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#101 2005-07-18 01:09:56

MidnightRunner
Saab 92x Linear
From: Bakersfield, CA
Registered: 2005-07-15
User Number: 543
Posts: 128

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

It would be nice to have two cigarette lighter plugs.  One in the dash and one in the armrest.  I would like to be able to plug my cell in the armrest and my XM in the dash.  I think I am going to try and run an extension from the dash outlet to behind the console and split it.  Plug the XM in behind and run the other end to the armrest.  embeercool


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     Midnight Black Mica, 5MT, Cold Weather Package, Moonroof, and Smiles to Spare.
     Mods:  Alpine CDA-9856 (XM and iPod adapters); Tint (70% front, 5% back)
1998 BMW 328i -- Avus Blue, Sport Package, 5MT.

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#102 2010-02-21 12:13:57

nomurstock
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Registered: 2009-09-30
User Number: 3989
Posts: 117

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

BETTER FREAKING PAINT!!!! mad


05 Brilliant-Red Aero 5spd Stg 2
Cobb AP & DP|Prodrive UP & Axleback|STI TMIC|Samco TI|Grimmspeed AOS|Kartboy PM & SS|

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#103 2010-02-21 12:15:08

l7jr
I'm the one whose timing belt tensioner snapped
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From: Brooklyn, NY
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

nomurstock wrote:

BETTER FREAKING PAINT!!!! mad

This is an understatement. A door hit my passenger rear door in a parking lot this morning and the friggin paint came off and left black or something.  banghead


"The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" (#4F22/SI-822); September 21, 1997

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#104 2010-02-21 12:20:13

hammyt
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

Holy 5 year old thread batman.


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2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black | SOLD
2012 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0 AT | Shiny Blue

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#105 2010-02-21 12:28:36

l7jr
I'm the one whose timing belt tensioner snapped
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

Biggest bump ever. Lmao.


"The City of New York vs. Homer Simpson" (#4F22/SI-822); September 21, 1997

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#106 2010-02-21 22:42:48

nomurstock
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Registered: 2009-09-30
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Posts: 117

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

hammyt wrote:

Holy 5 year old thread batman.

HAHAHA!! Ooops!  I had not noticed, I am a newbie and try to read, comment and be part of the community as much as I can.


05 Brilliant-Red Aero 5spd Stg 2
Cobb AP & DP|Prodrive UP & Axleback|STI TMIC|Samco TI|Grimmspeed AOS|Kartboy PM & SS|

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#107 2010-02-22 08:04:00

Pyromancy5
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From: Bexley, OH
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

john_matrix wrote:

I love this car! But, with any car, there are small annoyances I've found:

1.Windows could roll up faster. (I'm impatient.)

2. I'd like express down and up on all of them. This is supposed to be euro luxury dammit!

3. All my friends shut these little doors way too hard. All it takes is a little push there to close 'em. Thank you.

4. Stereo doesn't play mp3s. It will get replaced anyway, but still, crappy $13,000 cars have this feature.

5. the headlights are dim

6.the stereo is dim.

7.special 9-2x floormats would have been nice. (Like the wrx.)



Anybody else got any?

I like the dim stereo, because it's not hooked up to the dash dimmer control, it is bette default to dim lighting.  most aftermarket HUs are too bright, ad don't have control over the brightness.

+1,000,000 on the doors, but that is just people not used to doors that are made well, people did it to our Volvo all the time too.

as far as #4 goes, idk how many cars in 2005 had mp3 players.  and the headlights are fine if you get better bulbs.


2005 Linear, 5mt, Satin Gray Metallic, moonroof, ixizsclutch, ixizhood, FHI 21 mm rear sway bar, rear dif guard
2014 Nissan Leaf SL, Glacier White, Bose
1981 Yamaha SR500

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#108 2010-02-22 08:07:34

Pyromancy5
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

nomurstock wrote:

hammyt wrote:

Holy 5 year old thread batman.

HAHAHA!! Ooops!  I had not noticed, I am a newbie and try to read, comment and be part of the community as much as I can.

not an oops at all. good for you for digging out this old stuff.  up


2005 Linear, 5mt, Satin Gray Metallic, moonroof, ixizsclutch, ixizhood, FHI 21 mm rear sway bar, rear dif guard
2014 Nissan Leaf SL, Glacier White, Bose
1981 Yamaha SR500

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#109 2010-02-22 08:57:28

Anthony
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From: SF Bay Area
Registered: 2008-06-11
User Number: 2852
Posts: 715

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

I'm still loving my Aero after a year of ownership. My car came with a $2000 stereo courtesy of the previous owner. I can play DVDs, CDs, mp3s, wma, divx video files, files off of a usb thumb drive, it has an iPod connector, and will play bluetooth audio from my iPhone. On top of all that there is an integrated hands-free cell phone kit built-in to the stereo. Honestly, this stereo makes the car much more enjoyable.

