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#43354 of 43826 Re: 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen value? [bayareafred]
Dec 13, 2012 (5:13 pm)
saabnet has some for sale.
just another resource of asking prices.
#43355 of 43826 Re: Chronic car sellers anonymous [qbrozen]
Dec 13, 2012 (5:18 pm)
It may depend on the make/model.
I got a quote from them for my '07 Fusion in Sept 2010, around 10,500.
Didn't like it, so I kept it until June 2011.
Got 3k more for it after negotiating price for my new vehicle.
#43356 of 43826 Re: 2004 BMW 330xi [qbrozen]
Dec 13, 2012 (5:48 pm)
Thanks everyone for your prompt response.
If I go forward with this vehicle I will have it inspected by a trusted frame expert.
#43357 of 43826 Re: 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen value? [explorerx4]
Dec 13, 2012 (7:50 pm)
Thanks for that link explorerx4, a lot of good ask info there. I think this seller is in line with those prices. Now I'm wondering about the "bid" side (and actual transaction prices). I'd of course like to trade at (bid + ask)/2....
#43358 of 43826 Re: 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen value? [bayareafred]
Dec 13, 2012 (8:00 pm)
At least you can say I see a good number of them for sale.
#43359 of 43826 Re: 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen value? [bayareafred]
Dec 14, 2012 (8:21 am)
I have nothing on this. Only 1 such vehicle has crossed the block this year, and that was 11 months ago, so its useless info. sorry.
Miles are nice and real low. It is the old style, though. Personally, I like the '03+ looks better. Anyway, being a 10-year-old Saab, I probably wouldn't be comfortable over $6k on it, even if i really had to have it.
#43360 of 43826 Re: 2002 Saab 9-3 Viggen value? [qbrozen]
Dec 14, 2012 (1:36 pm)
After a little more research it seems these are pretty rare cars (600 produced in 2002), so it was wishful thinking on my part that there would be any transaction volume. Thanks very much for checking qbrozen.
#43361 of 43826 2001-2005 Subaru Forester trade-in and dealer retail values.
Dec 14, 2012 (5:37 pm)
I am shopping for a Forester and dealer don't seem to want to budge much even when they are selling there cars for 1000-3000 over Edmunds dealer retail. Most claim that they would lose money if they sold at Edmunds dealer retail prices. Many say they pay at or above Edmunds dealer retail just to acquire the cars weather it be from auctions or buying from wholesalers. Its my assumption that they are paying somewhere between Edmunds trade value and Edmunds Private Party value. What is the truth about Edmunds pricing? Are dealer really paying more for Foresters than Edmunds dealer retail and if so why does Edmunds not reflect this pricing.
#43362 of 43826 Re: 2001-2005 Subaru Forester trade-in and dealer retail values. [20vtguy]
Dec 14, 2012 (5:43 pm)
Subarus in general are so expensive and sought-after used that they are a better buy new.
You can buy Foresters now for invoice and get 0% financing for at least 3 years, maybe more.
The only Subaru I'd think about buying used is the unloved Tribeca, which I wouldn't want in the first place.
It's quite possible that what the dealers are telling you is right on the money.
This is kinda the "cheap" time of the year for used cars, esp. older ones, but I'm not sure that holds for AWD vehicles...
#43363 of 43826 Re: 2001-2005 Subaru Forester trade-in and dealer retail values. [steine13]
Dec 14, 2012 (5:53 pm)
I happened to be at a Toyota dealer today, on the used car lot. While waiting for the salesguy to go find a car, I looked at what they had. Mostly relatively normal looking prices (for a dealer) on middle-aged Yotas. But, they also had a nice looking Imprezza.
2010, dark blue, AT, moonroof, cloth seats. Not sure miles, but maybe 30? Nothing I recall being high.
except the price. "no need to haggle" tag of $16,995. 17K for a 3 YO preza? How much more could it cost to get a comparable one brand new?