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Saab 9-2X Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L Flat 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 165 hp @ 5600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 20/27 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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (67 total 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.




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.




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

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

I bought this car for the combination of practical features- safe, good fuel economy, AWD, decent performance, reliability. Overall, I like it, but I'm not sure if I'd do it all over again. I'm 6'2" and find the car to be extremely uncomfortable on longer trips. It's also a tight squeeze as a family car- if you have child seats, they don't fit easily. It's also not an easy drive in heavy traffic- I have a manual trans. and the shifting is kind of a pain compared to other manuals I've driven. I'd go with an automatic over a manual if I were buying again. The few flaws aside, it's a fun car to drive for the money.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Long-term ownership review

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

Wife bought the 05 9-2x Linear, with cold weather package (heated seats, windows, leather, etc.) at the end of 2004 to be used exclusively as her primary vehicle in her pharma sales job, which requires a LOT of driving. About 180,000(!) miles later, its Subaru quality is still shining through. In all this time, it's only required new tires and brakes at regular intervals. This is a car that is driven often in the back roads of central Virginia and the Appalachia area of West Virginia. It's always burned a bit of oil, and the fog lights have had to be replaced due to sand and rocks thrown from trucks during the winter. This is a quality car, fun to drive (5-spd). Highly recommend.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 20
  • cty
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  • 27
  • highway
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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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