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Re: Viggen love have you opimised the chassis -YET ?
Posted by Justin VanAbrahams [Email] (more from Justin VanAbrahams) on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 16:05:19

In Reply to: Re: Viggen love have you opimised the chassis -YET ?, neil dale [Profile/Gallery] , Tue, 31 Oct 2017 14:20:48
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Nope. Sorry, but nope.

Drive a fully "rescued" Viggen and then go drive an E46 330i. Not even in the same class. The only thing the Viggen brings to the table is easy, bolt-on power, where the 330 is more or less stuck at around 240hp... but the E46 manages all its power elegantly, the Viggen struggles even with stock HP. A flexible chassis, crazy steering geometry, and an insane firewall-mounted steering rack plus FWD more or less ensures the Viggen really isn't going anywhere fast... except in a straight line and even that's a little dramatic. If you like driving, want to stay in a Saab and want something newer, I think you'd be much better served putting your money into an SS. I randomly happen to have an SPG, a Viggen, and a 9-3 Aero and it's easy to spot the weak link.

Again, don't get me wrong, in a vacuum the Viggen is fine and I enjoy driving mine (I wouldn't have kept it otherwise!) but it'll never be great. As I mentioned to a friend of mine, the best thing about the Viggen is that it's an effortless cruiser... but that can be said about most every Saab. Except a 1988 900 8-valve with an automatic. Ooof. In terms of being a good driver's car... eeehhhh.

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