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Saab 9-7X, SUV
#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.
Mar 09, 2006 (2:30 pm)
I've had my 9-7X for a while. I love it and have had no problems with it at all. My buddy has a trailblazer and a rebadge it may be - but there's no comparison. I think a lot of these reviewers miss the boat when writing about the Saab. I really could care less if it was built in ohio, sweden, or mars. I like the style, interior and engine. Besides, from what I can tell every automaker rebadges their products. Anyone seen an Armada and a QX parked next to each other? How about a 4Runner and it's lexus twin? Look like rebadges to me. Plus the 9-7X was about 5K less than the Volvo and Touregg I test drove with the same amenities -- and those are the only factors that matter in which vehicle I will sign on the dotted line for.
#316 of 355 Re: 5.3L V8 DOD Engine [reservecab]
Mar 09, 2006 (3:16 pm)
The DOD kicks in on the highway more so than the stop and go city. If you're worried mostly about gas I'd go always go with the smaller engine anyway. I have the 4.2 and it's plenty powerful. I'd love the 5.3 though.
#317 of 355 Re: My 9-7X [tgillmer]
Mar 09, 2006 (7:59 pm)
The QX56 and Armada are very alike. And yes they are, in my opinion, a definite rebadge job. I had one as a loaner last weekend and it made me want my regular car back...
The 4Runner and GX470 are also quite close. I'd also add the Land Cruiser and LX470 to the list of luxury rebadge jobs.
#318 of 355 Re: I Drove a 9-7x Linear Today [imariquinn]
Apr 08, 2006 (5:47 am)
Sorry for the delay in responding. I haven't visited this board in a while...
I didn't buy a 9-7x, but I also didn't buy anything else. For now I'm sticking with what I've got. I do like the 9-7x, and would go with the inline six. If they do cancel it, I might pick up one of the last ones just as they're blowing them out.
For now I'm no longer in the market. That is unless tragedy strikes and one of my two other cars gets stolen or otherwise written off.
#319 of 355 Just Got My 9-7x
Jul 03, 2006 (7:10 am)
My wife and I just leased a 2006 9-7x, 5.3 V8. I love the looks of the exterior and interior. It drives alot better than the other GM SUVs on the same platform. It has excellent acceleration and handling (The turning radius is great). Our lease ended on our Saab 9-3 convertible, and we needed an SUV because we now have a baby. The 9-7x has the "Saab" feel that I loved in the convertible.
Currently, my only complaint is a squeak coming from where the center stack meets bottom cupholder area. Squeak = GM product. I have an appointment to get it fixed. I decided to lease because I was unsure of the reliability and I wanted to see what Saab comes out with to replace the 9-7x in 2008 or 2009.
#320 of 355 Re: it would be nice [jchan2]
Jul 08, 2006 (8:02 am)
I'd like to think I could keep it as an extra car..but this was to be my main vehicle and I picked it in what I thought was a careful rational way.. WRONG...recently divorced and out of work I cant afford to take a heavy hit and the folks at SAAB wont even retun a phone call or laugh at me when I suggest a trade in. This THING eats gas and at current prices I am glad I don't have a lot of driving to do. I'm worried about repairs becaise it's already been such a problem. and yes the depreciation was almost $12,000 for the first year alone. insu is 1,800 a yr and I have an excell record....let's face it ...HUGE MISTAKE..but thanks anyway...