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It is still FWD, without some form of voodoo magic it isn't going to do a whole lot better. When it gets AWD and you can just dump the clutch and go, then all will know the fury of a Saab. But you won't be able to do that because if it has any trace of Saabness at that point the transmission would explode. :p
 

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Hmm I'm confused, the article said:

- SportCombi comes in November (as opposed to Jan '06 as we were told)
- facelifted 9-5 comes in '06 (as opposed to Sept we were told)
- 9-6X is coming, period (as opposed to not at all)

Anyone ?
 

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SaabKen said:
Hmm I'm confused, the article said:

- SportCombi comes in November (as opposed to Jan '06 as we were told)
- facelifted 9-5 comes in '06 (as opposed to Sept we were told)
- 9-6X is coming, period (as opposed to not at all)

Anyone ?
Not so sure about the SC, but the 9-5 is going to be introduced at Frankfurt in September and will most likely go on sale in '06 (think that's what has you confused). Yeah a lot of this information has been conflicting, specially about the 9-6X. Anyways here's another review: http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/FirstDrives/articleId=105710?tid=edmunds.h..insideline.promo.2g.*#3
 

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Have you forgotten already? Saab preaches its vehicles ability to accelerate at highway speeds and frowns upon drag racing!
 

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Edmunds review of 9-3 SS Aero V6T

What's with all the journalists' beef about the engine note anyway ?

And aging chassis ?

Novelty with joystick vents .... they've been on the 9000 since 1985 !


 

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SaabKen said:
Novelty with joystick vents .... they've been on the 9000 since 1985 !
The way I took that comment was that the joystick vents are a novelty compared to other vehicles, not to SAAB. The comment can be interpreted several ways though.
 

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i read the edmunds review and they mentioned an aging chassis. hopefully the next generation 9-3 is on target for '08 as an '09 model. that means we should see a facelift for the 07 model year.
 

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What is it with auto reviewers and "aging chassis." Putting aside the fact that the 9-3 is by not means that old and they obviously don't know what they're talking about, what does it matter if it's old? If drives well and looks good, who cares who old the CAD drawing is?
 

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GM Media on 9-3SC Aero 0-62mph time

GM's own stats list SC Aero's 0-62mph/100kph as 6.9sec with the M6 but a staggering 8.3sec with the A6 tranny.

But with about 200lbs lighter on the Aero sedan, it should beat the 6.9sec by at least 0.1 to 0.2sec ?

GM Media Site 9-3SC Aero Stats
 
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