Here’s one to soothe the savage beast.
Carsguide, the automotive section of the Murdoch Press, have published their first coverage of the 9-3 Sportcombi and it’s all good:
Saab’s fortunes look ready to change from bit-player in this country to something more substantial….
….Standard equipment levels are high in both cars and the interior is roomy and comfortable with a large expandable load space at the back. The spare is a full size and there are some clever storage systems dotted through the cabin…..
….The Aero is a potent piece of kit offering rapid acceleration in manual and auto with tidy sporty dynamics to match. It feels totally controlled at all speeds if a little jiggly on rough roads. We’d go for the auto.
Saab sold just over 1,100 vehicles here in Oz last year. That’s well and truly less than what sells in the US in one month! Needless to day it’s not quite good enough. Between the V6, the SportCombi and the new 9-5, as well as improved price packages for the 9-3SS, there should be a whole lotta growth going on.