2005 Saab 9-2X Consumer Review: Beauty for the beast

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Beauty for the beast
By beemboy on


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


Anyone up for a Subaru entree with Saab spices? I was, and it's delicious! The 9-2x Aero combines the practicality of a wagon (great for carting small- to medium-sized dogs, for example, or camping gear), the thrills of a turbo engine (it will put a silly grin on your face that you cannot wipe off), and the safety of all-wheel-drive with ABS and a limited slip differential. The turbo characteristics have been refined, so you won't necessarily take off like a Tasmanian devil at 3000RPM. The shifter is notchy and can definitely be improved. Seats are decent, and the two-tone interior is nice. Road noise is acceptable, but more than the Jetta I owned. In all, a practical car that spells F-U-N.

Best Features

Turbo engine, beautiful wheels, lovely Saab nose and tail, and awesome sportwagon profile. Nice two-tone interior and in-dash 6-disc CD changer. All wheel drive.

Worst Features

Shifter can be short throw - it is currently too notchy. Road noise needs to be dampened more.
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