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You are in the Saab 9-3
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Saab 9-3, Sedan
#2869 of 3350 Re: '06 9-3 Lease [w9cw]
Jan 27, 2006 (3:15 pm)
You are correct. Take care of it and it will take care of you. However, and I guess I should caveat "reliability", if something does go wrong with a Saab it is incredibly expensive to fix.
My '84 900 Turbo had the sunroof motor go out on it in 1988. If I remember correctly, it was something like $300. Well, that money in 1988 to a struggling college student was a big deal. A friend of mine has a 2001 9-5 wagon and the info display is going out. 4 years? With these two examples (and I know that there are only 2), there was not alot of preventive maintenance that could be have been performed.
In fact, as I was looking at the screen of my 9-3 today and noticed that it said RADIO, CD, and SYSTEM with a big bright green bar across one of them I wondered how long it would take for them to burn in and ruin the display? Any way to turn these off?
In any case, I do agree with you. I will follow the maintenance schedule to the "T" and it should be a great car.
Good luck on your purchase. Look at the paperwork twice. They made some errors that I caught; some in my favor, some in theirs. But they did not do a perfect job with that aspect of the sale.
#2870 of 3350 Re: '06 9-3 Lease [jworthington]
Jan 27, 2006 (6:13 pm)
The price of repairs is exactly why I've performed all maintenance on my SAABs for many years. Fairly recently, I began buying all OEM parts from www.thesaabsite.com and they're are also a wealth of technical information, as TW is a former Master Certified SAAB technician. Good luck with your 9-3.
#2871 of 3350 Re: '06 9-3 Lease [jworthington]
Jan 27, 2006 (6:48 pm)
We're starting to feel like its not worth owning cars beyond their warranty periods, given how incredibly complex they've become. Even "minor" issues cost a lot, because of the complexity, and so the traditional difference in depreciation, which slows after the first couple of years, seems to be quite likely to be outweighed by even a few minor repairs, and with the rising cost of gas, insurance, and labor, the equation is getting skewed in favor of leasing the car for the warranty period and turning it back in.
Does anybody else feel this way?
#2872 of 3350 Residual Value Saab 9.3 Aero 2006
Jan 27, 2006 (7:05 pm)
Does anyone know what the residual value is for the 2006 Aero 9.3??? .71???? thanks
#2873 of 3350 Re: Residual Value Saab 9.3 Aero 2006 [rich4j]
Jan 29, 2006 (4:41 pm)
Mine is $22,641. Aero. Touring and Cold Weather Packages. Metallic Paint.
#2874 of 3350 Re: Residual Value Saab 9.3 Aero 2006 [jworthington]
Jan 30, 2006 (7:17 am)
holy cow.....that is a great price..they are quoting us over 520 with 2000 down.....what is the residual value?
#2875 of 3350 Re: '06 9-3 Lease [jworthington]
Jan 30, 2006 (4:41 pm)
"Good luck on your purchase. Look at the paperwork twice. They made some errors that I caught; some in my favor, some in theirs. But they did not do a perfect job with that aspect of the sale."
thanks for the heads up and for all of your advice!
I will be sure to let you know when I purchase my 9-3. needless to say I am very excited!
#2876 of 3350 Re: '06 9-3 Lease [jworthington]
Jan 31, 2006 (7:37 am)
I do agree with the w9cw's statement "As with anything, take care of it, and it will take care of you." but I also agree with your take. it is always best to maintain and take care of anything you own but things happen. my brother owns a fairly new bmw 3 series and the motor for the rear passenger side window stopped working. the replacement price was not cheap. they also had a few other issues with the car that were on the expensive side and not something that would have been under the preventative maintenance header.
I may pay a little more for a used certified 93 but if there are repair issues out of the normal preventative maintenance then I would rather pay for the peace of mind in knowing that the repairs will be covered.
#2877 of 3350 Re: Residual Value Saab 9.3 Aero 2006 [rich4j]
Jan 31, 2006 (3:51 pm)
I will get all of my figures out tonight and post them to make it easier for any others who want to go that route.
#2878 of 3350 Re: Residual Value Saab 9.3 Aero 2006 [rich4j]
Jan 31, 2006 (6:42 pm)
I can't tell you for what that package will be, but I will give you my numbers. I just leased last week, Jan 25th.
2006 9-3 Aero
6 spd manual transmission
Cold weather package
Military pricing: $29,749
I got them to waive the $398 document fee. During the signing, I also noticed that they forgot to add in the tags and license fee. I noticed it, brought it to their attention, and did not put it back in.
Saab now does not do the leasing. This just changed last week. All leases are through GMAC. No money factor, they now talk normal interest rate.
Interest Rate: 3.94%
Downpayment: $2070.34 (incl 1st month payment, fees, etc.)
Term: 24 Mos
Mileage: 18k / year
Payment: $361.57 / mo (incl the 3% NC tax)
I hope this helps you.