There are vehicles that are searched for through advertisements. At Porsche it's rare 911 derivatives, at Saab it's the 9-3X. Fascinatingly inconspicuous, the estate has changed from Trollhättan to the blue Mauritius of the Saab world. There is no end in sight to desires. Crazy, because Saab would have added another model to the 9-3X in a better world.
The 2009-9X came onto the market in 3 and remained an insider tip in the drama that was looming around the brand. Saab had already followed the principle of the off-road station wagon 10 years earlier. The corresponding 9-5 was never built, but this derivative would have come with the new generation.
Saab 9-5X NG XWD - the big brother
Unfortunately, the world has not seen a Saab 9-5X NG XWD station wagon. The station wagon was never produced in numbers, it stayed with the pilot series. But in Trollhättan they also worked on an off-road version, not only for Saab, but also for the GM group.
The Opel Insignia Country Tourer (Generation 1) is the last Saab among the Opels and was developed in Trollhättan. It came onto the market with the 2014 model year in late autumn 2013. Previously, Saab could have scored points with the off-road version of the 9-5 NG sports suit for the 2013 model year.
The big brother of the Saab 9-3X, everything would have gone according to plan in Sweden.
But as it was, the 9-3X remained the sole representative of the category of off-road suits from the Stallbacka. The prices for used cars are developing accordingly. A Saab 9-3X, as a gasoline engine and with XWD, is generally an expensive proposition. Emotionally, the price demands are even on the rise, in line with the increasing age of the vehicles.
An car trade in the Netherlands offered an interesting Saab 9-3X 2.0T XWD for sale in the quieter time between the years.
The seller was not interested in information and pictures; they remained rudimentary. Still, an exciting car. A very late first registration in 2014, but not a Griffin. The color combination black / black is rare on a 9-3X, but it suits the Saab very well. Only 76.281 kilometers on the display, good but average equipment.
Stable in value, rare, in great demand
As always, one wonders what such a Saab can cost? Because especially with this vehicle there is not only vain sunshine. In Sweden 9-3X specific parts are running out, some shelves are already empty. A circumstance that, in combination with low prevalence, can become a toxic mixture for everyday use. One can dream of possible reproductions, but experience shows that this commitment is pursued with maximum reluctance.
A price demand of 18.950 € was on the price tag. Not a little, but the discussion about the price is free. A 9-3X does not usually have long idle times, the vehicle was sold in a very short time.
The 9-3X remains stable and in great demand. It is rare anyway.
With pictures from B&M Automotive