Dutch review – Saab 9-4x

All you Mad Dutchies (c) might want to check out these links relating to the Saab 9-4x. The Saab 9-4x was in Holland recently and Luxity magazine enlisted the services of lady racer, Sheila Verschuur, to take it for a spin. The result is a combination text/video review that I know absolutely nothing about as I don’t understand Dutch 🙂 You can read the story here: Saab 9-4x in Luxity. There’s also a video, in Dutch, that you can watch below (and if the embed doesn’t work, try here). —

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Saab 9-4x owners review

As you can tell, there’s not a much to share in terms of the business side of things at this precise moment. That gives us a perfect opportunity to have a look at something that matters….. cars! If you’re looking for a 5-minute stress reliever with a wonderful Saaby flavour then you need to get on over to Saabworld and take a look at Wulf’s review of his new Saab 9-4x. This is a must-read for a few reasons. First, I’ve known Wulf (in the online sort of way) for a few years now and I know him to be […]

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Quick Drive – Saab 9-3 Griffin

Last week I finally took a long-overdue opportunity to drive the latest iteration of the Saab 9-3 Sport Sedan, the 9-3 Griffin. The 9-3 SS is a car that’s being regarded by some as a tag-along car in Saab’s range. The rest of the product offering from Saab is quite new, whereas the 9-3 was originally introduced as a 2003 model year car. There’s a temptation (that many succumb to) to write the 9-3 off as being ‘old’ before one even jumps into it. Don’t do it. The Saab 9-3 Griffin shares little but the bare bones from that original […]

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NMA Road Test the Saab 9-5

Remember a time when we used to talk about Saab Cars? I’m in the middle of a big series of posts right now, but I just received a reference to this road test from a friend in the US. I figured it’d be good to post it straight away. I first drove a Saab 9-5 mule in 2009 and right then and there I knew that the 4-cyl version of the car was going to be an absolute ball to drive. That’s the model in this test from the National Motorists Association in the US. It’s a comprehensive review, written […]

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My time with the Saab 9-4x – Part 3

If you haven’t already done so, you can read the following first: Part 1 – Saab 9-4x Intro, styling and interior Part 2 – Saab 9-4x performance, handling and fuel economy And whilst you’re in the mood, check out the Saab 9-4x comparison table, which puts the 9-4x up against the BMW X3, the Audi Q5 and the Volvo CX60 —— Driving (briefly) the 3.0 Premium model I took the Saab 9-4x Aero for my 1,100+ km journey over a weekend. On the Monday morning following that weekend, I met up with a colleague from Saab to do a quick […]

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Saab 9-4x vehicle comparison table

I thought I’d put this together as a supplement to the writeup I’ve been doing on my time with the Saab 9-4x. One of the things that impressed me about the 9-4x was that it had a very high level of equipment. As I started writing up my report, I had the SaabUSA web page open to look up various bits of equipment to see if they were standard or optional. I was amazed to see that just about everything on the car was standard. In fact, on the 2011 Saab 9-4x Aero there are only three options: Panoramic Moonroof […]

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My time in the Saab 9-4x (part 1)

This is a tough one. How do you go about writing a review of car made by the company that employs you to write? I’ve said it here before: enthusiast first, employee second – but I understand that some may (and probably should) take this article with a grain of salt. Still, I hope you find it informative and enjoyable. Last weekend I had the good fortune to pilot a Saab 9-4x for three days, covering 1,140kms from Trollhattan to Västerås for the Midnight Sun Rally, and then on to Stockholm for one night before returning to home base in […]

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Saab 9-4x – reviews at a glance

Saab recently hosted members of the automotive press in Washington DC. Their mission – to drive the all new Saab 9-4x crossover. It’s fair to say that the reviews have been very positive for the Saab 9-4x. It’s been noticed in Saab-land, too. Just Saab, a dealer in Ohio, tweeted the following this morning: In over 16 years with Saab, I cannot recall better press toward a new model than the new 9-4x. It’s almost euphoric. Great Job Saab team! Naturally, we’re pretty happy with the outcome of the road reviews. And we’re equally happy that our dealer network and […]

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Winding Road drive the Saab 9-4x

We’ve been waiting for the Saab 9-4x road test to come in and now, Winding Road has come to the party with the type of review we always thought the 9-4x would be capable of achieving. I’ve been writing about Saab for around six years now and one of the common complaints I’ve had about automotive journalists is that they don’t “get it” when it comes to Saab. Too many write from a cookie-cutter viewpoint, a perspective that is commonplace, but one that Saab just doesn’t fit. Winding Road doesn’t just “get it” in this review, they take steps to […]

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An update from the Saab 9-4x test drive in Washington DC

Saab are hosting automotive journalists from around the world this week, for a test drive of the all new Saab 9-4x. I brought you a few images from the first day of the event, yesterday. Today, we’ll take a look at how things are going, as well as giving you a peek behind the curtain as to what actually goes on at these events. Do automotive journalists really have the best jobs in the world? First, the update. I’ve been in touch with Mikael Jacobsson, who is the Product Manager for the Saab 9-4x. He summed up the event in […]

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