Date: Tue, 02 Mar 1999 17:16:13 -0800
From: John Yuen <jyuen1nopsamell.net>
Subject: Re: Viggen...Ya!


geckonia wrote: > I was a little disappointed with the 9 3 high output 200 hp model I > drove. Yes, it is solid, but it lacked that zip that I have come to > expect from a turbo. > The salesman says that you will feel more torque when the car is broken > in...I suspect a slower to > engage turbo. Have they changed the way the turbo boost kicks in? SAAB went to a taller gear ratio on the 9-3 high output, that's why it din't feel as fast as the 185hp turbo. > I also drove the 4 cylinder 9 5 (gotta have a stick) and could > hardlysense the turbo at all. There will be a 9-5 aero with the 225hp 2.3 turbo later in the year or beginning of next. > I have to imagine the Viggen will be a blast > with it's 2.3liter engine. > Does anyone have one yet? > A few questions: > 1) Has anyone seen a HP rating for the Viggen? 225hp, 248lb. > > 2) Is the High Output turbo found on the 9 3 different from the 94 900 > SET turbo? Taller gear ration but the turbo is the same. > > 3) Can I add the 200HP chip to my 900? If you live in England, yes. > > 4) Has anyone seen color choices for the Viggen? Lighting blue, Yellow and Black in June, maybe more colour in fall > > > Thanks! > -geckonia

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