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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #90 on: September 29, 2016, 09:24:10 pm »
3.4L's are meh, tho

Meh? More like bleh.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #91 on: September 30, 2016, 02:40:43 pm »
Well, there's the Viggen:


But there are plenty of good reasons to like that.  Fast as balls in the midrange, and with some minor mods (aka Viggen Rescue Kit), it could be turned it a good all round performer and be pretty reliable too (the kit fixes the issues with stuffing a too-big motor in a too-small bay). 

What there may or may not be a good reason for liking is the 250hp V6 turbo 9-3 Cabriolet that came later. 



Maybe not good reasons, but it was quick, comfortable, and looked great.  I wanted one then, I still want one now.  I could see a three car garage where I have a Z4M Roadster, an SUV of some sort, and a 9-3 2.8t cabriolet for long haul top down driving.  6MT, of course.  And one before it got the deep, company-killing nose. 

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #92 on: September 30, 2016, 02:43:35 pm »
I learned how to drive manual on one of those (a 2.0T sedan). That thing was a lot of fun to drive- I have a soft spot for pre-facelift 9-3s.

True driver's cars have been on the decline ever since they started making cars in which the driver no longer had to advance the ignition timing manually on the fly.  It's been a downhill slide of ever decreasing driver involvement and control ever since.

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #93 on: September 30, 2016, 02:48:41 pm »
I learned how to drive manual on one of those (a 2.0T sedan). That thing was a lot of fun to drive- I have a soft spot for pre-facelift 9-3s.

Same here.  I drove a manual 9-3 Arc 2.0T (just below the Aero) while I was still learning how to drive stick.  I was awful, but once I got going, I really enjoyed how that car drove. 
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #94 on: September 30, 2016, 02:55:05 pm »
I totally forgot about the Viggen.  :wub:  I was so close to buying one years and years ago.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #95 on: September 30, 2016, 03:16:07 pm »
IDK man, every Saab I've driven I always walk away thinking "Man, an Audi beats the brakes off this"

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #96 on: September 30, 2016, 05:37:01 pm »
Viggens were cool. Two door versions especially. Oddly roomy and practical, looked different than everything else, kind of laggy but fun when the boost hit.

It was just a really quirky, fun, m3 competitor.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #97 on: September 30, 2016, 05:38:04 pm »
M3 competitor? Bit of a stretch, no?

True driver's cars have been on the decline ever since they started making cars in which the driver no longer had to advance the ignition timing manually on the fly.  It's been a downhill slide of ever decreasing driver involvement and control ever since.

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #98 on: September 30, 2016, 05:39:55 pm »
Compared to an E36? Not really
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #99 on: September 30, 2016, 05:44:00 pm »
My timeline is off. It was MY 98-02, which was end of E36/beginning of E46

True driver's cars have been on the decline ever since they started making cars in which the driver no longer had to advance the ignition timing manually on the fly.  It's been a downhill slide of ever decreasing driver involvement and control ever since.

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #100 on: September 30, 2016, 07:49:57 pm »
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #101 on: September 30, 2016, 07:59:21 pm »


I'll take that one if it has a 300 I6 and a granny gear 4 speed. Maybe put a turbo on it.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #102 on: September 30, 2016, 09:21:19 pm »
If I ever have a need to routinely cut and haul firewood from the forest, I'm getting one of those.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #103 on: September 30, 2016, 10:01:26 pm »
If I ever have a need to routinely cut and haul firewood from the forest, I'm getting one of those.

That seems like a good reason to drive a 4x4 truck.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #104 on: September 30, 2016, 10:27:19 pm »
But it's not my reason, because I don't have to cut or haul firewood.
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #105 on: October 01, 2016, 07:30:27 am »
But it's not my reason, because I don't have to cut or haul firewood.

How do you keep warm in winter and cook perpetual stew?
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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #107 on: October 01, 2016, 10:20:56 am »
I remember test driving a 9-3 before I bought my GTI. I liked it a lot but in the end I liked the GTI better (and it was cheaper). All things being considered I think they were nice cars but suffered from being FWD.

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Re: For No Good Reason (FNGR, or "Finger")
« Reply #108 on: October 01, 2016, 01:15:17 pm »
How do you keep warm in winter and cook perpetual stew?

I hibernate.
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