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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#319 of 685 Looking to buy an 2006 9.3 2.0T
Sep 22, 2007 (4:55 am)
I want to buy a 2006 9.3 2.0T, and I found one at Saab of Lakeside, Macomb dealership in Michigan. It has about 26,000 miles on it, gray metalic color and has most of the options. This car was leased for 2 years and just returned. The car is in great condition and runs smooth. They are asking 20,995 for it but they also certified it and extended the warranty for another 5 years/100,000 miles. Is this a good offer? Should I negotiate more ? Please leave me some suggestions and I would greatly appreciate it !!!! Thank you!!!!
#320 of 685 Re: Looking to buy an 2006 9.3 2.0T [alexdrops]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Sep 22, 2007 (6:31 am)
For about $5K more, you could get a brand-new '07 Anniversary Edition model... with no miles, and full new car warranty...
I realize that $5K is a lot of money, but that would be a better deal, I think..
If you want the used one, the "asking price" can usually be bargained down... You certainly don't want to just pay it, without offering less.
#321 of 685 When will the Incentives go up? Will new '08 model year help?
Sep 24, 2007 (4:20 pm)
I checked the GM site and incentives had reached $6000 for '06 9-3s and $7500 for 9-3 combis. At the time of this post the incentives are $4000 on '07 9-3s. Any guesses on when the incentives will increase again?
I read through some forums and an '06 9-3 Aero in December on '06 was discounted $10k off MSRP.
Does anyone think that with the body style changes for the '08s the discounts could get larger - or happen sooner?
#322 of 685 Rebates for October>
Sep 25, 2007 (5:38 pm)
Does anyone out there know whether the $4000 rebate will remain in effect for October? OR will it increase?
Considering a 9-3 2.0T with the 60th Anniversary Package and Cold Weather Package.
Dealer Invoice is 30,898.00 - 4,000 rebate so 26,898 + taxes, etc.
Apparently, at least in my area of NY, there aren't many left.
I know they are completely differnet vehicles, but trying to decide between the Saab and a Honda CR-V. I don't want to rush into a decision, but I also don't want to miss out on a good deal.
The dealership wants me to take delivery by 9/29 because they claim that they don't know what the rebate will be in October.
Any thoughts are appreciated.
#323 of 685 Re: Rebates for October> [snoopy4972]
Sep 26, 2007 (8:53 am)
I am about to lease this same vehicle, of which there are very few left here in long island, ny. Saab's sales have actually been up lately, and it did not increase the rebate for september. My guess is that it will remain the same for october, or increase by 1k, given that the 08s are due in shortly. By the way, the 30,898 number seems high--my lease for the same car is based on a selling price more than 500 beneath that number.
#324 of 685 Re: Rebates for October> [snoopy4972]
Sep 26, 2007 (3:36 pm)
I know they are completely differnet vehicles, but trying to decide between the Saab and a Honda CR-V.
LOL!! My family fleet consists of two 2000 9-5s and an '05 CR-V. The CR-V is almost perfect for what it is -- a Comfortable Runabout Vehicle. It's very easy to drive, very dependable, hauls all sorts of stuff (a 9'5" kayak fits inside) and is economical to own. The awd is terrific in the white stuff. You will also meet one at, oh, every 2nd 4-way stop intersection you encounter. You'll get no admiring glances should that be important to you.
The Saab is sporting, reasonably inexpensive to drive and insure, is surprisingly practical and you'll grin every time you look out the window and see it in your driveway. Saab 2wd is fine in white stuff; 4wd SUV's have followed my tracks because the Saab broke a better trail in a blizzard than they could. The Saab may have a few quirks that require attention. Or it may be Honda-like from mile #1. You will not meet its twin at every third intersection. It will draw admiring glances if you keep it spiffy, esp. keep brake dust off the wheels.
I'd say the CR-V is the perfect second car. All other things being equal, I'd personally choose the Saab as a primary vehicle, because it's fun without requiring compromises in areas of practicality.
#325 of 685 Rebates for October
Sep 29, 2007 (1:47 pm)
I made the same decision between the 9-3 and CRV. The analogy by saabgirl is exactly how I felt. The CRV is a perfectly good car, but it didn't beg me to drive it the way the Saab did. It fits like a glove and is fun to drive. I bought the 9-3 Auto, Anniver., Cold Wx with moonroof last month for 27,700 including 6% tax. That is here in Michigan. I see now that they are offering an addtl 500 off in the Detroit area. All I can say is buy the Saab and enjoy the ride, we only live once
#326 of 685 Looking for a 2008 9-3 Aero Sedan
Oct 02, 2007 (10:28 am)
I waited too long and all the '07 MT 9-3 Aeros are gone from the Chicagoland area.
Does anyone know what the Q4'07 incentives (if any) will be for the '08 9-3 models?
#327 of 685 Re: Looking for a 2008 9-3 Aero Sedan [drmorley]
Oct 02, 2007 (6:52 pm)
I am getting a 2007 2.0T with Annv/Moonroof/Auto for about 26245. Does this sound like a good price?
Also, can anyone provide their experience of driving this model so far? Any maintenance issues?
#328 of 685 Re: Looking for a 2008 9-3 Aero Sedan [infiqx4owner]
Oct 03, 2007 (6:36 am)
If you are also getting a metallic paint then I would say that is a good deal.