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Smile 2008 9-3 Convertible spy shots

I'll only include the link since the pics are copyrighted.

http://www.leftlanenews.com/2007/02/...ift/#more-4818

Looks to me the same treatments seen on the sedan previously seen on TrollhattanSaab and other sources.
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But that vert has the old doors, I don't like the new hood.
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Is it me or is the spyshot mule's tailights' reverse lights (white) larger than current ?

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But that vert has the old doors,
remember, its just a face lift, not a redesign


I LOVE the new hood, very agressive. Its looks were already above the 3-series convertible.

It looks so muscular, This is exactly what americans want. This is going to fly out of the show rooms! no pun intended

yea i think the back lights look bigger too, Actually i think it looks like the whole back side has been reshaped a couple inches taller taller


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Looking at it again (comparing to the Aero vert above), maybe it's the absence of the rear deck spoiler that's affecting the perception of overall height of the rear. The mule's rear bumper lacks the rubber moulding strip, and the red reflectors area appear as if there's a cover across the width that starts from the bottom of the bumper assembly.
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It looks like theres a little bit of snow on them, covering some of the red on the top side
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Looks too front heavy.
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Looks too front heavy.
Yep, you can probably blame that on the improvements required for pedestrian safety.

They have basically increased the deformity distance under the hood. i.e. the amount the hood will bend before you hit something more substantial, like the cylinder head.

I personally think the whole bulk of the front end is a step backwards, and it certainly isn't as sleek as the outgoing model.

I hope that it doesn't look worse when the chrome highlights are revealed......

Like the lower half of the bumper though.
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hmm. I really like the headlights, grille, and bumper, but the hood is so raised and flat that the overall dimensions look almost truckish.
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The proportions and hood bump remind me of the old mustang.

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Is it me or is the spyshot mule's tailights' reverse lights (white) larger than current ?

Damn those rims look awesome. I gotta gets me some . . .
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i cant believe my ears.... you seriously think the current generation looks better?


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Yep!

Once they lift of the cammo and reveal properly it may grow on me, but at the moment I am far from convinced.
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Me too, the current face looks better ! At least when compared to what we've seen so far of the new face.
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The new front looks ridiculous!!!

Could they add any more bulk between the front wheel and the front bumper?? the less there is, the more aggressive it looks.

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Funny how GM here in Australia know what aggressive means. The next thing those bozos in the USa will do is put a crease line down the middle of the bonnet (hood).

And the top of the hood looks flat! maybe we can use it as a bed!!

I can only say that if they go this way, Saab ain't gonna be my next car!
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Have to agree with comments above - this is now one ugly motor - the front is all edge and angle whilst th remainder is still curvaceous and the two parts don't melt togehter!!

I know the current 9-3 is slightly bland, but it is well balanced and actually quite aggressive in the right rims/colour combos.

This is an abortion of job - the front end deisgners were obviously working in ignornace of the fact that the rest of the car was remaining unchanged!
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Will have to agree too.
Although the current model seems a bit conventional compared to the facelift, it's more elegant and exquisite in style.
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At least this one has got the c900 bonnet! nice
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well i think you're all mentally ill

this is by far the coolest thing saab has ever designed as a production car
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well i think you're all mentally ill

this is by far the coolest thing saab has ever designed as a production car
Waterfight !!!

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