When I'm traipsing around in wrecking yardsobscure examples of badge engineering live at the top of my search list. I have yet to find a Suzuki Equatorthough I did manage to check off the oddball Isuzu Oasis from my list not long ago. Every possible Subaru will show up in Denver self-service wrecking yards, given enough time, and so here's a Saab X that I spotted recently.
This engine looks distinctly non-Saablike. Photo by Murilee Martin. Every X was an all-wheel-drive Impreza wagon beneath the Saab badges; customers could choose between the Linear trim level with naturally-aspirated 2. This one is the more affordable Linear.
The Saabed-up grille is missing now. Saab did put some non-Impreza front bodywork on these cars, but few seemed to notice the difference. I wonder if some Impreza owner grabbed the grille, just to have something different. The ignition switch doesn't live here, but at least a manual gearshift does. Of all the Saabs I have photographed in wrecking yardsthis one may be the rarest not counting the 92 I spotted in a Swedish wrecking yardof course. Murilee Martin - Murilee Martin prefers fully depreciated vehicles.
Saab X Linear engine 2 of 17 The Linear version had the naturally aspirated 2. Saab X Linear timing belt sticker 3 of 17 The instrument cluster has a digital odometer, so there's no knowing the mileage total on this car.
The timing belt was replaced three years ago atmiles, so this car got around. Saab X Linear LH front view 5 of 17 Someone, probably an Impreza owner, has bought whatever front body components were in good shape. Saab X Linear ignition
Subaru impreza blir saab 9 2 6 of 17 No console-mounted ignition switch for this "Saab. Share Facebook Tweet Pinterest Email. Digital Subscription Take Autoweek to go on Subaru impreza blir saab 9 2 digital device and get the car news you want, wherever you are.
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