Last post on Dec 29, 2007 at 12:49 PM
You are in the Saab 9-3
What is this discussion about?
Saab 9-3, Saab 9-5, Sedan
Nov 13, 2003 (10:21 pm)
By previous generation, I mean the 1999-2002 9-3's. As for Euro pickup, yes 100% finance is expected on the day you pick up the car UNLESS you finance thru SAAB Financial Services. If you chose SFSC, there is a "delayed" payment of sorts that SAAB has figured out. For greater detail you would have to contact them.
Pickup in Sweden or purchase in the USA, either way you are getting a good deal. Here in the US, you get cash incentives.... In Sweden, you get around invoice + travel expenses....
#11 of 43 more on Euro delivery
Nov 17, 2003 (12:22 pm)
Unfortunately GBrianK you are incorrect regarding
financing options for Euro delivery thru S.F.S.C.
None are available(I called them).The crux of the
problem has to do with the lien registering the
car as collateral for the note which has to be
done at the time of vehicle registration in your
state of residence As we already discussed,
payment and stateside delivery/vehicle registration may be as much as 3 months apart.
there is no way for the lending institution to
secure their note during this period.
#13 of 43 Saab European Delivery - 2004
Jan 19, 2004 (6:25 am)
I asked that this discussion be reopened, as we are considering buying a 2004 9-5 Linear Sport Wagon through this program.
Has anyone purchased a car through this program lately? I have the same question as Dafohosman: can you negotiate the price - the deal now is 9% off of the MSRP, but can I negotiate the MSRP?
Second, and I plan to call Saab about this since I've requested information from them on the program twice and have twice gotten their general brochure on the 2004 models, can the travel allowance be used for any travel-related expense? I am planning to use frequent flyer miles to get to Europe, but obviously lodging, meals, travel w/in Europe will cost something, so I would prefer to not use the travel allowance for the airfare.
By the way, I got an email from Saab saying that the travel allowance is now $2000.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
#14 of 43 reopening by request ...
Jan 18, 2006 (3:34 am)
#15 of 43 Saab Euro Delivery 2006
Jan 18, 2006 (7:30 pm)
Am interested in doing the Euro Delivery on a Saab convertible. Was curious as to whether I could get more of a discount than the quoted discount on the website.
Also...any chance the car could be leased?
#16 of 43 Problems with Saab Euro delivery 2006
Apr 27, 2006 (8:43 pm)
I have been trying to puchase a 2006 9-3 Aero through the European delivery program, and it has been an absolute nuisance. Several dealers knew nothing about and just made up stuff. Than one Saab place that is part of a large group sent me on to their Volvo guy doing European deliveries. He too has excelled in providing incorrect information and secrecy. For example, he said 5-6 weeks for delivery in Sweden, and 6-7 for delivery everywhere else. When I asked him to confirm with Saab that they could guarantee having it there in 7 weeks, he came back with a date that was 11 (!) weeks later. When I asked about the travel stipend, he sometimes said it was a voucher for future trips and other times said that it is (and this is what he know still insists) a check in the mail. And there are many other examples just like that. I just have no way of knowing what is true and what is made up...
Similarly, he keeps saying "Just come in and we'll determine your individualized financing rate after you pay the $1,000 deposit." My credit score is in the excellent range so he should be able to tell me what that would qualify for if the credit check does indeed confirm an excellent score, but he refuses to tell me until we do a credit application _after_ I give the $1,000. Always more "Don't worry, just come in and sign the paperwork, it's easy." Given that for European delivery there seem to be no financing options other than through GM itself, I find this truly unacceptable.
Anybody any insights/suggestions, especially re the financing....?
Thank you in advance.
#17 of 43 re: Problems with Saab Euro delivery 2006
May 02, 2006 (9:35 am)
I have found the same thing in the Chicagoland area. None of the dealers know much about the Euro Delivery Programme. Went to Perillo in the city with the printout from Saab USA customer service on the financing bit and the salesman at the dealer told me that they do not finance the cars.
#18 of 43 re: Problems with Saab Euro delivery 2006 [steve322]
May 02, 2006 (8:47 pm)
At one point, a dealer said they could only provide financing to diplomats and people in the military. Then later he changed his mind and said he didn't know that it is for everyone.
But...you're actually lucky that you did not get financing. As mentioned before, one dealer refused to give me financing info unless I would first pay a $1,000 deposit. Today I found out from another dealer why: even with an excellent credit score the GMAC financing for the Saab European Delivery is fixed at 9.2%. Yup, after less than 2 years of payments, Saab would have recoverd not only what you saved on ED but also a lot more and the car would actually cost a couple thousand MORE than buying from dealer stock. True, nice vacation and all of that plus opportunity to drive your car in Europe but also a very very very long wait (order to pick up as well as drop off to arrival in U.S.) for a more expensive car....
#19 of 43 re: Problems with Saab Euro delivery 2006 [lmjm]
May 09, 2006 (9:58 am)
Wow, the financing part is tough, cause nobody else would accept to pony up money for an untitled vehicle. So, they can get you when you think you're done. 9.2 percent is a nice rate, indeed