SOTW, Geralds long loved Viggen


Please find attached photos of my 1999 Viggen. I am the original owner and bought the car from the Saab Dealership 7th October 1999.

The Viggen has just turned 150k miles. It has extensive upgrades, except for a LSD. My opinion of the vehicle is probably one of the best that Saab ever produced. If it had included the present upgrades from the factory, then Saab would have had a real winner on it’s hands.

Gerald P. Goulish (USA)

Thank you for sharing Gerald, more photos can be found here

 

Dmain
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2 years 3 months ago

My Saab halo car….very nice indeed. Three door electric blue…..

peeceepeh
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2 years 3 months ago

I didn’t know LSD was an option for the Viggen 😉

aus715
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2 years 3 months ago

So, now you need to cover off the upgrades, and tell us how good they are…

Dan P
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2 years 3 months ago

Agreed! If you’re going to talk upgrades you have to list them out for us!

theSandySaab
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2 years 3 months ago

Yes, one of a few favorite Saabs. Well kept, looking great!
But, agree we want, no NEED to know your upgrades!!!

dcpattie
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2 years 3 months ago

Want a beauty! This was Saab at its height. I still see them fairly often in Metro Washington DC.

jouni72
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2 years 3 months ago

Not a normal Saab-description, but that car looks ‘bad ass.’ You must have some great stories with it, having owned it from new. Have your driven it across the country? Have you nearly lost it on a roundabout? Did the cops get you for doing 150 mph in a 55 mph zone?! We must know!! Keep it up and long may the Viggen reign.

Brian Hamilton
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2 years 3 months ago

What a great car! The tinted windows look really great. ‘Bet this blue one turns lots of heads. We have two SAAB’s, a 95 and a 3 door red coupe. Both have dark tinted windows. So glad we had them done.

gpg41
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2 years 3 months ago
There have been numerous upgrades for the Viggen over the years. I have a PDF of the upgrades with the date & mileage but am unable to attach it. So here is a partial list starting with the ones that still exist. 22mm rear sway bar, Forge BO Valve w/green spring, SS Brake lines, Steering Rack Brace, Poly Bushings,6-Point Sub Frame Brace, 3″ Downpipe & 3″ Custom Exhaust, ETS Intercooler, JZW Stage 4 Tune, 3.5 FPR, AmsOil Open Air Filter, Koni Adjustable Shocks & Struts & Michelin Pilot SS 225/45-17 ZR Tires. The Viggen holds the road like it is… Read more »
aus715
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2 years 3 months ago

I thought so. A real enthusiast driving a fabulous car. Lucky man! Love the color, love the seats and love the fact you have made a great car even better.

Marque
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2 years 3 months ago
This is a very touching story indeed. I’m onwing my 9-3’s since 2002 and feeling for them / taking car of them around the same way as we learned above. They say that even within the Saab circle the OG 9-3 lovers are a distinguished kind, they tend to forgive their cars’ flaws blindly because they are so strongly fond of them altogether. I might agree to some point, except our cars are truly near perfect, you just have to look at this Viggen, and maybe check its performance! As for the upgrades, which I am obsessively pursuing up to… Read more »
Marque
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2 years 3 months ago

OK found the headlights/taillights guys: http://boostcustoms.ca. Another wonderful and dedicated Saab upgrade team as they seem..!

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