You're wrong BBD, SAAB have ALWAYS had some of the most powerful FWD cars on the market. Look at the 900t's, 9000 Aeros and 9-3HOT/Viggens. Ranging from 205BHP up to 275 as standard. Mental power FWD cars, SAAB have been into FWD cars ever since their first car (the 92B) and until GM took over had never made anything but FWD cars.Originally Posted by Prawn:1507593
SAAB made front double wishbone suspension commercial on production vehicles, and IMO (apart from the 205/306GTI) the 99 and 900T are one of the best handling FWD cars going for the price they are. The problem is most people who own a decent SAAB don't drive them properly, you'd be amazed at the way they put power down and hold the road amazingly well. With a DIFF and a fair old weight reduction they are incredible.
SAAB even went to the extent of fitting the gearbox on the front of the engine, laying the engine sideways and fitting the handbrake on the front wheels to get a perfect Polar Moment.
Don't forget SAAB are the most succesful FWD rally car in history too, more point wins than a works entered Mini ever got.
So back in your box Al, SAAB are amazing and have done nothing but strengthen the image of FWD cars. HAHAHAHA.