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2002 Saab 9-3

2dr Convertible Viggen

Condition Used Clear Title
Miles 167,000
Engine 2.3L 4 CYLINDER
Transmission 5 Spd Manual
Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
Exterior Color
Laser Red
Charcoal Gray Leather
Stock # 14640
VIN # YS3DP75G727014640
Warranty Limited Warranty
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Vehicle Overview

When you turn your car on does it return the favor? Pull yourself together and hang on to this "born from jets" sharp drop top ride!

Our Laser Red Saab 9-3 Viggen is a Scandinavian, front-drive, fighter jet-inspired, torque-steering monster that was set to beat the BMW M3 at its own game but failed, but still ended up being fast as hell and seriously fun to drive. If Tiger Woods's new driver were three times as stiff, he might whack the ball 450 yards. If Mark McGwire's bat had been three times as stiff, he might have hit 90 home runs in a season. If a Saab 9-3 convertible were nearly three times as stiff, it would be the 2004 9-3 convertible you see here, a whole lot nicer and better-behaved machine than any previous Saab convertible.

Saab, which was your basic Swedish hatchback car company until recently, abandoned its hatchback coupes with the advent of the new 9-3 last year, a Saab built on GM corporate architecture-the Epsilon platform that is shared by Opel and Saturn. So the raw material that was used to build a convertible was in fact a four-door sedan.

They kept the dimensions, the front-end sheetmetal, and much of what was underneath it, but starting at the windshield, "We built a whole new car from there on back," according to one Saab official. The convertibles will be built for Saab by Magna Steyr in Graz, Austria, not in the Swedish headquarters at Trollhattan.
The resulting Saab 9-3 convertible is one of several European four-seater, all-weather ragtops varying in price from $40,000 to $50,000 in base trim. They have tops that are tighter-fitting, better padded, and quieter than any previous convertible tops and that disappear behind the second seat. Cowls trail off the rear head restraints for a more sporty look. Some, including the new Saab, use electronic signals from the key fob to open the top and drop the glass while you're walking toward the car.

There will be two Saab models, the Arc, at $40,670, and the Aero, at $43,175. Both are built around the 210-hp, 2.0-liter Ecotec corporate engine that puts out 221 pound-feet of torque, although Saab uses only the Ecotec block and provides all its own internals, turbocharging, and mapping. Its power will be more than adequate for most of Saab's traditional turbo customers.

The Arc version comes with a five-speed manual and 16-inch tires, the Aero with a six-speed manual, 17-inch tires, and five additions to the Arc's specs: OnStar telematics with the first year of service free; a sport body kit and exhaust tip; a sport chassis with tire-pressure monitors; matte chrome trim with a leather-wrapped sport steering wheel; and a 300-watt, 13-speaker sound system replacing the Arc's 150-watt, seven-speaker setup.
A Touring package is available for either model at $1195 and includes rain-sensing wipers, parking assist, an in-dash six-CD changer, an auto-dimming rearview mirror, and a garage-door opener. A Cold Weather package of heated front seats and headlamp washers goes for $500, and a five-speed automatic transaxle, with floor shifting on the Arc and floor or paddle shifting on the Aero, is available for $1250. All models now have standard electronic stability control, along with automatic rollover protection bars that deploy in 15 milliseconds.

We drove both Arcs and Aeros, manual and automatic, top up and top down, and we liked them all, with a few reservations. This convertible is 200 pounds heavier than the previous model, almost all of it in chassis and body reinforcements that make it almost 200-percent more resistant to twisting and bending, and it couldn't happen to a more deserving car. The old convertible had all the structural rigidity of shredded wheat and was prone to massive torque steer, especially the Viggen version. You could cross a railroad track and vibrate for the rest of the afternoon. That kind of ricketyness has been banished completely. When the new six-bow top is down, it's beautifully integrated inside and out, from end to end.

This Viggen goes, for the most part, exactly where you point it, with just a touch of steering lightness when you first mash the pedal and the nose lifts up. Like no other Epsilon-based car, the Saab has passive rear-wheel steering built into the rear bushings, and it helps make the car feel sure-footed in everything from quick jinks to 100-mph sweepers. Top down, you can talk to your pals without shouting. The seats hold you like your mom did when you were three and are just as comfortable. Out of all the quintessentially weird cars that wore the Saab badge, this one has to be among the most eccentric and is one was one of the last true great weird examples from the brand.

This is a local car that spent it's life with the same owner since it had a mere 2,802 miles on the odometer.
This example runs and drives like it should and is in nice condition but needs some TLC. It has a large dent on the left quarter panel, the left rear quarter window is inoperative.
Because of it's age and mileage it is sold as-is.

