Date: Fri, 19 Nov 2004 21:36:52 GMT
From: "James Sweet" <>
Subject: Re: Opinions about new SAAB 92x

"Charles Christacopoulos" <> wrote in message news:419d39b3$0$1069$ > Pumba wrote: > > > Hello everyone, > > > > I am currently in the market for a new car. I am looking at the new volvo > > S40 (AWD T5 version), the SAAB 92X (Turbo AWD version) and the Subaru WRX > > (not sti). From my research all 3 cars appeal to me and are up my budget. > > I have heard that the SAAB is merely a Subaru WRX engine with a SAAB body - > > is that true? If it is true.......would current 92x owners recommend buying > > the Subaru for about 1k less? > > Out of all 3.....the Volvo appeals to me the most......but > > with the options i want (like moonroof etc)......the price is going over my > > budget. > > > > I have also never owned a SAAB and so I am interested to hear > > opinions/concerns about its reliability etc. I generally tend to keep cars > > for at least about 6-7 years.......My current Honda has about 120K miles and > > is 7 years old and has served me really well with respect to realibility. > > So my 2 main factors are I want a car thats fun to drive (I think all 3 > > above models would be fun to drive) but at the same time gives me the > > reliability i want. > > > > Just wanted to get opinions from die hard SAAB fans on what i can expect by > > owning a swedish car for about 6-7 years. > > > > Thanks, > > Pumba > > > > > > In the UK over the last few years Subarus have had exceptionally good > reports of reliability. The same for some other Japanese cars (Toyota > to be specific). > > The problem is the 9.2 is not a SAAB, it just has a SAAB badge. If it > has Subaru reliability it will be good but if it has been altered ... > then your guess is as good as mine. > > Charles > I like Subarus to some extent, and I like Saabs, but I don't particularly like the 9-2, it's a Subaru pretending to be a Saab, and it's more expensive than virtually the same car from Subaru.

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