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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
Jan 01, 2008 (2:02 pm)
Currently the deals on left over 2007's are very good, but the deals on 2008 are not that special. However a dealer told me that great deals on 2008's will start after January 1, 2008. Anyone heard about great deals on 2008's? I like Saabs but will not buy one unless a special deal due to rapid depreciation in early years of ownership. On the left over 2007's, does the $4000 rebate for 9-3's apply after you negotiate a deal with a dealer?
#389 of 685 Re: 2008 Deals [obrientwo]
Jan 01, 2008 (2:27 pm)
The $4000 cashback is after the deal you get with the dealer.
I would try to get invoice price, and then subtract the $4000 from that.
#390 of 685 Rebates in General
Jan 01, 2008 (4:13 pm)
While I am no "car buying expert", there appears to be three kinds of rebates. The straight forward "rebate" is advertised and then there is also sometimes "factory to dealer cash" which is not.
I recently purchased a vehicle that had no rebates, but had $5500 in factory to dealer cash. I tried to buy the car from 4 different dealerships. One of them flat out told me how much money there was w/o me even asking and graciously deducted it from the 1% under invoice price.
Two of the other dealers when asked by me simply stated that there was some money to "play with" but never disclosed the amount. The last dealer outright denied that any money existed even after telling them that I had confirmed this fact with a different dealer. They were either not aware, or chose to not allow me to have the money.
The third type of "rebate" I become aware of only after having a friend who was a finance manager for a Mistubishi dealer. He claimed that Mitsubishi would give them special incentives for moving a certain number of vehicles in a specified period of time. If they did, they got cash back or even a "free" car from the manufacturer. The numbers were rather large if I recall....something like 25 - 30 cars in a short period of time....something that only a big volume dealer could do.
He further indicated that if you caught the dealer at the correct time such as perhaps needing to sell one or two more cars in a day or two in order to get the big bonus, the dealer might extend closing incentives to the customer.
All this makes trying to get the best deal possible hard to do. At some point, you just need to buy the thing and not look back. Apparently everyone must get a great deal anyway because I have never heard anyone ever say that they got screwed - lol
Jan 17, 2008 (2:45 pm)
A dealer near me has a few '07 9-3 sedans w/about 5k miles but none are certified pre-owned...Do you think this is because they won't be made CPO until the incentives on the '07s (4k customer cash) expire?
If so I'd rather just wait to get the CPO warranty.
#392 of 685 I don't think
Jan 17, 2008 (8:29 pm)
the $4,000 cash will expire until they clear most of the leftover 2007 inventory.
Try asking them if they'll CPO it for you.. Or maybe they're not CPOed because they wouldn't pass the inspection.
#393 of 685 Re: 2007 CPOs? [pregan3]
Jan 17, 2008 (10:32 pm)
With those low miles, I would suspect that they may be demos an thusly never titled. As such, they probably can't be CPO cars.
Jan 22, 2008 (10:25 am)
you can't cpo a new car with incentives. GM/Saab would call that double dipping incentives.
You can however buy a extended warranty or have one included in whatever price you negotiate.
#395 of 685 2007 9-3 SportCombi purchase
Feb 03, 2008 (7:59 am)
I recently purchased a new 2007 9-3 SportCombi.
- $1k (gm supplier discount--I bet anyone could get this with a big of haggling)
- $650 (extra negotiation)
- $5500 (GM '07 incentive--remember this comes off *after* taxes!)
I had to find a dealer that was willing to search national inventory for the car I wanted. My local dealer only seemed interested in selling what was on the lot.
The car is great so far, I feel the price was good. I don't worry about depreciation, I hope to keep this car 8 years. Without the incentive I think these cars are horribly over-priced.
#396 of 685 good price on 2007 areo convertible?
Feb 27, 2008 (7:07 am)
Hi. I just purchased a 2007 electric blue automatic areo convertible. It was
driven 5000 miles by the owner's wife, has the balance of the warranty, and
has been on the showroom floor since September '07. I've been looking at it
since last summer. A few weeks ago, the salesman called me and told me they
were taking an additional $2000 off for president's week. The deal I made totaled
$15,0000 off the purchase price - $7,000 from Saab and $8,000 from the dealer.
I sat down with the car salesman, he gave me a price of $38,600 including tax.
I told him I couldn't go over $35,000 total. He came back in in about five minutes
with a price of $35,600. (I may still get another $500 discount from going to a local
auto show - we will be closing the deal in a week.) I told him I'd take the car for
$35,600. I was so surprised at how much he came down in price and how easy
the deal was to make. Now I'm wondering if I could have gotten more off if I
played harder. What do you think? The car is just exactly what I've wanted for years. Judy
#397 of 685 BETTER GET A MOVE ON ,JUDY!!!!!!!
Feb 27, 2008 (9:04 am)
First off....I.m not going to say what I think about the idea of finding "Exactly what I've wanted for years!"at a $15,000 discount and immediately second guessing your decision based on the possibility that the dealer was too accommodating and motivated to move a unit which has been on the Showroom floor for 5 months(which doesn't include the months they were paying floor plan interest on the car while the Dealers wife was driving it)!!!! I'll reserve saying how I feel about that approach to "The Art of the Deal"!...... Here's what you better clarify with your dealer.You state you are going to "close the deal "in a week".Presidents day cash expires on 02/29.Unless he is offering to report the car through G.M.'s retail delivery system on or before that date AND back date all your paperwork consistent with that 02/29 date....you will not have the deal you think you are getting.That money will be gone .I don't know where you reside,however the only Auto Show cash I am currently aware of is that tied to the Philadelphia Auto Show and that also expires on 02/29. Just a heads up ...I think you had best contact your providing dealer and clarify these issues. Mostly I don't understand what you mean by saying you "just purchased" the car but you are closing the deal next week?