Ubermich has been sniffing around his local dealership and spotted these little babies coming in. He snapped off a few photos and has included some notes that may help those who, like him, will see them for the first time.
Photos 1, 2 and 3 – I didn’t really notice the lower portion of the bumper being changed until I saw them in person. I really like that change to the bumper. I also realized that I don’t like the new tail lights at all on the white and silver models, but absolutely LOVE them in black on black.
Photo 4 – I think this really shows off the grille colors well. I thought the grille inserts were chrome. They’re not. They’re silver, like the old SAABs!
Photo 5 – That mysterious round piece above the turning foglamps turns out to just be a screw for adjusting them.
Photo 6 – The door handles. I know some people love the new handles and some people don’t care so much for them. I like the color-matching, but I REALLY don’t like the fact that these came straight from the Chevy Malibu parts bin (if you’d like, I can include a picture of my own ’07 Malibu for comparison).
Photo 7 – 14-spoke wheels. I didn’t notice these in the earlier post on trollhattansaab which had all of the 08 wheels… probably because I don’t care for them much.
It’s also interesting to note that all of them have Aero flare-style body panels per ’07 models, even 2.0Ts. I expected to still see a difference between Aero and non-Aero models (aside from wheels). I guess that’s where the Turbo-X comes in. All of these pictures are from Sewell Saab Cadillac of Grapevine, and I believe two of these are now on the showroom floor (black and silver) so anyone in the area can come see them. As for me? I’m currently looking into the rules of selling my soul on ebay or trading on craigslist for a Turbo-X.
My reflection is in this last shot at least 3 times, but I just enjoy the picture so much that I don’t even care.