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Saab 9-3, Coupe, Convertible
#220 of 533 Saab 93 "Issues"
Jan 28, 2002 (10:12 am)
I've leased a 1999 9-3 base since July 2000 - this will be my last Saab. (I'm counting down the days to my 7/23/02 lease expiration date!) I've literally had as many problems covered under warranty as months that I've owned the car. Problem have included side airbags, driver's seat (replaced twice), radio (replaced 3 times, antenna replaced too), air conditioner controls replaced twice, air conditioner module replaced once, power lock failures, rear view mirror failures, rear latch failures, brake problems, rear glass cleaner nozzle problems, SID (driver info center) failure, and numerous (3) bent wheels. This does not include the countless squeaks and rattles in my vehicle (which were there long before the first service appointment).
I litterally missed the lemon law by ONE service appointment. Saab has told me that they are only willing to give me a coupon towards the purchase of a new Saab. That's not acceptable to me because I can't afford a 95 and I refuse to ever drive another 93. So no luck with Saab.
Several of these problems are common - it is not unusual for me to go to the dealer and hear someone else with a similar complaint. My service department is pretty good - it's the car that is awful.
Thanks for the opportunity to vent - I would recommend NOT buying a 93 as many of these issues will show up on other 93's (just ask my coworker sitting accross from me who also owns one!).
#221 of 533 gm supplier price
Jan 29, 2002 (9:15 pm)
I'm trying to find out what kind of discount i can get with the GM supplier discount in buying an '02 saab 93.
#222 of 533 Agsoba83
Feb 01, 2002 (6:33 am)
Go to the dealer to find out what your discount would be. It's all in their computer.
#223 of 533 Buy or Drop it Off
Feb 01, 2002 (8:28 pm)
I'm leasing a 2000 base 9.3 My contract says that I can buy it at lease end for $16,500. I like the car but when I called Saab Financing they said the $16,500 is firm. Anybody out there do better than that.
For those considering a 9.3 - drive it. Put it in sport mode and step on the gas. Hit some curves then slam on the brakes. Ahh - this ain't no GM.
My only problems so far - heater got stuck on hot mode when the dial broke off in my hand. Dealer fixed it. There is a squeek noise coming from the back that I have not pinpointed. If I can't fix it, I'm not buying it.
#224 of 533 peterson33
Feb 02, 2002 (9:50 am)
I had the same problem with the heater knob and the squeak - the noise is either coming from the trim on the c-pillar, the rear tie bar holding the seats up or the spare tire compartment.
GOod luckj, but I think 16,500 is too much. Also, the squeaks will never go away and the a/c controls WILL keep breaking (from my experience).
#225 of 533 Lease Rates for Viggen
Feb 11, 2002 (8:27 pm)
I'm looking into the possibility of leasing a Saab 9-3. I was very impressed by the Viggen, but I'm curious as to what the lease rate would be. I see that the currrent lease rate for a base 9-3 is $300/mo. But what are the lease rates for the Viggen? I figure that there would be some difference, but the question is how much? Does anyone have any recent experience with negotiating a deal on a Viggen?
Feb 12, 2002 (7:38 am)
The lease deal right now for the 9-3 SE is $299/month with a down payment. If you want the car for zero down, the payments equate to $359/month. The SE is the "base model" for 2002. A Viggen will probably run you $60-$80 more a month. Probably looking at high $400s. Saab dealers are willing to negotiate. The 9-3 is being replaced next year (as an '03) with a new platform and Saab is backed by GM who is trying to move the cars off the lots. Just don't let the dealer play games and say "oh, well the Viggen is a rare car and we don't budge off sticker from them."
#227 of 533 A request from Edmunds' PR department:
Feb 13, 2002 (9:06 pm)
A reporter is trying to find consumers who've traded up from mass-market brands (e.g. Toyota, Chevy, Ford, etc.) to luxury nameplates. He says, "I'm not looking for lottery winners, just regular folks who wanted more car."
If you have a story to share, please send it to Edmunds' PR director: jfallonedmunds.com. It is helpful for you to include your e-mail, phone number and city/state of residence when you respond. Deadline for submission on this one is March 6. Thanks for your participation.
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#228 of 533 Is this a good lease deal?
Feb 16, 2002 (1:55 pm)
Saab 9-3 SE Premium Package
Cap cost - 28226
Cash reduction - 2000
Lease term - 36
Lease factor - .00049
Residual - 47%
15k miles per year
Payment - $356 a month
I haven't done any negotiating yet, but I wanted to find out what room I might have. I appreciate any suggestions. Thanks ahead. L
#229 of 533 Need help with price!
Feb 16, 2002 (5:12 pm)
I'm in Chicago and was quoted $32,700 for Premium Package 9-3 SE. What price can I realistically expect after negotiating? Is the $5,500 incentive still in place? Thanks.