Date: Sat, 24 Feb 2001 22:25:09 GMT
From: "Keith Grider" <nospamnopsamdnet.att.net>
Subject: Re: Viggen vs base 9-3 differences?


Once my c900's die and I have exhausted the supply of used 9000's which are still relatively young, I will probably have to migrate to a BMW. I do not see myself as a BMW owner, but they are sporty and well built. I am not giving up on my Saabs just yet, but do not see myself buying another GM saab. I have a '96 900SE, and it is just not a 900 to me. The 9000 is desirable because it is a 5 dr and because it still has some of the magic of a Saab. KeithG "Brian Greene" <delinquent1nopsamdnet.att.net> wrote in message news:zHVl6.3380$gc7.225638nopsamsc07-news.ops.worldnet.att.net... > <<2001...base 9-3's are not covered under the "no charge maintenance plan". > >> > > Wow, that sucks!! Although it does coincide perfectly with a conversation I > had with a Saab salesman at my local dealership. After milking him for just > about every piece of information he could provide on the 4 different > versions of the 9-3, he confessed that Saab/GM's ultimate marketing goal is > not to appeal to people like me, the low-end buyer. From the discussion we > had, I gleaned that Saab/GM, with marketing directors straight from Saturn, > will attempt to revamp every aspect of the sales end, including dealership > layouts, informational computer systems, down to the very colors around the > showroom floor and the finish on the wood furniture. It seems to me that > this may be one reason why Saab's future plans for the 9-3 exist only to > supplement the 9-5 line. Any and all "quirkiness" that some of us find so > admirable in the Saab marque will be lost, and another cookie cutter line of > vehicles will be born. Not to mention the goofy plans for an SUV. > > I don't know about most of you folks (especially owners of original 900's > that Saab has turned a blind eye to) but this pretty much spells out the > death of "SAAB" in my eyes. I guess we'll just have to learn to conform > along with the stinking yuppies. > > > > > Ken Ferguson <Ken_Fergusonnopsamosoft's.web-based.e-mail.com> wrote in > message news:TZSl6.901$ju2.114021nopsamread2.prod.itd.earthlink.net... > > I did some more research, and on model year You can pay up front for > > it, but then it isn't "no charge" I guess they changed it between the two > > years. > > > > > > Brian Greene <delinquent1nopsamdnet.att.net> wrote in message > > news:cXIl6.2620$rL4.203275nopsamsc04-news.ops.worldnet.att.net... > > > My base 9-3 (2000) is covered for 3yrs. > > > > > > Ken Ferguson <Ken_Fergusonnopsamosoft's.web-based.e-mail.com> wrote in > > > message news:VWBl6.4739$oX3.417860nopsamread1.prod.itd.earthlink.net... > > > > The 3 yrs of free service does not apply to base 9-3's > > > > > > > > > > > > Kalman Rubinson <kr4nopsamedu> wrote in message > > > > news:l3pd9tk6j65e086t149ig6748ns0l2413nnopsamcom... > > > > > Depends on where you live. > > > > > > > > > > >I think that the Viggen is quite a bit different than the base 9-3 > > (or > > > > even > > > > > >the 9-3 SE). The Viggen has better seats, a different engine (with > > > > higher > > > > > >boost levels and--I think--a different turbo), a different exhaust, > > > > > >Automatic Climate Control, > > > > > > > > > > 9-3SEs have ACC. > > > > > > > > > > > a different suspension, better brakes, free > > > > > >service for 3 years (other than oil changes at certain intervals), > > > > > > > > > > Don't they all come that way in the US today? > > > > > > > > > > > 17 inch > > > > > >rims and tires, different engine management system (I believe), and > > > > better > > > > > >steering wheel. I'm not sure about the transmission. It also has > a > > > > chromed > > > > > >exhaust tip, a rear spoiler, body molding, a better stereo, and > power > > > > seats > > > > > >(driver's with memory). > > > > > > > > > > My SE has power seats (driver's with memory). > > > > > > > > > > >My recommendation: > > > > > >drive both, determine what your budget is, then decide. > > > > > > > > > > Yup. That's the only way to appreciate the difference. > > > > > > > > > > Kal > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > > >

Return to Main Index

The content on this site may not be republished without permission. Copyright © 1988-2019 - The Saab Network - saabnet.com.
For usage guidelines, see the Saabnet.com Mission and Purpose Page.
[Contact | Site Map | Saabnet.com on Facebook | Saabnet.com on Twitter | Shop Amazon via TSN | Site Donations]