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#26 2005-05-29 22:45:51

Anand
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Posts: 2036

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

I had a '97 Prelude that I traded in for the Saab.  It was a fun car to drive and I already miss it after being without it for a day.  If had plenty of problems (like a non-working ABS unit and a manual transmission on the brink) and keeping it for much longer would have required at least a new clutch (around $700) and a new set of tires (around $500).  With $7000 in incentives on the Saab it seemed like the right time to start over...


2005 Arctic Silver 9-2x Aero 5-Speed w/ Sport Package

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#27 2005-05-30 02:01:15

gen92x
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

1978 nova 250 6-inline
1985 jetta gli
1975 monte carlo 350 v-8
1998 jetta 2.0
2005 92x linear

 

#28 2005-05-30 03:41:55

spiff
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Registered: 2005-05-19
User Number: 66
Posts: 200

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

89 325iS 5 Spd Zinno with Ronal LS's 225/50-15's...god i miss that car..

http://www.sticky-flo.com/Artwork/CarPi … G_1229.jpg

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#29 2005-05-31 17:06:49

Woonwoon
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

96 civic coupe DX
5 speed stick
stock with NO power steering

This car was a blast to driver. Steering was communicative, balance chassis, light and nimble. The car was very willing to move because of the 5sp and the lack of power steering. I will miss it alot.

What the hell! I have my 92x now.


NOW '93 BMW 325i, 4sp auto, RWD, 170,000 miles, extra soft front suspension, ONE cup holder
WAS Blue 9-2X Aero 5sp, Premium and Cold Weather Package, rear cup holder

"Get the most out of it"

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#30 2005-05-31 17:39:07

igotskraped
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Registered: 2005-05-26
User Number: 97
Posts: 1009

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

athakur999 wrote:

I had a '97 Prelude that I traded in for the Saab.  It was a fun car to drive and I already miss it after being without it for a day.  If had plenty of problems (like a non-working ABS unit and a manual transmission on the brink) and keeping it for much longer would have required at least a new clutch (around $700) and a new set of tires (around $500).  With $7000 in incentives on the Saab it seemed like the right time to start over...

Wow. Another Lude owner turned Saab owner. I had a 98 base SS Lude. I've got a local buyer that is interested in it so hopefully he gets approved for his loan so he can take it off my hands. I'm still waiting on my Aero to come in from the port. Also, I've been exchanging e-mails with a gentleman named Clint. He also traded in his 2000 Lude to purchase the Aero. His board name is serx7 but I've yet to seem him post often around these parts. Were you ever on preludeonline.com or anything of that nature?
Dan

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#31 2005-05-31 17:49:22

Anand
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

I never spent much time on any of the Prelude forums.  I posted a little at hondaprelude.com but it disappeared a while back.  Right afterwards preludeonline.com decided to charge for membership and I left my account there get deleted.  I signed up for a little while just to track down a replacement wheel since one of mine was bent and got rid of account again soon afterwards.

There's gonna be alot of stuff about the Prelude I'm gonna miss.  Almost everything you touch on that car is soft touch plastic.  There are too many hard plastic surfaces in the Aero.  The Aero engine just doesn't sound as good either as the Prelude's did when it hit VTEC smile


2005 Arctic Silver 9-2x Aero 5-Speed w/ Sport Package

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#32 2005-05-31 20:48:06

dire
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

eurospeed wrote:

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.

what he said, plus fan clutch if its on idle. i hvae shop manual and etk if youre interested.

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#33 2005-06-02 12:56:50

kutch
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Registered: 2005-05-16
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Posts: 153

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

98 328is..

kutch

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#34 2005-06-09 12:46:17

bigtruck_
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Registered: 2005-06-03
User Number: 148
Posts: 146

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

'58 Dodge Power Wagon
'85 Subaru GL Wagon
'88 VW Quantum
'96 VW Passat GLS
'01 Saturn L200 (Ex wife destroyed after divorce)
'93 Pontiac Sunbird
'02 Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V (Loved that car/Traded on Saab)
'05 Saab 9-2x Aero (Current Car)
'01 Honda RVT1000R aka RC51 (Still have)

big_smile


2005 Silver 9-2x Aero
2001 RVT1000R aka RC51 (For Sale)

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#35 2005-06-09 13:17:40

Pato
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

http://www.hostedimage.com/usr/1009/IMG_01131.jpg
99 Contour SVT- sold it to get '05 92X


