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Saab 9-2X, Wagon
#2 of 1275 A Saab version of the Impreza
Apr 16, 2003 (7:10 pm)
#3 of 1275 You're probably right...
Apr 16, 2003 (9:46 pm)
I actually was a bit shocked to read the news about the new 9-2. I would guess that the folks at GM are scrambling to do everything they can to save SAAB. I'm sure the new 9-2 will be a "re-badged" Subaru, but that's okay - as long as the "cockpit" retains the "SAAB look," I'll be happy.
Apr 17, 2003 (12:09 am)
What a shame. GM should really be ashamed of themselves.
Apr 17, 2003 (7:17 pm)
As we knew it seems pretty much dead. They are also planning to release a version of the Trailblazer/Bravada etc. I wonder what the high end version of the 9-2 will have hp wise. A Saab styled interior and exterior of the WRX would be nice but something tells me it won't have as much power as the WRX without costing as much as the 9-3
Apr 30, 2003 (9:11 am)
Supposedly there will be two versions of the Saab 9-2. A 9-2 with the regular Impreza engine and a 9-2 Aero with the WRX engine.
Sign me up for the 9-2 Aero.
Jul 26, 2003 (6:32 am)
Geez. How far does GM have to go to save Saab? i liked the 9-3 hatchback, and I like both models that are on dealer lots now, but I don't know how GM could redesign the Impreza to seperate the 2. Saab has to price the 9-2 under the 9-3, which starts at $25,995. A Japanese Saab? They're getting desperate! (same with the Saab SUV)
#9 of 1275 A 9-2.. Will it work......
Aug 01, 2003 (6:35 pm)
Before the redesigning of the Saab 9-3, I wasn't all a lot sure about looking at a Saab. Then, I found out by going to there website, and looked at the new 9-3. If GM is really into saving a great company, they must be desperate. Is Saab running out of ideas. GM will be doing what they do best, platforms, with the Trailblazer/Envoy platform, Saab will be able to get Saab styling with there 9-8, as Edmunds reported.
How convincing will this 9-2 be? A rebadged Imprezza isn't really impressing. In order to keep the Saab lineup up and stable, will GM have to find other ways to create luxurious Sweeden vehicles and at the same time don't make the same mistake they have with the rest of the GM lineup? We'll have to see when they probably release the 9-2 at the Detroit/Chicago/NYC auto shows in 2004.
Aug 10, 2003 (12:39 pm)
There's an article in this month's Automobile magazine that says what Saab's plan is to save itself. The artist rendering of the 9-3 crossover looks nice and if it looks something similar then sales are probably going to rise. The 9-3 estate looks kinda ugly in that color they drew it in, but it would look nice. under that article, ironically, is an article about GM's plan to expand Hummer. The H3 they drew looks like a miniturized H2.