Looking at possibly a turbo x. We had a 99' 9-5se and loved it. We would like an AWD vehicle and had good luck with our previous Saab. Is there a specific year to look for? Is the 2.0T a better option than the V6?
I think the TurboX is only a 2008 model, but XWD was available on Aero's and 2.0T models from 2009-2011.Looking at possibly a turbo x. We had a 99' 9-5se and loved it. We would like an AWD vehicle and had good luck with our previous Saab. Is there a specific year to look for? Is the 2.0T a better option than the V6?
Agree.Also, having owned both a 2.0T and the 2.8T, performance wise the V6 blows the 4 out of the water. As far as gas mileage and coilpack reliability go, the V6 suffers. With the added drivetrain loss of xwd I wouldn't be content with the 4 cylinder (non aero models from 2008-2009, all xwd 9-3s 2010-2011).
Awww man, you got the grape wine ?!? Not fair ..... rest of us only hear stuff through the grape vine and that just ain't as good ![I have no sources or facts to these statements, just heard through the grape wine...]
I'll trade ya my 2.0T SC (Aero-spec'd)Still, I love my TXSC, wouldn't change it for any other Saab...
...or maybe a late vert, or 900 vert, or 96 Monte Carlo... or... :lol:
I would lean to a 9-3 over 9-2X if safety is a concern. I trust the 9-3 body structure more, the 9-2 is a SAABaru and smaller.It's for our daughter going to college. Here in Wyoming we ten snow anywhere from September to June so it's nice having XWD. We're also looking to the 9-2x's as well.
Too many miles on drivetrain that has had issues, IMOIs $8988 too much to pay for a 2011 9-3 XWD? It has 104,000 miles on it. If so what would be a good price to pay?
Okay my mistake. I thought the turbo x was what the AWD 9-3's were called. Were just looking for a XWD Saab. Not sure what the best year to look for is.
2009 Aero is the last V6 you can get with XWD. it's essentially the same as the TurboX in terms of specs but it's got an Aero body kit instead.
I really wish I could get behind the wheel of a XWD 9-3
What are the things to look out for with the drivetrain?Too many miles on drivetrain that has had issues, IMO
For $9000-11000 you can get a 2011 9-3 non XWD with under 50,000 miles
If you are sold on XWD you would have to spend $13000 plus for one of 25,000-50000 miles