Only big issues: leaks in both air bags and fuel
I love my 2007 Saab SUV 4.2i. It's nice and smooth plus very safe. I love both the exterior and the interior. It's sad I'm selling it but only bc I'm not longer needing a big vehicle.
Very Nice and Limited edition Vehicle
Great vehicle to drive the performance, cosmetics, and ease of use for every option. Has a few known faults on vehicle model, but if repaired or you don't encounter the issues you're great!
Very solid good car with everything one needs
I loved this car. It was great and well put together. It drives well on road and pretty well off road as well. It has all the good features of a very expensive car.
The GM Version of. Well-Reputed Brand
The 9-7X is incredibly comfortable with a great turning radius. It handles well on curves and down hills. In comparison to SUV's in it's class, it holds its value, reliability and is a good value for the money. The Cons, the interior is a bit too GM, has two fairly unusable cup/bottle holders and very little storage space in comparison to SUV's of it's type. The vehicle also has fair gas mileage.
GREAT CAR EASY TO DEAL WITH HELPED ME WITH CREDIT ISSUES AND GOT A GREAT RATE AND A GREAT VEHICLE. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. THEESE GUYS ARE THE BEST.
Best value ever vs low mpg
Traded my 98 e-class mercedes wagon for this. Wagon had more cargo space and averaged 30mpg on hwy. Wanted another Benz wagon since the one I traded ran great with 230k on it but they were over $20k for 7 yr old models with 70k plus miles. The saab was nearly $15k less than similar 2007 benz suv/wagons and it had 50k miles, warranty, nav ,rear dvd and premium wheels. Even though I average 14mpg, it would take a lot of gas to make up price difference. Interior looks nice at glance but they cut corners by using leather match seating and fake plastic wood, but still great value.
9-7x value is unheard of
I shopped for an Envoy Denali and a SAAB 9-7x for a couple months. Each had to be a 2006 and newer to include stability control. Bottom line is the Envoy Denali, is more expensive but you have to try and locate one that has the things that are standard on the SAAB. If you buy the v8 version of the 9-7x there are only two options being navigation and dvd entertainment. The limited slip G86 differential and the 3.73 rear end are standard on the SAAB while you have to hunt for a 3.73 on the Envoy Denali and the optional rear end on the Envoy is a full G80 locker not limited slip which has its plus and minuses. The SAAB has a more refined dash console and standard OEM HID headlights plus some other nifty features not available on the Envoy Denali which give it a bit of a higher end flair in a relatively so-so platform. The 9-7 is like a slightly nicer vehicle than the Envoy Denali for less money. The biggest difference among both is the SAAB has a sport car like ride to it as it is lower with a tuned suspension and steering vs the Envoy Denali very cushy but numb (by design) ride. If you are a person who likes more for less, or stated another way, likes to spend $5 to get $10 in return, the 9-7 is a great suv.
We just bought a 2007 Saab 9-7x and couldn't be happier. It is a great combination of a tried and true GM engine plus Saab engineer-modified steering, suspension, performance etc. What a difference their changes make. I'm still amazed everytime I take the highway offramp that there is virtually no body-roll. The seats are among the most comfortable I've ever sat in (I used to own a Jaguar) and the layout and materials (leather) are very nice. With two kids and a dog, it is the pefect stylish hauler. My only complaint is the gas mileage (averages about 15 mpg city). But considering that this car has all of the ammentities of its luxury competitors at nearly half the price (the 9-7x was discontinued starting model year 2010 and therefore is a price bargain now) - this is a no-brainer luxury SUV choice.
Exceptional performance for less
I bought a new 9-7x Aero with the 6.0L V8 for well-under sticker (under $30k). You simply can't find an SUV with this level of performance and luxury within $10k of this price. I tried the Lexus and the Lincoln and was almost settled on the Lincoln before I discovered the Saab which blew the doors off the competition--- literally. The Aero model can keep pace with the Porsche and Mercedes SUVs, and I have all the same high-end features, Nav, DVD, special metallic paint, etc. The only big downer is the passe 4-spd. auto which is badly out of place in a luxury SUV. I'd prefer a manual option, but would want at least a 6-spd. The other drawback is that it is too similar in styling to it's GMC Envoy and Blazer SS cousins. All in all, though, it's SUV driving zen for a fraction of the cost of a German rival.
NEw drive, hates saab
The 97-x is my dads car, but i do not understand why he bought a near 50,000 dollar Chevy trailblazer rebadged as a Saab. IT drives like a boat, it is slow, fuel waster, and is extremely cheaply built interior. I would recomend a Volvo XC90, but not this.