A video of the stunning new Aero-X at its unveiling in Geneva is now available via the GM Fastlane website. You can download it for Mac or PC (around 17mb). I’ve just finished downloading it, but am having trouble getting it to play. Some sort of wierd file type (m4v) that my system doesn’t recognise. I’ll keep trying and post any updates —-> OK, it’s Quicktime. Ours was an old version. Now fixed. Thanks for the advice, people.
For all the available info on the Aero-X, click here to go to the Aero-X category within this site.
Autoblog has concluded what was a positive, albeit stunted test of 9-3 Aero Convertible. They had the car for 5 days but only posted 3 entries and the photography was somewhat less than inspiring. Erin Mays, the tester from Autoblog, came out with little other than praise for the car; inside, outside and under the go pedal.
There’s another 9-3 Convertible test at AutoSpeed, though this one’s a little different to the Autoblog test. Try a 1,200 km round trip through the Australian countryside for a test!!
Autospeed drive the ‘vert from Adelaide to Mount Gambier and back and despite a few misguided foibles (hey, they want to put the roof down with the boot full – good luck in any ‘vert with that), they find it an impressive drive overall:
As we hose off a sun-baked layer of insects from the windscreen and bonnet, we can’t help but admire how well the soft-top Saab coped in an environment that would show glaring deficiencies in lesser machines. It didn’t record the brilliant fuel consumption that we’d hoped for, the on-centre steering is a bit light and it’s a shame it’s impossible to retract the roof when the boot is loaded – but, overall, the car maintained brilliant comfort and composure. We would happily turn around and do it all again tomorrow.