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Saab 9-7X, SUV
May 13, 2008 (9:13 am)
Well had it for five months and it has 5,000 miles. Yes, I love the kick in the pants feel from the 6.0 V-8. In all respects it looks like a Saab (the interior design is great!) but the fit and finish is classic American automaker (ala GM/Chevy)- poor to crappy and very "plasticky".
The real pain with my SUV is that it makes an incessant whining and grinding from the rear differential. The dealer is working on it now but they said the repair may take a while to isolate and then remedy- why? Anyone else have this same problem?
#336 of 355 Re: in the news [steve_]
Oct 06, 2008 (10:57 am)
Unfortunatley, the Traverse, Outlook, Enclave and Acadia aren't replacements.
#337 of 355 Re: in the news [stmss]
Oct 19, 2008 (8:39 pm)
wow, thanks for all of your posts. i was looking to pull the trigger on a brand new 9-7x (2008) Aero that the dealership seems to be dying to get rid of. With minimal negotiation they were down to 29,500, but with all the headaches, GM build, gas mileage, etc i think i'll have to use my brain instead of my emotion. i'm a saab guy coming to the sad realization that i don't know if i'll ever buy a saab again
#338 of 355 Buying a 2006 Saab 9-7X
Feb 22, 2009 (8:16 pm)
I am looking into to buying a 2006 Saab 9-7X and wanted to get some feedback about vehicle.
1. How is the reliability of the vehicle? I have not found any reliability information for the 9-7X after about 20,000 miles.
2. Will a GM dealership work on the vehicle or must you take to a Saab dealer.
3. Is this vehicle even worth purchasing since I was reading the company is filling for bankruptcy protection and GM is finding a way to cut them loose.
4. Finally does anybody still own the 9-7X from a purchase in 05' or 06? If you still own, what has been your experience?
#339 of 355 Jiggles Anyone?
Apr 16, 2009 (5:49 am)
I just learned a tough lesson on impulse buying. The dealer knocked $17 grand off the sticker of a 9-7x and ate 4 months of my lease trade in. Within the first few miles I found the vehicle shakes and flexes over bumps and uneven pavement. The front end has the feeling of cowl shake, that side to side jiggle feeling which is also felt in the steering wheel. I can only compare the feeling to that of a cheap Plymouth convertable I used to own. A local Saab dealer checked it and said everything seems fine. I can put up with the whinny rear-end noise or the transmission that can't decide what gear it should be in. But that side to side jiggle angers me more with each bump in the road. Is anyone else feeling this or is there something wrong with mine alone?
#340 of 355 Re: Jiggles Anyone? [jjr6]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 16, 2009 (6:51 am)
Have you experimented with the tire pressures?
#341 of 355 Re: Jiggles Anyone? [steve_]
Apr 22, 2009 (9:27 pm)
I thought the same Steve. All tires are 32 psi like the sticker calls for.
#342 of 355 Re: Jiggles Anyone? [jjr6]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 22, 2009 (10:16 pm)
Since the dealer isn't being helpful, maybe you can find someone to put it on a lift and go over the bolts and suspension parts. Maybe there's a defective motor mount.
Oh, you could ask to test drive another one like yours and see if it wallows or not. Maybe that would convince the service writer to take another look.
And one more thing - try an Advanced Search here for "TrailBlazer shake" or similar under Search Forums on the right, and tell the search to look in SUVs. There's not that many posts that look like they could be related to your problem, but there are a few (sway bar problems, etc.). Since the platforms are similar, maybe one of those posts will trigger something.
#343 of 355 Re: Jiggles Anyone? [jjr6]
Apr 24, 2009 (10:18 am)
Something is wrong. Should be no side to side, or front end shake - at least not on the pavement - nor any whining in the rear end. Have the tires been checked (not for pressure but for other problems)? or rotated?
As far as gear selection, my 5.3 is okay. The only thing I don't like is the kickdown when accelerating.
I have 35000 km on my 08 and the only problem I had was with the thump problem in the rear differential which is a common problem and fixed under warranty. Other than that it has been solid.