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Saab 9-7X, SUV
#305 of 355 Re: 9-7X [jeffw4]
Feb 13, 2006 (1:16 pm)
I purchased a 2006 9-7x in December. I just picked it up after being in the shop for 3 weeks. Apparently, GM Quality has been having issues with Axle Seals on the Envoy and Trailblazer platform and it took Saab Dealer (not used to dealing with GM supply chain) weeks to figure out how to deal with problem. Car is nice to drive, but the marriage of GM and Saab is not a good one...Get this issue checked out. Process has soured my appeal for the brand...Much like Molson sticks to Beer, Saab should stick to sedans...
#306 of 355 Re: 2006 9-7X 4.2 v.s. 5.3 [reservecab]
Feb 13, 2006 (1:24 pm)
While my 5.3 was in the shop for 3 weeks the dealer gave me a 4.2 to drive. Gas was not much different around town, if you are ever going to drive it get the v8...worth the $20. If your wife doesn't play keep up with the Jone's or care about brands, the best bet is to get the GM version (Envoy/Trailblazer) and save $100/mo....at least you will have a service team that can fix any problems.
#307 of 355 Re: I bought one [corrine58]
Feb 18, 2006 (2:59 am)
any updates since you have had the vehicle for 7 months or so?
#308 of 355 Re: I Drove a 9-7x Linear Today [pitster]
Feb 18, 2006 (3:05 am)
did you buy one?
#310 of 355 Re: review [bigdaddycoats]
Feb 22, 2006 (5:55 pm)
Interesting. I'd probably declare the XC90 as the winner based on the information presented as I will never get over the fact that beyond a few modifications, the $42,000 9-7X is nearly identical to the $22,000 Chevrolet TrailBlazer my local dealership advertises every week for $18,999.
#311 of 355 Re: review [jchan2]
Feb 25, 2006 (9:11 am)
I own both a 2006 Saab 97-X and a 2003 Trailblazer. I could not disagree more about the above comment. There is NO comparison in my mind between the 2. I like both cars, but one is a luxury SUV and the other is a family SUV. And there is no way you are getting a loaded trailblazer for $19,000. You may be able to get a bland one with no upgrades. The Saab rides incredibly better, has more power, better sound system and overall seems to be made with much better quality and attention to detail. The trailblazer is what it is and nothing more.
So if you are looking for a luxury vehicle, go with the Saab. If you are looking for a family vehicle with no bells and whistles, go with the bland trailblazer. If you max out the trailblazer you will come to a price that is still less than the Saab but not that far off.
#312 of 355 Re: review [burdette08]
Feb 25, 2006 (5:21 pm)
The $19,000 TrailBlazer I'm sure is a stripped down model.
I guess some people like myself are never going to get over the fact that the Saab SUV is TrailBlazer based.
Mar 02, 2006 (10:28 pm)
"Question: Why would Saab slap their badge on a Chevy Trailblazer and try to pass it off as one of their own?"
Saab 9-7X -- Death of a Brand (Karl on Cars)
#314 of 355 5.3L V8 DOD Engine
Mar 06, 2006 (7:20 am)
Saab advertises this engine's gas mileage at 15/19 and the 4.2L V6 at 15/21 saying the DOD engine on the 5.3L V8 goes into 4 Cylinder mode when not using all 8. My question is, for someone driving this car most in the city, can I trust that the 5.5L V8 gets the same city gas mileage as the 4.2L V6? I'm about to get one of these SUVs, but don't know which engine to get.