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SAAB 9-7X question by Jillian K: Is buying a used Saab 9-7X right now a good choice?L?
Looking at buying a 07 Saab 9-7x with low miles. What if GM sells Saab? How will that effect the value of my car? Also, how are Saab’s in terms of costs of repair?

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Answer by xc99tf00
Nothing will happen if GM sells Saab. The remaining warranty will still be in place and the car will still be servicable. Plus the car is basically a nicer version of a Chevy Trailblazer, so finding parts will not be difficult by any stretch of the imagination.

Saabs notoriously have poor resale value (I know, I’ve bought a couple used ones at great prices), but I wouldn’t expect the value to fall that much more than it may already have fallen (not including time moving forward and mileage added), with regard to the current condition of the car.

I can’t say how the 9-7x is in terms of repair, since it shares more parts with other GM branded vehicles, but I would expect it to be somewhat in line if not a little more expensive than its Chevy Trailblazer counterpart. Someone else could probably attest to this better than I can.

As for Saab in general, repairs can be expensive, but I’ve never really had a significant problem to warrant such an expensive repair. I just am sure to keep up with all the basic maintenance on my own.

Originally posted 2014-03-20 21:19:37. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

Comments

  1. Craig Kulig says:

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    pig, it is still a pig. this game is sick though. im tryin to get it as
    well.

  2. EricSinger155 says:

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  3. Brandon Laster says:

    Please tell me where I can get this game? I’m a huge HUMMER fan and this
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  4. I have this song

  5. Of all Saab’s, this car will be the least affected by a GM sale. As XC states correctly, the warranty and service will still be in effect. As he also states, parts are from the Chevrolet Trailblazer platform so that is a non issue.

    Since the car is already a year old, it has already lost a lot of value. Saabs do not maintain value well, so the sales should not really impact it since the car is not worth much anyway (compared to new).

    The Saab 9-7x is not broken out in repair books because not enough of them were sold. You have to look at sister cars like the Buick Rendezvous and Chevrolet Trailblazer to get a better idea of reliability. The Chevrolet Trailblazer for the 2007 and 2008 model years have turned out to be okay cars as has the 2007 Buick (it was discontinued after 2007). If looking at Consumer Reports, they are average (Chevy) to above average (Buick) in reliability with the only problem spot being body hardware. JD Power also puts it at about average. So in GM terms, these are not bad cars.

    Saab repairs can be expensive, but on this model in particular, you have a lot more free reign on where to get them fixed. The engines for example are standard Chevrolet engines where the car is built in Ohio, so just about any Chevrolet dealership should be willing to work on it if the Saab dealer is way out of wack on the hourly labor rate. Of course, ask a Chevrolet dealership before buying the car to make sure they would be okay with taking business from a Saab dealership. Since they will be in competition when Chevy is sold shortly, they probably will not have a problem doing that.

    Oh by the way, why is it “mostly GM” and not all GM? Most of us are saying that because we realize while the parts are all from GM, the engineering of the car’s modifications all came from the engineers in Sweden. Yes, they are GM employees but their way of operating is different. Probably why all their cars are at least average in reliability while the same still cannot be said by the other divisions of GM.

  6. Bobby Jim says:

    Lots of GM parts here…
    The Saab 97x platform is shared by 6 vehicles. Trailblazer, Envoy, Bravada, Ranier, and the Isuzu Ascender.

    One nice thing to consider is that the Ranier and the 97x carry a 48 month, 50,000 mile warranty. Even used 97x’s might still be under the new car warranty.

    My 2006 97x is very enjoyable. Mileage isn’t the best, but it’s on a par with the others in its class. GM gave the platform to Saab and the Saab engineers lowered the suspension 1 inch for easier entry and stiffened the springs. It has a much firmer ride that its GM counterparts. The 97x comes with an available V8 or in-line 6, both of which are rated at 22 MPG overall. My combined driving gets me just under 17 MPG.

  7. saaber89 says:

    I’m not really sure why people are describing the 9-7x as “mostly GM” and stuff. The 9-7x is 100% GM. It is a Trailblazer with a Saab badge on it and a fancy suspension. That’s it. Parts are 100% interchangeable and Saabs’ stereotypically high repair costs don’t apply, because it’s not a Saab. Just to off topic a bit, this is why GM is in the crapper. They thought they could throw a screaming chicken on the hood of a TrailBlazer and call it a Saab. That’s not how it works GM. Tisk tisk. Anyway, out of all the Trailblazers (Envoys, Rainiers, Ascenders, Bravadas) the 9-7x is the best. Duh, haha. If you like the car, just pretend you are buying a fancy Trailblazer. There is so much more information about them out there to help with your decision.

  8. Tashfeen Qayyum says:

    I have given the thumbs up to all the answers as all of them are right. It does make you feel different then the others as you have a unique vehicle which not many own. No worries about repairs as already explained and 9-7 X handles better then all the other US built cars due to its suspension and steering qualities developed and modified by SAAB engineers.