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Saab 9-3 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Update 2:
    Well I went for it, we got a g off the asking price and gave me a bit under what I wanted for the trade-in (VW passat wagon 1.8Tmanual 60k miles) $5350, but they deal with wholesalers only and I didn't want the hassle of selling myself to get more. Got a good interest rate over 4 years so overall the package is pretty good. Picking up the car tomorrow and we'll go from there!
  • I bought a new 2008 9-3 2.0T manual (no options) a couple of weeks ago at Charles River Saab. Accounting for the exact KBB price for my trade, I paid $18,700, no owner loyalty or lease termination rebate. As the sales manager said, "that's Camry territory."
  • Just got a 2008 2.0T Convertible sticker $44500 and ended up paying $32500 plus an additional savings of $1200 for the 4 month early turn in of my Cadillac CTS lease! (Premium, Cold weather package, 17" Rims, Auto, Metallic Paint)

    $4750 Red Tag & $2000 Loyalty & $2000 Dealer Cash & $3000 GM Employee pricing along with a few more dollars off the top. Got this at a Rochester Dealer - Dorschel.

    I am happy since I was comparing with a BMW 3 and A4 Convertibles...much better price for new compared with similar class cars now!
  • Hi everyone,

    I am looking for a bit of advice on a car my wife and I are looking at purchasing. It is a manual transmission 2006 9-3 Sport Combi with ~30K miles and they are asking $16.5K. It has a clean Carfax, new tires and new front breaks (rear are 80%). Based on others in the Mpls area, it looks like a competitive price ~ am I right? Also, it is only under factory warranty until 50K miles, but the dealership offers an extended bumper-to-bumper for ~$1,900 (6 yr or 100K) - based on your experience, is this worth it?

    Any and all advice is greatly appreciated!
  • In northern ohio and just got a quote for a used certified 2007 9-3 2.0t 4 dr sedan for $14,995 with 35,000 miles. Do you guys think this is a good deal or should I try to talk them down lower? Thanks
  • edbocedboc Posts: 5
    I'm going to look at the same car next week at Charles River Saab. Did you get this during the Red Tag Event? Did you get what you wanted for your trade?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Try to get it at $14,000, but even at $15K, it seems like a good deal to me.
  • What's a good price on a 9-3 2.0T MSRP 33,370? I know there is a 4000 rebate plus 1000 saab loyalty, plus additional 3000 saab loyalty. On TMV it looks like they are selling at at invoice before rebates...also theres supposed to me manufacturer to dealer cash but I cant find the numbers, anyone know?
    Also, if leasing the vehicle anyone know the lowest money factor?
    It looks like the purchase price should be around 22,800 after rebates, but need someone to confirm. Im in southern ca (LA).
  • I have another question if someone can answer. A local dealer has a couple of 2007 unsold 9-3 2.0T convertible (silver for both) with heated seats and upgraded audio packages, MSRP 41430. I was wondering if there are any incentives for unsold new 2007's, I havent seen them before. What's a good price to pay for one of these? I read an article that you should start at paying at least 25% less than MSRP but sometimes a lot more. So if anyone has any info. on this that would be helpful. Thanks, again this is LA area.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,320
    luxurymotors.com near chicago is selling 08's with about 11k-12k off msrp. they have the discounts posted so take a look. Click on the saab symbol then new cars. If you qualify for 3k loyalty? that would make for an awsome deal if it applies.
  • thanks, i wonder if they included that 3000 rebate in that price or not, ill have to call them. it says they ship too, i wonder how much that costs, but it would seem to be a lot cheaper from them.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,320
    Shipping should be about $600 -- don't pay more. Southwest airlines is running great one-way prices -- check their website. I don't think the loyalty rebate is included -- do you qualify?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,320
    The saab website says the loyalty cash is 1k with other rebates. You can fly into chicago on southwest airlines cheap and drive it home. Shipping should be about $600. See what they quote you and insist it be no more. Didn't buy a saab but test drove one and really liked it. A bit too small for my needs right now but the price is right -- great warranty and free maintenence. Rated well by consumer reports. Let us know what the deal is.
  • saablcpsaablcp Posts: 195
    Current loyalty is for any owner of any model G.M.Product and is as much as $3,000 on certain G.M. Models,however the maximum loyalty rebate on a 9-3 or 9-5 is $1,000.00.There is an additional $3,000.00 bonus cash on 9-7X Models for G.M.Employee pricing eligible buyers.
  • this is what I found about the bonus cash on saab, it says you have to take delivery by 2/2/09

    Models
    2008 INCENTIVES


    SAAB 9-3 Sedan 0% APR for 60 mo.
    OR
    $4,000 Customer Cash + $1,000 Owner Loytalty
    PLUS Targeted Lessee Bonus Cash $2,000 = 2.0T & $4,000 Aero
    Total Possible Cash = $7,000 up to $9,000


    SAAB 9-3 Convertible

    0% APR for 60 mo.
    OR
    $4,000 Customer Cash + $1,000 Owner Loytalty
    PLUS Targeted Lessee Bonus Cash $4,000
    Total Possible Cash = $9,000


