Very sober SAAB

August 27th, 2009, 11:52 am

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The first new SAAB for decades, I think. Very sober design. Beautiful details. Somehow, it still doesn't look special though.

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August 27th, 2009, 12:08 pm

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It is very simple, but seeing the blacked out A pillar instantly says "SAAB" to me. Maybe its got a CCX engine?
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August 27th, 2009, 3:47 pm

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Very sober design. Beautiful details. Somehow, it still doesn't look special though.
My thoughts exactly. I _really_ hope it does well on the market thou.

That sloping rear is so old 900, still can't decide whether I love it or hate it :)
The biggest engine is a 2.8l V6, 300hp.

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August 27th, 2009, 8:30 pm

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I like it. A lot. I'm a sucker for SAABs, this is the first one in at least a decade I would consider. Can't wait for a new 900 sized hatch.

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August 28th, 2009, 8:52 am

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Overall I think I like but what I dont like is that little outlet behind the front wheelarch. That's an area I like to appear strong and ridgid, not like you could snap it with your foot!

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August 28th, 2009, 1:07 pm

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Looks like GM has again pulled their signature move of getting out just as the product starts to become decent.

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August 28th, 2009, 1:43 pm

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I don't think the SAAB deal is finished. Nor the Opel/Vauxhall sale. I'm kind of curious to see if Ford and GM will want to turn these deals around once things are better.

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August 28th, 2009, 11:03 pm

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yo wrote:I like it. A lot. I'm a sucker for SAABs, this is the first one in at least a decade I would consider. Can't wait for a new 900 sized hatch.
I have to agree with Yo. I am not much of a car guy and don't usually post in the car threads, but I have to say that I really like the simplicity of this. I think I would also go for it. I would have to see it in real life as I thin that a lot of these type care pics do not translate well in real life.
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August 30th, 2009, 4:42 pm

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It has some shades of the fist generation M35/45 sedan from Infinity, which had shades of SAAB, especially in the back.

I like the restraint they are showing... it is starting to look Swedish! Keep going SAAB!

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August 30th, 2009, 5:52 pm

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This is why I hate GM owning SAAB:

Saab:
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Chevy Equinox SUV:
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October 22nd, 2009, 11:37 am

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The more I see of this, the more I like it:
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October 22nd, 2009, 11:52 am

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Thanks for the update Yo. That wagon is complete, utter hotness. Wow.

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October 22nd, 2009, 12:00 pm

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Disclaimer, the wagon is render somebody did... SAAB, your watching this right? ... right?

Simple vs Minimal all day!

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October 22nd, 2009, 12:15 pm

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Ahh, so clean! Maybe Saab will be the new Audi.
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October 25th, 2009, 6:59 pm

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cg wrote:This is why I hate GM owning SAAB:

Saab:
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Chevy Equinox SUV:
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I'm not sure I understand- are you saying that you prefer the Equinox? I rent a lot of cars while traveling and am always pleased when I get back in my 9-3 at the FastPark... maybe I'm just used to it, but so many other interiors seem busy, cheap & fussy by comparison.

As far as the new 9-5 goes? I like it, though from the rear I might mistake it for a new Jag... The wagon rendering is plain hot.
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