Some things just happen too late. The lost time, you never catch up again. One of those that was definitely late is the Saab 9-3X. This is unfortunate because it was an attractive model for the niche and could have polished up the Saab image. But he was late. By 10 years to define it more precisely.
Volvo showed the way
With the 1998 model year, Volvo defined the category of off-road station wagons. The V70 XC came onto the market, and Audi followed suit with the Allroad two years later. In Trollhättan, the new Saab 9-5 station wagon was pushed onto the stage, saw the opportunities and also planned a trendy off-road variant.
It was planned for 1999, but it never came, there were only a few pictures and announcements. The small but fine segment of long-legged premium station wagons was played by other brands from now on. It wasn't until 10 years later. With the 2009 model year, Saab presented a lifestyle version of the 9-3 station wagon. Provided with off-road typical attachments, a fresh design and, with the gasoline engine, with XWD all-wheel drive.
Saab 9-3X an exception
It is well known that if things go wrong, things really go wrong. This is what happened with the Saab 9-3X. Not only was it late on the market, it also appeared at an inopportune time. Owner GM expected the brand to go into bankruptcy with subsequent restructuring. Shortly afterwards the final end, which first ended in an abandoned sale to Koenigsegg, and then in a takeover by Spyker.
That was too much for the workforce, dealers and customers. The Saab 9-3x, which should have deserved the attention, went down in the disturbance from Detroit. This is a shame in several ways, because the potential customers missed an individual car from Sweden.
Saab 9-3X 2.0 Turbo XWD 2010
These vehicles are accordingly in demand today. They are continuously traded at high prices and the price level occasionally prompted dealers to import vehicles from southern countries to Germany. The 9-3X, which is offered in Belgium, does not come from the hand of a commercial supplier, but from that of a lover.
The vehicle is remarkable because it is very well equipped. Sunroof, bi-xenon headlights, electric seats, 6-speed automatic and as a gasoline engine the all-wheel drive with Haldex clutch, everything is on board. Of course, the all-wheel drive Saab was maintained according to the checkbook. All inspections and also Haldex maintenance are verifiable.
Saab Terrain Belgium
The Saab, whose condition is estimated to be that of a new car, is sold due to the downsizing of a collection. If you now add the low mileage of 76.500 and the Arctic-White color, which is optimal for this model, you might suspect a certain asking price.
One is correct with this premonition. You should only consider Belgium as a location, a traditionally good, but never cheap Saab terrain. As soon as you look, the price tag is already € 23.950.
The discussion about the price can be given away. Vehicles like these are rare, and there is no market price as such.
As a result, the Saab 9-3X is good, debits the current account and strikes. Or let it be.
With images from Autoscout24