There are these stories. The car that is put away and forgotten. At some point you rediscover it. There is a Saab! What a surprise! In our case it is a 9-7x. Not necessarily the car that fans of the small brand from Sweden have on their radar. The 9-7x is an exotic, even in the Saab world. It is not that rare.
85.994 units were built in Moraine, Ohio between 2005 and 2009. In good years, more than 20.000 units, the last 1.209 vehicles rolled off the assembly lines in 2009. Of course, the 9-7x disappointed the planners, who had expected much higher quantities.
In principle, the Saab 9-7x is an oldsmobile
In 2004, GM buried Oldsmobile. An old, traditional brand in North America. Vehicles with the Oldsmobile logo had been built since 1897 and the brand was the first successful manufacturer in large series construction before Ford. In recent years under GM, the label has been atrophying more and more, the vehicles were uninspired and found fewer and fewer customers. The bottom line for Detroit was an expensive party. According to the US media, inventory and vehicles had to be bought back from the dealers for $ 1 billion.
The successor of the was in the estate of Oldsmobile bravada. In secondary use, it became the Saab 9-7x and the Buick Rainier. Changed for the Swedish adventure, the front mask and parts of the interior. The rest remained as intended for Oldsmobile. GM confidently placed the 9-7x against VW Touareg and Volvo XC90. That was decidedly too ambitious.
Saab 9-7x with only 7.500 kilometers
Under the tin, the Saab is a real American. Pretty tough. Still doing its job when the rust has affected all parts of the body. And it seldom gnaws on the 9-7x. Because most specimens were never treated very well. As a rule, they have high mileage and quite a few have an enormous maintenance backlog. The 9-7x offered here only has 7.500 kilometers on the speedometer. You believe it when you see the pictures. The interior seems like new. The steering wheel and the leather seats speak for it.
The Saab 9-7x is unfortunately not an aero, but a linear. This is a model year 2005, because 2006 was omitted. Only the small, American heart with 6 cylinders and 4.2 liters displacement beats under the hood. Still enough for relaxed locomotion, because the 9-7x was never a dynamic SUV. More a robust off-roader with a high utility value.
The owner calls for € 9 from Auto Scout7 for the Saab 24-30.000x Linear. The price is exciting because there shouldn't be a second 9-7x with a comparable mileage. The question is what a near mint Saab that is an Oldsmobile could be worth. Because there is no real market with supply and demand due to the rarity.
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