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Saab 9-3, Coupe, Convertible
#494 of 533 selling my 01 9-3 SE
Aug 03, 2003 (7:48 am)
I'm thinking of trading in my 01 9-3 SE. I have approx 82k on it. The other day I went to a BWM dealer to find out how much they're willing to pay for my car if I trade it in and much to my surprise they said 7K! Are they out of their mind? They said Saabs are not too popular in the MD area. I told them that the trade in value should be between 12-13K and their response was that books don't sell cars.
Now, my car looks brand new. My question is has anyone had the same experience? Also, how can I get the best value for my car? I really don't want to go through the trouble of placing an ad in the local paper. Any help would be appreciated.
Aug 04, 2003 (8:15 am)
That is low. Even with the high miles.
Where in MD is it? I know there are a lot of SAAB's in the DC area. try selling it at SAABNET.
If it is in good condition, I wll give you 7K cash. Tomorrow.
#496 of 533 New Saab 9-3 sport-hatch concept
Aug 21, 2003 (5:10 am)
From the official press release: "Saab will unveil a new 'Sport-Hatch' concept car that challenges the distinction between traditional hatchback and wagon bodystyles"
Has anyone here heard about this new 9-3? You'll now find information about it at the Saab USA website. Look for it in the lower right corner of their front page.
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
#497 of 533 More direct link.
Aug 21, 2003 (5:31 am)
Here's a direct link to the Official Press Release of the The Saab 9-3 Sport-Hatch Concept. Hope you enjoy!
If anyone comes across more information about this, please post it here. Also, in accordance with our Town Hall guidelines, please do not link to other sites that also host message boards or chats. Thanks!
Hatchbacks & Wagons Boards
#498 of 533 Very nice concept... All they need to do....
Aug 21, 2003 (6:41 am)
Very nice concept. all they need to do is find the 9-3 in the headlights and call it a day. if people rave over this, which saab and gm fans probably will (i am a gm fan 10 years and counting) gm fans looking for something foreign and sporty (the concept looks like xc, just like a wagon but an SUV or crossover) can buy this.
#499 of 533 Revka, thank you for the link...
Aug 21, 2003 (7:41 am)
I really like the concept and hope Saab brings this to market soon.
It has a little of the Vibe/Matrix look going on, but much more upscale. I imagine it will give up some torsional rigidity to the sedan with the big back hatch. It will be a lot more practical.
#500 of 533 9-3 Sport Hatchback Concept
Aug 24, 2003 (5:13 am)
Build it Saab! Build it! If you do and make it a blue color and price it at about $31K well equipped, I'm in line!
#502 of 533 Cargo area / folddown rear seats puzzler
Sep 24, 2003 (11:24 pm)
I test drove a 5-speed 2002 SE (4 dr.) hatch yesterday and was disappointed with the folddown rear seats.
What puzzled me is that neither the seller nor I could figure out how to have both rear seats folded down all the way (for maximum cargo volume) AND have the driver's seat be in a confortable driving position.
When we slid the seat backwards to accomodate my legs (I'm only 5'10"), the driver's seatback would crush the left rear seat cushion that's flipped vertically to allow the rear seatbacks to come all the way down.
Conversely, when we slid the driver's seat forward to unsquish the rear seat cushion, that of course left me in an overly cramped driving position.
So...were the seller and I just spacing out and missing something painfully obvious about how to fold those rear seats down without the driver's seat mashing the left rear seat bottom? Have any hatchback owners out there had a similar issue? If I'm correct about this, do I just live with rear seats that fold down only partially?
I just can't believe that a design feature this inelegant could make it's way into an otherwise fantastic car. Or do I chalk this one up to Saab "quirkiness", and just live with it?