'05 9-2X  Aero Satin Gray
5M, Cold, Premium, Sport packages

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#36 2005-06-09 13:58:18

purduealum91
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Registered: 2005-05-11
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Posts: 650

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Ok here goes:

84 VW Rabbit Diesel
?? Mustang GT
94 Mustang
?? Honda Accord
97 VW Jetta
97 Subaru Outback Sport
??  Honda CRV
?? Subaru Impreza RS
02 VW Golf TDI
04 Honda Element
05 Saab 9-2X Aero


Red Saab 9-2X Aero 5 speed with cold package, rear cup holder, autodimming mirror with compass and homelink, trunk tray, cargo mat, kartboy short shifter and bushings, Silver Subaru Din Pcket, Cobb Accessport Stage 2 93 Octane v1.3, tinted windows (55% front, limo rear), Pioneer P4700MP head unit with Pioneer iPod adapter, APS uppipe and APS Turbo Back Exhaust w/ hi-flow cat
I drive only 5!

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#37 2005-06-09 16:42:05

MaxPower
The wrong way, but faster.
From: NJ
Registered: 2005-06-01
User Number: 132
Posts: 116

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Short list for me:

1) 1986 Prelude Si auto - my first car, purchased in '96 with just 75k miles on it. Good car. The speedometer never worked, yet I never got a ticket in that car. Still not sure how I managed that.

2) 1982 Mercedes 240D 4spd. Yes, 4 speed stick. Technically not my car - it was my wife's (then girlfriend), a hand-me-down from her father - but we both spent a lot of time in it. Big car with a 2.4-liter non-turbo diesel engine, generating a whopping 68 horsepower (though being a diesel it did produce a little torque). Also generated enormous clouds of black smoke. Couldn't go uphill with the A/C on without losing speed. That thing chugged along for 282,000 nearly trouble-free miles. Sort of sad to see it go.

3) 2000 Nissan Xterra auto - I stupidly got caught up in the SUV craze, and convinced myself the Xterra was the vehicle for me. Man, was I wrong. I hated that thing. Nothing wrong with it, gave me no problems at all - but it was as fun to drive as a dump truck. Kept it for 15 months.

4) 2001 Audi A4 1.8T Quattro 5spd. Picked it up at the dealer with my wife, who drove it to an empty parking lot, where I lurched and stalled for an hour until I felt confident enough to drive it home. This was the first car I truly enjoyed, and if I wasn't deathly afraid of impending enormous repair bills (and if the 9-2x was't such a great deal), I would still be happy driving it. In the past 8 months, the engine's been replaced, control arms, exhaust, brakes, driver's seat, other suspension work - all under warranty. Warranty's now over, and with more repairs on the horizon, I think it's time to say farewell.

5) Blue 9-2x Aero 5spd, cold & premium. Taking delivery on Saturday.


2005 Saab 9-2x Aero 5spd - Deep Blue Mica - Premium/Cold
Armrest extension/MOMO knob/rear cupholder/trunk tray/Saab door sills

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#38 2005-06-14 14:19:20

aca2983
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Registered: 2005-06-12
User Number: 202
Posts: 315

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

2002 Mazda Protege5


FORMER OWNER Linear, AT, Red, Cold, Mnrf, Cloth, bone-stock but upgraded with 6-CD, OEM sub, compass mirror, cuphldr, arm ext., WRX roof rails, roof and pillar sound deadening.

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#39 2005-06-14 17:34:36

parker
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From: Binghamton, NY
Registered: 2005-06-03
User Number: 149
Posts: 174

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited


2005 9-2x Aero (Arctic Silver) MT/Cold
2021 Kia Niro EV EX Premium

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#40 2005-06-14 18:24:48

SilverSubaab
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Posts: 245

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

1st to last

87 Ford Mustang ( I was young...)
87 Nissan Pulsar NX
91 Mazda RX-7 (great car)
00 Nissan SE-R
02 Honda Civic Si
04 Nissan SE-R Spec V (great damn car for the money!)
05 Saab 9-2X


07 Subaru WRX TR
WRB

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#41 2005-06-14 19:12:40

mysteryman
9-2x Linear
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Registered: 2005-06-06
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Posts: 42

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

I drove

1990 Toyota Corolla
2002 Saturn SC1


2009 Forester XT

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#42 2005-06-14 19:22:44

Bobby
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From: Milpitas, CA
Registered: 2005-05-12
User Number: 16
Posts: 31

