Strange Thing: 2005 Saab 9-2X Aero

We like the Saabaru because it combines cool Saab styling with the reliable and trusty Subaru Impreza wagon chassis.  From 2005-2006 Saab sold rebadged WRXs as the 9-2X, the ‘Aero’ trim was the one to get because it came with a turbocharged engine and 2006 model year had a detuned STi engine. Find this 2005 Saab 9-2X Aero offered for $6,300 in Virginia via NASIOC forums.

From the seller:

I have a baby on the way and need to sell my Saabaru.

Model: Saab 2005 9-2X Aero Wagon

Paint: Desert Silver Metallic

Mileage: 163,321

Contact: Mike, 860-299-six two five zero


– This is your chance to own a well maintained and very fast “Saabaru”. See below for background on this unique car.

– Car needs nothing…I give it a 9 out of 10.

– “Sensible” engine and suspension mods are listed below. So not only does it look great, but it has “Stage 2” upgrades making it very quick and suspension mods that make it handle like it’s on rails. 

– Very good records on major maintenance and upgrades

– Has a small door ding on driver’s door, one on rear passenger door and a small one on the roof. 

– No rust anywhere. No leaks.

– Tires are 60%, needs an alignment as there is more wear on outer edges of front tires. I may get it done if I have time.

– Price is firm.

“Saabaru” Background:

– Only 10,346 made between 2005 and 2006. 

– Saab’s attempt to get into the sport compact market

– Mechanically, it’s a Subaru WRX…hence they call it a “Saabaru”

– Saab unique differences

– Totally restyled front fascia including new fenders and hood

– Redesigned tailgate and bumper

– Interior received extra acoustic insulation

– 2-tone seat design based on the earlier second gen Impreza wagon

– Uses the less flashy instrument cluster from the earlier second gen Impreza

– Active head restraints on front seats

– Rear suspension arms are in aluminum

– Quick ratio STI steering rack

– Learn more here:…aero-road-test

Carfax: Clean – I will send a copy if interested

Major Maintenance History

– 105,735: Timing belt, timing belt pulley, idler pulley, AC/alternator belts, STI water pump, STI oil pump, flywheel

– 137,351: Exedy stage 1 clutch

– VA safety inspection good until 4/2018

Engine Performance Upgrades

– Mach V tuned COBB Stage 2 with 263HP, 259 Torque at the wheels (assuming 20% drivetrain loss, that is ~330HP at the crank)

– COBB access port tuner

– Grimspeed catless uppipe with black ceramic coating

– Perrin single piece downpipe w/cat

– STI cat back

– Mishimoto aluminum radiator

– Walbro 255LPH fuel pump kit

– PTP turbo blanket

– STI pink injectors

– STI intercooler

– Stock turbo

– Omori 45mm electronic boost gauge

– Exedy stage 1 clutch

– Kartboy short throw shifter

Suspension Performance Upgrades

– STI pink suspension springs

– 17″ alloy wheels (part of sport package from original purchase)

– Perrin front and rear 22MM sway bar and end links

Other Upgrades

– Grimspeed license plate relocation kit 

– Weathertech full set of floor mats 

Specs for Stock Car are Below:

Engineering and Performance:

– 2.0 Liter H-4 Turbo charged

– All-Wheel Drive

– 17″ Alloy Wheels (Sport Package)

– 4-Wheel Independent Suspension, Sport Tuned

– 4-Wheel Disc Brakes w/ ABS

– 5-Speed Manual Transmission

Safety and Security

– Active Head Restraints, Front Seats

– Security System

– Lower Anchorage and Top tethers for Children

– Driver/Passenger Front Air Bags

– Head/Thorax Side Air Bags Front Seats

– Three Point Seat Belts for all Seating Positions

– Pre-Tensioners and Load Limiters, Front Seat Belts

– Daytime Running Lights

Comfort and Convenience

– Automatic Climate Control

– Power Window and Locks

– Remote Keyless Entry

– Tachometer

– Cruise Control

– Sony Head Unit with 6 Speakers (stock speakers)

– Dual Map Lights

– Metallic Finish Interior Trim

– Metallic Rimmed Gauges

– Intermittent Wipers

– Rear Wiper

– Rear Defogger

– Dual Power Mirrors

– Cargo Area Lighting

– Cargo Hooks

– Body-Colored Bumper Fascias and Rockers

– Roof Mounted Rear Spoiler

– Height Adjustable Driver’s Seat

– Woven Sport Textile Seats

– Front Fog Lights

– Functional Hood Scoop

– Tinted Glass

– Power Sunroof (Sport Package)

See a better way to wagon?