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#1 2005-05-23 02:06:55

akaryrye
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What did you drive before your Saab?

I thought it would be interesting to see what types of cars people drove before their 9-2x or other cars you might have at the same time. Ill start this thread by posting pictures of my previous car which I spent about 6 hours today getting ready to sell.

1991 Infiniti M30
RWD, Nissan VG30E giving 170 hp, 3500 lbs or so, automatic and Limited Slip.
It wasnt real fast, but it also wasnt real slow either.  It was a nice car to drive and it was kinda fun also (up to 40mph).

Theres some more pictures at this link, just scroll down and look for the post by "AkaRyrye"
http://www.phpbbforfree.com/forums/jcrapps-about67.html

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v629/akaryrye/M30Front.jpg


Red 1990 Miata - squirted n' sparked, gt2554 turbo
Black 1997 Miata - basically stock ... needs a bath

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#2 2005-05-23 09:04:47

STI4theSlowGuy
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

My first car was a 1993 Jeep Grand Cherokee.  I still love that car.

Second was a 99 Maxima.  Lowered, Rims, Chip, Intake, Exhaust.  It was fast, but had some nasty torque steer.  I sold it to a real nice kid. 

But i freakin love this car. Soo much.  It hurts me.


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#3 2005-05-23 09:08:04

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

my first car was a 1994 black toyota camry, drove it into the ground. my next car was a black 2002 jeep wrangler which is what i traded in for my 9-2x, what a difference.


9-2X Linear Deep Blue Mica 5MT

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#4 2005-05-23 13:17:45

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Last car before the 9-2x?  A 1993 Nissan Sentra SE-R.  My daughter now drives it, and I really hated to give it up.  It is just a nice combination of a torquey, smooth, hi-reving 4 with a extremely competent chassis, decent brakes, and that all elusive "fun-to-drive" feel.

Other notable vehicles:
1977 Plymouth Fire Arrow (How may are old enough to remember that car.  And why am I admitting it?)
1979 Fiat X1/9 - the closest thing to a FF for the street.
1981 Fiat Brava w/Abarth rally suspension (back when Fiat/Lancia was competitive in Rally, before the killer B's)
1983 GTi
1986 Jetta GLI (time to get practical.  Maybe.)

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#5 2005-05-23 14:17:52

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

tonka92x wrote:

1979 Fiat X1/9 - the closest thing to a FF for the street.

I love those -- my dad worked for a dealer and we had one when I was 1 or 2yrs old -- I remember screaming down the highway with the top off and him telling me "don't let your mom find out about this!" smile

Previous to the 9-2x, I drove a 99.5 Audi A4, a 96 Acura Integra before that, and a 87 Plymouth Voyager before that.

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#6 2005-05-23 14:24:34

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

1995 Jeep Wrangler.   
We have a baby on the way in August, so I had to get something 'practical' to put a baby seat in.... the death trap that is a lifted YJ simply would not cut it!
http://images8.fotki.com/v120/photos/4/46126/2162014/1434784_IMG_0791-vi.jpg

Last edited by gregoz (2005-05-24 16:33:27)


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero - Black
5 speed - Sport & Cold Packages

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#7 2005-05-23 14:39:12

Andrew
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

1982 Toyota Corolla Wagon
1988 Accord LX-1
1997 GTI 2.slowhttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v665/mainegti/Thule.jpg


2005 silver car

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#8 2005-05-23 14:44:37

faith
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

that GTI is dead SEXY!!!!!!

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#9 2005-05-23 16:18:45

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Traded in a '99 Mazda Millenia for the 9-2x, great looking car, lousy performance, even worse handling, that car tortured me for 6 years.  It was falling apart at the end, thank the lord it's gone!


