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I drove the 9-3 SportCombi Aero 6 Speed at the US SOC in Vermont and all I can say is WOW!

The V-6 is great!!! No turbo lag, no torque steer. The steering feels tighter than my 2003 Arc. I got rubber in 2nd and 3rd gear with TCS on!!! :eek: :cheesy:

Handled great in the mountains roads.
 

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-drool-

Wish I'd had a V6 after that review. Sounds like this engine is going to be a winner from all the early reports.
 

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Immo said:
I drove the 9-3 SportCombi Aero 6 Speed at the US SOC in Vermont and all I can say is WOW!

The V-6 is great!!! No turbo lag, no torque steer. The steering feels tighter than my 2003 Arc. I got rubber in 2nd and 3rd gear with TCS on!!! :eek: :cheesy:

Handled great in the mountains roads.

They didn't happen to say when it when it goes on sale did they? :p
 

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I really hope this car is half as good as everyone seems to think :cheesy:

Btw Immo, did that car have the 300 soundsystem? It would be interesting to hear what you think of the new system!
 

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I didn't have the chance to play with the stereo. We were basicly in the middle of no where, and I doubt there were any "good" stations. I had XM in my car and listened to that the whole way to and from SOC.


One of the guys from Saab Corp drove one in from Michigan. He said he got 29-30 MPG on the highway.

I think they go on sale next month.

Saab Corp folks were there in huge numbers. The new GM of Saab gave the Key note speech on Sat night.
 

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weiVA said:
You just had to say it. Make me want to upgrade. :(
Make you want to upgrade, what about me... You've met my CFO. :nono;
 

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What did he say?! Makes me curious now, don´t delete your messages folks :D
I posted the same thing I sent you in a PM. If was off the topic so I deleted it.
 

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What did he say?! Makes me curious now, don´t delete your messages folks :D
LOL, I was hoping his review of the turbo V6 would not have been as favorable. I am trying very hard to not like it. :)

At least your CFO went to a Wasaab meeting. All hope isn't lost. :lol: Unfortunately, I don't have the same leverage as I did when I bought the Arc. Back then, he just got a new car and I was driving around in a 5 year old SL2.
 

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I have ordered the 2.8T V6 Aero saloon. Expected delivery 19th September. I am really looking forward to it. I drove an Aero with the Hartge upgrade (210bhp to 250bhp) and this was good. I expect the V6 to be just as quick but so much smoother
 

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all these people there and no pictures? what's wrong with you people?

did the car have the ice lights or did they mess it up by adding red reflectors.
 

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I have ordered the 2.8T V6 Aero saloon. Expected delivery 19th September. I am really looking forward to it. I drove an Aero with the Hartge upgrade (210bhp to 250bhp) and this was good. I expect the V6 to be just as quick but so much smoother
September? Really?

I ordered mine in May, expected delivery in october, and the cars is built here in Sweden?!

Edit: Opps, nevermind. Mine is the wagon. Think before you speak damnit! ;)
 

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I have ordered the 2.8T V6 Aero saloon. Expected delivery 19th September. I am really looking forward to it. I drove an Aero with the Hartge upgrade (210bhp to 250bhp) and this was good. I expect the V6 to be just as quick but so much smoother
When did you order yours ? I ordered mine in July and was told October :cry: But I was in a Saab dealers on Saturday and they said their car had just been put back to October from a september deadline, and theirs was ordered in MAY :eek:

Edit : DOH ! me too :(
 

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Now you have me worried. My Saab delaer confirmed to me last Tuesday that the car is due the week of 19 September.

It was ordered at the end of June, but there was some issues with the number of speakers and the business pack. I wanted the 7 speaker with business pack and he said that their ordering template only allowed the 13 speaker and business pack combination. I told them to proceed with this on 18th July. It is possible then that the order only went in on 18th July.
 

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I felt that the 7 speaker would be adequate. I'm happy with the 13 but as a family car it's not like I will be blaring my music a lot.
 

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I felt that the 7 speaker would be adequate. I'm happy with the 13 but as a family car it's not like I will be blaring my music a lot.
to be Honest with the exhaust note on the v6 I doubt we will use the radio :cheesy:
 
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