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Saab 9-2X

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,795
    That is a lot of car for the money... No way that I would get a WRX wagon, rather than the 9-2X... Of course, if you want a sedan....

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Or roof rails for a roof rack, which the WRX has standard.

    Also, parts availability is better for the Subie, as we saw in one case in this very thread.

    But in all honesty if the 9-2x cost less I'd pick that and take the free service.

    -juice
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,795
    I also think the Saab comes with a Waspyish early-'30s female sporting the "Annie Hall" look..

    Part of the premium package, I think... ;)

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  • gregozgregoz Posts: 6
    kydfx, that was pretty funny.
    That's exactly the visual I get in my head of an early 80's Saab driver.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Around me one of those women drove around with personalized plates that read:

    SNAAB

    -juice
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,795
    I used to use the Volvo 240, but they don't make those anymore..

    It was a lot funnier in the '80s, when people actually remembered "Annie Hall"..

    Thanks for the thumbs up...

    kyfdx

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  • jasmith52jasmith52 Posts: 455
    There has been some misinformation posted above about the GM employee pricing.

    The big discount (including rebates and cash) is on the Aero version of the 9-2. The Linear version gets $1500 less cash rebate.

    If you can find a base Aero version, the GM employee net price is around $17.5k for the base Aero and around $15.5k for the base Linear version (plus taxes of course). These prices include all of the rebates, and the employee price, plus an extra $1000 employee-only discount that is good until May 31st.
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I stand corrected.

    $15.5k is still Elantra prices. Not Aveo, though. ;)

    -juice
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    Comes with the hat and everything?

    What they won't think of these days...
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,795
    They are trying really, really hard to move these cars....

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  • bigdaddycoatsbigdaddycoats Posts: 1,058
    I have not visited this board in a while. Prices are unbelievable.

    According to th GMfamilyfirst site -

    9-2X Aero 27,645
    GM emp disc 25.425
    cash back -6000
    hot button cash -1000
    employee bonus cash-1000

    final price is $17,425!

    The car at sticker is over priced. But, at these prices it is a heck of a deal.
    With taxes it would be $18,950 in MI - pay tax on the rebate.
  • snaab1snaab1 Posts: 14
    Yes. Sorry I failed to mention that.
  • wale_bate1wale_bate1 Posts: 1,986
    I understand fixating on Suzanne Sommers in a T-Bird but Dianne Keaton in a SAAB?

    Sure does seem like one heck of a deal no matter who you fantasize about.
  • saaby92xsaaby92x Posts: 8
    Aero w/ 5-spd manual. Paid the employee price 17,425K.
    No options. Its shipping out from the port and could be in
    by end of the week. Can't wait ......!!!!
  • jasmith52jasmith52 Posts: 455
    Saaby92x:

    Since you received the employee price on your purchase, Are you indeed a GM employee and are you eligible for the employee price.

    Or did you somehow get a better deal than most could ?
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I might buy two at that price...sheesh! :surprise:

    -juice
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,795
    As near as I can tell, the supplier price is about $1K over the employee price... Still a very good deal..

    I really like the Mazda 3S hastchback.. but, I don't think I could make a case for it, compared to the 9-2X Aero... Even though they are about $10K apart comparably equipped, the actual price paid difference would be about $4K or less, and for that you get 227HP vs. 160HP and AWD... Plus free maintenance for 2 years..and some other goodies not offered on the Mazda...

    Just giving up a little in the looks department..

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Even then, I like both, I'd rate them about equal.

    -juice
  • purduealum91purduealum91 Posts: 223
    Saaby92x,

    Do share with us the name of your dealer. Please tell me you are not a GM employee. For that price, its a no brainer.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,795
    They said they paid the employee price.. I took that to mean they were an employee.... :confuse:

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  • saaby92xsaaby92x Posts: 8
    Yep, I was eleigible for the discount as an ex-employee The clock was ticking on
    my eligibiliy expiration and this was as good a time as any to jump in.
    Btw, dealing with the dealer was a breeze, I took in the flyer for the discount price
    and there was zero negotiating involved. Add tax and tags and I came out a smidgen under $18.5K.
    If I am to believe the dealer there are only 5 stripped down Aero 5-speed artic silver cars left for 05, well only 4 now :-).
    Btw, the demo car I test drove had the 17in rims. Can anyone comment on how much the 16 inchers degrade cornering/handling???? Made sense to me to sacrifice some handling for all weather drivability. Too bad they dont offer the moonroof standalone.
    And, oh, dealer is VOB Saab in suburban DC.
  • wolftimwolftim Posts: 34
    I drive my Saab every day and I love it. Just a heads up to all in the market. When you go to the dealer ensure you find out what is covered by the free 2 year maintenance. Oil changes are not. The 2 years free will save you money just not on everything.
  • purduealum91purduealum91 Posts: 223
    The dealer I spoke with said they were included. Hmmmm
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,795
    2yr/24K on the 9-2X....

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  • purduealum91purduealum91 Posts: 223
    Man, if only I could get this car for $17,500 like saaby92x..

    At the end of the month, I will talk to the dealer more seriously.
  • wolftimwolftim Posts: 34
    My dealer said no oil changes and it wasn't the first time I had heard about it. That's why I knew to ask about it to verify before I got my hopes up. If your dealer includes it then bonus for you.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,795
    It is right on the website.. Scheduled maintenance included for 2yr/24K.. I don't know how long ago you bought your car.... maybe it wasn't offered then... or maybe you asked for an oil change before it was due... But, if Saab includes it and your dealer won't do it.... I would be making phone calls...

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,689
    It looks like there might not be a 9-2x Aero for '06.

    Bob
  • wolftimwolftim Posts: 34
    From the looks of the link on your comment, there will be a 9-2x Aero just no improvements made. I could be wrong. I also already heard that they are still making all froms of the 9-2x in 2006.
  • rick77grick77g Posts: 8
    There might be more than 4 stripped down Aero 5 speed artic silvers left. I was shopping in both New Mexico and Texas and got different answers as to availability. It turns out that Texas along with many southern states must order them from Miami port distribution, while New Mexico orders them from a different port distribution site.
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