    SAAB 9-5 Sedan & Sport Combi

    0% APR for 60 mo.
    OR
    $4,000 Customer Cash + $1,000 Owner Loytalty
    PLUS Targeted Lessee Bonus Cash $4,000
    Total Possible Cash = $9,000


    SAAB 9-7X


    I couldn't find anything on the 9-7 for some reason though. Maybe this is unique to CA?
  • the loyalty rebate is if you own a saab already I believe going back to model year 99
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    I would knock off at least an additional $4,000 or so off the price of a comparable '08. The 2008 models benefited from a host of cosmetic changes that you may or may not like, but either way, the '07s will be another year older and that will be reflected when you go to sell the car again.
  • einajeinaj Posts: 3
    hello, i was wondering what anyone thought about prices on a 07 aero with nav, but not memory seats or heated seats. they are listing for 19600 plus 400 for doc fees for a total of 20000. I would need to ship, do you consider this in an offer and go lower?
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    how many miles are on the Aero? That has a huge bearing on how much the car is worth.
  • einajeinaj Posts: 3
    yes, that would really be helpful it has 18,000..sorry
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,320
    Luxurymotors.com has a 08 aero sedan with 1k miles -- heated seats, moonroof and all the updates that the 07 is lacking -- priced at $24995. If you can wait a few months the 08 prices will continue to drop. You can buy brand new 08 2.0T sedans for less than 25k. Check it out -- the one your interested in doesn't sound like that good of a deal.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    Hmm.. I would offer $17,500, then "bump" up to $18,000, and walk away once the negotiations circle around to $18,500. Beyond that, it's not that great of a deal.

    These prices assume you will have a 6 yr/100K miles CPO warranty from Saab thrown in; if not, then, well, knock off at least another $1000 or so.

    Saabs don't resale very well, so use that to your advantage. Also, as another poster has pointed out, there are still plenty of unsold 2008 models out there, so if you are willing to spend a few grand more, you probably could get into a brand new '08...

    Plus, in a few months, prices will drop another round again as more '07s come off lease and are hitting the used car market; '06s are cheaper than '07s significantly on eBay for this very reason; a lot of the '06s have come back as lease returns...
  • Just bought a 07 certified 9-3 2.0t with 27k miles for $16,495. It had the cold weather package, premium audio, and sunroof. Dealer also threw in new tires and break pads.

    This was by far the best deal I could find. What do you guys think?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,320
    Saved 8k over a new 08 -- pretty decent.
  • jchan2jchan2 Posts: 4,956
    $16,500 is a steal for that level of a car. (especially with all that equipment)

    Did the Premium package come with the 16" wheels or the 17" ones? I remember the 17"s were a few hundred bucks more when new compared w/ the 16" wheels, and the premium package could be ordered with either wheel size.
  • einajeinaj Posts: 3
    where did you purchase?
  • saablcpsaablcp Posts: 195
    Really, Dude .....do you need to constantly shill for Luxury Motors? Are you getting kickbacks?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,320
    Greetings saablcp, I have absolutely no connection with luxury motors but an earlier post identified them as a website that actually posts discounted prices on new saabs. That would seem to be useful for shoppers whether they buy or use the info to bargain locally. I never recommended anyone buy a car there -- just check out the posted prices.Many dealerships claim they will meet or beat any price so you can at least use their price as a benchmark. For all I know luxury motors might be the last place on earth you would want to buy a car from. Never been there-don't know anyone who works there and don't plan to visit. I had an interest in a saab 3 months ago but it didn't work out. Still like them. May buy one in the future. The local dealers discount prices were about 2k higher than luxury motors so it would have been a good resource to get the best deal. Never went that far, so I can't say whether it would have helped. The selection here was dismal as well.
    And finally. Dude, your post was confrontive and hostile. Maybe you were having a bad day, so I'll cut you some slack. Been there--done that. Good thoughts your way.
    One question -- do you sell saabs?
  • saablcpsaablcp Posts: 195
    Yes I do in fact sell Saabs for a living,hence my resentment toward a Multi-franchise dealer who primarily sell's Luxury vehicles three times the price of the average Saab.this dealer has chosen to sell his Saab inventory at what amounts to a zero profit transaction .I know what a Saab Aero convertible costs a dealer,I know what the dealer holdback and advertising reimbursements are and I know that the prices that this dealer sells Saabs at is unrealistic and would be financially ruinous for a true stand alone Saab dealer to even try and match .It totally disrupts and unbalances the market place.Every Saab dealer in the U.S. would be better served if they just surrendered their franchise back to GM/Saab cars USA as it is obvious they have no true interest in it as a profit center.They devalue the brand and do nothing to help promote a product many of us have a true regard for.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,320
    I would not figure one dealership would have that that much of an effect on the market outside of their home area but in response to your spirited reply, I'll never post a reference to you know who again. Best wishes -- every little bit helps.
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