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: Last Saab rolls off the Finnish production line


Simon
30-04-03, 03:27 PM
http://www.helsinki-hs.net/news.asp?id=20030429IE22

http://www.saabs.cwc.net/last900convertible.jpg

Aero_9000
03-05-03, 06:20 AM
mmmmm... Interesting, it's a viggen isn't it?

Aero_9000

Askia47
05-05-03, 12:44 PM
the very last saab 9-3?

Simon
05-05-03, 12:58 PM
No, just the end of Saab production in Finland.

Simon.

nutcase
05-05-03, 01:23 PM
What is it behind the Saab? Looks porschesqe. Oh they're Boxters :)

What's the reason behind halting Finnish production? Has capacity been increased elsewhere, or has sales dropped?

Simon
05-05-03, 01:35 PM
It says in the report...

"The Finns themselves designed the first convertible Saabs, but an Austrian factory won the bid for the continuation of the production."

Simon.

garry
06-05-03, 08:28 PM
wow.... nice to know that my car may have been assembled on the same line as porsche models....

not quite honda is it :D

ViggenPilot
19-05-03, 10:57 AM
mmmmm... Interesting, it's a viggen isn't it?

Aero_9000

No, it's not a Viggen. Last year for them was 2002. 2003 Convertibles look like the Viggen b/c they have 17 inch rims and the Viggen's body kit as well as the Viggen seats. Not the 230hp engine though.

All 9-3 Convertibles were made in Finland on the same production line at Porsche Boxters.

Cheers.

Sparky
19-05-03, 11:45 AM
Are you sure? I had a convertible a s aloaner that was supposed to be a Viggen ( accoridng to my insurance company).

Munki
19-05-03, 11:57 AM
I found this news article;

10/99
SAAB 9-3 VIGGEN CONVERTIBLE MAKES WEST COAST DEBUT

9-3 Viggen models and 9-5 Aero displayed at California International Auto Show

Anaheim, CA - Saab Cars USA, Inc. showcased its all-new 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible at the California International Auto Show on Wednesday, October 20, 1999. This performance-oriented drop-top features a high-output turbocharged 2.3-liter engine that provides 230 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 258 Ib.-ft. of torque from a low 2,500 rpm all the way up to 4,500 rpm for unique power on-demand.

ViggenPilot
20-05-03, 07:56 AM
I found this news article;

10/99
SAAB 9-3 VIGGEN CONVERTIBLE MAKES WEST COAST DEBUT

9-3 Viggen models and 9-5 Aero displayed at California International Auto Show

Anaheim, CA - Saab Cars USA, Inc. showcased its all-new 2000 Saab 9-3 Viggen Convertible at the California International Auto Show on Wednesday, October 20, 1999. This performance-oriented drop-top features a high-output turbocharged 2.3-liter engine that provides 230 horsepower at 5,500 rpm and 258 Ib.-ft. of torque from a low 2,500 rpm all the way up to 4,500 rpm for unique power on-demand.

Did you notice the date of that release? It's October 1999.

Here's a breakdown on Viggen production from '99-02:

1999 - 3-door Blue coupes ONLY
2000 - 3-doors, 5-doors and convertibles (blue, silver, black, red, yellow etc.)
2001 - same body styles as 2000 but only 3 colors (steel grey, red, black)
2002 - sames body styles as previous 2 years, but a few more color offerings.

2003 - NO more Viggens.

Philip HS
28-07-03, 01:55 PM
Hi,

Ive got a BLACK Viggen CONVERTIBLE built in 1999 with Flame Ocre (=orange) seats.

Anyone knows how many were built? I read 50 somewhere?!

Yours,

Philip

900t
31-07-03, 09:32 PM
This means the end of the Combi Coupe 9-3 as well?

SPGBOY
10-09-03, 07:28 PM
That plant in Finnland was a special contract builder. They only made 3 cars; the Viggen, the convertables, and the Viggen convertables.