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Saab 9-3 Lease Questions



  • rjdayrjday Posts: 4
    OPPS! I looked at the wrong price I was quoted. He said I would lose the $1500 rebate if I lease so the final cost would be $41,782 (MSRP 43,380) Soory for the confusion!
  • sdoo25sdoo25 Posts: 25
    Thanks Car Man.
  • sdoo25sdoo25 Posts: 25
    Hi Car Man. Thanks for the previous info on the 2.0T sedan. I was wondering what the MF and residuals for the sportcombi were with 12k and 15k miles per year, 24 and 36 months. Thanks.
  • Hi Car Man. I read 10 steps to leasing a car. thanks for the link. So here's where I'm at. MSRP of $30,095 and with Saab's posted Spring special they want $299/27month term with $2,999 due at lease inception (includes down pmt., acq. fee & first mo. pmt.)My question is, Is this a good deal? I know you say no down payment but I'm feeling that they are going laugh me out of the building and jack up the monthly payment. Any advice is appreciated.

    Note: I tried at a different dealer to get an Anniv. ed.(31,920 MSRP) but they wouldn't go lower the 380 month with 4000 down. So now I'm trying to get a basic model to keep the payments near $300 month. Thanks again for a great forum

    One last question:
    Can you lease cars from a dealer in a different state than I live in?

  • Hi car_man, could you post the same information for the 2.0T SportCombi?

    27 month lease
    36 month lease
    39 month lease

    15,000 miles per year

    rates and residuals offered by SFSC. Thanks in advance!
  • k9profk9prof Posts: 1
    First time leasing. I just left the dealership and wanted to see if they are giving me a good deal. the MSRP was 28,464 and the selling price was 24,600. With a 27 month lease and $1000 out the door (acquisition, 1st mo., dmv) and 15,000 mi/yr. the payment was $374/mo.

    Also, they mentioned a safety lease ins of roughly $15/mo. additional. The salesman said this covers anything wrong with the car when returning ie. tires, brake rotors, door dings.

    Thanks for the help.
  • itismeitisme Posts: 1
    Just leased a 9-3. Auto. was the only option (got black, who pays $550 for paint?)

    Got $310 a month for 27 and $2,400 down (includes sec., $500 cost cap., $800 in taxes, first month and acq.)

    Hope this helps your haggling.
  • You could have done a little better - I got a 9-3 with Sunroof and Metallic paint for $326 per month 27 months - only $700 down (which was 1st month and DMV)However, I was returning leasee, so I received $500 loyalty credit.
  • bobbyabobbya Posts: 3
    How are you guys getting these deals? I've been getting crazy quotes over the phone and these dealers are impossible to deal with...

    One tells me 320/month 3500 down?!! for a base model

    another tells me 2000 down 400/month!?!

    One lady tells me the residual for 36 month lease is 59% and 27 month its 71% the 59% didn't make sense to me...

    How the heck do I get a deal for 326 a month only 700 down like crzycool22?

    I'm running my own numbers and am looking at the following ...

    MSRP (base model 2.0 w/auto trans..thats it)


    63% residual for 36 months


    Figure I can get a fair sale price of..


    which gives me a monthly dep payment of


    lease rate 3.35 or .0014

    money factor payment portion


    Bottom line lease payment


    6% pennsylvania sales tax (confused on this, do I multiply .06 * bottom line lease payment.. or do I take the negotiated sales price, multipy by .06 and divide by 36?

    19.70 or 45.66 ????

    Final cost per month with no cap contribution

    348 or 373

    which leaves me to put down what? first month, security, what else?

    What do you guys think of my numbers.. what am I doing wrong.. how do I improve on this.

  • bobbyabobbya Posts: 3
    also, the 3K cash incentive has nothing to do with the lease right? This is only for purchase I assume..
  • saablcpsaablcp Posts: 195
    Your residual value is off by 6%,base residual for 36 months is 57%.This puts your dep.payment @$312.32,interest payment@$ payment,pretax= $373.70x9%= $406.90(Leases in Pa.are taxed at 9%on base monthly payment,10% if you reside in Philadelphia county or any zip code beginning with 191 prefix)
  • jefhackjefhack Posts: 20
    Can anyone share the current lease rates and residuals for a 9-3 2.0T on 10K miles/year?

  • (~32,000 MSRP) $360 a month without any Cap cost redu is fair... obviously you have to pay TTL+
  • rhauer1rhauer1 Posts: 1
    Does anybody have an opinion on:

    Anniversary, with roof and cold package. I think MSRP is about $31,920. 27 months, 18k miles, $1500 cash back to me, $499 a month.
  • lednameledname Posts: 23
    I will be trying to do a lease that has 22K miles per year in it. When doing the computations, where does the additional cost for the mileage go in the equation?

    I'm thinking about a 36 month lease of a 2.0T, manual, Premium (17"), Cold, Moonroof, metallic paint. Invoice is $29,495. So...I'm thinking:

    Sell Price: $29,800
    Cap Cost: $29,800
    Res Value (63%) $18,774
    MF .00140
    Payment (incl 6% tax)$415

    Where does the additional cost for the mileage (.15/mile???) $3150 get factored?

    Also...does it sound like an acceptable deal? Should I be able to do better in CT?
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    You're very welcome, rjday. Are we talking about the same car? A 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T equipped as you stated only has an MSRP of around $31,000, not $41,000. Did you mean $31,xxx or are you talking about a Saab 9-5?

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    No problem, sdoo25.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Hey sdoo25. Saab Financial Services' current base lease rate and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2007 Saab 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T with 15,000 miles per year are 3.5% and 69%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease are 3.5% and 56%. If you were to lease this car with only 12,000 miles per year, its residual values would be 1% higher for the 24 month term and 2% higher for the 36 month term. As you can see, Saab publishes lease rates instead of money factors for the vehicles that it leases. You can convert its published lease rates into approximate money factor equivalents by dividing them by 2400.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    You're welcome Stone. Taking a look at the selling price of the car that you want is probably the best way to tell how good a deal you are getting on it. The selling prices of leased vehicles are negotiable, just as if you were paying cash or financing. The lower your car's selling price is, the lower its lease payment will be. Shop around for the lowest possible selling price on the 9-3 that you want. You should be able to get one for pretty close to dealer invoice if you are in an area that has a decent level of competition. Once you have a price that you are comfortable with, have the dealer that you are working with use Saab Financial Services' base lease rate to calculate your monthly payment.

    You do not have to lease your vehicle from a dealer in your home state, but you cannot avoid paying your home state's sales tax rate on it.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,515
    Here's the info that you're interested in, sidehatch. SFSC's current base lease rate and residual value for a 27 month lease of a 2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T SportCombi with 15,000 miles per year are 3.5% and 68%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease are 3.5% and 56%. The numbers for a 39 month lease of this vehicle are 3.5% and 55%.

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