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: Has anyone thought about the replacement of the 97X?


Abarth
17th December 2006, 11:07 PM
Since becoming an owner I have been more critically aware of the 97X, it's sisters, and the fact that it was a stop gap measure to place a product for SAAB on the market. It's been reported that the replacement will be the 94X and based on the new Subbie SUV Tribeca. The engine's output is 245 bhp flat 6 / 5 Speed but can only tow 3500 lbs. What's your thoughts?

Tim

mike saunders
17th December 2006, 11:32 PM
The GM/Subaru deal to share the Tribeca platform died even before GM killed the 9-2x, so the discussion of which you speak is more than a year past being DOA.

The 9-7x replacement will be more of a crossover vehicle (http://www.trollhattansaab.net/archives/2006/09/94x_latest_info.html) not an SUV

Abarth
17th December 2006, 11:57 PM
Thank you Mike for the update! Well Mexico also builds that Ford Escape series....need I say more?

Tim

mike saunders
18th December 2006, 01:04 PM
Meh....

Plant location is a red herring. I'd rather have a well-designed car built in Mexico than a poorly designed one built in Sweden...

...or the US, as in the case of the 9-7x