The "Saab" 97x is a TrailBlazer in a Swedish tux! It's akin to piling
a ton of milk crates on top of the local library and draping them in
gray tarp and calling it the Empire State Building.
Or, slapping an "American Tourister" badge on a cheap gym bag and
calling it a suitcase!!! Or, slapping the Swiss red n' white on a
19.99 knockoff watch on the corner of 42nd and
The TB platform was in design stage during the LAST Bush administration
- yes, I mean Papa. It was obsolete when it hit Chevrolet's showrooms.
This is what GM's ownership of Saab has done to the fine Swedish
heritage. If Saab wanted an SUV, they could have taken BMW's cue(5
series based X5) and based the thing on the real 9-7! Someone at Saab
and/or at GM did nothing less than fold up like a two-dollar suitcase
when they signed off on that disaster!
The Saab-like nose is about all this disaster shares with the rest of
the Swedish line.
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