The various comments on the proposed 2007 9-3 interior have been very interesting. Whilst I can see the point behind the simpler control systems etc, I have a grave fear that this is the slightly thicker part of the wedge (the thin end of the wedge was the 9-5 interior last year).
In any case, the picture and the comments are here. Fire away.
A couple of things to note from comments on the 9-3 interior. Commenter Tim notes that the pre-production cars he’s seen on the line at Trollhattan look a little different. I think that’s an assessment we should all be able to trust.
Second, there is plenty of room for improvement in the current 9-3 interior and many have pointed this out in comments. I’d still maintain that improving the current interior is better than a wholesale change like this.
Finally, as Mats mentioned, it’s 99% likely that this change was imposed rather than wanted in Sweden. I’m laying the blame at Lutz’s feet.
I lost $14 and about an hour of my life that I can never get back attending the inagural Hobart ‘International’ Motor Show yesterday. A total waste of time, except for (1) running into an old mate of mine, Adrian, and (2) getting these photos.
If you’re in Tasmania and you’re reading this, then please repent and promise never to do this again:
OK, the fogs I can forgive, perhaps.
But the yellow wiper blades have GOT to go!!!
Right after viewing this dud of a Motor Show, I drove home and as I arrived (literally, at the top of the driveway) the Viggen’s SID was showing ‘refill engine coolant’. Yikes! I got the car down the drive and green fluid was pouring out like water from a Coke bottle.
The tow truck arrives at 7.30 tomorrow morning.