Yes, the Saab 9-4x was also available with front-wheel drive. A fact that somehow passed me by. In the German price lists, the model has not appeared, or I have simply overlooked it.
The front-wheel drive solution is generally very popular with SUV buyers. The vehicles operate a kind of mimicry - they pretend they are four-wheel drive vehicles ... but they are not.
Reason speaks for it, the wallet is happy. Less weight, less technology - thus lower consumption and lower costs. If you are not an alpine farmer or forester and want to drive through rough terrain every day, you are well advised with front-wheel drive.
An ideal mix of reason and pleasure is for sale from blog supporter Markus Lafrentz. A Saab 9-4x FWD Linear, first hand, with a few kilometers. With leather seats, electric for the driver, seat heating and the large (ingenious) panoramic roof, he has everything you need on board. The 20 ″ Aero rims - in the series the Linear rolls to 18 ″ - make the appearance hardly distinguishable from the Aero version. The 265 hp 3-liter V6 with automatic ensures the drive; at 210 is curtailed. That should be enough for proper propulsion. In the luggage compartment there is the practical U-Rail luggage system, which you do not want to miss once you have it.
The Saab 9-4x has proven to be extremely stable in value, which is due to the small number of units built and the special situation of the brand. From this point of view, too, the 9-4x would be a purchase that can combine reason and pleasure. More information is available from the Saab Center in Kiel.