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Old 29th August 2010
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Hope this is news???

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/au...ew_models.html
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thats an amazing looking car. I hope they do build something that looks like that.
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Old 30th August 2010
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WOW! I hope that comes out!
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now I do like these renderings



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Sexy!! I'd totally buy this!! Looks like a baby-Aero-X!!!!
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Very nice looking motor. Only downside is my 7yr thinks the back looks like the Panamara...
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Lovely! Castriota is hitting the mark already.
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Holy xxxx!

Whoever rendered this baby used Aero X and New 9-5, perfect offspring. Outstandingly elegant.

SAAB take notice, and no Toyota Solara style powerpants! We want 400 ponies with XWD/eLSD please.
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It'll only be competition if they put a decent engine in it.
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Lovely! Castriota is hitting the mark already.
I think these renderings are courtesy of Autoexpress:

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We’ve produced these images to give you an idea of how the newcomer could look, and there’s nothing retro about this Saab

I would definitely not be unhappy with a car that looks like this though. Put a 280 hp turbo-four in it with XWD and that would be an amazing car.

The new direction of Saab styling could really be something great. Something that stands out without being flat-out ugly (Nissan Cube, Honda Crosstour, and the list goes on...). Very nice
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I think these renderings are courtesy of Autoexpress:
Guess I should have read the article.
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It isn’t the only new Saab on the horizon. Castriota told us the next 9-3 is due in 2012. “My proposal started out as a re-skin, but ended up as a new car,” he explained. “With the 9-3, we need something bolder. You can’t go into a knife fight with a wooden spoon.”
From the Simpsons:

http://www.hostedfile.com/videos/498...y-spooney.html

"That's not a knife; that's a spoon!"

"All right all right, I see you've played knifey-spoony before!"

The thing is, Saab has played that game up to now. They make amazing cars, and then emasculate them with underpowered engines. Heck, even the crappy Chevy Cavalier, er, Cobalt (I keep forgetting they renamed that car) SS gets a much more potent turbo four cylinder than the 9-3, and the MSRP is half the price of the 9-3.

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sexy looking car!!
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seeing these photos makes me sad ... id probably bet money that this car never sees the light of day... sure, some of the design will make it, but the actual car, no.
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It would cut right into the DB Vantage coupe hardcore heart
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SAAB NEEDS TO BUILD THAT, I HOPE THEY HAVE A TEAM ON IT NOW !!!!!!
And if it's acutally a wonderful car to drive(great steering-likebraille-very responsive, brakes-positive-powerful-easily modulated-fade free at triple digit speeds, motor-gusty/growly/sweet, etc.), finely designed and crafted interior, seweeeet shifter, then I'm very interested. But I just described my 328i But that is ONE SUUWEEET LOOKING SAAB, and I usually don't keep my cars much past a year.
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Also, under $50K well equipped I hope
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Also, under $50K well equipped I hope
See US pricing here and here
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I have to agree with kandiru--that was my first thought when I saw the rear.

DAMN. I really am not a fan of most of the newer designs out there (my favorite cars are from the early 90s) but that thing looks awesome. I think I'd like to see a little more deck/trunklid in the rear to emphasize the fender bulge (might make it caymen-esque). lots of power and xwd.
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