Okay, I know it's a wierd comparison. My 2006 Audi A4 Lease is up, and Audi has really raised it pricing so I'm looking elsewhere. I drove the GTI and loved it, and planned on getting one. The same dealer also sells SAAB, and with the huge cashback being offered on the SAAB (4K), the Anniversary edition 9-3 is only about $1500 more than a basic 4-door GTI. I drove the SAAB and while nice, not as fun or refined as the GTI (especially the DSG type transmission).
The SAAB also has 100K mile warranty, free 3 yr maintenance, and free loaner car during servicing.
Any opinions? I never owned a SAAB.