems so, ahem...
These are from a PDF that I have which is 218KB in size - I'm happy to put it up on a website and link to it.
Seating capacity 5
Passenger volume 90.4 cu. ft.
Front headroom (in.) 39.7 (1,008.4 mm)
Front leg room (in.) 42.9 (1,089.7mm)
Front shoulder room (in.) 52.7...
Saab 9-2X seeks young buyers
Author: Sue Mead
Publication: Washington Times
Date: October 15, 2004
Abstract: Saab is currently the fastest-growing premium European car brand in American markets. This Scandinavian carmaker's most recent entry, the 9-2X, competes in what Saab calls the...
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero
Author: Michael Frank
Date: August 09, 2004
Abstract: Things are bad at Saab... How bad? Consider that Saab's rival, Volvo, which is owned by Ford Motor, has sold more than 91,000 vehicles through July 2004, a 15% increase over 2003 (all sales U.S.)...
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero
Author: Ron Kiino
Publication: Car & Driver
Date: July 01, 2004
Abstract: The 9-2X represents many firsts for Saab. It is the first Saab to feature all-wheel drive. The first to compete in the premium-compact segment. And the first to be built on the Swedish island...
Winds of Change
By Brian Corbett
Ward's Auto World, Jun 1, 2004
Lethal winds are blowing on the edge of the Pacific Ocean. Most noticeable to Californians, the Santa Ana winds have arrived out of season from the Mojave Desert, raising temperatures to 100° F (38° C) and causing forest fires...
Saab 9-2X Aero
It may be an Impreza in drag, but Saab has thoroughly reworked this Subaru for the US
By the time you read this, I'll probably be no more. Tied up, flung into the boot of the Fast Fleet Volvo V70R and dumped in the middle of nowhere by the notoriously strict-but-fair evo...
Saab 9-2X Aero
It might be the world's biggest car company, but General Motors has struggled to fit quirky, Swedish Saab into its line-up. The firm has found it equally tough to figure out what to do with partner Subaru, whose rally cars don't sit comfortably with the Buicks and Corvettes...