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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#16 of 685 loking to purchase a SAAB 93 convert. within the next few days....
Sep 24, 2004 (7:21 am)
I am looking to purchase a used saab 9 3 convert. a 1999 or 2000, I have driven a couple and one I heard noises in the front end (no thanks!) and the other they were literally asking me to GIVE them my trade-in (laughed and walked out)...
I am going again today to look at another 1999 saab with 57,000 miles on it and all the options I would like - anything I should keep an eye out for ? They have it priced in the 13,000 range which I don't think is unreasonable, but my trade in (according to NADA.com)is worth 11,000, even if they gave me 10,000 or 9500 I would talk but so far they have come up with 8000 ... any ideas or help would be appreaciated !
#17 of 685 Re: loking to purchase a SAAB 93 convert. within the next few days.... [jenreb1]
Sep 26, 2004 (12:40 pm)
Make sure the car was maintained properly with the right kind of oil, that's important for the longevity of the motor as well as the turbo.
Check to see if the car doesn't smoke when accelerating, a sign the turbo is on its way out.
Check to for any clunking noise when shifting in/out of reverse or 1st gear: it could be a bad motor mount (they are expensive to replace).
If you get a 9-3, make sure you use a high quality full synthetic oil such as Mobil 1 and have the spark plugs replaced at 20K at most
Saabs have a patented knock detection through spark plugs, only the right specs NGK spark plugs gapped correctly need to be used (check the owner manual for more info)
#18 of 685 2004 saab 9-3 price
Oct 09, 2004 (8:31 am)
Paid MSRP-$5,300 at Paul Miller SAAB, NJ. for 2004 Saab 9-3 linear.
#19 of 685 Re: 2004 saab 9-3 price [kenm08817]
Oct 09, 2004 (6:18 pm)
Please provide me with the details of your deal. What options? MSRP? what did you actually pay? Im looking to purchase a linear or arc in central nj. Thanks
#20 of 685 Re: 2004 saab 9-3 price [insureus]
Oct 10, 2004 (8:35 am)
Base+Auto+Sun Roof+Paint=30070 MSRP
- 5300(off)= $24,770
#21 of 685 Re: 2004 saab 9-3 price [kenm08817]
Oct 11, 2004 (1:52 pm)
Thats a great deal. Was it a demo or new? Can you refer me to the salepersons name, I want to stop by and see about a similar deal
#22 of 685 Re: 2004 saab 9-3 price [insureus]
Oct 11, 2004 (4:15 pm)
The deal was a new car.
It was not a pleasant transaction which was closed at the end of September. I do think you can get a simlar or better deal, even the manager and the salesman said they couldn't do it better than that. BTW, the salesman wasn't happy at all, and I don't think he would like his name posted.
#23 of 685 2004 Saab 9-3 Arc price
Oct 11, 2004 (8:49 pm)
2004 Saab 9-3 Arc + metallic paint + automatic + sunroof + touring + xenon + cold. MSRP = $36,175.
Purchased new off the lot in September for MSRP - $6,485 = $29,690. Fairly relaxed negotiation. SF bay area.
Oct 12, 2004 (5:01 am)
We don't allow salespeople's names to be posted here anyway - just dealership names/city/state.
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#25 of 685 Re: 2004 saab 9-3 price [kenm08817]
Feb 15, 2005 (1:00 pm)
That is a good price!
I bought a black '04 9-3 linear in February of 2004 for about $23K. It's a stick and has the winter package and the nicer wheels.
I really love the car. Very solid and less trouble that the Audi A4 I owned before. The bummer is that I have to sell it now because my family is growing so we have to buy a minivan....I wonder how easy it'll be to sell.