Carpoint, the NineMSN automotive site, has just published a 7-day review of the 9-3 Aero Convertible.
It’s been encouraging to see a bit more Saab promotion around the traps. I can’t speak for mainland Australia, but I’ve noticed quite a bit more web advertising and there’s even been some ads on TV down here in Tassie (shock horror!). Print media coverage has also been looking up recently, primarily due to the Aussie connection with the V6 engine being assembled in my old home town, Melbourne.
Here’s hoping this review gets a decent readership, which it should as Carpoint’s a site with wide coverage. IThe write-up is a great testament to a great vehicle. A few snippets:
….It has some sweet lines and from almost any angle is very elegant.
The interior takes a little getting used to though. The organic lines on the dash are an acquired taste but there are no complaints about the seats and ergonomics — they are both first class. In fact, we would go so far as to say it was one of the most comfortable cars we have driven…..
…..The 2.8TS V6 fitted to the top-shelf Aero range boasts 184kW (up from 155kW) at 5500rpm and more importantly 350Nm (up from 300) from 2000-4500rpm — and there is little in the way of turbo lag.
Best of all, the tuned twin exhaust now has a sporty note to announce Saab’s performance intentions…..
…..generous seating for four adults….
…..The hood is a work of art.