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Old 09-20-2007, 01:21 PM   #1
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The First MY2008s have arrived...

I went into work this afternoon and found 4 or 5 2008 9-3s still wrapped in plastic scattered among the 2007 stock. There were 3 maybe 4 sedans (one of which was an Aero) and a convertible. Pictures to follow as soon as I get back over there to take some.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:20 PM   #2
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Just got back from work. Took a 7 or 8 pictures, they can be found at the link below:

http://saabpics.com:3000/gallery2/v/...r87/2008Saabs/
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:23 PM   #3
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Wheels look hideous. On all of them. Also the car looks extremely bland without some sort of "siding" on it...looks like a Grand Am door.

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hmm fail on those rear lights to and the funny little antenna too.

Grill looks mean... rest of car... not so much.
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:53 PM   #5
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:58 PM   #6
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if only they had done better withthe wheels



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Old 09-20-2007, 02:59 PM   #7
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Eh....

Are those calipers covered as well?
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Old 09-20-2007, 02:59 PM   #8
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Wheels look hideous. On all of them. Also the car looks extremely bland without some sort of "siding" on it...looks like a Grand Am door.
you're right,
they didn't have to put molding in, but could've had some sort of line down the side of the car to break it up a little bit...
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Dan the white things behind the rims will be removed before the cars are driven. Just part of the stuff that is put on during shipping.



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Old 09-20-2007, 03:04 PM   #10
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Thats what I meant when I said covered.
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if only they had done better withthe wheels
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Still a mean looking front end though!
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Old 09-20-2007, 05:23 PM   #12
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Yeah, after sitting in them and walking around them, I'm kinda let down a little. I really hope if and when we get our Turbo X, its a little more exciting than these first few.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:21 PM   #13
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what are the specs on the different engines or are the the same as the SS?
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:26 PM   #14
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The 2.0T is still 210hp I believe and the Aero is rated at ~290hp I guess.
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Old 09-20-2007, 07:32 PM   #15
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I don't like how so many new cars don't have rub-strips. Did people recently stop parking in parking-lots with other cars or something? Damn near guaranteed, ALL of those new 9-3's are going to have at least 1 door ding before they are 3 months old.
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I agree something just doesn't look quite right in the pics. I will have to see one in person until then I withhold my judgments.
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Give it time until you can see the more spec'ed out ones, a 2003 linear isnt the most exciting thing to look at either. But I do agree that the loss of the rubstrip is a terrible plan, hopefully they will remedy that soon.
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It'll probabley show up in the accessories catalog or something stupid like that.
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Thats also the sexy launch package you got there!
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