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Old 06-14-2006, 06:32 PM   #1
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Viggen Build Counts?

Hey Guys,

Everybody always throws around the statistic that there were 400 SAAB 9-3 Viggens (all lightning blue) built and sold in the US in 1999.

And everybody is equally sure that "Monte Carlo Yellow" was a rare color as well.. but does anybody have any statistics that says how many Viggens of each color/body style were produced in the years this car was available (99 - 2002 I believe).

I heard a rumor that the Lightning Blue color was only available on the premier year of each body style.. trying to verify that (like, the Lightning Blue 3-Doors were only available in 1999, the 5-doors and convertibles were only available in Lightning Blue in 2000 and so forth).

Anybody have some build statistics on how rare each color and body style really is? I know the numbers must be out there..

.. I'm guessing that there were more black and grey viggen convertibles made than any other color, simply because I see them all over the place for sale..
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from saabnet:

For those interested, Saab USA customer service was kind enough to pull the following data for me. These numbers represent the total number of each body style Viggen imported into the USA:

1999: 3-door > 426

2000: Convrt > 245
2000: 3-door > 138
2000: 5-door > 421

2001: Convrt > 738
2001: 3-door > 129
2001: 5-door > 285

2002: Convrt > 322
2002: 3-door > 71
2002: 5-door > 157

Totals: 1999 = 426 2000 = 804 2001 = 1,152 2002 = 550
Totals: 3-door = 764 5-door = 863 Convrt = 1,305
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colors, also from saabnet:

Ok...so a lot of my friends own Viggens and are starting to get into them. We pretty much have every color going on...and we couldn't help but wonder just how many of each color was brought over, so i emailed saabusa to ask and this was their reply:
Black-922
Yellow-68
Silver-458
Blue-504
Red-206
Steel gray-774
This was the total over 1999-2002. Just thought i would share
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colors, also from saabnet:

Ok...so a lot of my friends own Viggens and are starting to get into them. We pretty much have every color going on...and we couldn't help but wonder just how many of each color was brought over, so i emailed saabusa to ask and this was their reply:
Black-922
Yellow-68
Silver-458
Blue-504
Red-206
Steel gray-774
This was the total over 1999-2002. Just thought i would share

So I should have looked at Saabnet.. hehe.. thanks for the repost!
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AWESOME information! I promise to have 1 of the 68 yellow viggens by next summer.
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I think I heard there were only 14 MCY 3drs made.
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I test drove a yellow one 2 years ago. Unfortunately it was beat up and loose as a NY hooker and very high $$$.
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Red vert please!
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i was telling my ex yesterday that a yellow viggen vert has started screaming my name and that i have to pay my car off and buy one ASAP. He went to the mall after work and no joke there was a yellow viggen vert sitting there!!!!! He took pics and a video of it for me that i got this morning before 8am!

I was so excited i thought that was crazy and i was like dude thats so rare i think there was under 100 yellow viggens, then i get on here to see a count of how many there actually were! Freaking crazy set of events if you ask me!
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WOW! I didn't know my car was that rare. Not the rarest of all, but crap, didn't think it was that rare.
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Okay.. doing the math here...

Assuming the counts are right.. there were:

504 Lightning Blue Viggens (across all years and styles)
-426 3-dr 1999 Viggens
=78 Lightning Blue Viggens split between Convertible/5-door model.

.... So THAT'S why you never see blue viggen convertibles .... Well, if the weekend goes well.. you all might be seeing one a lot more often O.o
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Okay.. doing the math here...

Assuming the counts are right.. there were:

504 Lightning Blue Viggens (across all years and styles)
-426 3-dr 1999 Viggens
=78 Lightning Blue Viggens split between Convertible/5-door model.

.... So THAT'S why you never see blue viggen convertibles .... Well, if the weekend goes well.. you all might be seeing one a lot more often O.o

My dealer had one last month. It was MINT, 35k miles, they were asking about 21k.
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Also remember these are US import only numbers. We did get the most Viggens though.
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according to a few people that I have chatted with.... on various websites, SOC & the dealership .....

my 5dr silver viggen is the only one of it's kind in north america

due to the orange interior

I do wish it was yellow though
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Anyone know how many 99's had no sunroof?
I've been told several different stories.

The last time I emailed Saab about it, they didn't have a breakdown on that since it was an "option".
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Anyone know how many 99's had no sunroof?
I've been told several different stories.

The last time I emailed Saab about it, they didn't have a breakdown on that since it was an "option".

For some reason the number 5 sticks in my head.
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The first Saab I saw when I was in Calgary a few months ago was a lightning blue Viggen rag top.
I wonder what Viggen import numbers are for Canada?
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according to a few people that I have chatted with.... on various websites, SOC & the dealership .....

my 5dr silver viggen is the only one of it's kind in north america

due to the orange interior

I do wish it was yellow though
I'd take orange over blue ANY day. Orange is my favorite color, which is why it is prefered.
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I LOVE the orange interior for the black and silver cars.
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good deals on Viggen door panels, black/blue:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Saab-...73896726QQrdZ1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Saab-...73894688QQrdZ1
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