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Pros: Sport seats and aux input for my ipod
Cons: Turbo Lag
Advice: Drive it on a road where there is no Police, so you can wind this thing up.I got a loaded Aero. This car is awesome. It is not fast off the line, but get that car on a twisty road and you have a rocket(as long as you keep the RPMs up). There is quite a bit of turbo lag, but it is fun when it really kicks in.
Pros: All around driving experience
Cons: stock stereo
Advice: Don't overlook this rare gem if you find oneI drive 48 miles one way to and from work, and to sum it up, I want to keep driving when I get there. I have a Black Linear w/cold/sunroof/5mt and love every exhilerating moment. Yes the stereo could be better, and the armrest could be higher, but the cornering is out of sight. 50 around a 25 mph curve in the rain. No tire slippage. Also got to 100 mph easily. And over 30 mpg when I drive it easy. I love this car.
Pros: Everything, especially the performance and the look.
Cons: Completely satisfied...
Advice: Nothing to tell them... Just go and test-drive....The 9-2xwill speak for itselfI bought a 92x Aero with manual a month ago. Black... It looks terrific.It is the perfect mixture of a family car with a sports/performance car. The acceleration is incredible. It is just like riding a motorbike. The exterior, although similar to Subaru Outback / Sport in profile, is unique becasue of the classical Saab front, which gives it an aggressive look. And the price is incredible nowadays for a car of this class.
Pros: Tons of safety features packed into this little car
Cons: Very little room in rear seats
Advice: Buy the base model - it's loaded, and the next model up is another $3,000, but the features aren't much better than the base modelThe car feels light and quick. Average acceleration at first, then the turbo charger kicks in... Steering is sensitive and light - takes some getting used to, especially at high speeds, but gives the driver complete control. Overall, fun to drive.
Pros: everything!! good cargo room, smooth ride, great price.
Cons: maybe a little more storage??
Advice: buy this car!! wonderful deal, great car!just bought a 9-2x a couple days ago. wonderful car! paid 19k for the linear model w/cold weather package, auto tran & moonroof. going to have to order the armrest extension, but interior is very comfortable, classy & the car is a very nice ride. i love it!! i had done lots of research before purchasing this car and had been car shopping for over a month and am VERY pleased with my purchase!! buy one!
Pros: Saab performance and unique styling
Cons: Silly 'cup holder' over the sound system controls is only good as a phone holder
Advice: Drive it; you'll love it.This is my second Saab 9-3 convertible. I am spolied and could not enjoy even a test drive in anything else. The WOW! factor is just so BIG when driving the Saab 9-3. It performs like a (fast) magic carpet, handles any twists, turns, braking, and passing so effortlessly. Plus, it doesn't look just like 'everyone else's' car. I love it. Little irritations of the earlier years' model are fixed-- no more blind spot the size of Montana, slightly more roomy up front, better small storage up front, even cup holders! Great sound system, and do get the Navigation, as it is cool and worth it when you need a detour around a highway log-jam.
Pros: All wheel drive
Cons: a bit of turbo lag
Advice: buy it!!! If you don't want a manual tranny buy the Linear modelYes this is a Subaru WRX with some extra toys and refinements. Better reliability than most 'real Saabs' as well. The 92-X Aero is worth the 3K premium pricing over the WRX. The 3K buys you- quieter interior, longer warranty, better suspension, nicer interior and exterior, Saab service (loaner car), and options such as leather interior. The car is quick 0-60 in 6 seconds and has great handling. The hatch makes it versatile for a small car. Considered the Volvo V50, but it is not as sporty. Buy the V50 if you prefer a touring car with extra toys over performance.