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Saab Aero-X Concept

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it's beautiful. I was hoping for some strategic changes in the front end design to advance the Saab theme, but since there aren't really any on the road reflecting this theme yet, it's just been on all the concepts since before Mauer left....

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As I said on CZ28 when the first pic was found it reminds me of the Saturn Curve a LOT.

This looks an awful lot like a chop with the face of a Saab on the Ford GR1 concept...anyone else see that ?

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The front end is way over done. The Profile is nice. No real market for it.

The whole car is way "overdone", from the front, to the giant door. I think if GM wants to

find a place in this world for SAAB, it would be with decently priced luxury cars, with safety and that "against the mainstream" look and feel. Yes, this car is strange, but make something like this and a retro SAAB (from the 50's), and you will have SAAB back in the media and the minds of the trendy! SAAB IS NOT DEAD!

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Hooray, just what GM needs, another premium 2 seater. I know it's only a concept, but I'd like to start seeing some great looking 4-doors from GM.

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I could definately see in what direction they are headed with this car..... I could imagine a production model looking similar but things like the flip up canopy won't make production...... I can definately see this make a replacement 9-5..... it has the familiar high raised rear end like the ol'9000's had. stretch it out a bit, add a second set of doors to make 4 and make a bit wider..... you have yourself a replacement for the 9-5 that has styling queue's from the 9000 and the sonnett....... bonus!!! it offers twin turbo v6 and AWD!!!!

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I could definately see in what direction they are headed with this car..... I could imagine a production model looking similar but things like the flip up canopy won't make production...... I can definately see this make a replacement 9-5..... it has the familiar high raised rear end like the ol'9000's had. stretch it out a bit, add a second set of doors to make 4 and make a bit wider..... you have yourself a replacement for the 9-5 that has styling queue's from the 9000 and the sonnett....... bonus!!! it offers twin turbo v6 and AWD!!!!

Now are the people in this thread not liking the canopy from a production cost stand point or from a styling standpoint. Personally, I think if it could be done without blowing the cost of the car out of the respective market, then SAAB would have something special.

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Hooray, just what GM needs, another premium 2 seater.  I know it's only a concept, but I'd like to start seeing some great looking 4-doors from GM.

the upcoming REVISED TT looks cool, but I bet this thing would have as much appeal as that if done right.

Saabs biggest needs are new 9-3 and 9-5 and crossover wagon. but at least this sets the tone.

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All I really hope is this thing will be FWD. Putting RWD on a Saab is just like putting RWD on a Toronado.

yes as a Saab owner, I like my fwd , however awd would be a good option .

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It all comes down to SAAB doing something attractive but "out of the box". SAAB COULD tone down a vehicle and sell a modest amount or SAAB could go the path less traveled and bulid a car with a canopy door. RWD, FWD, AWD, those are all features that will attract different buyers, but what will make SAAB the "cool" car to have. I can go out and buy a number of cars that offers AWD, but can I buy a car with a canopy top. Well, the media and Japericans are beating GM to a pulp based on them not being innovative and building cars that people want. Well, I can see a car with a canopy top being inovative but most important a car that people will want to be seen in.................even possibly at sticker. So GM, take a chance on this vehicle, and see where it takes you. This could be a vehicle that goes the way of the Aztec, or it could be

a vehicle that could become the next "Car Of The Year"...................think about it!

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This is an easy one, Its a SAAB camaro! Its been said we would be surprised. First we had a saabaru now a saabmaro cool. Lets repace the 9-7 with a version of the H1 :pbjtime:

Don't forget the SAABlazer.

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I love the canopy top.... its a great idea for ease of entry and very unique in a style aspect. On the other hand, it could present long term problems with seal deterioration, more hinges to lube and worry about.... generaly, more moving parts means more maintenance and expenses for repairs.

Regardless on how afordable GM could make it or how durable, it will still be subject to speculation and doubts from buyers who think long term.

The average rich guy who can afford anything and wants this car wont care, but GM needs volume right?

Like someone else has said, it could become a huge success or a flop, like the aztec.

I relay do like the car though..... just I dont think its the wisest idea just yet. More devellopement needs to be made with Saab first with the 9-5 and 9-3... like others have mentionned and a smaller compact like a 9-1 or something to compete with bmw 1 series and the like...... This car could do it but not in its present configuration. Maintain the same shape and design cues but add more practicality and get rid of a fiew gizmos to make it afordable for the 1 series crowd. Or, like I mentionned earlier, stretch it out, add 2 more doors and make it a 9-5 replacement.

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is that a super car, or just a futuristic roadster that will be slightly out of the price range of the average buyer...

How much :)

maybe i can wait on my CTS-V

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