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2005 Saab 9-2X

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100k Problem-Free Miles!
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By estevanker
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2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

The AWD system in the winter.


Worst Features

More noise insulation. It is a bit loud at highway speeds.


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Practical, Reliable, Rally-Bred Monster
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By Scott
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2005 Saab 9-2X Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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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.


Best Features

1. The depreciation :) . 2) The AT's gated stick makes it easy to pick your own gears when the mood strikes. 3) The seats are firm and have tons of support, as I prefer. 4) Saab's quirky, lovable interior job. 5) It's as reliable as a St. Bernard. 6) The 2.0 turbo boxer, though very old, is a gem.


Worst Features

1) The car is picky about how it's driven: going 70 with nothing on I get 28 mpg, but if I wind up to 80 and turn on the AC it drops to about 23-24. 2) The frameless windows are pointless. 3) The AT needs a fifth gear, badly. 4) It'd be nice if Subaru made an updated engine at some point.


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Practical
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By BOOGEX
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2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

AWD, fuel economy, decent pep.


Worst Features

Seats need to be more comfortable.


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Long-term ownership review
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By waveho
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2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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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.


Best Features

AWD. Xenon lows. Heated seats.


Worst Features

A classic... some day....


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Rippen Griffen 9-2X Aero
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By Rippen Griffin
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2005 Saab 9-2X Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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Best car I have ever owned! Plenty of interior room for a small family, and the rear seats fold flat for more hauling room. Super reliable - over 108k miles, and no service repairs! My car has been modified, to produce ~100 hp over stock hp, and is still a reliable daily driver.


Best Features

All-wheel Drive!


Worst Features

Rattles, creaks and clunks - the car has suffered from these since 40k miles.


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