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  • So when Saab needed a small, quick leadoff hitter for its lineup, it was the General that nabbed the WRX wagon from Subaru's squad and optioned it for Saab's.

    During my usual stalk for interesting content, I came across something that surprised me hugely: if you live in North America, you can buy a second-gen Impreza.

    You see, behind that Saab nose is the heartbeat of the Subaru Impreza, complete Although the Subaru Impreza wagon will never win any beauty contests.

    Saab subaru wagon

    Saab subaru wagon

    The gear ratios are the standard export models, but the final drive is a 3. For an overview of all Impreza models, see Subaru Impreza. Best Bang for Your Buck This all comes down to what you are looking for in a used vehicle. For both models, front- and all-wheel drive versions were available.

    Saab subaru wagon

    Saab subaru wagon

    Saab subaru wagon

    Saab subaru wagon

    Saab subaru wagon

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    You see, behind that Saab nose is the heartbeat of the Subaru Impreza, complete with power from the 2. It also adds a much-needed new model to the Saab line-up. Saab and Fuji have been burning the midnight oil over the last year-and-a- half, transforming the initial idea conceived towards the end of into a production reality that lands on American forecourts on 1 July. The lack of a diesel is one handicap, but the bigger issue would have been pricing.

    In the UK, the X — certainly in turbo form — would have to be pitched right in the middle of the range. The third problem was the quick-fix nature of the X.

    Saab subaru wagon

    Using Subaru mechanicals meant the Swedes could quickly jump into what Saab thinks is a market sector on the verge of volume explosion, thanks to newcomers such as the BMW 1-series. But the downside is a significantly shorter model life, because the Impreza is already a couple of years old. The engineers have modified the chassis, suspension and exhaust, as well as the interior.

    Use of lightweight aluminium instead of steel in the rear suspension links saves 1. There are only two engine choices. The entry-level Linear model uses a bhp 2. Blasting away from the San Diego launch venue and out towards the Mexican border, the Impreza bloodline is immediately obvious. Over the admittedly smooth but twisty test route, the ride is as composed you would expect from an Impreza-based car.

    Saab subaru wagon

    Despite lifting the powertrain from its Japanese partner, Saab has changed the exhaust note, replacing the gutsy warble with a disappointing whine reminiscent of an electric milkfloat. The power delivery from the bhp boxer is sometimes a bit ragged, occasionally spluttering under acceleration; although the test car could probably have done with a few more miles than the on its clock.

    To get the best from the 2. Progress below that is leisurely, and under rpm acceleration is glacial. The ignition switch is column mounted, instead of next to the handbrake as on other Saabs, and the other switchgear, with the exception of the climate control buttons, is lifted straight from the Impreza.

    The boot is of a reasonable size too, but the opening is narrower than the space itself. Although the traditional Saab values are diluted by the nature of the X, all the ingredients are in place for it to grab your attention. Swedes and sushi do mix. Facelifted Fabia Estate makes a strong case for itself on the grounds of its Volkswagen Arteon long-term review. Is this a shrewd, lower-cost route to sleek four-door luxury motoring? Ariel Atom 4 review.

    Saab subaru wagon

    Ariel's simple, purist concept remains but virtually everything else — Add your comment Log in or register to post comments.

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