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2005 Saab 9-2X

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A good but not great little car.
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By Johnnymauler
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2005 Saab 9-2X Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I have had some problems with the tires and wheels on this car. After only about 10000 miles all of the Bridgestone tires bubbled and half my rims were bent. I had to buy new tires and aftermarket wheels. The car handles great but turbo lag and cheap seats are a downfall.


Favorite Features

All wheel drive, turbo power, great handling, roomy interior for a small car.


Suggested Improvements

Better tires, better wheels, turbo lag, automatic climate control is useless, seats need to be better quality and hold you better, navigation option and better stereo system.


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


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This is a great little car the only problems I had when I bought it was that the tires bubbled in under 10000 miles and I had to replace them with performance tires because no good tire company makes all weather tires for this car but bridgestone and they were the original tires.


Favorite Features

Turbo, roominess, handling, heated seats.


Suggested Improvements

Automatic climate control is horrible, turbo, seats could be sportier, should have come with navigation system and better stereo system.


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14 Months of Ownership
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By Jm94
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2005 Saab 9-2X Aero 4dr Sport Wagon (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 5M)


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I had the Silver Bullet for 14 months before I traded it in. The 92x is a very fun car to drive. On an open winding road, I can't imagine a better vehicle. It also handles extremely well in the rain. Every day use though is a different story. In stop and go traffic, it beats you up. I took a 5 hour road trip and found that it performed much better on the highway than I expected, but by hour 4, my back, shoulders and neck hurt so much I couldn't wait. Turbolag is poor, slow off the line, from 30-70 in 3rd gear, it's an F16, arguably one of the fastest cars on the road. Bottom line, this car is like driving a race car. What it lacks in comfort, it makes up for in fun.


Favorite Features

3rd gear power, excellent AWD system, never had one problem. Averaged 24 mpg, premium fuel only.


Suggested Improvements

Well, it's not being made anymore, but this car is good, but couldn't have been great. Too small up front, I'm 5'8 and felt cramped. Doors are flimsy and rattle. Short throw shifter needed. Front seats on drives over an hour are torture to sit in, back seats are big enough for smurfs only.


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


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The interior is very plain and understated, very few bells or whistles. The seats are very tight fitting, almost like race seats. This is a good feature when cornering hard as you don't slide in the seat at all. For those who are somewhat ample in the posteror region they might be uncomfortable. The seat fabric is very very prone to coffee stains, Saab could have thought this out better. My guess is that the demographic who buys this car also drinks a lot of coffee. The car is fun to drive with ample horse power and great handling. The awd is awesome in snow.


Favorite Features

The car handles like a dream. AWD works great with good power throughout.


Suggested Improvements

The interior and the sound system have little to be desired.


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Great buy
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By Gina
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2005 Saab 9-2X Linear 4dr Sport Wagon (2.5L 4cyl 5M)


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Great car. Love the free oil changes and maintenance. Have not had one problem except using the wrong gasoline. Must use detergent gasoline (Shell, Amoco, etc). non-detergent gasoline will slow start-ups. Very comfortable car.


Favorite Features

Two-tone leather seats, moon roof, fuel efficiency.


Suggested Improvements

Second row seating is a little short.


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