by osvsct on Mar 19, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
Well to start of it is a 2001 Saab Viggen and i adore this car. Yes as with most cars stuff has broken or has gone wrong but nothing that if u know how to use the internet can easy be fixed for a cheaper price. well this is my Second Saab 9-3 and my first Viggen. I love the car for its low stance its after market rims and the most important that tiny coke bottle displacement engine with its shop vac sized turbo. I dont drive it hard cuz it gets noticed more going low and slow witch is what i like (less speeding tickets) but out on the high was its stable, flat and has more than ample power for passing. but like all Turbo engines the best bet is to change your oil every 4000km with synthetic
by dwatech on Oct 15, 2008 Vehicle: 2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
This is my second Saab. My '99 9-5 was comfortable luxury at a great (used) price. The Viggen has all the comfort and luxury and outstanding performance too. The turbo kick at almost any speed is exhilirating. Torque steer is an issue, but there are aftermarket cures for that. Exterior look of the car is very "euro" and hatchback yields excellent cargo capability. Interior is comfortable, lack of cupholders just emphasizes that you should be driving the car when you are in it, not drinking (or talking on the phone). No automatic available anyway, so keep your hands free for driving! Viggen's have a loyal following too, so expect used prices to be pretty stable.
by DooleyW on Aug 27, 2002 Vehicle: 2001 Saab 9-3 Viggen 4dr Hatchback (2.3L 4cyl Turbo 5M)
The Viggen is a joy to drive, just know
that gear selection is very important
as turbo lag can put the unwary in
precarious positions in a hurry. Watch
out for the expensive wheels, they are
easily bent. The wheels are not cheap
to replace. In 20,000 miles of city
driving I've had to replace 4 wheels.
If you buy a Viggen, for God's sake,
get plastic impact covers for the fog
lights and the headlights, it costs
more to replace one headlight than the
entire windshield. Performance-wise
the car is a joy but
requires much of the driver. The
Viggen doesn't suffer so much from
torque-steer as it does an exceedingly
light touch when hard on the gas.