What a great SUV for dad. Incredible power from the low end and a smooth ride on the highway. I spend a lot of time in the mountains around Asheville working and this Saab has made the drive so fun. This reminds me of driving a hot rod as a kid. Great acceleration, incredible handling and a thrill to drive. The Aero is the cream of the crop, lots of fun and lots of power.
we had test drove an 08 4.2 before leasing a cx-7 as wife wanted a saab but 9-4x wasn't out (and still isn't) Now we need to replace the lease (still no 9-4x). As disappointing as the 4.2 was the Aero is incredible. great suspension & acceleration. The glove soft leather &french stitched door trim combined w/ the 9-5 cup holder & corvette engine & buick ranier laminated glass, olds bravada d- pillar & envoy interior door trim w/blazer bits & pieces make this the best of the ladder-on-frame suv rebadges. Like a tuxedo clad rugged SUV. Coming off lease the SAAB is less than a trailblazer SS w items you can't get on the Chevy. GREAT VALUE, reminds wife of the GMC Typhoon/cyclone when we were kids
carbon flash paint is heavy metallic- hides stone chips, color changes from black to gray to midnight blue in different light, love the tan leather with black carpet and trim, love the stadium seating, 20" wheels, oh and the rumble of the LS2 engine seals the deal.
headlight washers of lower models not on the aero, no rear sensors for back- up, only the trailblazer has rear cargo vented side windows, small sunroof shows the platforms early 2000's age, should have dual exhaust, hard not see bits and pieces of my parents Envoy XUV when i look too closely
This is a Trailblazer SS in SAAB Suit! The Performance and ability to hide in a crowd is Great! Push down on the GO PEDAL and life changes in 5.5 sec's flat. Gas Mileage is 13-15 at best, but this isn't for the faint of heart. The Seats don't hold you in the corners like an SS and that would have been an EASY fix (JCI-GM) The Cup holder in the dash was totally a waste of time and money, but SAAB Wanted that. (I wonder why) The Auto AC is a TOTAL JOKE! No feed back loop to confirm real air temp in cabin. (Duh, I guess they didn't have enough engineer's that day at GM-HVAC)
The Power in passing and the Sound at idle. 6.0 L of American Muscle wrapped in SAAB secrecy.
Better cylinder deactivation for improved mileage. Add-on Cup holder for the front passenger seat. Better Seat for Cornering fun!!
Purchased this car to replace a Volvo XC 90. This SUV is a real head turner, even when sitting still. Have only seen one other like ours in the area. A ride like a plush SUV but hang when the right pedal is mashed, this really moves with the 6.0 liter V-8. Yes the MPG is low but hey its an all wheel drive full frame SUV, not like the cookie cutter uni body SUVS that are everywhere today. Bought it for $26,000 with 12,000 miles on it. Loaded with every option. Would do it over again in a heartbeat. No complaints as of yet.
6.0 V8, all wheel drive, nice interior features
More cup holders, only two in the front and the one is in the dash, pretty neat but would like to see more in the front as well as cubbies for the cell phone, ipod etc
What a sexy beast! The 9-7x Aero is a rare classic that was doomed by the poor timing of >$3.50/g gas. Their loss in sales is my gain in rarity. I have owned many exclusive, classic and modern sports cars, but never have I received so many admiring second- looks and seen so much drool from jaw dropping performance envy. Blows away all other SUVs except for fools that paid well over 2x as much for the turbo pepper S. And did I mention that the exterior is second to none! I have never stated this but, "Good Work, GM"!
The sound both inside (quiet and Bose sound system) and out (earthquake rumble but not obnoxious). Excellent handling, suspension! Head turning awesome looks.
Different interior plastic than other GMs would make the interior even better. Adopt the fuel management system of the 5.3 liter V8 to improve MPG during normal driving.