• Feb 7th 2010 at 10:37AM
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2010 Saab 9-3X - Click above for high-res image gallery

The good news for Saab loyalists is that dealerships have been told they may start placing orders for the Saab 9-3X. The bad news for Saab loyalists is that if the deal with Spyker falls through, that brand-new Saab you are dreaming about will never arrive in your driveway. In a nutshell, dealers are allowed to take orders for the cars, but there's no pricing information and nothing will be officially submitted until the Saab/Spyker deal closes (as of now, this is scheduled for February 15).

The announcement isn't completely unexpected. After all, we reported just a few days ago that Spyker had big plans for the Saab lineup, including full range of 9-3 models for 2012. These will follow on the heels of the new 9-5, and the 9-4X, due in the U.S. market during 2010 and 2011, respectively. Whatever the case, if you believe in Saab, now's the time to scoot down to your local dealer, open your checkbook and place an order!

[Source: Saab History]

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      • 5 Years Ago
      This actually could be interesting news.
      Is Spyker trying to find out what the real potential market is, to see if the world might still support a niche player.

      What if they found a way to bring back a couple features of the old 99s that I always thought were neat and different? Could the new Saab do a take on the Honda Crosstour* shape, but use a LOT more glass? Bring back the old trait of providing superior visibility from inside the car.

      I'm kind of hoping Spyker can make Saab cool again.

      * I'm seeing more of the Acura commercial for their version of the Crosstour. I don't remember the model name they're using, so maybe that was poorly chosen, but they are certainly trying to use image to market the car.

      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes, and in those snow shots the X5 had specific snow tires on it. Unlike the moronic cretinoid idiots who drive them in the US in the snow with high performance summer tires.
      • 5 Years Ago
      WHO CARES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Loyalists don't like the newer 9-3s
        • 5 Years Ago
        Unfortunately loyalists are not what keep a car company afloat.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I've met plenty who do...
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is what the 2010 Subaru Outback SHOULD have looked like!!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Who cares if the deal goes through, that is one UGLY car. Makes a subaru look sexy.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Top Gear loved it and gave the 9-3x an exceptional rating of 14 out of 20. Bettering others that month:

      BMW 7-series hybrid (12 out of 20)
      Subaru Impreza (9 out of 20)
      Infiniti FX37 (10 out of 20)
      Honda Civic Type R Mugen (12 out of 20)
      Range Rover Sport V8 Diesel (13 out of 20)
      .. and several other cars we don't get like a Seat, Citroen, VW Polo,

      And it tied with the Audi S5 Cabriolet- also 14 out of 20.

      Not too shabby for a Saab that was engineered years ago. Crabby people don't like Saabs. Fine. Get out of the way so those that do can have some kick-butt Swedish fun.
      • 5 Years Ago
      All 10 people who want one of these had better hurry, hurry!
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is awesome. For 2002.

      Saab's too far gone, I'm afraid.
      • 5 Years Ago
      "... but there's no pricing information ..."

      " ... open your checkbook and place an order! "

        • 5 Years Ago
        Yeah..a post dated signed blank check, please.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a fairly useless piece of information! Must be a slow day.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I am saving to buy a used 9-3 Aero. Because I can't afford one new.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Hope the Spyker deal goes through.
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