Date: Mon, 26 Jul 1999 10:33:14 -0700
From: John Yuen <jyuen1nopsamell.net>
Subject: Re: Some Viggen Considerations


John Roi wrote: > No doubt about it; the Viggen is a gorgeous car! The fit & finish are > first rate! The car does, however, require a little extra attention to > details from it's owners. Here are 4 points of caution that I have noticed: > 1. The front bumper spoiler has very low ground clearance. You really > have to watch those speed bumps & driveways! > Yep, already scratched mine > 2. The low profile tires offer very little protection to the 17" wheels. > If you do a lot of parallel parking in the city, those beautiful, expensive > wheels will be toast in no time unless you are very careful! Yep, Scratched one wheel slighty already. > 3. The sill panels appear to be particularly vulnerable to damage from > certain types of car lifts. You will really have to watch where you take the > car for tire service etc. if other than a Saab dealer! True, that's why I'm going to let the ealer do all the maintainence during the warranty period. > 4. Towing. To tow this car, you must pop a panel from the front bumper & > screw in a tow hook (provided). The car can only be flat-bed towed to avoid > damage to the bumpers. If the city tows your car, you are out of luck! Bite your tongue! What towing! :-) > Don't get me wrong.... I love my Viggen, but I'm afraid it's going to > make me even more neurotic than ever! John. > > -- > "And I'm hovering like a fly, waiting > for the windshield on the freeway."

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