Date: Mon, 13 May 2002 02:36:06 GMT
From: "Simon" <tizzynopsamond.net.au>
Subject: Re: viggen vs. bmw 330


I own a 2000 Viggen convert and love it. Apart from steering toque I have no criticisms. I will say the car isn't the quickest off the mark from stand still ( perhaps due to the torque limiter in 1st & 2nd gear) but once rolling and when you put your boot down, the car just keeps on pulling and pulling & pulling - you wonder if you will ever have to change gear because it still wants to keep accelerating. An awesome performing machine, which loves to be driven hard and sucks to the road at higher speeds. BMW wont do this for you. For a similar performance you would have to spend twice this amount of $$$ on a porche etc... Simon "Craig" <crodenopsamdnet.att.net> wrote in message news:32534eac.0205100718.6d00c526nopsaming.google.com... > I'm on my sixth year in a '96 900 SET, which I bought new. Compared > to my 88 900T, it's a POS. Since I've owned this car, the computer > went out, the ignition switch failed, the battery died twice, the > cabin blower motor control melted, the DIC failed, the "check engine" > light goes off and on like a neon sign at a cheap diner, rust has > appeared under the trunk lid, and the shifter bushing failed leaving > me with no reverse in yellowstone park. In additon, compared to the > 88, the sheet metal is tinfoil. It flexes when I wash it, fro crying > out loud. With 85K miles on it, the "Time For Service" light just > went on, which I'm interpreting as "time to trade this in". > > I took a BMW 330i out for a spin the other day, and I was prepared to > be blown away. BUT...and perhaps this is because the bimmer had an > automatic transmission, I wasn't all that impressed. Rode nice, > steered nice, cornered nice, but just didn't put in in the back of my > seat like the 900. SO.....I'm thinking, against all common sense and > learned lessons, perhaps the viggen. Am I nuts? Have I just a badly > built anomaly on my hands, or should I be prepared to suffer through > more quality problems with another Saab for the sake of acceleration? > > Comments?

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