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#1824 of 3344 Current lease rates
Jul 16, 2003 (1:01 pm)
What kind of lease rates are people getting on the 9-3 Linear or Arc? I know that SAAB has is running a national promotion of $299/mo w/ $1999 down for 36 mos, 12k miles/yr. I have seen a local dlr advertise a $239/mo lease rate, same terms except the d.p. is about $1500 I believe. Is this a realistic deal; has anyone gotten such a deal?
Is the Onstar service thrown in to the deal for free? I like the fact that the scheduled maintenance is.
Is the 5-speed/6-speed really that bad, ie, rubbery feeling (Edmunds review)?
What do the 15" wheels look like? The build your own SAAB on their website is not working for the 9-3 today.
THanks in advance.
#1825 of 3344 help anybody!!!
Jul 16, 2003 (1:29 pm)
I have purchased a 03 saab 9-3 vector in Canada [that's where I live :)lol] but I have to move to Europe [Hungary] 'cause of my work for a couple of years and I wonder if my car is going to be covered by the warranty. I contacted gm Canada but they're not "dealing with a full deck" nobody was able to answer my question.
I wonder if any of you can help me out with some info...
Sorry for the long posting but I would appreciate all the help I could get with this issue.
Jul 16, 2003 (3:54 pm)
Goose, here is the official Lease Offer for the 9-3 Linear base model (i.e. no options added). Its a 10k miles per year lease, but you can get them to give you 12k allotment for slightly more.
$299 mo./36 mo
$1,499 due at lease inception
(includes down pmt., sec. dep.,
acq. fee & first mo. pmt.)
$350 disposition fee
Residency restrictions apply to NY and RI residents.
Subject to credit approval. Delivery must be taken out of participating dealer inventory by July 31, 2003. Dealer financial participation may affect consumer cost. Residency restrictions apply. *Terms apply to a new 2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Sport Sedan with manual transmission based on MSRP of $26,670.00. Lease payment for the Saab 9-3 Linear Sport Sedan is $298.92 for 36 months, totaling $10,761.12. Option to purchase at lease end for $14,135.10 (plus taxes, insurance, title and registration fees). Customer is liable for a mileage charge of $.20 per mile over 30,000 miles and for excess wear and tear. §RI residents: $1,904 due at lease inception. Program unavailable to NY residents. NY residents: see dealer for other attractive programs. †Lease a new 2003 Saab 9-3 Linear Sport Sedan and receive No Charge Scheduled Maintenance for 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first, provided the service is completed within 1,000 miles of the recommended service interval. This program is subject to discontinuance at any time. Call 1 800 SAAB USA for important program details and limitations. SEE YOUR PARTICIPATING SAAB DEALER FOR COMPLETE DETAILS ON THIS AND OTHER LEASE AND FINANCE PROGRAMS. © 2003 SAAB CARS USA, INC.
The lease deal is based on the MSRP, but in fact you can get a bit lower if you negotiate a sales discount from the dealer. Also, Saab is providing a $1000 cash incentive back to the dealer on Saab leases, which you should get the dealer to reduce the cap cost by. Actual lease calc's for the 9-3 L are money factor .00047 for a 12k miles per yearlease and resdiual of 52% OF the MSRP.
Reagarding the ARC, Saab isn't publishing an official lease offer, but here's what you should get. On 1 12k mile per year lease, money factor of .00050 and residyal of 52% of MSRP. Saab is giving a dealers a $2000 incentive payment for leases which should reduce the cap cost by that much.
These numbers were confirmed by Carman for me and also have been substantiated with my local dealer. Bottom line is that you can get a whale of a lease deal on a Saab. 10K mile per year yield residuals 1% higher, lowering the payments slightly from the 12k mile per year leases.
Onstar, basic service, is incuded for 1 year at no charge. Also, if you didn't know, Saab includes all scheduled maintenance for 3 years/36,000 miles. Sweet.
Can't answer your other questions as I have only test driven the Arc with 16" wheels and 6 speed. Sweet car. Sweet lease deal.
Jul 16, 2003 (3:57 pm)
I test drove the ARC and tried to play a burned CD. No go. The ARC manual says it may not play burned CD's. I don't know if its just my test disc or if indeed it just can't play them. Can anyone confirm whether the 6 disc changer can or can't deal with burned discs?
#1830 of 3344 Re:ARC CD Changer
Jul 16, 2003 (7:09 pm)
I have played around 10 different burned CD's in the 6 disc changer in my Arc.
#1831 of 3344 RE: ARC CD Changer by stratixman
Jul 16, 2003 (7:26 pm)
Try a different color dye. Usually the blue and silver colored CD's work the best.
Jul 16, 2003 (8:10 pm)
I checked into upgrading the 150w stereo to the 300w stereo since I feel it's not up to grade with the quality of the car or my own personal standards. The dealer told me that is would be $650 for the upgrade kit and $200 installation. He basically told me that I didn't have any other choices at this time since the system was fiber optic cable and integrated into the Infotainment system.
$850 is way too much for what you get in my opinion. If anyone has heard of other options, please advise.
Jul 16, 2003 (10:56 pm)
that saab would be sooooo mine if i could swing a 259 lease on a linear......