Date: Mon, 10 May 1999 10:40:50 -0700
From: John Yuen <>
Subject: Re: Car & Driver Test of the Viggen

$38,000 is a large sum of change compare to the 9-3 SE HOT which can be had for $6000 less. You can probably trick out a 9-3 SE HOT for much less. But if you add in the cost of the new brakes, the seats, the bodykit and the fact that it's all done by the manufacturer instead of aftermarket. I think it fairly reasonable. Regards John Yuen "P.T. Goodman" wrote: > > John: > > Point taken. They do limit Torque in first gear to 184 lb-ft in 1st gear > and 243 lb-ft in 2nd gear. And the aricle does say that the car is a real > handfull to drive because of torque steer. > > I noticed that the shift point from 2nd gear to third is right at 59 mph > which would hurt the 0-60 times by a considerable amount > > Top gear tests: 30 mph to 50 mph in 9.9 secs and 50 mph to 70 mph in > 7.6 secs. > > When I leave a toll both in wet weather, even my 95 900 Turbo spins > a wheel, and I'm a fairly gentle driver. I think they should have > found a way to get a limited slip diff in the car or at least some > traction control. > > And $38,000 is way out there for me. At that cost I expect car that > is very fast and with no handling anomlies. > > But, I still weant one ; ). > > Pete

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