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2001 Saab 9-3

Low Miles Viggen Convertible

Asking Price

$13,500

About This Saab

2001 Saab 9-3

Low Miles Viggen Convertible

Condition Used Clear Title
Miles 28,000
Engine 2.3L 4 CYLINDER
Transmission 5 Spd Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Exterior Color
Steel Gray
Interior
Black/Ochre Leather
Stock # 11653
VIN # YS3DP75G317011653
Warranty Limited Warranty
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City MPG
21
Hwy MPG
31
Actual rating will vary with options, driving conditions, habits and vehicle condition.

Vehicle Overview

Check out these pictures of our adult owned low mileage Viggen Convertible that has never seen winter driving and is in remarkable condition.
The Viggen, Swedish for "thunderbolt," is Saab's performance badge, comparable to Volvo's T5 or"M"series BMW
The first real Viggen was the Saab 37 Viggen fighter jet from the late 1960s. Sweden and the US government entered a technology sharing agreement that enabled faster, cheaper development and gave Sweden the protection of US forces in the event of a Soviet attack. Unlike the Viggen automobile, which uses a turbocharged 2.3L I4 motor, the fighter jet used a Volvo RM8, which was in turn a modified Pratt and Whitney powerplant.

Now fast forward a few decades to 1999, almost a decade after the Cold War ended, when Saab introduced the Viggen series, of which only 764 three-doors, 863 five-doors, and 1,305 convertibles were exported to the US. MSRP ranged from $38995 for the three-door to $44995 for the convertible.
Our Viggen convertible is powered by Saab's 2.3L B235R turbo I4, with 230hp and 258lb-ft of torque, enough to pull the car from 0-60 in under 6.5 seconds.
Unlike Saabs built in the Cold War era, the engine is transversely mounted like a standard front-wheel drive car with accessories and belts on the side, as opposed to the classic 900's configuration where the engine is backwards (accessories at the firewall) with the transmission all the way out in front. This makes servicing the car a bit tighter (access is available through the wheel well like most front-drive cars) but improves weight distribution and allows the hood to be shorter and lower for a sportier, sleeker look.
The 9-3 Viggen did not receive traction control until 2001, making full-throttle acceleration in the Viggen somewhat comparable to riding a bull. Purists consider it a nuisance, but some find it to be quite thrilling to reign in.
Viggens were equipped with 
  • Heavy duty clutch and pressure plate
  • Stiffened and lowered springs
  • Firmer dampers
  • Stronger CV joints and driveshafts.
Torque is electronically limited in first gear to 184 lb-ft on up to 258 lb-ft in third gear to manage and maintain traction. The only transmission option was a 5-speed manual, as it ought to be. 
Our Viggen convertible came fully loaded with Viggen-specific power leather seats that had the Viggen logo embossed on the seat back, Viggen wheels, Trionic 7 engine management, carbon trim, and Viggen badges on the fenders.
Buyers of brand new Viggens were treated to Saab's Viggen Flight Academy which included two days of driving instruction and dinner with Saab executives
 

Financing Information

Contact us today at 717-426-2202 101 for more information, or fill out our Online Credit Application to begin the pre-approval process today.

Warranty Information

This Vehicle is covered by a Limited Warranty. An extended warranty may also available for this vehicle.

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Contact Us at 717-426-2202 101

Swedish Motors

7 North Decatur Street , Marietta, PA 17547

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Options & Features

Ext / Int Color
  • Steel Gray with Black/Ochre Leather Interior
Luxury Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control System
  • Cruise Control
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Steering Wheel Radio Controls
  • Telescoping Steering Wheel
Power Equipment
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Power Steering
  • Power Windows
Safety Features
  • Driver's Air Bag
  • Fog Lights
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Security System
  • Side Air Bags
Interior
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Center Console
  • Clock
  • Sport Seats
  • Tachometer
  • Vanity Mirrors
Exterior
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Rear Fog Lamps
Audio / Video
  • AM/FM
  • Cassette
  • OnStar
  • Premium Sound
  • Subwoofer

