The 9-7x comes in 4. They were signing papers with someone else selling the vehicle. I phoned the dealer and made an appointment to see the car. If your company does not honor the appointment made then do not make them. Immediately drove there and by the time we arrived we were told we can't test drive it since they just sold it. Car was still not back. I was assured that no body has looked at the vehicle yet.
For Saabanistas, the end came with the infusion of Opel platforms, anyway. But its four-speed automatic often searches for gears under heavy load. When I got there for the appointment. . We left went to a store and arrived back 45 minutes later. I knew it was going to be a 2 hour drive to get there.
So Sunday, we again called set up an appointment to test drive for one hour later. Called on a Saturday and set up a time for a test drive since we live an hour away. Replied back several hours later stating it was still available. Other customers were waiting as well. I emailed them that evening and asked if the car was still available.
The sound insulation package is straight off the Rainier, but, like its brothers, the 9-7x still has significant wind noise coming off the driver-side A-pillar. Sweden-based chassis engineer Per Jansson lowered ride height about one inch, strengthened the frame, firmed up the shocks and springs, thickened the anti-roll bars, and added a steering brace. The ignition key is on the floor of the console, but there's no signature-Saab night panel, and no power-adjustable steering-wheel tilt or power-up driver's window, as you'd expect in a premium brand. Brakes are far better than those on other 360s, and the steering is quicker and more precise, although it still suffers poor on-center feel. Arrived and had to wait 45 minutes after scheduled test drive time for anyone to show up.
The Saabness in this Envoy variant comes through in the 9-7x's front-end sheetmetal and its better steering, brakes, and suspension. . . . .
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