*cough* the 9-2X doesn't really count - it isn't really a Saab - just a rebadged Sub. with nicer interior, and a nicer smile and a slightly more aggressive feel Other then that - it's NOT a Saab. Pfft... 2.5L ha! :lol:murphwiz said:
shush!! lol atleast they had SAAB bodies! all saab engineered suspension and frame - it was only the engines that they were sharing then, and they were "Saabified" after that... now it's everything shared for "cost"!murphwiz said:What do you class as a SAAB?
9000 cross bred with the Fiat group?
99/C900 with the triumph engine?
96 with it's ford engine?
the 92 perhaps, with its DKW engine?
I think that is Saab's direction. A thread on SC once asked all new 9-3SS owners if this was their first Saab. It was about 98% the case. Saab wants the money, it doesn't really care where it comes from. Basically it wasn't getting enough from the traditional Saab buyer, and that's why it was going down the gurgler.murphwiz said:If you were to remove the outer skin of a 9000 and one of the Fiat versions, you'd be hard presed to tell them apart!
The Fiat even had same doors, and things like ACC panel were shared.
no-one on this type of board is likely to buy a 9-2x, it's not the market saab is trying to appeal, they want the new blood, ones that previously wouldn't have even considered a saab, I hope it's a success, or we'll all be mourning the passing of SAAB in a few years... :roll: