Date: Sat, 20 May 2000 04:46:52 GMT
From: Chris Troianello <ctroianenopsamink.net>
Subject: Re: Viggen is stupid.


Mr. La Fave, I take it that you have driven the Viggen, then, evidenced by your personal review on the website? Might I pick your brain a moment? I am seriously considering this car, I owned an older 91 SPG and absolutely loved it, hell, the car's engineering saved my life when it hit a tree at 70 with me in the passenger seat sans seatbelt - I walked away without a scratch. My concern is of course for the car's torque steer, but I cannot help but wonder whether larger tires up front might aid in diminishing this problem. Having driven it for a review, and admitting that the car is generally endearing in spite of its greatest, and perhaps most infuriating shortcoming, can you honestly recommend the car? Do you think that with ownership comes a learned driving style more suitable to the car's setup? Perhaps more judicious application of the throttle is called for rather than a straight pedal mashing......just curious. Not to be a bore, but I am very seriously considering this car. It has that idosyncratic SAAB je ne sais quoi-de-vivre (!) that I remember from way back when, and for that reason alone is attractive as hell. Appreciate your time, Chris Troianello

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