saab92x.com - Over 10% of all 9-2x owners registered

Saab92x.com is dedicated to the discussion of the Saab 9-2x sport wagon, based on the Subaru WRX.
Please register or login to post.

Welcome to Saab92x.com!
Saab92X.com is the premier Saab92X forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.Please Register - It's Free!

#1 2010-02-27 12:43:30

Mr. Sociable
The 99% of the 1%
Supporter
From: Denver, CO
Registered: 2008-12-15
User Number: 3389
Posts: 1734

Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/02/26/repo … by-brands/

http://reviews.carreview.com/files/2008/03/saab-9-1-hybrid-concept-med.jpg


You wouldn't know it by looking at Saab's current automobiles, but once upon a time the Swedish marque was known for crafting almost impossibly rounded bodywork. Victor Muller, CEO of Spyker Cars, which just completed its acquisition of the Saab brand, plans to reintroduce such teardrop-shaped emotion back into the automaker's line with a new vehicle codenamed 92, or in more modern parlance, 9-2.

Don't expect to see the small, premium 9-2 before 2013 or so, when it would theoretically go up against machines like the Mini and Audi A1. According to Autocar, Saab would likely borrow a suitable set of underpinnings from GM's Opel division, as is the case with the new 2011 Saab 9-5.

If Saab is able to get this new entry-level model into production as planned, its inclusion would no doubt go a long way towards reaching Muller's stated goal of hitting 100,000 total sales per year for the newly acquired automaker. That's not too big a stretch considering that the brand sold 93,220 cars as recently as 2008. We wish him, along with the rest of those with a stake in Saab, lots of luck.

Maybe it's a repost, I dunno.  Looks like we may be getting some siblings!

Last edited by Mr. Sociable (2010-02-27 12:45:31)


1997 Toyota Tacoma
Exomotive Exocet #91

Offline

 

Remove Advertisements Advertisement

Saab92X.com

Offline

 

#2 2010-02-27 12:51:33

Ben
It's Swedamerinese!
Supporter
From: Atlanta, GA - Radnor, PA
Registered: 2007-04-16
User Number: 1967
Posts: 3769

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=30070

It would be nice to have a new 9-2x out on the streets so people might actually know what our cars are.

Plus, we would all be really OG members!


| Borla | Prodrive | Rota | Ixiz | ATE | Injen | Whiteline | Falken | STi | Momo | Hella | Koji |
And here come the debaters arrow-down

Offline

 

#3 2010-02-27 12:53:13

Azrael
Asshole.
Supporter
From: No where special
Registered: 2006-01-10
User Number: 953
Posts: 24598
Website

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

It won't be a 9-2X.   I seriously doubt that they would put AWD in anything this small.

Offline

 

#4 2010-02-27 12:53:19

l7jr
I'm the one whose timing belt tensioner snapped
Supporter
From: Brooklyn, NY
Registered: 2009-02-20
User Number: 3535
Posts: 528

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

The site would have all new members and we would get our own special section most likely. Live on  saab
heart


"The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" (#4F22/SI-822); September 21, 1997

Offline

 

#5 2010-02-27 13:11:48

Mr. Sociable
The 99% of the 1%
Supporter
From: Denver, CO
Registered: 2008-12-15
User Number: 3389
Posts: 1734

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

benedettofortini wrote:

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=30070

It would be nice to have a new 9-2x out on the streets so people might actually know what our cars are.

Plus, we would all be really OG members!

Good, then I didn't totally repost it.  lol





I honestly would buy the car in my first post over a Mini anyday.


1997 Toyota Tacoma
Exomotive Exocet #91

Offline

 

#6 2010-02-27 13:58:50

eurospek
#6458
Supporter
From: Hampshire, IL
Registered: 2005-06-08
User Number: 181
Posts: 27756

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

Mr. Sociable wrote:

benedettofortini wrote:

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=30070

It would be nice to have a new 9-2x out on the streets so people might actually know what our cars are.

Plus, we would all be really OG members!

Good, then I didn't totally repost it.  lol





I honestly would buy the car in my first post over a Mini anyday.

I sure wouldn't.  hmm


2016 VW GTI S 2-door Reflex Silver 6-spd

2014 VW Passat S 1.8 TSI
2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO Arctic Silver 4eat | COBB Stage 2 Protuned

Offline

 

#7 2010-02-27 16:18:11

Mr. Sociable
The 99% of the 1%
Supporter
From: Denver, CO
Registered: 2008-12-15
User Number: 3389
Posts: 1734

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

eurospek wrote:

Mr. Sociable wrote:

benedettofortini wrote:

http://saab92x.com/viewtopic.php?id=30070

It would be nice to have a new 9-2x out on the streets so people might actually know what our cars are.

Plus, we would all be really OG members!

Good, then I didn't totally repost it.  lol





I honestly would buy the car in my first post over a Mini anyday.

I sure wouldn't.  hmm

I still love you.  heart





I just don't get the fascination with the Mini.  It's an overpriced "cute" car.  I don't care how fun it is to drive, I just don't think I could bring myself to do it.


1997 Toyota Tacoma
Exomotive Exocet #91

Offline

 

#8 2010-02-27 16:27:45

MrMister
KYSubaruClub.net
From: Louisville, KY
Registered: 2009-09-28
User Number: 3986
Posts: 249

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

I like it. I think I would buy it.


I've done it... finally purchased a non German car.