Now have a 05 BMW 330i, had a 05 9-2x Aero, Dark blue 5 speed - Premium and Sports packages, Eclipse HU, BA SL60 Speakers MOMO Short Throw Shifter, Console Extender, Trunk Tray, Auto dimming mirror/Homelink, Rear cup holder, Nokians

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#10 2005-05-23 21:44:59

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

2000 Mercury Cougar V6

http://cougardb.com/image.php?id=7793&raw=1

Complete mod list and more pictures can be found here:

http://cougardb.com/car.php?id=Mike


2005 Saab 9-2X Aero

- AutoMeter Center Stack Gauge Pod w/ AutoMeter "Sport-Comp" Boost, Oil Pressure & Volt Gauges

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#11 2005-05-23 22:52:21

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

sold my car a week ago: '87 325is. cant say anything bad about the saab, but i miss the e30 like hell already.
here's a link to my forsale ad: http://forums.bimmerforums.com/forum/sh … p?t=322285

http://dir.viaweblink.com/albums/album08/IMG_3860.sized.jpg

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#12 2005-05-23 23:30:03

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

I never thought I would buy a totally new car since I love working on my own car and since I can get great deals on used cars that just need a little loving - but I guess I can "work" on the new saab since it's nice and upgradable  wink

1) 95 Saturn SL2 (parents bought for me while I was in high school)

2) 2000 Beetle GL (drove one summer for an internship - then it became my sister's car)

3) 92 Civic LX (my start to used cars - 222K on the odo when purchased - got totalled in a near-head-on accident with me going 45mph and the other going around 20mph - the darn uninsured teenager turned left in front of me without looking...  amazingly I escaped only with one slight bruise)
http://s89531464.onlinehome.us/athena/www/9-2x/cars/civic_totalled.jpg

4) 96 Audi A6Q (bought at 92K now at 132K - great in rain and snow... terrible on gas milage... hate that I'll have to sell this)
http://s89531464.onlinehome.us/athena/www/9-2x/cars/audi.JPG

5) 91 Miata (bought at 154K now at 172K - good commuter car... learned stick on this)
exterior restoration
http://s89531464.onlinehome.us/athena/www/9-2x/cars/miata_shiny.jpg

6) 05 saab 9-2x (bought at 11mi on odo - nice ride!)
http://s89531464.onlinehome.us/athena/www/9-2x/cars/saab.JPG


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5-sp-Deep Blue Mica-Premium/Cold|[email protected] 2 tuned(206whp/224wtq)
2012 Mazda 2
2001 Porsche Boxster

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#13 2005-05-24 06:11:48

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

This is what might be traded in tomorrow:

http://www.geocities.com/jmotorsprt/Pictures/Invador1.jpg

What is in my garage:

http://www.geocities.com/jmotorsprt/FJ1100/FJ2.jpg

http://www.geocities.com/jmotorsprt/XJ5.jpg

Last edited by JMotorsprt (2005-05-25 04:35:40)

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#14 2005-05-24 15:45:55

Riley401
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

96 Honda Civic EX
99 Jeep Cherokee Classic
01 Jeep Wrangler
03 MINI Cooper S
05 Saab 92x aero

I was having buyer's remorse the night before I traded in the MINI.  But, I have to say I really don't miss it at all.

The 9-2x has exceeded my expectations.

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#15 2005-05-24 16:00:59

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

previous vehicles:
- 89 VW Golf
- 94 VW Golf Sport
- 95 VW GTI VR6
- 91 VW GTI 8v
- 87 VW GTI 8v
- 96 BMW M3
- 75 Kawasaki KZ400
- 97 Suzuki Katana

Currently in garage:
- 05 Saab 9-2x Aero
- 01 Ford Focus ZX3
- 91 Ford Explorer
- 04 Yamaha YZF600R

Hopefully coming soon:
- Formula Vee or Formula Ford project


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#16 2005-05-25 04:20:05

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

2004 Mazda 3 hatch


catless 05 saabaru

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#17 2005-05-25 08:47:56

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

I have had:

84 cavalier wagon
82 chevy citation
80 chevy luv pu
90 gmc sonoma (1st new vehicle)
95 pontiac grand am
96 chevy blazer
85 olds 442
98 camaro z28
00 pontiac formula
93 jeep wrangler
85 honda nighthawk
02 yamaha r6
85 lebaron gts (winter beater)
03 yamaha R1
88 mustang lx vert 5.0
05 saab 92x (new winter beater smile )

current vehicles in sig


12 ZX-14R   XCLR8
05 9-2x       SAABARU
00 Formula  INCONTT
88 Mustang  5LTR LX

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#18 2005-05-25 11:09:38

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Previous rides...
67 Datsun 411
74 Plymouth Road Runner
71 Plymouth Road Runner
68 Plymouth Road Runner
72 Chevy Vega GT Wagon
68 VW Squareback
72 Datsun 620 Pickup
87 Nissan Hardbody
92 Nissan Hardbody
80 Chevy El Camino
68 Ford Cortina GT
86 Nissan Maxima
87 Saab SPG


Currently in garage ....(See Sig.)

