The Saab 9-3 Viggen (1999-2002) was the last great attempt at refining a recipe built by Saab starting with the 1978 Saab 99 Turbo. This recipe starts with a front wheel drive Saab with long-hood styling, sprinkle in some fighter jet inspiring interior, then add a small turbo that focuses on low end grunt and torque steer. I owned a Saab 99 EMS for a few years, and it was a great little car, but it needed more power…more thrust…more turbocharged 252 ft-lbs of torque. Maybe I need a Viggen. Find this 2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen offered for $9000 in Plymouth, MI via craigslist.
From the seller:
2001 saab 9-3 viggen
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: grey
title status: clean
Rebuilt engine, rebuilt transmission with Quaife LSD differential, new slave cylinder, new clutch and pressure plate, rebuilt turbo, BBS wheels, short shifter, cold air intake, rebuilt radio display, rebuilt hvac display, new water pump, new starter, new alternator, new battery, new DIC unit, new A/C compressor, new fuel pump, new engine and transmission mounts, new front struts and bearings, new calipers, new rotors, new front bumper, all body trim and emblems deleted, very solid car repainted 6 years ago to original color
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