Saab 9-7X 5.3i, yay or nay?

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I’ve always liked these and it’s conceivable that in the next few years I’ll need a crossover or SUV. I’ve always admired the 9-7x for having something of a timeless exterior design. The interior isn’t quite as timeless or handsome, but it’ll do. How does Oppo like these? I get the sense that the Trailblazer/Ascender/Envoy/9-7X is generally pretty well liked!


I briefly oggled the Aero edition with its 6.0 liter LS engine. But I think the 5.3 would be a more practical choice and a bit more powerful than the I6 (don’t get me wrong I love the idea of an I6). Finally, the 5.3 seems to, by default, be more well-appointed.

Reasons I like it: adequate power, great exterior styling, well-appointed interior, lots of interior space, decently high towing capability


Here’s an example of a fairly low mileage 9-7 (I don’t live near PA, nor would I likely be buying this particular one, buuuuttt, I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to a road trip to pick one up some day and yes I realize I said “butt”):

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