Thunderbolts And Lightning: 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible

The Saab 9-3 was built on the GM2900 platform which was shared with the Opel Vectra, Saab 9-5 and Saturn L-something-that-you’ll-quickly-forget. Anyway, the 9-3 was a replacement for the outgoing Saab 900, which had transitioned from classic Saab platform to some GM based thing in 1994…but the 9-3 still kept a degree of Saabiness that is clear and appreciated by Saab fans. The Viggen model was a nod in name to the Swedish fighter Jet, but it was unmistakably a reincarnated Saab 99 Turbo. With 230 horsepower and gobs of torque in a 2.3 B235R turbo 4-cylinder, this was a car that had more forward thrust that it’s competition, particularly in the 40-70mph range where turbo Saabs are known for spanking V8 sports cars and muscle cars alike. Find this 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible offered for $7200 in Boise, ID via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.

2000 saab 9-3
condition: excellent
cylinders: 4 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 130000
paint color: blue
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: convertible


One of 47 produced for the US. Top end rebuild at 110000 total miles 130000. Never wrecked, never smoked in, clean title in hand. In excellent condition. Serious buyers only, no joy rides.

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