2000 SAAB 900/ 9-3 VIGGEN turbo hot hatch and a hoot!


I bought this recently on a whim, attempting to reasonably temper my selfish desire for a fast car.    This is the most fun,  fastest, nice looking car you will ever own for $3500.   Just don’t buy it if you are over 40 years old.

In addition to being almost frighteningly fast, this car is practical and will return over 30MPG if you can manage to not floor the ‘fun pedal’ –  Here is the story with this:

I just had my midlife crisis. I wanted a Porsche Boxster S. I felt guilty about that, being impractical and I have 2 babies at home, so I settled for this SAAB 900 / 9-3 Viggen instead – VERY FAST, but practical! Everything works, it looks great, it has some tasteful upgrades, it is very healthy and ready to soldier on for a long time – BUT – then I buckled and bought the Porsche anyway. I deserve it, but that is another story.

So now, I have the Viggen to move along – It has higher miles, and a branded title, but for cheap you can own a crazy fast car that looks amazing.

Couple of small scratches, but that is about the only thing wrong with this. Starts up and runs/ drives/ stops great. Needs nothing.


The only real problem with this, is that I feel like the world’s luckiest Cell phone salesman.  Or high school student.   This car is gorgeous,  in a ‘Fast and Furious’ sort of a way.    The Porsche makes me feel douche-y,   but at least I feel my age, or maybe a little older.    PS:   This Saab is faster than the Porsche.     For real.

  • 243,000 miles and feels like 90,000
  • EXTREMELY well taken care of
  • gorgeous inside and out
  • branded title for front bumper damage long ago
  • strut tower brace, cold air intake, cross drilled brakes,  all genuine parts
  • Rare
  • best color for Viggen!
  • 225HP/ 250 FtLbs torque
  • 5 speed manual
  • New stereo w/ bluetooth phone/iPod hookup/GPS/ etc
  • $3500 or near reasonable offer

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