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#1 2005-06-26 23:51:23

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Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Like all forums, we should have a thread dedicated to 9-2X spottings in the area.

As rare as our cars are, I've managed to spot one today in the afternoon on I-90 in the Express Lane near the Irving Park Road exit.

It was a black Aero, 5MT, with Sport Package, and Premium Package as all the windows were down and I was able to glimpse at the leather.


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#2 2005-06-27 01:58:28

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

I am in the Schaumburg area, and I have yet to see one aside from on a dealer's lot.  I'll post up if I see something though

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#3 2005-06-27 12:39:59

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Saw what I think was an Arctic Silver Aero driving near the intersection of Lake Cook and Green Bay roads on the outskirts of Highland Park.


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#4 2005-06-27 17:03:25

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

I saw a silver 9-2x eastbound on Peterson at Kimball (near my house) at about 4:30 on Saturday (6/25)afternoon.


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#5 2005-06-27 23:34:13

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

I think that was me lol


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#6 2005-06-28 00:33:55

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Also spotted two Aeros over Father's Day weekend in Lake Geneva WI. Both were on IL plates, one was Artic Silver Metallic and the other Deep Blue Mica.


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#7 2005-06-28 10:19:19

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

I bought my deep blue mica aero last week in tinley park, illinois. 
The only other 9-2x that I have seen was last week on Columbus Drive, next to the Lake.  It was a black 9-2x.


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#8 2005-06-28 11:40:27

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

One Black Aero with Premium, 5MT... Saw it a few weeks back parked on Wacker about a block north of the Sears Tower.

Also caught a glimpse of a silver one from the train, couldn't tell you where though.

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#9 2005-06-29 19:51:22

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

I saw one about 4 weeks ago in Downers Grove on Maple Ave.

Also saw one awhile ago, probably six months, traveling northbound on I-355 near Schaumburg. It looked hot, and that was before I was even considering buying a 9-2x.

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#10 2005-06-30 16:59:31

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

john_matrix wrote:

I saw one about 4 weeks ago in Downers Grove on Maple Ave.

Red Linear?  I drive from Lisle to Belmont every day on Maple...

- R

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#11 2005-07-01 22:55:56

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Aside from staring at my 9-2x out of my office's window constantly... I saw a black Aero in the Starbucks parking lot at North & Sheffield (had temp Indiana plates). It even had an after-market roof-rack quite nicely mounted. I tried to snap a pic but it was gone by the time I got to my camera.

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#12 2005-07-02 22:59:56

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Spotted a black Aero in Wilmette this morning, near Skokie Blvd and Old Glenview Road.


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#13 2005-07-03 08:55:19

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Friday night...Spotted a Desert Silver on Michigan Ave. I was walking from the Metra to the Taste of Chicago and was at the Madison/Michigan Ave intersection when I looked over and saw a 9-2X! banana Which one of you was it? You were right in front of the Millenium Park at about 645-7PM. Who be it?
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#14 2005-07-03 10:31:54

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Yesterday outside Arlington Park, desert or arctic silver.


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#15 2005-07-05 17:51:25

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

DRFS Rich wrote:

john_matrix wrote:

I saw one about 4 weeks ago in Downers Grove on Maple Ave.

Red Linear?  I drive from Lisle to Belmont every day on Maple...

- R

No, I saw a silver one like mine, and I just saw it again in DG on Sunday. Main Street in the morning...Who was it???confused

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#16 2005-07-07 19:00:09

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Spotted a silver Linear driving Southbound on Green Bay Road in/near Winnetka at about 4:00PM today.


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#17 2005-07-09 09:40:52

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Ok, spotted 2 yesterday in the Chicagoland area, both black.  One was an Aero for sure, the other not sure.  First one was spotted heading north on 294 at around 6:20 or so pm in the vicinity of O'Hare.  I was in the slow lane heading into the redone Oasis.  Just before I got off, I noticed a black 9-2X in the middle lane.  No beep or anything.  Second one was spotted heading south on 47 just north of Elburn.  That was a black Aero.  It  ust have been around 745 or so pm.  No wave either.  Do yu guys hate me already? smile


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#18 2005-07-09 10:18:28

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Spotted a silver Aero heading East on route 22 (Half Day Road) right where it intersects with route 41 in Highland Park. It looks like the incentives really did work, I've been seeing 9-2Xs left and right! Oh, and by the way, I've yet to get a Saab (9-2X or not) wave returned or even noticed for that matter. I guess we'll have to start being more aggressive with our waving...lol


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#19 2005-07-09 17:48:45

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

RuinerXL wrote:

Spotted a silver Aero heading East on route 22 (Half Day Road) right where it intersects with route 41 in Highland Park. It looks like the incentives really did work, I've been seeing 9-2Xs left and right! Oh, and by the way, I've yet to get a Saab (9-2X or not) wave returned or even noticed for that matter. I guess we'll have to start being more aggressive with our waving...lol

I have yet to see another Aero in the city since the time that I have purchased mine!


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#20 2005-07-09 22:04:20

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

I have still only seen 9-2x's on dealer lots, or in my driveway.  I have yet to see one on the road before or after I bought mine.

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#21 2005-07-11 11:58:18

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

purduealum91 wrote:

Ok, spotted 2 yesterday in the Chicagoland area, both black.  One was an Aero for sure, the other not sure.  First one was spotted heading north on 294 at around 6:20 or so pm in the vicinity of O'Hare.  I was in the slow lane heading into the redone Oasis.  Just before I got off, I noticed a black 9-2X in the middle lane.  No beep or anything.  Second one was spotted heading south on 47 just north of Elburn.  That was a black Aero.  It  ust have been around 745 or so pm.  No wave either.  Do yu guys hate me already? smile

The second one was probably me. What day was that? I live right around that area and my girlfriend also lives there. Were you in Elburn or Sugar Grove? I'm not too good with directions, but which way would south be on Rt. 47? Obviously, there aren't many 9-2X's around the area so I'm sure that was me. Must have been paying attention while driving. Sorry my good man! embeer
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#22 2005-07-11 12:18:27

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Dan

It was Friday night north of Elburn heading south towards Sugar Grove.  Get yourself the autodimming mirror with comapss smile


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#23 2005-07-12 19:32:54

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Saw a Black Aero today on 41 southbound near the the Acura Dealership in Highland Park. I will keep an eye out for those waves....LOL


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#24 2005-07-12 19:43:13

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

Btnfly wrote:

Saw a Black Aero today on 41 southbound near the the Acura Dealership in Highland Park. I will keep an eye out for those waves....LOL

That was almost definitely me, I was there at about 2:30 today. Funny, you saw me and then about 2 minutes later I got off 41 at Park Ave West and saw a silver Aero heading West on that road. 3 9-2X Aeros in a relatively small vicinity. They are getting more common, I tells ya (crazy incentives did their job)! By the way, Btnfly, do you live near HP or were you just passing through?

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#25 2005-07-12 19:45:59

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Re: Chicago 9-2X Spottings

RuinerXL wrote:

Btnfly wrote:

Saw a Black Aero today on 41 southbound near the the Acura Dealership in Highland Park. I will keep an eye out for those waves....LOL

That was almost definitely me, I was there at about 2:30 today. Funny, you saw me and then about 2 minutes later I got off 41 at Park Ave West and saw a silver Aero heading West on that road. 3 9-2X Aeros in a relatively small vicinity. They are getting more common, I tells ya (crazy incentives did their job)!

yeah that probably was me.. I stoped at the Mobil station right after passing you...


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