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Saab 9-3, Coupe, Convertible
Feb 12, 2002 (6:38 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."
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Feb 13, 2002 (8:06 pm)
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Hatchbacks & Station Wagons Boards
#228 of 533 Is this a good lease deal?
Feb 16, 2002 (12:55 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 (4:12 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.
#230 of 533 To hilltop & rarrieta- Welcome to the Hatchbacks Message Board.
Feb 17, 2002 (9:16 am)
Weekends are usually a little slow around here, so perhaps give it a day or so to see if things pick up.
While you're waiting here for feedback, I'd like to direct you to Edmunds' True Market Value New Vehicle Appraiser and National/Regional Incentives, Rebates, and Lease Program information.
Hilltop- Glad to see you've found your way to our Ask Lease Questions discussion on the FWI board. Car man should be able to offer some good information. Have you had a chance to check out Edmunds' Leasing Advice?
Hope this is helpful. Good luck, and please keep us posted on your purchases. Thanks!
Hatchbacks & Station Wagons Boards
#231 of 533 hilltop & rarrieta
Feb 19, 2002 (7:06 am)
Hilltop...Why are you putting the $2000 cash down? If you roll that into your payment, it becomes $411/month which doesn't sound like such a hot deal. Does that include tax? Saab is currently offering $359/month leases with no money down. I advise against putting down $2000 as a cap cost reduction. All you are doing is reducing your payment and giving Saab credit the money. You're better off keeping the money in a savings account and transferring it into your checking account when you need to make a payment.
rarrieta: I don't know about any $5500 incentive, but you can get this car for near invoice. I think Saab is offering 0% financing as well. I'm not sure of the terms. Check out Edmunds for the invoice price and saabusa.com for current incentives.
#232 of 533 Thanks NYCcarguy
Feb 19, 2002 (7:35 am)
Thanks for the help. The $356 includes everything - taxes too. The deal on the $359 only has 12k miles per year and it is only on the base vehicle. I am looking at the premium package plus heated seats and metallic paint, free maintenance for 3yrs and 15k miles per year.
I have done some more research and I am pretty sure I can get the cap cost down another 1k which would still give the dealer a profit with dealer lease cash and hold back. I would then eliminate the cash reduction and have a similar lease payment (a little bit more). My out of pocket expenses would be a little over $1200 for the various lease inception fees including the first month's payment.
This is my thinking anyway. Wish me luck. L
#233 of 533 saab 9-3 viggen leasing
Feb 19, 2002 (4:14 pm)
as a followup on my previous post, no saab dealer in the bay area,ca wants to do much better than 460/mo with 4k drive off and 12k miles/yr. this seems high for a car that is in its last model year. one dealer told me that while the money factor for te 9-3 se is .00049 the money factor for the viggen is .00116
i just feel that if i pay the $460, sooner or later those lease rates will drop as saab tries to unload these models.
the current saab incentives are coming to an end now and march will have new offers, has anyone heard anything?
what do all of you think?
#234 of 533 hilltop, rarrieta&nycarguy
Feb 19, 2002 (8:54 pm)
I just signed a lease on the base 93 se yesterday,
with 12k/yr, 3400 down, and 297 per month, with my GM supplier discount. After reading these recents posts, i feel gyped.
Feb 20, 2002 (6:16 am)
Was that a cap cost reduction? Or did you pay taxes up front? Saab has a better deal going right now (nationally). Oh well, nothing you can do now. Enjoy your Saab.