I got the upgraded headlights so no complaints there.

My biggest complaint is probably the parchment leather seat centers. Mine look dingy and they don't clean up at all using leather cleaner.


2005 9-2X Aero
Power: Stage 2 (Prodrive downpipe, Prodrive uppipe, STi catback, Cobb Stage 2
Handling: 20mm RSB, Whiteline endlinks

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#110 2010-02-22 09:11:00

SaabRX
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From: Albany N.Y.
Registered: 2005-07-11
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

use Soapy water...


2002 WRB Bugeye  5MT Turbo
2005 Black Saabaru 5MT Turbo NEVER SHOULD OF SOLD IT! If I only knew ...
2014 DGM Forester XT  Premium
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#111 2010-02-22 19:28:41

Tex92x
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From: Dallas, Texas
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

Anthony wrote:

My biggest complaint is probably the parchment leather seat centers. Mine look dingy and they don't clean up at all using leather cleaner.

QFT.  Soapy water will help, but the only thing that I've found that cleans the dingy parchment leather sections is the Interior Cleaner from Griot's Garage.  Sometimes even that's not enough, then I've resorted to the judicious use of 99% rubbing alcohol. 

While I'm here, I'll list my other RFIs (room for improvement) on my 92x:

1. Road noise
2. Well-documented interior squeaks and rattles
3. Thin, cheap carpet
4. Tinny doors
5. Stereo system

All in all, pretty minor stuff, though #2 can be pretty annoying.  The positives, though, still far outweigh the negatives imo. I'm coming to the end of my days with the 92x, but it's been a dependable and enjoyable ride since 08/05.


Former Owner of Fondly Remembered 2005 saab 92x Desert Silver Linear P 5MT

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#112 2010-02-22 19:41:28

Scargo
Freely Inhabiting the Space I'm In
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From: Hancock, NY
Registered: 2005-06-15
User Number: 227
Posts: 14179

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

Anthony wrote:

I'm still loving my Aero after a year of ownership. My car came with a $2000 stereo courtesy of the previous owner. I can play DVDs, CDs, mp3s, wma, divx video files, files off of a usb thumb drive, it has an iPod connector, and will play bluetooth audio from my iPhone. On top of all that there is an integrated hands-free cell phone kit built-in to the stereo. Honestly, this stereo makes the car much more enjoyable.

I got the upgraded headlights so no complaints there.

My biggest complaint is probably the parchment leather seat centers. Mine look dingy and they don't clean up at all using leather cleaner.

Have you tried Lexol brand cleaner.  It's cheaper if you get it from a tack shop. Follow with Lexol conditioner, it'll help keep things clean.


1995.5 Audi //S6, Black/Ecru; MRC Stage 2, Eibach/Bilstein, RS2 BBK, HID's, Eurotails
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero Satin Grey; Cobb STX tune/Cobb 25 mm FSB, 22mm solid adj RSB/H6 upgrade/Noltec Camber Plates/STI Pinks, Koni Inserts/Whiteline Rear Stress Bar/Izixhood/Stromung DP, Crucial HF Kitty, STi catback, Hella MicroDE fogs, color keyed/polished roof rails.

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#113 2010-02-28 19:46:48

Anthony
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From: SF Bay Area
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

I have tried both Lexol cleaner and protectant. The cleaner essentially made no difference in my seats - well maybe a small difference. I have two dime sized coffee stains on the seats that seem permanent.


2005 9-2X Aero
Power: Stage 2 (Prodrive downpipe, Prodrive uppipe, STi catback, Cobb Stage 2
Handling: 20mm RSB, Whiteline endlinks

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#114 2010-03-01 13:04:23

aasst15
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From: Pittsburgh
Registered: 2009-03-04
User Number: 3565
Posts: 360

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

I've used leatherique products and am quite happy.


'05 aero AT, COBB Stage 2, Tokico D-spec, Mach V, Ixiz battery tie (Blue) & Dead Pedal
JDM Yo Hazard, WRX Limited Winter Interior, Prodrive P1

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#115 2010-03-06 11:31:03

Anthony
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From: SF Bay Area
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Posts: 715

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

Here's one of my Subaru gripes - the fraking oil dipsitck. I'm used to cars where you can let them sit all night, pull the stick and read the oil level. When I do that on a Subaru (both my Aero and my wife's '08 Impreza) the whole tip of the stick is showing a high oil level. Then I have to wipe it, put it back in, and then read the level.

Second gripe is that when I do wipe first and then check the oil level, I find that it reads differently on each side of the stick. WTF?

It's frustrating because I can never seem to tell exactly how much oil is in the car.


