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IronJoe 12-31-2012 02:54 PM

Whoops! Bought another GM Saab... Black Turbo inside!
 
2008 Turbo X SportCombi. Girl version. 46k miles. No accidents, no stories, like new condition. Still has a sliver of a warranty left.

Has a few extras: Dealer installed Bluetooth kit (2008 cars had Gen 7 OnStar which didn't allow for bluetooth phone connections), optional Bose subwoofer (this replaces the spare tire - there is a whopping sub where the spare tire is supposed to be), and NIB roof racks which I am not going to install. Also tinted windows which I appreciate.


http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...17168B8EA5.jpg

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Drew in Houston 12-31-2012 03:00 PM

Congrats!

(I wish GM would buyout Saab again, those were good cars)

dan-the-kid 12-31-2012 03:31 PM

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Originally Posted by IronJoe (Post 924723)
2008 Turbo X SportCombi. Girl version. 46k miles. No accidents, no stories, like new condition. Still has a sliver of a warranty left.
Dealer installed Bluetooth kit (2008 cars had Gen 7 OnStar which didn't allow for bluetooth phone connections),

Sounds exactly like my dads TurboX...but never drives it, it has less then 20K miles on it. Yeah.

More info on the bluetooth would be much appreciated. We've gone through alot of hassel to try and find a good looking aftermaket one (Parrot), but none of them are exceptional.

I didnt know it was a dealer option. Any more info?

mike d 01-01-2013 06:20 AM

Id hi-five the the chick that drives that......

NickTurbo900 01-01-2013 06:58 AM

Sharp car. How much does something like that cost? I wouldn't mind one of the scarce 9-3X's with the 4 cyl, 6 speed, body mouldings and the lift. I see a few around here, give it a few years and maybe they'll be mine :D

AndreasR 01-01-2013 12:01 PM

Congrats...
I just love that sound from that exhaust combined with that engine....

Saabeh 01-01-2013 12:18 PM

Nice! Sell me the wheels.

IronJoe 01-01-2013 12:39 PM

Dan - it's a Parrot kit that somehow integrates with the Saab radio and stuff. I believe Parrot sold a harness that allowed that hookup - the only bummer is that it doesn't work with the factory radio controls :th_thumbsdownsmiley

Is your dads car a Nav HU?


Nick, I paid $18.5k which I think was pretty fair for the mileage, warranty, etc.


Question for those who might know - this car has the Bose subwoofer in place of the spare tire. Was that standard on the Turbo X? Previous owner seemed to think it was an option.

Also this car has the smartslot cupholder but due to the extra bolstering on the sport seats, it really doesn't have enough space to function properly. Kinda funny.


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Originally Posted by Saabeh (Post 924776)
Nice! Sell me the wheels.

Serious? If I can get a set of the optional 19" Turbo X wheels that North America didn't get, you can buy these off me.

Jameson 01-01-2013 01:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IronJoe (Post 924778)
Dan - it's a Parrot kit that somehow integrates with the Saab radio and stuff. I believe Parrot sold a harness that allowed that hookup - the only bummer is that it doesn't work with the factory radio controls :th_thumbsdownsmiley

Is your dads car a Nav HU?


Nick, I paid $18.5k which I think was pretty fair for the mileage, warranty, etc.


Question for those who might know - this car has the Bose subwoofer in place of the spare tire. Was that standard on the Turbo X? Previous owner seemed to think it was an option.

Also this car has the smartslot cupholder but due to the extra bolstering on the sport seats, it really doesn't have enough space to function properly. Kinda funny.


Serious? If I can get a set of the optional 19" Turbo X wheels that North America didn't get, you can buy these off me.

Me likey the 19's. I wonder if you could find them by stalking ebay.uk.

Turbo00 01-02-2013 04:11 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IronJoe (Post 924778)
Question for those who might know - this car has the Bose subwoofer in place of the spare tire. Was that standard on the Turbo X? Previous owner seemed to think it was an option.

My wifes 08 aero wagon is an 'all the boxes checked' car (nav, bose, etc). She has a sub that fits inside the spare wheel, as in there's this plastic form-molded shell with a 6- or 8-inch sub in it, that fits inside the steel donut rim under the rear cargo deck. Actually hits pretty hard for a Bose system.

Nice car overall - I've dealt with most of the minor 2.8 issues with my wifes already, so let me know if you have any problems with yours.

IronJoe 01-02-2013 05:54 AM

Thanks - after some reading, I think I get it now. The Bose subwoofer is meant to fit into the spare tire, but the Turbo X never came with a spare tire due to brake clearance issues, instead it comes with the quick-inflate kit.


Had a nice drive in this morning! Roads were frosted/icy in spots. Very cool to feel the power transfer in those situations.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...B96D5CD7B8.jpg

jk88 01-02-2013 06:08 AM

Hot.

Jameson 01-02-2013 09:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IronJoe (Post 924818)
Thanks - after some reading, I think I get it now. The Bose subwoofer is meant to fit into the spare tire, but the Turbo X never came with a spare tire due to brake clearance issues, instead it comes with the quick-inflate kit.


Had a nice drive in this morning! Roads were frosted/icy in spots. Very cool to feel the power transfer in those situations.

http://i277.photobucket.com/albums/k...B96D5CD7B8.jpg

We had 3" of snow, an inch of ice and then another 3" of snow. My John Deere was not ready to deal with it so I kind of said F-it. I have been very impressed to see our XWD 9-3 get up and down the driveway(210ft long and a steep hill) with no issue. Our XWD does not have the trick diff that your TX has either.

IronJoe 01-02-2013 09:21 AM

I thought the newer XWD cars came with eLSD standard?

Jameson 01-02-2013 09:26 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IronJoe (Post 924838)
I thought the newer XWD cars came with eLSD standard?

I could be wrong, but I thought only Aero(option) and TX(standard) had the eLSD.

dan-the-kid 01-02-2013 03:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by IronJoe (Post 924778)
Dan - it's a Parrot kit that somehow integrates with the Saab radio and stuff. I believe Parrot sold a harness that allowed that hookup - the only bummer is that it doesn't work with the factory radio controls :th_thumbsdownsmiley

Is your dads car a Nav HU?


Nope just the Bose+shitty GM radio.

You wouldnt happen to have the pn/model names for the parrot kit?

mvadenais 01-03-2013 07:28 AM

Awsome car and purchase. Love the Darth Vader look of those cars. Congrats and enjoy

g96nt 01-03-2013 09:36 AM

good kill!!!

I didn't eralize they were so "inexpensive" now.
(that's the price of a 06 Aero 'vert in some cases)
Weren't they ~50k originally?

gotta love the saab resale!

IronJoe 01-04-2013 03:13 PM

Snapped some pics of the interior.



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Saabeh 01-04-2013 06:28 PM

Looking pimp baller sexy


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