As many of you are aware yesterday I traded my 350z for a 2005 WRX Wagon. I started this process by looking at the Saab 9.2x. After test driving the Saab, I reported the car was a dog, with Saturn like performance (and many of you thought I was nuts). Now that I have my WRX, I can tell for sure: the two Saab 9.2x Aeros, I drove were dogs. They did not have the push into the seat factor that came with my WRX.
Also keep in mind I was beating the cr@p out of those Aeros trying to get some sense of performance. In contrast, I am driving my WRX with tender-breaking-in-loving-care. But there is no doubt the WRX has something between 3000 and 4500 rpms that the Saab lacked, and those Saab's lacked whatever it was completely.
Finally, the Saab dealer in Morton Grove pulled a bait and switch, offering me $23,000 for my Z, but when I came in to finalize the deal changed it to $21,000.
1. Car salesman are weiners, get it in writing.
2. If you test drive a 9.2x Aero, test drive a WRX wagon too.