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Saab 9-7 An SUV To BeLeave

Posted by: David Kiley on January 1, 2007

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Can “beleave” be the opposite of “behold?”
I always like to acknowledge good auto reviewing prose. My favorite of this week came from my friend Lawrence Ulrich writing for The New York Times. About the 9-7, Ulrich wrote: “Swab the luxury sauce off this Swedish meatball, and you find a barely disguised Chevy TrailBlazer — a lame-duck, trouble-prone S.U.V. due to be replaced by a G.M. crossover. Saab tried to prettify the interior, but the effect is like wrapping leather around a plywood lemonade stand.

Reader Comments

Brendan Moore

January 1, 2007 8:54 PM

Yes, I saw that article in the NYTimes as well, and like you noted the description of the Saab 9-7 with some satisfaction. It's perfect, isn't it? As an aside, it's sad that the Saab 9-3 Combi, which actually does combine sport and utility in a winning package simply languishes on the blacktop at Saab dealerships across the U.S.

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