Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2005 00:29:29 GMT
From: Saab Guy <>
Subject: Re: MotorWeek review of 9-7x on tv -- That is the Ticket (Neo-Industrial Scania based Saab SUV)

On Sun, 21 Aug 2005 20:16:09 -0400 "Tex" <> wrote: > "Dan" <> wrote in message > news:tG8Oe.21687$ > > On 8/19/2005 9:38 PM, saabyurk wrote: > >> Anyone else see this? I know most of you aren't 9-7x fans, but I have > >> my Directv Tivo programmed to record anything with SAAB in the title or > >> description. It caught a nice review of the 9-7x on 8/14, 5 am, on our > >> local channel 49 (Akron,Cleveland area PBS). > >> All of the action shots made it look pretty good, and MotorWeek had > >> nothing but good remarks to make about it. > >> > > > > Autoweek gave it a good review too. > > Maybe...but why only a lame 4-speed automatic??? Hardly very progressive > not to mention inefficient. > > And if being an SUV didn't itself fly in the face of Saab to begin with, > they had to include a V8. A Saab with a V8??? It would have been just fine > with the V6. And as I understand it, the V6 is actually a bit more refined > than the V8. > > I've always felt that if Saab were to do an SUV it should look back into its > history for in Scania. Perhaps they could have made an SUV > in that vein...kind of a neo-industrial look and feel. Now that would have > been interesting and original! > > - tex Tex, That would have been the ticket, a Neo-Industrial / Scania themed SUV, now that would have "lifted off" as far as historical accounts go. - Ryan

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