Born from jets was the Saab marketing tagline of this era. The Viggen model was supposed to be a BMW E36 M3 competitor. The serious torque steer the car developed gave the Viggen a somewhat dubious reputation in performance car circles. Prices on the classic Saab 900’s have already started to increase, but the steep depreciation on these 9-3’s make them very affordable. Find this 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible for sale in Larchmont, NY for only $1,300 via craigslist.
The Viggen model was only available with a 5 speed transmission. This car has 196,000 miles on the body, but less on the engine. An engine swap was done by the previous owner for unknown reasons. The convertible top is said to be fully functioning and there are no check engine lights. It is the sellers daily driver, but they are now in need of a bigger car.
The 2.3 B235R 4 cylinder engine made 225 horsepower from the 15 pounds of boost applied by the td04 turbo charger. The Viggen was the first Saab to use the Trionic 7 engine management system. The infamous torque steer can be tamed by this relatively affordable aftermarket solution Saab Rescue Kit.
The Viggen had special bolstered and colored seating. This example has black with orange (flame ochre) leather. These heated seats also had the Viggen Delta logo embossed in the backrest.
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Cory is selling his 1995 Mercedes E36 wagon and is starting in on a 1995 Mercedes C36 project.