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Old 04-23-2004, 10:02 AM   #1
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Default Saab 9-2X Pricing

Subject: Press: Saab Announces Pricing for All-Wheel-Drive 9-2X
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Norcross, GA-The new Saab 9-2X is the next significant step in the biggest product development program in Saab's history. With standard all-wheel-drive, powerful engines, and distinctive European design - as well as versatile 5-door body style - it is a unique offering in a developing new niche in the car market: the premium sports compact segment. The first Saab 9-2X models will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada on June 1, 2004 - ahead of many competitors who are also bringing products to this market.

With aggressive pricing, the Saab 9-2X will be the first premium brand vehicle for many of its customers. With this vehicle, Saab expects to attract customers, in their early stages of their career, who are cosmopolitan and open-minded, and who appreciate the sophisticated style of a European brand.

Pricing starts at $22,990 for the 9-2X Linear, equipped with a 165-hp 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. Standard equipment includes 16-inch alloy wheels with 205/55 R16 all-season tires, AM/FM/CD stereo system, climate control system, cruise control, tilt-adjustable steering column, power door locks with remote keyless entry, power windows, power-adjustable exterior mirrors and rear
window wiper/washer.

The 9-2X Aero model, with its 227-hp turbocharged and intercooled 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, is priced at $26,950. In addition to equipment on the 9-2X Linear, the Aero model distinguishes itself with larger front brake discs, hood-mounted intercooler air intake, front fog lamps, unique light alloy wheels, automatic climate control system, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, metallic-rimmed instrument dials, sport textile upholstery, leather wrapped sport steering wheel, shifter knob and handbrake handle.

Both Linear and Aero models come with a 5-speed manual transmission or an optional 4-speed automatic transmission. Available option packages include leather-appointed trim and upholstery, power sunroof, xenon headlights, heated seats and more.

Saab Cars USA, based in Norcross, GA, is the importer and distributor of Saab 9-2X, 9-3 and 9-5 automobiles.
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:17 AM   #2
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Xenon headlights? SAAB is adding HIDs to the WRX- Does Subaru offer this on any model?
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Old 04-23-2004, 11:19 AM   #3
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Xenon headlights? SAAB is adding HIDs to the WRX- Does Subaru offer this on any model?
Just the STI, in the US at least.
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Old 04-23-2004, 12:59 PM   #4
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The 9-2X Aero model, with its 227-hp turbocharged and intercooled 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, is priced at $26,950. In addition to equipment on the 9-2X Linear, the Aero model distinguishes itself with larger front brake discs, hood-mounted intercooler air intake, front fog lamps, unique light alloy wheels, automatic climate control system, 6-disc in-dash CD changer, metallic-rimmed instrument dials, sport textile upholstery, leather wrapped sport steering wheel, shifter knob and handbrake handle.
That actually sounds like a reasonable price! with Xenon and 17" rims that is priced right in line with WRX's. I guess I was expecting a more significant 'Saab' markup.

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I was expecting a saab markup as well.

I'm getting married in July and my fiance works at GM...so I will be able to get the GM discount on this car which should shave several thousand off the price. I will consider one of these for sure.

I'm not big on the wagon style but it's growing on me. I like the rims too.
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Old 04-23-2004, 01:24 PM   #6
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Xenon headlights? SAAB is adding HIDs to the WRX- Does Subaru offer this on any model?
Remember that this is Subaru adding HIDs to an Impreza that is going to be sold as a Saab. I believe these cars are being assembled in Gunma along with all the other Imprezas.
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Old 04-23-2004, 03:28 PM   #7
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Remember that this is Subaru adding HIDs to an Impreza that is going to be sold as a Saab. I believe these cars are being assembled in Gunma along with all the other Imprezas.
Correct.
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Old 04-23-2004, 03:34 PM   #8
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So the HIDs in the 9-2X are probably exactly the same as the HIDs on the STI.
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Old 04-23-2004, 05:02 PM   #9
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So the HIDs in the 9-2X are probably exactly the same as the HIDs on the STI.
doubtful... if you've seen pics of the 9-2X the front end doesn't look at all like an impreza. headlights aren't even close to the same shape.
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:10 PM   #10
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doubtful... if you've seen pics of the 9-2X the front end doesn't look at all like an impreza. headlights aren't even close to the same shape.
Obviously the housings aren't. I mean the actual HID components (the auto-leveling and the bulbs)
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:28 PM   #11
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Obviously the housings aren't. I mean the actual HID components (the auto-leveling and the bulbs)
We don't know yet if the 9-2X gets auto levelling; it may be manual like the STi headlamps.