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

'85 Toyota MR2
'84 Mazda RX-7
'89 Daihatsu Charade (Dad was tired of my speeding tickets - 3 cyl engine gave 40 mpg)
'94 Toyota MR2 (best car I ever had- sold it for the downpayment on first house)
'98 Ford Contour SVT (still have it as of today - Saab dealer will take it tomorrow)
'02 Mercedes Benz C240 (bought for wife - great highway cruiser with a 100k bumper to bumper warrantee
'05 Saab 92X

My Contour SVT is Silver, just like Pato's posted above. It has been a great drive (life)

Bobby


Black Aero 5spd

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#43 2005-06-14 23:42:37

CryderSpeed
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Registered: 2005-06-14
User Number: 213
Posts: 198

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Subaru Legacy wagon '90
Jeep Wrangler '93
Subaru Outback '97 (The Battle Wagon!)
My Dad's Cooper S(on occasion)
Saab 9-2x Aero '05

I love my Saabaru, but the handling and audio situations need to be addressed.  Anyone wanna send me a graduation present?big_smile


"I see a line of cars and they're all painted black..."

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#44 2005-06-16 18:59:03

05grayaero
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

'78 Cutlass Supreme
'89 Acura Integra
'89 Honda CRX-Si
'91 Toyota MR2 Turbo
'95 Honda Accord EX
'05 Saab 92-x Aero

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#45 2005-06-16 23:43:22

TxnBluDvl
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Registered: 2005-06-11
User Number: 197
Posts: 40

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

'98 BMW 323is
'98 BMW M roadster
'96 Toyota 4Runner Limited
'99 BMW M3
'05 92x Aero


2005 Artic Silver Saab 9-2x (cold/premium)
Eclipse AVN 5435 / Invisiguard clear bra / 17x7.5 BBS RG-R's (Diamond Black) with Potenza RE750's / AccessPort / AutoDim HomeLink Mirror / Subaru Roof Rails

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#46 2005-06-17 00:16:40

yogi92x
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Registered: 2005-06-15
User Number: 228
Posts: 206

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Ill play:

Previous...
93 Subaru Legacy sedan
95 Dodge Neon

Current...
86 Chevy Corvette (for sale)
03 Subaru WRX (for sale)
05 Chevy Corvette (for sale)

Future...
05 Saab 92x (deposit down...hopefully get it next week)
06 Chevy Corvette z06 (on order hopefully delivery this fall)


on a side note...
Pato, how did you like the contour svt.  Heard they are a great car especially for the price.


2005 Black Aero Luxury and Cold big_smile


Other ride: 2006 Corvette Z06 mad

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#47 2005-06-17 04:24:54

kit
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Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

hey guys.
i don't have a 9-2x yet, but planning to get one soon. the 9-2x aero to be exact. but here's my list:

'93 toyota camry v6le
'86 toyota carolla gt-s hatchback (ae86)
'00 isuzu rodeo ls 4wd
'01 bmw z3 3.0i
'04 mitsubish lancer evolution 8
'04 mitsubishi montero limited 4wd
'97 dodge ram 1500 shortbed

hopefully...

a 2005 9-2x aero!!! (gm discounts are AWESOME!!!!)

 

#48 2005-06-18 20:50:42

jon_s
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User Number: 186
Posts: 1890

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

1987 Nissan Pulsar, 69HP and a 3-speed automatic (sold in late 90's)
1988 Mazda 626 Turbo, with hilarious 4-wheel-steering (still have it)
and, of course,
2005 Deep Blue Saabaru Aero.

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#49 2005-06-19 17:14:49

Snow Thrower
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Posts: 2625

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

Well here's my list
94 Grand Am
96 Grand am
96 Explorer
99 Mountaineer
91 Eagle Talon
91 Chevy Cav
01 F-150
00 Jeep Grand Chereokee
84 Porsche 944(for sale)
01 Mountaineer(wife's)
01 Mountaineer
and soon Saab 92x aero 5 speed cold/premium saab short shift and momo knob

Last edited by 1_bad_saabaru (2005-06-19 17:16:58)


2005 92x Aero *Sold*
2010 Ford F-150
2008 Mazda 6i

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#50 2005-06-19 17:37:45

heathbar
Go Gators
From: Atlanta, GA
Registered: 2005-06-19
User Number: 275
Posts: 2566

Re: What did you drive before your Saab?

99 Civic EX (2dr auto)

so excited to have a manual, awd, a turbo, and a lot more room!


Zipcar Aficionado

2005 Black Aero SOLD

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