2005 9-2X Aero
Power: Stage 2 (Prodrive downpipe, Prodrive uppipe, STi catback, Cobb Stage 2
Handling: 20mm RSB, Whiteline endlinks

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#116 2010-03-06 11:37:36

eurospek
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

How are you dipping?

I slowly go down 80% of the way, then jamb it in quickly the rest of the way, always get consistent readings this way.


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2014 VW Passat S 1.8 TSI
2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO Arctic Silver 4eat | COBB Stage 2 Protuned

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#117 2010-03-06 11:50:46

Anthony
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From: SF Bay Area
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User Number: 2852
Posts: 715

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

Down all the way and then back up - I didn't think you needed some special method for a subaru dipstick.

I still wonder why, when you let the car sit all night and then pull the dipstick, that you get a dipstick with oil all over it rather than a proper reading. I've been able to do that on every car I've ever had before the Subaru. Shouldn't letting the oil settle all night give you a proper reading?


2005 9-2X Aero
Power: Stage 2 (Prodrive downpipe, Prodrive uppipe, STi catback, Cobb Stage 2
Handling: 20mm RSB, Whiteline endlinks

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#118 2010-03-06 20:51:40

kornfeld
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

+1 on the dipstick issues, particularly the wildly different readings on each side.  I don't even quite know how this could happen.

As for cleaning the leather, I recommend a Mr. Clean magic eraser.  I dunno that I'd use it over and over and over because it's abrasive, but it get's them seats quite clean, and then you can use some other product to keep them clean.   up


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#119 2010-03-06 21:48:03

Superchunk
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Registered: 2009-07-26
User Number: 3866
Posts: 548

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

I don't know how you guys clean your leather, but i use dishsoap and a fingernail brush and really, really get in there with the brush to get all the oil and shit out of the seat.  Oil = cracks and our asses = oil so this seems a good method.  Gets them pretty clean too.

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#120 2010-03-06 23:16:58

b00duh
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From: Winnipeg, MB, Canada
Registered: 2008-12-13
User Number: 3387
Posts: 1343

Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

- paint: salt & sand looks like they've taken their toll on my bumper

- gearbox: specifically, I have issues getting it into reverse sometimes and first gear feels kind of notchy

- interior: the ivory portion of the seats are a pain in the butt to keep clean. lol.

- stereo: the lack of it being able to play mp3's is annoying and the fact that there is no aux input for my mp3 player.

other than that I love the car to death.


2005 Saabaru 9-2x Linear
Specs: arctic silver/5mt/cold weather package/sunroof

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#121 2010-03-07 02:20:30

Pyromancy5
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

eurospek wrote:

How are you dipping?

I slowly go down 80% of the way, then jamb it in quickly the rest of the way, always get consistent readings this way.

something tells me you aren't very popular with ladies


2005 Linear, 5mt, Satin Gray Metallic, moonroof, ixizsclutch, ixizhood, FHI 21 mm rear sway bar, rear dif guard
2014 Nissan Leaf SL, Glacier White, Bose
1981 Yamaha SR500

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#122 2010-03-07 02:44:09

hammyt
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

Pyromancy5 wrote:

eurospek wrote:

How are you dipping?

I slowly go down 80% of the way, then jamb it in quickly the rest of the way, always get consistent readings this way.

something tells me you aren't very popular with ladies

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha classic and true.


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5MT | 275whp/250wtq | [email protected] | SOLD
2014 Focus ST 6MT | Tuxedo Black | SOLD
2012 Mazda 3 Hatch 2.0 AT | Shiny Blue

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#123 2010-03-07 02:57:34

eurospek
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

hammyt wrote:

Pyromancy5 wrote:

eurospek wrote:

How are you dipping?

I slowly go down 80% of the way, then jamb it in quickly the rest of the way, always get consistent readings this way.

something tells me you aren't very popular with ladies

hahahahahahahahahahahahahaha classic and true.

biggrin


2016 VW GTI S 2-door Reflex Silver 6-spd

2014 VW Passat S 1.8 TSI
2005 SAAB 9-2X AERO Arctic Silver 4eat | COBB Stage 2 Protuned

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#124 2013-05-18 22:00:04

g8rvictor
What about the passing lane don't you understand?
From: Las Vegas
Registered: 2006-09-14
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

Pyromancy5 wrote:

eurospek wrote:

How are you dipping?

I slowly go down 80% of the way, then jamb it in quickly the rest of the way, always get consistent readings this way.

something tells me you aren't very popular with ladies

i just read this today at work and fell out of my chair laughing and got stared at by everyone else here  biggrin


2006 9-2x Aero/Arctic Silver/5MT/Cold/Premium/HID/Leather/Moonroof

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#125 2013-05-18 22:49:34

corporateD
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Re: Ok, gripes about the 9-2x.

I read the last few posts and then while actually LOLing, showed my wife.  She wants to try this new technique!  LOL

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