The ballast boxes are attached to the bottom of the lamp housing.
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Old 04-23-2004, 06:31 PM   #12
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$26K is Legacy GT territory.
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^^eggzackly ... I think SAAB is screwed
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Old 04-24-2004, 01:30 AM   #14
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^^eggzackly ... I think SAAB is screwed
The SAAB RDF (Reality Distortion Field) is at least as powerful as Steve Jobs'/Apple's. Up here in VT, all the rich UVM students drive SAABs.
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Old 04-24-2004, 09:06 AM   #15
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**** saab they can't come out with anything creative on their own... very upset...

I own and evo, but def have my love for the wrx... that car gave me my first taste of this awd turbo 4 door love.. def amazing cars..


but yeah **** saab....

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Old 04-24-2004, 09:58 AM   #16
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The SAAB RDF (Reality Distortion Field) is at least as powerful as Steve Jobs'/Apple's. Up here in VT, all the rich UVM students drive SAABs.
I've owned as many Saabs as Subarus --- 5 of each!!!

I currently own 2 Saabs. (pics below, the wagon has 258 lb-ft of torque and can do 155 MPH at which point the limiter kicks in...)

9-2X
At least the 9-2X is a rebadged Subie and not a rebadged GM!!

I think the idea is to have an entry level car to get people in to the brand. The problem is it will have none of the attributes that really define a Saab.....

For more 9-2X info go here: http://www.9-2x.saabusa.com

The options are priced out here: http://www.9-2x.saabusa.com/92x_pricing.pdf

Saab's quirkiness and uniqueness is the brand, it will never be a mainstream brand. To dry to do that will kill it.

9-7X
BTW pix and details of the 9-7X SUV are up at http://www.Saabusa.com

It has the key between the seats and the instrument panel of the 9-3. At least they're trying to make it Saab-ish.

And with the "X" thing at least they're letting you know which ones are not actually made by Saab....

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The SAAB RDF (Reality Distortion Field) is at least as powerful as Steve Jobs'/Apple's. Up here in VT, all the rich UVM students drive SAABs.
I guess. Oh well, Subaru wins either way.
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Old 04-24-2004, 11:41 AM   #18
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The SAAB RDF (Reality Distortion Field) is at least as powerful as Steve Jobs'/Apple's. Up here in VT, all the rich UVM students drive SAABs.
I mean this in the nicest way, bite me.
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Old 04-24-2004, 12:53 PM   #19
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Default Why all the Saab hating?

They used to make great cars until GM poisoned them.
I used to own a 900s and the thing was great! Never a problem and sold it with 270,000 miles on the thing. It just looked funny, but in reality was one of the best cars I've ever driven.

Subaru and Saab arn't that much different. They both started out from parent companies that produced Airplanes before cars. That's one reason their engineeering and production are desgined to make quality/reliable parts and equipment. Their airplane expertise carried over into the outmaking, thus high quality products that don't fail for dumb reasons.

You can't sell airplanes that fall apart in mid air! Let's just hope VW doesn't start maing airplanes!!!
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Subaru and Saab arn't that much different.
Yeah, they both start with 'S'.
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Old 04-25-2004, 12:18 AM   #21
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if everyone that had a saab didnt kept it for 10 years, saying how great it was, maybe saab would have a more independant structure and products

as disapointing it is for saab, this is their last chance before either gm sells them, or pull the plug on that company
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Default The Non-Subaru New Car News Thread #2

Thread #1 (you may find it here: http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...hreadid=445662) was getting cumbersome, so here's a fresh start. Please post all non-Suburu news/rumors in this thread. Stray ones will get merged in as time goes on .


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Old 06-02-2004, 10:23 AM   #23
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Please please please for the love of all that is holy and good, make a car lounge instead of a single thread.
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I'd second that, seem's to me that a Lounge would be a better option then a Non-subie car thread, considering not everything that will be posted in it can truly be considered news or a rumor.
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Not only that... how many cars are repeated because you can't keep track of 15 pages of posts and remember what has/hasn't been posted...
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