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Old 11th August 2008
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Guys Just read in Autocar that Saab are going to downsize the next 9-3I cant believe it. Anybody heard any more on this.
Saab take note dont destroy a great car ..........
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I don't know what you mean by downsizing, but I think there gonna stay with Epsilon II for a while yet. It just got here!
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So Epsilon II isn't going to last two years....

Ahhh, GM

I guess we just see what comes. But my next planned and probably final SAAB purchase will be a CPO 08/9 CV in 10 or 11. Depending on the Vector's health.
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The new 9-3 will be a glorified Cobalt. That's downsizing.

And in this day and age, it just might be a brilliant strategy.

Do YOU want a bigger car?

The only problem I have with the Cobalt is the twist beam rear axle. Other than that, it is a competant platform. Throw a 2.0T in it, a 6 speed auto, a Saabized interior and exterior, and I think you have a winner.
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Is the Delta 2 platform in any current production car?

If it has good bones (i.e.: is light weight, stiff, strong and versatile) then shrinking the 9-3 may not be a bad thing. If the vehicle can be made more sporty, efficient and clean without compromising refinement, interior space/comfort and safety that could be excellent.

I would hate to see Saab backtrack on the noise-vibration-harshness gains realized in the '08 (and '07?) MY's.
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