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Saab 9-3, Sedan
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Apr 23, 2003 (1:22 pm)
My 9-3 is one month old. First problem was "daytime running lights" which are actually full headlights. Could not get on a military base at night since could not turn them off. The dealer was able to "re-program" the computer so I could turn off the lights as per the book but now I can not use the fog lights. Anyone know of a way to fix?? Also, per the dealer, a "software update" is coming so the remote key can open and close the windows, again as per the book. I only found out the car did not have onstar installed was when I asked, upon delivery, for operation instructions. Was told within a month 4.5 weeks ago. Any word on that from anyone. During my 30 day check asked the dealer what the "customizeable features" were that he could reprogram as per the book. He had no idea. The technician found the reference in the manual and the service manager said that they would go to Saab and with two weeks get a printed listing of what can be set and how. Other than that the car mostly betters my 1999 A4 2.8 Quatro I traded in. Much more responsive and more roomy.
#1424 of 3342 How does this deal sound?
Apr 23, 2003 (6:55 pm)
I love the new 93 especially the Vector. Looking forword to writing a review once I drive it for a while. Here is the deal:
2003 9-3 Vector
Total Price 34,258
After Discount 31,258
Sound like a good deal? or a great deal?
Apr 23, 2003 (7:56 pm)
I picked up my ARC three weeks ago and they activated the OnStar at time of delivery. I'd check with your dealer to get the skinny on when they will activate you. I have yet to actually use the OnStar, but that's just me.
Apr 23, 2003 (8:05 pm)
Sounds like you're getting MSRP minus the $3000 factory to dealer incentive. In other words, no discount from MSRP from the dealer.
Apr 23, 2003 (8:24 pm)
Sounds like you're getting MSRP minus the $3000 factory to dealer incentive. In other words, no discount from MSRP from the dealer. <<
Actually, the Vector should have a $3500 rebate. So it's $500 over sticker. Besides, you can't get a loaded Vector for 34,258
Apr 23, 2003 (9:22 pm)
Besides, you can't get a loaded Vector for 34,258 <<
Not sure what you meant that...can you explain further. Here is what I am looking at:
Fully loaded Metallic Green Vector (6-speed Manual)
My Price: $34,248
I am debating between the 0% and the discount.
Thanks in advance...
Apr 23, 2003 (9:39 pm)
I thought the Saab discount is $2500...
Apr 24, 2003 (5:47 am)
I misunderstood you. I thought the 34K figure was the sticker. Sounds like you got a pretty good deal then, because the spread between sticker and invoice is only around 2K. I hthink the dealer gets $3500 for a vector (that's what Saab USA told me) - so they basically only made a few hundred on the deal
Apr 24, 2003 (5:49 am)
Factory to Dealer Incentives:
#1432 of 3342 sa93ab
by kyfdx HOST
Apr 24, 2003 (5:52 am)
That is a good deal. On your other question, take the rebate, then find the cheapest financing you can on your own... or maybe even your dealer can help you there. If for any reason, you sell the car before the loan is up, or have an accident that totals the car, you'll lose part of the advantage of low financing. If you buy the car and a month from now, its stolen, or you total it, then financing is worth nothing. If you take the rebate, you are $3.5K ahead.