I’m Swade, and for those of you that are new around here – this is my car:
It’s a 1999 Saab 9-3 Viggen.
Why am I introducing it?
Well, after a month of not driving it due to a blown front shock absorber, it’s now fixed. I feel like I’ve just purchased it all over again!
I now have Koni adjustable shocks all round. I’m a little worried about their longevity as Koni exclude the Viggen from their product list, but with the Konis now in all four corners I’ve got to say it feels great. The car feels incredibly stable through corners at normal speeds. I haven’t given it a good bit of Welly yet, but I’m sure it’ll track well at speed too.
It’s just given me a brand new appreciation of this car all over again. If you can stand to do it, try giving up your car for a month. You’ll sure appreciate it when you get back in.
And it’s becoming my firm belief that every Saab enthusiast should own either an Aero or Viggen model at some time in their life. This car is so good.