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Saab like whoa.

Discussion in 'Members' Lounge' started by Loco Honkey, Jul 7, 2004.

  1. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

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    OK, so we have Subaru, Mitsubishi, Volvo (V50 coming out this fall), and now Saab doing the AWD turbo thing. I'm liking how this is going...

    Check out the new 9-2... http://www.saabusa.com/main/US/en/index_flash.xml

    What has me :hmm: is their "horizontally opposed" engine... I'm not sure if that's a misprint, but do they mean like Subee? Holy breaking new ground with Saab, if it is the case.

    Either way, very cool, nice looking car. I wonder if/ when one of the big three will debut a compact turbo AWD sports car/ wagon... :)
     
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    Battle Pope New Member

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    I think maybe Volkswagen would be a contender... then again, I don't know what the hell I'm talking about. Nice Saab tho. :ph34r:
     
  3. MaaseyRacer

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    It is a Subaru, it is just a slightly rebadged/rebodied WRX.
     
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    yup, exact same motor and drivetrain as the wrx
     
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    Well then - I suppose we have a Nissan/Infiniti situation up in here...
     
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    well sunuvabitch... I wonder if it sell like the WRX?
     
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    My guess is yes - people like the feeling of owning an expensive european version of one of the best sedans on the market. ;)
     
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    i dont think they are the same company like nissan/infinity
     
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    NEVER buy a Saab if you intend on doing maintainance on it yourself, they are so over-engineered they could get the pope to swear.
     
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    Hmm... if they are, it only furthers my theory that one day soon one man will hold the rights to every automobile design on the planet...
     
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    I've heard similar things coming from die hard wood chucks about the mysterious evils of fuel injection. Go educate yourself, son, and Saabs won't be so overwhelming.
     
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    dohcvtec_accord WRX Sellout

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    Cheaters

    Why would you pay extra for a Subaru with different badges and a different interior? Bah.
     
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    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    Never buy a lux car with out a warrenty

    then who gives a fuck how hard it's to work on? take it to the dealers and bitch
     
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    Saab's are great cars to work on and bad cars to work on. I learned how to work on cars with Saab's. The problem is that they like to leak a little oil, so they are quite gooey motors to work on. However they are simple enough as to where they were great cars for me to learn how to work on. I have seen some Saab's with 350,000 miles, and even 400,000 miles on the original stock bottom ends.
     
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    Not quite the same in that sense, but GM owns a piece of Subaru and a bunch of Saab, so they get to do the corporate parts bin shuffle thing.
     
  16. phunky.buddha

    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    I've had a chance to closely compare the WRX and the 9-2 Aero... plus I've driven both 9-2 drivetrains on a test track. The 9-2 Aero is basically a WRX except for:

    Exterior styling (duh)
    Interior styling (duh)
    Softer suspension
    About an inch more rear suspension travel from shorter bump stops
    A tad more toe in on the front end for more understeer

    That's it- otherwise it's completely identical to a WRX- it even has a weird looking scoop on the hood that would look better if it were gone.
     
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    Much more stylish than the WRX.
     
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    How many Saabs have you worked on there Loco?
     
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    :werd:

    I definitely like the styling of the 9-2 better than the WRX.
     
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    I heard the saab handles better?!?

    Saab looks better though
     
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