On reading this test of the 9-2x, I felt as if I could have written it myself. It pretty much sums up my thoughts on the vehicle to a ‘T’. Great idea, fantastic platform, let down by a sub-par interior.
For the most part, the transformation — aimed at taking full advantage of Saab owner General Motors’ partnership with Subaru — has been successful, except in a very important area: the interior……
……Saab did a terrific job making this car really take on its corporate identity, particularly when you look at the front end, the side profile and the sharp alloy wheels. In dark colors such as the blue mica on my test model, it’s a real eye catcher.
Then you move inside. Ouch. The only thing that says “Saab” about this car is the emblem on the steering wheel.
The full review, from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, is available here.