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: Last Saab rolls off the Finnish production line


Simon
30th April 2003, 04:27 PM
http://www.helsinki-hs.net/news.asp?id=20030429IE22

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

Aero_9000
3rd May 2003, 07:20 AM
mmmmm... Interesting, it's a viggen isn't it?

Aero_9000

Askia47
5th May 2003, 01:44 PM
the very last saab 9-3?

Simon
5th May 2003, 01:58 PM
No, just the end of Saab production in Finland.

Simon.

nutcase
5th May 2003, 02:23 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
5th May 2003, 02:35 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
6th May 2003, 09:28 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
19th May 2003, 11:57 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
19th May 2003, 12:45 PM
Are you sure? I had a convertible a s aloaner that was supposed to be a Viggen ( accoridng to my insurance company).

Munki
19th May 2003, 12:57 PM
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
20th May 2003, 08:56 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
28th July 2003, 02:55 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
31st July 2003, 10:32 PM
This means the end of the Combi Coupe 9-3 as well?

SPGBOY
10th September 2003, 08:28 PM
That plant in Finnland was a special contract builder. They only made 3 cars; the Viggen, the convertables, and the Viggen convertables.