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Saab 9-2X, Wagon
#1238 of 1275 Discounting
Mar 02, 2006 (8:26 pm)
Has the discounting frenzy that happened last year started yet on the 9-2X? That was an effective way of cleaning out all the inventory sitting around.
#1239 of 1275 Re: Discounting [jchan2]
Mar 07, 2006 (7:25 am)
I am with you on that one. I am all over a 2006 9-2x Aero when hopefully GM brings out some good discounts. Right now they are offering $3000 cash or 4.9% for 72 months. Not bad but I am hoping to pick one up close to last years prices.
Anyone have any thoughts on leasing versus buying? I bring this up only cause I here they might not be making the 9-2x after this year and I'm not sure I want to be stuck with a car no longer in production.
Mar 07, 2006 (9:13 am)
During the Red Tag event the Aero was $19.4k, a screaming deal.
#1241 of 1275 Re: Discounting [mikeg444]
Mar 07, 2006 (5:24 pm)
I'd buy because depreciation is sure to be steep on this thing with all the rebates that GM is tossing on it.
And parts can always be had at a Subaru dealer- this car is just a Subaru with a Saab badge.
#1242 of 1275 Re: Discounting [jchan2]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 07, 2006 (8:50 pm)
Buy vs. Lease?
In leasing, you don't have to worry about actual depreciation... just what depreciation the finance company assigns to the vehicle...
If the figure is overly rosy, then you should certainly lease.. and let the finance company take the hit..
Generally, Saabs have terrible re-sale... but, they often make good leases, because the residuals assigned by GMAC/SFS are unrealistically high.
#1243 of 1275 Re: Discounting [kyfdx]
Mar 08, 2006 (5:26 am)
I guess like any big ticket purchase it is all in the negotiating. C'mon Red Tag event ! ! !
Has anyone driven the 2006 9-2x? Is there much difference with the new engine? I test drove the 2005 and did not find the turbo lag terrible as some have. Of course one of my current rides is a 94 Miata so in no way am I used to a torquey motor right off the line.
#1244 of 1275 Re: Discounting [kyfdx]
Mar 08, 2006 (6:55 pm)
I didn't know that GMAC/SFS assigns some unrealistic residuals. Shouldn't they know that Saabs depreciate heavily?
#1245 of 1275 Re: Discounting [jchan2]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 08, 2006 (8:31 pm)
They know... They also know that if they assign realistic residuals, no one will lease their cars...
They have to compete with BMW and Audi... Most of that market wants to lease... if your leases aren't competitive, you don't stand a chance...