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Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 21:36:52 -0500
From: "WitchDr" <Witch**>
Subject: Re: Opinions about new SAAB 92x

I took a look at the 9-2X and it's ok but it's just a little nicer than the Subaru but that isn't saying much. They both have that cheap plastic feel interior and I just didn't like it. The reviews on the WRX say it's a great car to drive and the X was fast but I just wasn't going for the plastic feel. I've been in a Volvo and the interior is a LOT nicer...not sure how it is to drive. Another option is to get a used (errr...."pre-owned") 9-3 Viggen that is an absolute rocket and a lot less. Interior is light years ahead of the 9-2X/WRX, looks killer, tons of room, and corners very well. My only beef is the torque steer which was solved with a Viggen Rescue Kit. I have been sooooo happy I made the decision to buy a Viggen and not a 9-2X. I saved a ton of money and got a bullet of a car. "Pumba" <> wrote in message news:Hz4nd.11121$ > 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 > >

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