Based on 121 Ratings for the 2005 - 2009 models.Review this car
By Fiona (TX) on Thursday, May 02, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 102,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Still have the original engine and transmission."
Cons: "Don't buy unless you live near a SAAB dealership."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"Had I known that this car was built on the same platform as a Trail Blazer, I would not have purchased it. I have not had major problems with it, but just a lot of little annoyances that proved to be expensive. I had the gas sensor replaced before SAAB sent their letter, but after the car was out of the warranty period. The interior of the car is just falling apart: most of the rubber door moldings are gone; I've had the console cover replaced - cracked all to pieces;the cup holder is broken; the passenger seat is cracked,; the stitching on the passenger door handle has unraveled. To make matters worse, there is no SAAB dealership within 50 miles of my home. There are very few after-market parts. Most parts have to be bought from a SAAB dealer."
By Polis (NY) on Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 56,000overall rating 10 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great overall value, performance, and many extras"
Cons: "They no longer produce the SAAB"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have not only owned many vehicles, but also drive rental vehicles on a regular basis. I will have a hard time finding a replacement vehicle when this one is gone now that SAAB production is no more."
By Hadman (KY) on Thursday, October 18, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000overall rating 4 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fun to Drive"
Cons: "Nice cup holders and the enterment system is good"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 3
"At first a dream come true. Than as the miles came into play about 35 ~ 45k is when the problems started. First replaced transmission twice (good for warranty) but now I’m faced with an oil leak top of engine near the oil sending unit. Not Good. Like the style and still looks good when cleaned up. But if I would have known it was a Trail Blazer. Would had went with Chevy."
1 person out of 2 found this review helpful
By Zonny (MI) on Monday, October 08, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 69,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Cheap to buy and cheap to own. Luxury and power"
Cons: "poor cup holder placement, no heated seats in rear"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I am the second owner of this vehicle. I was very hesitant to even test drive an SUV that was a "fancy" Trailblazer. Boy am I glad I did! I owned a 2003 Jaguar S-type R (400 HP supercharged V8) at the time and was looking for something all-weather. Although the 97-X looked similar to the Trailblazer, it is sooo much more! Other than the size and general shape, it has nothing in common with the Trailblazer or Envoy. It is more refined and sports oriented. Steering is tight and firm. The turning radius is small and can make a turn from curb to curb on any street. Acceleration is quick but full power is not truly appreciated till you try to pass some one. A firm press on the accelerator and you are firmly planted in your seat! But not too much, it still remains refined. The air suspension provides a gentle but firm ride. Cornering can be done at speeds that an SUV should not be able to handle. But it does! Never losing grip, the All Wheel drive system and Stability management lets you bend all the rules of an SUV. Controls are easy to reach and well designed. The front seats will rival your favorite easy chair. Firm where they need to be and soft where they don't. They are wide and well upholstered with a heating system that could bake your buns! Long trips are a breeze, with ample room inside and a comfortable ride. This vehicle should cost way more then it does. Oil changes, tire rotations and love and care are all that are need to keep it on the road for many many years. Living in Michigan demands a 4 season vehicle. The 97-X allows me to enjoy all of them with comfort and style. And on those summer days, find some twisty roads an let it roar!!!"
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By Nupe (VA) on Friday, August 17, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 164,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Great ride and power"
Cons: "Poor design on cup holder and gas tank meter"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"We have owned our Saab since 2005, and we are still rolling!! The only problems we face is the gas meter is broke (Which is a common problem that was recalled by Saab), and the cup holder(poor design). Our SUV has traveled the United States, and for 7 years it has kept us safe. One of the best cars I have driven!!"
1 person out of 1 found this review helpful