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    What makes Saabs so overpriced then? I can't recall the specific model (I'm sure someone will speak up) that is the same engine/chassis, but has a different body and is so much more expensive than our car.
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    9-2X Aero I believe it is called.
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    Saab used to be overpriced because it was in over its head by trying to compete with the likes of the 3-series, c-class, volvo, etc...
    Hence why you never saw a lot of them.

    Now, the pricing has become more practical and they have some pretty good ideas going on over there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by langridge View Post
    What makes Saabs so overpriced then? I can't recall the specific model (I'm sure someone will speak up) that is the same engine/chassis, but has a different body and is so much more expensive than our car.
    You could buy a 92x a year or two ago for much less then a wrx....and they have insane warranty's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    You could buy a 92x a year or two ago for much less then a wrx....and they have insane warranty's.
    When the price of the 9-2X dropped it was such an amazing deal. I had to fight so hard not to pickup a black one... Only thing that stopped me was that they were hard to find in 5spd around here.
    My ex g/f bought a 9-2X though with a good amount of options for only $19k!
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    The 9-2X was a great deal down here too. I actually made an effort to go out and look into one, but the local Saab dealer made several critical mistakes so I kept my bugeye.

    Many Saab dealers do not understand that the 9-2 was not the first Saab that's not "really" a Saab, and in fact it continues a non-Saab Saab tradition of sorts. Plus, almost all of them did understand that they could make more money selling other models, and this didn't help 9-2 sales in my area -- their car salesman mentality did the rest, and now they split their time between swatting flies in spotless but customer-free showrooms and wondering how they're going to unload rebadged GM SUVs the size of three Saab 99s. Fitting.

    The more I think of it the more a shame it seems. The 9-2 has better lamps, better sound deadening, and probably better wheels than the bugeye, plus it has the quicker steering rack fitted.
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