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New Orleans Saints fans aren't the only ones with good reason to spring (or crawl) out of bed this morning. According to SaabHistory.com, Saab fans have cause to celebrate too, as Saab dealerships are now taking orders for the 2010 Saab 9-3X. (Saab enthusiasts from New Orleans: pace yourselves.)
The good news comes with a few caveats, though. For one, pricing on the 9-3X hasn't been announced. For two -- and more importantly -- GM's sale of Saab to Spyker won't be finalized until next Monday, February 15, and if the deal goes south, so will the 9-3X. While we'd love to think that the closing is merely a formality, we all remember the 11th-hour heartbreak of GM's failed Saturn sale, so we're not counting any chickens just yet.
In light of that uncertainty, dealers who receive orders for the Saab 9-3X won't submit them to the automaker until the ink has dried on the sale paperwork. So if you're sure that the 9-3X is for you, you don't have anything to lose by ringing up your local dealership this week.