Date: Sun, 15 Aug 2004 11:46:19 -0400 From: "WitchDr" <Witch**DRnospamnobulkemail.net.ru> Subject: Re: Saabaru
"jsh1120" <jsh1120nospamast.net> wrote in message news:c1c44c.0408150650.232562b0nospaming.google.com... > Would I buy one? Not likely unless the price (about $30K USD) were > seriously discounted. Even then, I suspect that Saab will have a > difficult time drawing the intended market to this car. The 9-2X > doesn't have the refinement of either the 9-3 or the 9-5 and is at > disadvantage in terms of the price point with its Subaru WRX sibling. > All in all, strikes me as a prep school version of a boy racer sedan. Pretty much what I thought of it though I had it a much shorter time. I looked at getting one rather than pick up a used (err..."pre-owned") Viggen or Aero because I'd heard Saab was giving huge deals to move them. Not so. By the time you end up with what you want, your at $30K. Kind of steep considering the showroom had a 9-3 Arc that was reasonable optioned, manual trans for $31,500. The 9-3 Arc is such a nice car inside, it's not even close. Had I been able to walk away with a 9-2X for $23K, I'd have seriously considered it. Instead I opted for a much much cheaper "pre-owned" Viggen....and it is soooooooo nice and unbelievably fast. Maybe the 9-2X is a tad faster but I'll take the minor hit because the Viggen is so far ahead of the 9-2X in terms of looks, interior, etc.