Thursday Snippets

Tonight we see Priscilla: Queen of the Desert – The Musical!

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Today I went and watched my beloved Carlton Football Club at training. All you Blues supporters, and I know there’s millions of you (NOT), you’ll be happy to know that Nick Stevens was training well, and that Bryce Gibbs has bulked up a little already.

Robbie, Setanta was looking very good, but geez he talks funny. Didn’t see his little brother.

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Some worrying news on the 9-4x filtering through, with one emailer speaking to Carl-Peter Forster at a conference this week and hearing that the vehicle won’t be coming until 2009, no chance for late 2008.

With the 9-5 and 9-4x both due in MY2009 it makes me wonder which might be coming first!

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Some good news filtering through – the European Delivery Program may be back on deck in second quarter of 2008, not out for the entire 2008 year.

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Some more stuff came through about Hirsch in the US as well, which I’ll be communicating with SaabUSA about when I get back to Hobart.

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And on my musings about whether there’s any 9-2x’s left in the US – apparently there’s quite possibly a whole bunch of them on a dock in the western US. Saab and Subaru are squibbling over who’s responsible for them.

I’l happily give them away here – no problems.

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Eggs had a crack (no pun intended) at tidying up the 900 that just couldn’t bring myself to love.

So did Andy Rupert!

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Have a great day. Tomorrow we go to the zoo!!

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2 Comments

  1. They can keep a 9-2X in my parking spot if they want. I wouldn’t charge them anything for it. They’d better leave the keys with me just in case I need to move it though. 😉

  2. …there’s quite possibly a whole bunch of them on a dock in the western US. – swade

    (token 9-2x guy here checking in) Say what? *grin* They can’t just leave them to sit. How would they sell them? I’d buy for $10k!

    This car has so much potential, especially with the tuner crowd. You can interchange nearly all Impreza/STI parts, and we all know there is much more support for that here in the US, no need to wait on Hirsch, but again that’s just on the 9-2x.

    I don’t normally cross reference, but this could possibly be the worlds most powerful Saab 9-2x in the world. Amazing stuff! Keep in mind, this is the “stock” 2.0l Aero engine with upgrades, not an engine swap! It’s capable of 380hp/400 torque with 110 octane, 320hp/300 torque with 93 octane.

    Yeah, so what I had the 2.5i, I still miss that runt! I wish I hadn’t lost $17k in depreciation on it, but someone had to take the loss for Saab, and I guess I was the one to fall on the sword, eh?

    The 9-2x: The most reliable Saab in history…

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