Features & Specifications*

MECHANICAL
  • 2.3L DOHC EFI high-output turbocharged 16-valve 4-cyl engine
  • 5-speed manual transmission
  • Hydraulically actuated clutch
  • Traction control system
  • Front wheel drive
  • 130-amp alternator
  • 12-volt 60 amp/hr battery
  • Welded body-unit construction
  • Independent front suspension w/MacPherson struts, split lower wishbones, direct acting gas shock absorbers, coil springs, stabilizer bar
  • H-formed rear suspension w/semi-rigid torsion-beam rear axle, coil springs, gas shock absorbers, inner/outer stabilizer bars
  • 215/45ZR17 SBR Dunlop SP Sport 2000 tires
  • 17" x 7.5" 5-spoke light alloy wheels
  • Pwr rack & pinion steering
  • Pwr 4-wheel disc brakes w/ventilated front discs
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Electronic brake distribution
  • 17.0 gallon fuel tank
  • Built-in tool kit
  • Vehicle Name : Saab 9-3
  • Body Style : 2 Door Convertible
  • Drivetrain : Front Wheel Drive
  • EPA Classification : Sub-Compact
  • Base Curb Weight (lbs) : 3250
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) : 1000
  • Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) : 165
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs) : 1000
  • Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs) : 165
  • Engine Type : Gas I4
  • Displacement : 2.3L/140
  • Fuel System : HO Turbo Charged EFI
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM : 230 @ 5500
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM : 258 @ 2500
  • Trans Type : 5
  • Trans Description Cont. : Manual w/OD
  • First Gear Ratio (:1) : 3.38
  • Second Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.76
  • Third Gear Ratio (:1) : 1.18
  • Fourth Gear Ratio (:1) : 0.89
  • Fifth Gear Ratio (:1) : 0.66
  • Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1) : 4.05
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) : 60
  • Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps) : 130
  • Suspension Type - Front : MacPherson Strut
  • Suspension Type - Rear : Torsion Beam
  • Suspension Type - Front (Cont.) : w/Stabilizer Bar
  • Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.) : w/Stabilizer Bar
  • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in) : 1.02
  • Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in) : .59
  • Steering Type : Pwr Rack & Pinion
  • Steering Ratio (:1), Overall : 16.6
  • Lock to Lock Turns (Steering) : 3.4
  • Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft) : 34.4
  • Brake Type : Pwr-Assisted
  • Brake ABS System : Four-Wheel
  • Disc - Front (Yes or ) : Yes
  • Disc - Rear (Yes or ) : Yes
EXTERIOR
  • Electrically operated black convertible top w/auto retraction under molded boot cover, rear glass defogger
  • Full body airflow pkg
  • Color-keyed self-restoring front/rear 5-mph bumpers
  • Front spoiler
  • Protective body-side moldings
  • Aerodynamic headlamps w/flush lenses, halogen headlamp bulbs
  • Auto headlamp shutoff w/courtesy headlamp delay feature
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Front/rear fog lamps
  • Headlight wiper/washer system
  • Cornering lamps
  • Side-mounted direction indicator lights
  • Side-guidance reversing lights
  • Electrically adjustable dual heated outside mirrors, RH split wide-angle
  • Variable intermittent windshield wiper/washer system
  • Viggen "Delta-wing" badging
  • Undercoating/anti-corrosion treatment
  • Front Tire Size : P215/45ZR17
  • Rear Tire Size : P215/45ZR17
  • Front Wheel Size (in) : 17 x 7.5
  • Rear Wheel Size (in) : 17 x 7.5
  • Front Wheel Material : Aluminum
  • Rear Wheel Material : Aluminum
  • Wheelbase (in) : 102.6
  • Length, Overall (in) : 180.9
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) : 67.4
  • Height, Overall (in) : 55.5
  • Track Width, Front (in) : 57.2
  • Track Width, Rear (in) : 56.8
  • Trunk Volume (ft³) : 12.5
INTERIOR
  • Reclining front sport bucket seats w/side bolsters & driver-side lumbar support, embossed Viggen Delta-wing logo in front backrests
