As with the 9-5 refresh that came last year, there’s some divided thinking beginning to emerge about the pictures of the MY2008 Saab 9-3 that we’ve seen so far. This is fair enough – everyone’s tastes are different and the comment section is there for opinions to be properly expressed. Personally, I think it looks fantastic and bear in mind, these are just test mules that we’re seeing.
So….. if you cast your mind back a bit to when the refreshed 9-5 was coming, you may remember that one of the first pictures we saw was this:
I’ll be the first to say that it didn’t really light my fire.
But remember, these are test mules, and what we ended up with some time shortly thereafter was this:
And regardless of which side of the fence you sit with regards to the current 9-5, that looks a heck of a lot better, wouldn’t you say?
The point is, these are test vehicles only that we’re seeing and they aren’t done up to final production spec.
The 9-3 pictures that have emerged make for a much more promising start than that first 9-5 picture IMHO.