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2005 Saab 9-2X Wagon

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Saab 9-2X Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 227 hp @ 6000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2005 Saab 9-2X

  • If you don't mind a strong shot of Subaru with your Saab and are in the market for a sporty wagon, the 9-2X could very well be the ride for you.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Sporty good looks, forgiving ride quality without sacrificing road feel and handling precision, punchy acceleration on turbo models.

  • Cons

    Interior more Subaru than Saab, lacks premium features like a navigation system and stability control.

  • What's New for 2005

    The 9-2X is an all-new sport wagon from Saab. Sporty and versatile, it shares its platform and mechanicals with Subaru's Impreza wagon.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Keeps on ticking!.

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I have a 2005 Saab 92x Linear Automatic. I bought it way back when they had the GM employee discount for everybody. So I bought it instead of the Subaru Impreza.the mileage is over 266,000 miles and she keeps on ticking. I makes sure she is dealer tuned every year and I change the oil every 5,000 miles. I've had the rear struts changed. Right as I type this i have her in the shop. I busted three Lug Studs on the left driver rear hub while driving. While i was checking the proper torque on the other lugs, I busted another stud on the front left hub. The dealer busted two studs about two months ago on the back right rear tire during service. The car has been good to me and my family.




Eleanor will be missed...

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-2X Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

I purchased my Aero used with 30,000K on her. I immediately fell in love and still miss her to this day. I had Eleanor for almost 3 years. She gave me no problems and put nothing but smiles on my face while I owned her. It was worth the expensive insurance, premium fuel and lackluster mpg. Unfortunately, the engine decided to blow at 57,000K with regularly scheduled maintenance. Thousands of dollars later it just wasn't the same and was forced to trade her in. I gave Subaru another chance and traded Eleanor in for '11 Legacy in May 2011.



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Good first car

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I bought My Saabaru a couple weeks back and everytime i drive it, it brings a huge smile on my face. Its got plenty of kick and can turn on a dime. with a 4 banger as well as AWD its a amazing little car




Saabaru

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

You get everything you expect from a Subaru with some extra creature comforts and Saab style. The AWD is fantastic in inclement weather and handling and highway ride is impressive. My chief complaint is the performance of the automatic transmission. It tends to be sluggish around town and slow to kick down, especially from third gear. Family requirements necessitated an automatic, but I'd recommend the 5spd manual. Overall build quality is good, but the exterior paint chips easily and some of the interior materials could stand improvement. Two tone fabric looks slick, but stains show readily. Rear seat leg room is limited, so adult passengers may be uncomfortable on longer trips.



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100k problem-free miles!

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)

I've been driving this car 150 miles daily to work and back and have not had a single issue with it. The car averages 33mpg and is awesome in the snow and ice. I anticipate driving it another 100k miles.




Practical, reliable, rally-bred monster

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Vehicle: 2005 Saab 9-2X Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)

Last year I went used shopping for a practical AWD compact for city use and occasional road trips. To my surprise, this turbo Saabaru (which, yes, has an automatic) was the best of the lot by far. Plodding around in town it's as docile as any other auto-compact, yet the turbo means it doesn't run out of steam on the highway (I'm looking at you, SX4/Fit). But it's not all practicality: being a WRX, it's ready to play whenever. Put the tach above 3500 and it hisses, growls, and rips a hole in time. Show it some curves and it annihilates them (it's front heavy, but there's so much grip it almost doesn't matter). Best of all, you can go back to driving casually once you're done abusing the tarmac.



Full 2005 Saab 9-2X Review

What's New for 2005

The 9-2X is an all-new sport wagon from Saab. Sporty and versatile, it shares its platform and mechanicals with Subaru's Impreza wagon.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 17
  • cty
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  • 24
  • highway
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