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Swedish Motors

7 North Decatur Street
Marietta, PA 17547
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Options & Features

Ext / Int Color
  • Laser Red with Charcoal Gray Leather Interior
Luxury Features
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control System
  • Cruise Control
  • Front Heated Seats
  • Heated Mirrors
  • Steering Wheel Radio Controls
  • Telescoping Steering Wheel
Power Equipment
  • Power Driver's Seat
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Passenger Seat
  • Power Steering
Safety Features
  • Driver's Air Bag
  • Fog Lights
  • Intermittent Wipers
  • Keyless Entry
  • Passenger Air Bag
  • Security System
  • Side Air Bags
  • Carpeted Floor Mats
  • Center Console
  • Clock
  • Tachometer
  • Vanity Mirrors
  • Body Side Moldings
  • Rear Fog Lamps
Audio / Video
  • AM/FM
  • CD Player
  • OnStar

Features & Specifications*

  • 2.3L (140) DOHC EFI high-output turbocharged 16-valve 4-cyl gas 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
  • High performance chassis tuning
  • Independent front suspension w/MacPherson struts, split lower wishbones, direct acting gas shock absorbers, coil springs
  • H-formed rear suspension w/semi-rigid torsion-beam rear axle, coil springs, gas shock absorbers
  • Front/rear stabilizer bars
  • 215/45ZR17 high performance SBR 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
  • 16.9 gallon fuel tank
  • 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 MFI
  • SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM : 230 @ 5500
  • SAE Net Torque @ RPM : 258 @ 2500
  • Trans Type : 5
  • Trans Description Cont. : Manual
  • 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
  • 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
  • Pwr convertible top w/one touch down windows
  • Aerodynamic bumpers w/integrated spoilers, rocker panels & rear deck spoiler
  • 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
  • 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" badges above side marker lights
  • 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) : 182.7
  • Width, Max w/o mirrors (in) : 67.4
  • Height, Overall (in) : 55.5
  • Track Width, Front (in) : 57.7
  • Track Width, Rear (in) : 57.3
  • Min Ground Clearance (in) : 3.9
  • Trunk Volume (ft³) : 12.5
  • Reclining front heated bucket seats w/side bolsters, driver-side lumbar support
  • 8-way pwr adjustable front bucket seats w/3-position driver side memory
  • Fold-down rear seat w/pass-through opening
  • Leather seating surface w/embossed Viggen emblem
  • Front center console w/cup holder & coin holder
  • Front/rear plush carpet floor mats
  • Driver side left foot rest
  • Leather inserts in door panels
  • Telescopic steering column
  • Night panel dashboard feature
  • Metal-look dash panel fascia w/rocky black interior or carbon-fiber fascia w/sand beige interior
  • In dash mounted folding cup holder
  • Digital odometer/trip meter
  • Analog tachometer, speedometer, fuel, temp, turbo boost gauges
  • Saab car computer w/digital clock
  • Pwr windows w/single button operation for all windows
  • Remote keyless entry w/central locking feature
  • Engine immobilization anti-theft alarm system
  • Electronic speed control
  • Air conditioning w/automatic climate control
  • Electrostatic air filtration system
  • OnStar Telematics Communications System w/12 months free
  • ETR AM/FM stereo system w/compact disc, 160-watt amplifier
  • Stereo anti-theft lock-out code
  • 6-speakers
  • Steering wheel mounted radio controls
  • Automatic electric antenna
  • Dual illuminated visor vanity mirrors
  • Dome lamp w/dual rear spotlights
  • Luggage compartment light
  • Passenger Capacity : 4
  • Passenger Volume (ft³) : 80.5
  • Total Cooling System Capacity (qts) : 8.7
  • Front Head Room (in) : 38.9
  • Front Leg Room (in) : 42.3
  • Front Shoulder Room (in) : 52.5
  • Second Head Room (in) : 37.8
  • Second Leg Room (in) : 33.2
  • Second Shoulder Room (in) : 41.9
  • Anti-lock brake system (ABS)
  • Driver & front passenger airbags
  • 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
  • Traction control system
  • Collapsible steering column
  • Front/rear crumple zones
  • Daytime running lights
  • 5-MPH bumpers
EPA Fuel Economy & Specification
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG) : 19
  • EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG) : 28
  • Reverse Ratio (:1) : - TBD -
  • Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary) : - 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) : 11.34 x - TBD -
  • Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in) : 11.26 x - TBD -
  • Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal) : 16.9
  • Front Hip Room (in) : - TBD -
  • Second Hip Room (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
  • 167,000 Miles
  • Passed Thorough Dealer Inspection
  • Dealer Maintained
  • Have Original Manuals
  • No Known Mechanical Problems
  • 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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