Last edited by scottgf (2005-05-25 11:19:46)


Scott
05 9-2x Aero 5 Spd AP Stage 2 SOLD 10/2012     94 Dodge Viper RT/10
73 Plymouth Road Runner                                  63 VW
69 Ford Cortina GT                                            12 Chevy Volt

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#19 2005-05-25 11:22:45

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

tonka92x wrote:

Other notable vehicles:
1977 Plymouth Fire Arrow (How may are old enough to remember that car.  And why am I admitting it?)

....Would that be with the 2.6 engine...?...
Yeah Im old too.........
Actually those were very quick for there time.....shows how much cars sucked mid seventies to mid eighties...

Cheers,


Scott
05 9-2x Aero 5 Spd AP Stage 2 SOLD 10/2012     94 Dodge Viper RT/10
73 Plymouth Road Runner                                  63 VW
69 Ford Cortina GT                                            12 Chevy Volt

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#20 2005-05-25 12:20:29

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Wow, my buddy had a Plymouth Arrow.  I actually learned how to drive a stick on that car.  His clutch was never the same again......Yeah I'm old too... But the 9-2x has rejuvenated me....


Now have a 05 BMW 330i, had a 05 9-2x Aero, Dark blue 5 speed - Premium and Sports packages, Eclipse HU, BA SL60 Speakers MOMO Short Throw Shifter, Console Extender, Trunk Tray, Auto dimming mirror/Homelink, Rear cup holder, Nokians

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#21 2005-05-25 12:54:50

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

scottgf wrote:

....Would that be with the 2.6 engine...?...
Yeah Im old too.........
Actually those were very quick for there time.....shows how much cars sucked mid seventies to mid eighties...

Yup, the 2.6 engine, and 4-wheel DISC BRAKES!  First car I ever drove with 4 wheel disc brakes.  Sad part was the drum rears worked better.

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#22 2005-05-29 15:43:08

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

The majority of my time driving before the 9-2X was spent in a 2002 Honda CR-V. Great car, extremely practical (it comes with a friggin' fold out table in the trunk), but not very fun to drive. My family just replaced the CR-V with an '05 Element (what can I say, we like our Hondas), which I like a lot more just because it's a bit spunkier. In any case, I won't be spending much time in it...I think it goes without saying I'd rather be driving my 9-2X. smile


2012 Subaru Impreza WRX - WR Blue Pearl
Torqued Performance Stage II | Cobb DP | STI short throw shifter
2005 Saab 9-2X Aero 5MT - Midnight Black Metallic
phillipj's TD04 | clear coat delete | power steering delete

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#23 2005-05-29 18:52:16

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Immediately before the SAAB:

2002 VW Golf TDI
2000 Daewoo Nubira
Scottgf  - 1987 SAAB SPG  (sitting in my driveway with a blown head gasket)
Dire - my son is driving an 87 325is  (Currently overheating on hot days, any advice?)

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#24 2005-05-29 20:55:19

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

JohnR wrote:

Dire - my son is driving an 87 325is  (Currently overheating on hot days, any advice?)

Check the water pump.  Check the timing.  Make sure your coolant is up to date with no trapped air.


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#25 2005-05-29 21:23:58

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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

all my rides:
Pontiac Strato-Chief 1966
Chevy Vega 1972
Pontiac Grand-Prix 1973 (400 c.i. 350 h.p.)
Pontiac Parisienne Brougham 1977
VW Jetta TDI 1985
Ford Taurus 1990
Toyota Camry 1989
Pontiac Transport 1993
Pontiac Transport 1997
Pontiac Grand-Prix GT 2001
Saab Aero 92X 2005 satin grey big_smile


Satin grey 92x Aero...fully loaded
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