Saab 92x Arctic Silver 4EAT, Premium PKG, Winter PKG, Stage 2 coming soon

Offline

 

#9 2010-02-27 18:33:19

audiRS4ever
Supporter
Supporter
From: Radnor, PA - Boston, MA
Registered: 2009-04-25
User Number: 3663
Posts: 1245

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

Jason, you ought to buy all available saab/spyker/9-2 domains in preparation!
I'm sure plenty of us would be willing to chip in.


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT - Arctic Silver
(Replica Cobb TBE / STi UP / VF-39 / STi TMIC / APEXi SR / Deatschwerks FP / Sti Pink 565s / turboxs 50-50 / ixiz ebcs / DSG Protune 266 AWHP)
(Stoptech Sport Kit / Koni Yellows / RCE Blacks / Pilot SuperSports)
(12" JL W3v3 / JBL gto / Pioneer p4300 / JL xd200-2 / Morel Tempos / JDM v7 Seats / STi Cards / Hardwired Garmin / TiC Super Shift Kit)

Offline

 

#10 2010-02-27 18:34:22

1forest1
Member
From: Toronto
Registered: 2009-12-04
User Number: 4130
Posts: 261

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

Mr. Sociable wrote:

I just don't get the fascination with the Mini.  It's an overpriced "cute" car.  I don't care how fun it is to drive, I just don't think I could bring myself to do it.

arrow-up  Amen brother!



Not sure thats the direction the "new Saab" should take, but every other company is doing it, so how do you dismiss it?

(Funny how 5yrs ago an SUV sold... So all the car co's said "we need to make one too!"     Now toyota sells a dozen Yaris, and all the car co's say "We need to make one too!"....  I love to watch the handicapped lead the retards.)



Sorry, as to the above:  love it.   Would that be a Nine-One?


2005 Aero
2009 MX-5

Offline

 

#11 2010-02-27 18:47:33

Mr. Sociable
The 99% of the 1%
Supporter
From: Denver, CO
Registered: 2008-12-15
User Number: 3389
Posts: 1734

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

1forest1 wrote:

Sorry, as to the above:  love it.   Would that be a Nine-One?

That was the original concept name iirc, but since it's about the same size as the Mini/A1, I figured it was relevant since Saab is now going to call it a 9-2 apparently.


1997 Toyota Tacoma
Exomotive Exocet #91

Offline

 

#12 2010-02-27 19:14:38

Scargo
Freely Inhabiting the Space I'm In
Supporter
From: Hancock, NY
Registered: 2005-06-15
User Number: 227
Posts: 14179

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

Mr. Sociable wrote:

eurospek wrote:

Mr. Sociable wrote:


Good, then I didn't totally repost it.  lol





I honestly would buy the car in my first post over a Mini anyday.

I sure wouldn't.  hmm

I still love you.  heart





I just don't get the fascination with the Mini.  It's an overpriced "cute" car.  I don't care how fun it is to drive, I just don't think I could bring myself to do it.

Hell, if the Mini wasn't so tiny, I would've considered one (I would admit overpriced though). Unfortunately, I need the car for other things besides Autocross too. However, for a FWD car, they are really the funnest thing (in their price range) on wheels.  Awesome handling/grip that is ALL usable, totally benign.  Like a 911, a C5 or C6 Vette or a Ferrari (haven't had the pleasure yet on one of those, but others I trust have shared the thought after driving them), you have to drive one to understand.  And still the class leader in Solo2 G-stock and likely leader in D-stock, now that they've moved into my class. I'm guessing I'm no longer going to have to worry about placing well at Divisionals, and have likely bought my last set of DOT-R's for awhile.


1995.5 Audi //S6, Black/Ecru; MRC Stage 2, Eibach/Bilstein, RS2 BBK, HID's, Eurotails
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero Satin Grey; Cobb STX tune/Cobb 25 mm FSB, 22mm solid adj RSB/H6 upgrade/Noltec Camber Plates/STI Pinks, Koni Inserts/Whiteline Rear Stress Bar/Izixhood/Stromung DP, Crucial HF Kitty, STi catback, Hella MicroDE fogs, color keyed/polished roof rails.

Offline

 

#13 2010-02-28 19:44:00

Anthony
Member
From: SF Bay Area
Registered: 2008-06-11
User Number: 2852
Posts: 715

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

audiRS4ever wrote:

Jason, you ought to buy all available saab/spyker/9-2 domains in preparation!
I'm sure plenty of us would be willing to chip in.

Great until some lawyer at Saab decides to sue every site for copyright infringement because they are using "saab" in the name. Notice that there are zero sites out there with Porsche in name.


2005 9-2X Aero
Power: Stage 2 (Prodrive downpipe, Prodrive uppipe, STi catback, Cobb Stage 2
Handling: 20mm RSB, Whiteline endlinks

Offline

 

#14 2010-02-28 19:52:59

eurospek
#6458
Supporter
From: Hampshire, IL
Registered: 2005-06-08
User Number: 181
Posts: 27756

Re: Iota's website is going to be worth a lot...

Anthony wrote:

audiRS4ever wrote:

Jason, you ought to buy all available saab/spyker/9-2 domains in preparation!
I'm sure plenty of us would be willing to chip in.

Great until some lawyer at Saab decides to sue every site for copyright infringement because they are using "saab" in the name. Notice that there are zero sites out there with Porsche in name.

http://www.porschespot.com/forums/

shifty


2016 VW GTI S 2-door Reflex Silver 6-spd

2014 VW Passat S 1.8 TSI
2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO Arctic Silver 4eat | COBB Stage 2 Protuned

Offline

 

Board footer

Site problems, bugs, or questions? Contact Administrator
All content copyright Saab92x.com 2005-2010
SAAB and the SAAB logos are trademarks of Saab Cars USA, Inc.