Originally Posted by Featherlite 07
FWD, vert saab chassis can only make use of so much power. Why spend $8000 on additional power mods on the car when the car can barely put down the power it has?
I bought my car for a variety of reasons. But if I want more power I will get a different car because spending lots of money on my car to make it fast would be a losing battle. The same with a saab.
You can put down power with a FWD car if it has LSD. There are plenty of high power Saabs out there. High horsepower cars are gonna be most fun when you can wind them out. Once you get going, traction isn't a problem. It's not like you're gonna be roasting 5th gear at 120mph.
But it comes down to preference above all else. I think you'd be hard pressed to find a car for what I spent on mine with the stage1 tune that's as quick in a straight line and still really comfortable and gets good gas mileage.
Plus it's entertaining watching how different people talk about your car when it's something like a Viggen. There are always the 'meh just a Saab' people (who often change their mind once they get a ride) and then there's always one guy who ends up standing up for it. It's not something people see every day and definitely not something everyone knows about. People are quick to assume it's similar to a 1.8t GTI or something and makes 170hp. In reality, though, it's actually not painfully slow. Stock it was probably side-by-side with New Edge GTs. Now I figure I have to be at least 45hp over that. And that's low balling myself. Also torque.
But it comes down to preference above all else. I like it. I like that people often don't know about it. I like the fact that I pay dick all for insurance and drive a car that's not only fun to drive but also really, really safe. Just because it's FWD and has a chassis made of Jello doesn't mean it can't be a good car to drive on the street. I don't race my car. I never plan on racing it. Most people don't even know I have anything done to it. It's a stock viggen to most of my friends even. I don't like attention and people trying to race me all the time. I got that enough in the 3k.
Also holy **** why did I just type that all on my phone.