This is an exceptionally fun car to drive. It is very quick, and the newer.. almost seamless turbo, allows for quick and smooth acceleration in all gears from low revs.
Thus, it's easily driven in all traffic conditions, but really shines if you need power now, at any speed... any...
Fit and finish is good for a car in this bracket. You know and feel the intent to have comfort in a driver oriented car was not left out. Six to eight hour drives leave you feeling ready to do it again the next day, and I have many times.
Wind noise is not bad for a convertible, and body flex is not a big issue until you push it. Aftermarket kits for reinforcing front 'sub-frame' under engine are cheap, and really clear up flex.
Gearbox is slick and precise, considering the FWD layout.
Vision to the rear with the top up is not great, leaving a fair blind spot. Also backing into parking spaces is the worst of any of the 6 SAABs I have had. Yes, a back up/rear view camera would be a nice addition to make.
Would I buy another Viggen? Simple, YES, in a heartbeat.
Driving one of these raises one's heart rate every time you start it..