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Toms-Celica
12-10-2003, 11:13 PM
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I'm loving this. Take the WRX and add luxury! Awesome.


Saab President and CEO Peter Augustsson introduces the new 2005 Saab 9-2X to the media at a special unveiling in Los Angeles Tuesday, December 9, 2003 as part of the 2004 Greater Los Angeles Auto Show. The Saab 9-2X is a premium sports compact vehicle that will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada July 1, 2004. (General Motors/Joe Polimeni) (X03SN_AS205)

benyl
12-10-2003, 11:33 PM
If they put the STi motor in it... I am SOLD!

ryder_23
12-10-2003, 11:36 PM
To me it somewhat looks like an wrx mixed with a evo mixed with a saab :dunno: thats just me

mutsuraboshi
12-10-2003, 11:43 PM
boooooo saabaru
:thumbsdow
but i hafta admit that the grill on that beast loox pretty fine

JAYMEZ
12-11-2003, 12:15 AM
lol , looks alrite , bet it will be a hit in Euro

hjr
12-11-2003, 12:19 AM
i can see it... Saab already has a few powerful engines that will probably be used. They have a 2.3l engine putting out 250hp. also a 2.0l engine putting out 210hp.

I didnt realize GM and subaru were that close though...

Toms-Celica
12-11-2003, 10:11 AM
Its going to be awesome. What you guys cant see if the one behind the people talking, the one that looks like a Golf. This is going to be their entery level to the SAAB line up.

That.Guy.S30
12-11-2003, 11:55 AM
i dont mind them using the same engine and all but cmon all they did was take peices from other subarus and pasted it all together.. and change the asthetics just abit. it would be cool if they put the engine in their signature hatch. but cmon that 9-2 is a wrx wagon with changed front bumper, hoodscoop, and rear bumper and some 17's. the interior is slightly like the 02-03 wrx. two tone color buckets, the dash is straight from a suabru forester, and the steering wheel is a sti wheel just rebagde..
its sad that a company like gm can just rebagde the car with asthetics instead of designing a whole new car

T5_X
12-11-2003, 01:04 PM
Originally posted by hjr
i can see it... Saab already has a few powerful engines that will probably be used. They have a 2.3l engine putting out 250hp. also a 2.0l engine putting out 210hp.

I didnt realize GM and subaru were that close though...

They're not putting the ecotecs in the 9-2, they're the exact flat 4s that subie uses. I heard a while ago the base model will have the NA 2.5 and the upscale will be the 2L FI from the WRX, not STi motor.

Diff exterior and interior, that's pretty much it.

Its just a way for GM to get an entry level SAAB on the market

EK 2.0
12-11-2003, 01:20 PM
Originally posted by ryder_23
To me it somewhat looks like an wrx mixed with a evo mixed with a saab :dunno: thats just me


I agree...but I like it...have we all forgotten about the Viggen??


:dunno:

switch
12-11-2003, 01:27 PM
Way to be original, I will keep my loyalty to subaru.

richardchan2002
12-11-2003, 01:57 PM
A luxury WRX is a good idea... So are you saying that this car will have the WRX motor? What are the specs on this 9-2?

It totally looks like the evo...

That.Guy.S30
12-11-2003, 02:08 PM
Originally posted by richardchan2002
A luxury WRX is a good idea... So are you saying that this car will have the WRX motor? What are the specs on this 9-2?

It totally looks like the evo...

yes the specs are pretty close if not exactly to what the wrx wagon will put out maybe watered down abit not sure. they are using the ej20t for that car

T5_X
12-11-2003, 04:51 PM
Originally posted by CycloneAWD

have we all forgotten about the Viggen??


Not all of us ;) (see sig)

Could very well be my next car

Toms-Celica
12-11-2003, 05:10 PM
Poor Viggen, I really love that car.

C4S
12-11-2003, 05:18 PM
:eek: :eek:

wow .. nice job .. but .. Subaru is under GM as well ?? so Saab and Subaru can interchanging parts ?

the 9-2 will be AWD too ? Impreza base... wow ..nice ...

Good to see some new and nice product from SAAB, they are "Black Horse" :D

duck_man
09-25-2005, 11:36 PM
The differences between the Saab and the Subie...:

Borrowed from Grimace at SaabCentral, thanks again Grimace

Saab unique front exterior styling
new aluminum hood with redesigned hood scoop on Aero
new front fenders
new front grille and bumper cover
new headlamps, marker lights and projector driving lights

Saab unique side and rear exterior styling
new tailgate and rear bumper cover
new rear roof spoiler
new rear taillamps
17" alloy wheels standard (in Canada) on Aero
Saab specific Bridgestone tires

Saab unique Chassis
Steering: improved on-center feel/feedback as well as better response & linearity
Handling: improved overall stability, particularly emergency handling fully laden
Ride: revised shock tuning for a more controlled ride. Less low speed rebound & compression
new dampers
new suspension bushings - stiffer anti-roll bar bushings
100% stiffening of the front sub-frame where the steering rack mounts
unique lower steering gear ratio of 15:1 vs. previous 16.5:1
aluminum rear suspension forward lateral link
10mm shorter rear bump stops

Saab unique interior materials
upgraded carpeting
two-tone cloth seat materials
availability of leather interior
instrument cluster with metallic trim rings around the gauges
upgraded door panel materials
metallic centre stack dash fascia

Saab unique insulation kit
dramatically reduces noise, vibration and harshness
heavier toe-board insulation and addition of fender insulation
rear quarter trim sealing, tailgate sealing
acoustic treatment on roof trim
insulation under the shift boot
new rear engine mount

Saab unique active head restraints for the front seats

Security System (n/a Impreza models)
Block Heater (n/a Impreza models)

Leather interior optional on Linear & Aero (n/a Impreza models)
Sunroof optional on Linear (n/a on Impreza Outback Sport)
6 Disc In-dash CD Changer optional on Linear (n/a on Impreza Outback Sport)

Heated Front Seats & Outer Mirrors optional on Linear (standard on Impreza Outback Sport)

Warranty: 48 month/ 80,000 km (Impreza models 36 month/60,000 km)
Saab value advantage approx. $1,000

Freight & PDI: Saab $1050 (Impreza $400 Freight + $795 PDI=$1195 total)

Mightaswell
09-26-2005, 01:49 AM
Ooooold thread :closed: