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Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Monday, May 30, 2011 6:44 PM
So after 3 cars in the past few years, I finally found one worth keeping for a while with the g8. Add in seeing what one winter did to it, and me driving about 75 miles per day for work it was time to find something to drive in @!#$ty weather and to work.

I was weighting between suv for winter, taking the dog around, and home depot trips or a small fwd car for better mileage and decent winter performance.

After stupid lowball offers being placed in 6 or so calls, the choice was made for me when a dealer called me back after about 2 weeks and decided they wanted to sell this car.

06 Saab 9-7x, awd, leather, 5.3 v8, power, moonroof etc.. (yes it's a fancy trailblazer)

Sorry for the @!#$ty pics, it's been raining forever here.







So far wired in a 3.5mm jack, changed all the drivetrain fluids and cleaned and painted/undercoated the underside.

Nothing major planned for now, might cet a cat back for it only because the previous owner cobbled some @!#$ together under there for unknown reasons.



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Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Monday, May 30, 2011 7:06 PM
id say, besides the catback...... new dash trim but im not a fan of wood grain but otherwise solid SUV, was on my list to buy for sure.



Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Monday, May 30, 2011 7:16 PM
I love these (of course I do). Great pick up! I love both your cars.



Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Monday, May 30, 2011 7:20 PM

BuiltNBoosted wrote:

id say, besides the catback...... new dash trim but im not a fan of wood grain but otherwise solid SUV, was on my list to buy for sure.

Shhh no modding

Zenith [dustinscottmiller wrote:

]I love these (of course I do). Great pick up! I love both your cars.


Thank man, wait which two?



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Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Monday, May 30, 2011 7:23 PM
Oh, sorry. This one and the G8. Both are up there in my favorites.



Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Monday, May 30, 2011 7:39 PM
I like it! Looks better than a trailblazer and glad to see you went with a V8.




Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Monday, May 30, 2011 7:42 PM
Well it looks pretty good.And being you picked it up at your price range even better.Nice color.



Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Monday, May 30, 2011 11:28 PM
Basically a TBSS with classier duds. I love it.






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Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 3:35 AM
Evol...??? wrote:

Basically a TBSS with classier duds. I love it.






RIP JESSE GERARD.....Youll always be in my thoughts and prayers...



Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 5:08 AM
Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 3:01 PM
Nice fancy Trailblazer. I like the things coming out of Saab lately.




Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 7:27 PM
It needs a tune dammit. You'll give yourself years more life out of the tranny with a tranny tune and you'll get better gas mileage from a tune all around.


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Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 7:37 PM
Paul told me all about you looking at one of these. I was all about it! It's different, nice, etc... But something about the Saab front end on that TB body I just don't like yet. It's that "omg this is so different and new to me" thing. not that it's ugly... it's just.... not normal to me yet lol.


On the other hand....you have other fingers.

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Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:15 PM
Tribals wrote:

I like it! Looks better than a trailblazer and glad to see you went with a V8.

Way better than a base TB IMO, and really close in price.

Ron Love wrote:

Well it looks pretty good.And being you picked it up at your price range even better.Nice color.

Thanks

Evol...??? wrote:

Basically a TBSS with classier duds. I love it.

Smaller motor (this has the 5.3), but yeah, thats what sold it for me, fancy TBSS for about half the price..

The Aero has the ls2 in it like the TBSS though, but those are still $$
sndsgood wrote:

nice pickup andy

thanks

TheSundownFire wrote:

Nice fancy Trailblazer. I like the things coming out of Saab lately.

Yeah, was looking at all variations of this platform, this one had everything I wanted and more..

Leafy wrote:

It needs a tune dammit. You'll give yourself years more life out of the tranny with a tranny tune and you'll get better gas mileage from a tune all around.

Thinking about it, but dont want to push my luck either, she had 90k on her now, but I figure eff it, if it breaks, I can fix it.

JLAudioCavalier wrote:

Paul told me all about you looking at one of these. I was all about it! It's different, nice, etc... But something about the Saab front end on that TB body I just don't like yet. It's that "omg this is so different and new to me" thing. not that it's ugly... it's just.... not normal to me yet lol.

yeah, sometimes it looks like a minivan to me, but eff it, leather, awd, v8 and not hideous worked for me. Its like that face only a mother could love...





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Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 12:28 PM
Love it. You have an amazing line up of cars.



Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Wednesday, June 01, 2011 6:22 PM
Our used car manager loves these things, always have at least two on the lot! I love 'em too, nice choice!




Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Thursday, June 02, 2011 3:47 PM
Joe Schulte wrote:

Our used car manager loves these things, always have at least two on the lot! I love 'em too, nice choice!


Wish I knew! Although this o e took some negotiating to get in my price range.



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Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Friday, June 03, 2011 6:10 AM
The trollblazer is a saab I want to own I miss my 9-3 so much



Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Saturday, June 04, 2011 7:28 PM
Well that was quick... At least it wasn't my fault.





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Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Saturday, June 04, 2011 7:35 PM
super ouch





RIP JESSE GERARD.....Youll always be in my thoughts and prayers...



Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Saturday, June 04, 2011 8:35 PM
interesting

Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Saturday, June 04, 2011 9:08 PM
how exactly did that happen?
Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Saturday, June 04, 2011 9:13 PM
Whoa... thats a helluva nice beater.


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Re: Beater/dd? Either way new (used) car inside
Sunday, June 05, 2011 3:05 AM
sorry to hear man, saw it on FB.

Quote from his better half
Andy just took the temp tags off of the new car yesterday and today we were on our way to my brothers girlfriends graduation party and a guy pulled out from a private drive and said he didnt see us and played crash em up derby with our car.

glad you both are ok. car can be fixed.... you, well we know nothing can fix you, you too crazy bra!



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