  • 8-way pwr adjustable front bucket seats w/3-position driver side memory
  • 40/60/100 split fold-down rear seat
  • Black leather seats w/contrasting leather inserts
  • Front center console w/cup holder & coin holder
  • Front/rear plush carpet floor mats
  • Stainless steel sill plates with Viggen emblem
  • Driver side left foot rest
  • Sport steering wheel
  • Telescopic steering column
  • Night panel dashboard feature
  • Metal look dash panel fascia
  • In dash mounted folding cup holder
  • Digital odometer/trip meter
  • Analog tachometer/speedometer
  • Fuel/temp gauges
  • Turbo boost gauge
  • Saab car computer w/digital clock
  • Pwr windows w/front 1-touch opening, single button all window operation
  • Remote keyless entry w/central locking feature
  • Engine immobilization anti-theft alarm system
  • Electronic speed control
  • Air conditioning
  • Electrostatic air filtration system
  • Electric rear window demister
  • OnStar Telematics Communications System
  • ETR AM/FM stereo system w/cassette-inc: CD changer controls, weather band, anti-theft lock out code, 80-watt subwoofer
  • 6-acoustically engineered speakers
  • Steering wheel mounted radio controls
  • Roof mounted antenna
  • Textured leather door inserts
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Dome lamp w/dual rear spotlights
  • Courtesy light w/time delay feature
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Passenger Capacity : 4
  • Passenger Volume (ft³) : 93.0
  • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) : 8.7
  • Front Head Room (in) : 38.9
  • Front Leg Room (in) : 42.3
  • Front Shoulder Room (in) : 52.4
  • Second Head Room (in) : 37.9
  • Second Leg Room (in) : 33.0
  • Second Shoulder Room (in) : 41.8
SAFETY
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbag supplemental restraint system
  • Driver & front passenger head/chest type side-impact airbags
  • Saab active head restraint system (SAHR) for front seat passengers
  • Automatic front safety belt tensioners
  • 3-point shoulder belts at all seating positions
  • Front/rear head restraints in outboard positions
  • Traction control
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Daytime running lights
EPA Fuel Economy & Specification
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) : 21
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) : 31
  • Reverse Ratio (:1) : - TBD -
  • Clutch Size (in) : - TBD -
  • Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm) : - TBD -
  • Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm) : - TBD -
  • Spare Tire Size : - TBD -
  • Spare Wheel Size (in) : - TBD -
  • Spare Wheel Material : - TBD -
  • Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft) : - TBD -
  • Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) : 12.13 x - TBD -
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) : 11.26 x - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) : 17.0
  • Front Hip Room (in) : - TBD -
  • Second Hip Room (in) : - TBD -
  • Min Ground Clearance (in) : - TBD -
  • Liftover Height (in) : - TBD -
* These are the standard features and specifications for this vehicle. Actual features may vary. Please see the details for this vehicle above.

Vehicle Condition

Service History
  • 28,000 Miles
  • Passed Thorough Dealer Inspection
  • Dealer Maintained
  • Have Original Manuals
  • No Known Mechanical Problems
Warranty
  • Covered by a Limited Warranty. Contact seller for details.
Condition Report
  • Excellent Interior
  • Excellent Carpets
  • Excellent Seats
  • Excellent Dashboard
  • Excellent Panels / Headliner
  • Excellent Exterior
  • Excellent Original Paint
  • Excellent Trim Condition
  • Excellent Glass Condition
  • No Visible Rust
  • No Known Accidents
  • No Known Bodywork
  • Fully Detailed
Tires & Wheels
  • Spare: Excellent Condition
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