Date: Sun, 21 Aug 2005 20:16:09 -0400
From: "Tex" <>
Subject: Re: MotorWeek review of 9-7x on tv -- god bless my Tivo

"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

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