2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO from North America - Comments

23rd Jan 2010, 14:11

By 0 km I meant it was new. It had somewhere in the 50 km range when I acquired it.

It now has 111,000 km as of Jan 2010. The only thing to have gone wrong so far was the AC idler began making some noise. I had to go on a long unexpected road trip, so I simply cut the AC belt and away I went. I expect I can fix it for around 100 bucks, but won't bother till summer. My garage isn't heated.

Oh... oddly enough at about 100,000 km, I had to change the rear brake pads while the front ones had lots left.

Now that Saab has gone the way of the DO-DO I am sure glad this car is actually a Subaru. My subie dealer here in Edmonton has no problems working on the Saab 92X.

I hate to say it, but I think me and the 92X are going to part this summer. I am getting a F-150, Evo, or STI.

Peace!

7th May 2011, 21:19

Excuse me, but Saab is alive and well - Reports of its demise were greatly exaggerated.

8th May 2011, 10:15

Too bad the 92X didn't survive past two years though. They are really great cars. It was nice having an upscale and better looking WRX!

8th May 2011, 10:39

Then why is it that Saab fails to even have a corporate web site like every other car manufacturer.

9th May 2011, 08:12

Try www.saabusa.com. I just looked at all of their current cars on there! They now have a 93X, but it isn't what the 92X was as far as a performer. Looks a bit larger though.

9th May 2011, 12:45

Are you kidding? The WRX was better looking than this, especially since the 9-2X only came in the not as nice wagon shape.

9th May 2011, 17:39

I think the WRX was frumpy looking in the 2005 and 2006 years when the 92X was around, although the 2006 was a bit better. The Saab front end was more well rounded, and fit into the body shape much better. Also, the rear plate in the hatch rather than in the bumper was a cleaner look.

The wagon is the only style that is worth looking at as far as I'm concerned. Why have a tiny car with no cargo room? Even the newest WRX to me is only cool in the 5 door configuration.

9th May 2011, 20:27

I have heard that these are the most reliable SAABs in the world. Gee, I wonder why. LOL!

30th Apr 2012, 02:48

After owning a bunch of Saabs and (nowdays) an even bigger amount of Subarus, I agree that it is a bummer and a half that Saab is biting the dust. But as a Northern Californian living at the edges of Silicon Valley, I can assure everyone that Saab is indeed still alive in the Aerospace field. It's not just Facebook and Google and Apple in Silicon Valley, you can't believe how many communication satellites and other semi-secret projects are alive here at any given time. If you watch the aircraft industry at all, you will be glad to know Saab is a leader in the high tech development of air-traffic control and other esoteric fields. Its name will be buried under one corp after another, but the legacy of Saab still lives! Too bad it won't be in the guise of cars. The 92x could have saved them; too bad GM couldn't get it together.

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