Last post on Oct 03, 2006 at 7:56 AM
You are in the Saab 9-2X
What is this discussion about?
Saab 9-2X, Wagon
May 22, 2006 (4:04 am)
Subaru has nothing to do with Saab as of now
9-2X is manufactured in Gunma, Japan in a facility owned by Fuji Heavy Industries (which owns Subaru). The entire content of engine compartment, most of the content of interior, floor and some other components are straight the same as in WRX. The only different thing in 9-2X are some suspension components, some details in dashboard, sheetmetal, and sound deadening material (more of it).
Jul 11, 2006 (9:13 am)
Does this apply to the 9-2x? I didn't want to navigate the maze that is GM's web site (they have 87 home pages it seems).
#1262 of 1275 Considering 9-2X 2.5i
Sep 13, 2006 (10:34 am)
I recently noticed a $5,000 rebate on the 9-2X, which was $5,500 in August. Several questions to knowledgeable Saabophiles/Subarites:
1. Is it likely that the rebate will grow (back to $5,500 or even to $6,000)? Is this something that happened last year during the GM Employee Discount?
2. Is there any negotiation possible at the dealership after such a large rebate?
3. How's the car? Is it of good quality as it is made in Japan? What are the good points? Bad points? I just test drove a base Subaru Impreza, which is the exact same car, I gather, and I was impressed --- solid, fast, go-kart handling, simple. Is the Saab better or worse?
Thanks greatly for your advice in advance.
#1263 of 1275 Re: Considering 9-2X 2.5i [zoozeek]
Sep 13, 2006 (11:29 am)
There may be a bigger rebate in the future, but no cars to buy. Their production was very small at the first place, and they stopped production a few months ago. If you want one, better get one now.
I guess Linear (counterpart of 2.5i) may be easier to get, as it no merrits whatsoever at the initial MSRP, IMHO.
9-2X is Impreza with different sheetmetal. Same mechanicals, except suspension settings, same interior, except minor details. Same factory (Gunma Japan). If you think Impreza is good, 9-2X will be the same. There are reports of better sound insulation, but I couldn't verify it by myself. Linear is available with leather (2.5i is not). And the warranty is better (4 yrs bumper to bumper vs. 3 yrs. Subaru - but the latter has better powertrain 5yr/60k)
The rebate size used to be different for different trims(Aero was much bigger), but it may be the same now, I don't know.
Sep 13, 2006 (11:36 am)
You should probably be looking at invoice price, minus rebates/incentives....
They wouldn't have the big incentives, if they could sell them for a profit..
Have you checked to see if there are any on the lots? Last June, when the incentives got really big, all the local dealers here were completely out of them..
#1265 of 1275 Re: Considering 9-2X 2.5i [zoozeek]
Sep 13, 2006 (1:44 pm)
I have a 2005 9-2X Aero and its not bad. Only too compliants are too little torque, still a tad too noisy, and the fuel economy stinks in stop go traffic (if the gauge is reading empty it usually means the car is just about to die).
With the 2006 model they fixed the torque problem by putting in the turbocharged 2.5i engine instead of the 2.0.
Insurance is a bit higher than my Saab 9 3 but that's what you get for having a pocket rocket.