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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#396 of 685 good price on 2007 areo convertible?
Feb 27, 2008 (6:07 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 (8:04 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?
#398 of 685 2007 Areo convertible
Feb 27, 2008 (3:30 pm)
I signed my contract to purchase the vehicle on 2/15/08 showing the $15,000 off.
I'm getting a home equity loan through my credit union. That takes 2 - 3 weeks.
I'll actually be purchasing the car, closing this deal, March 4. So my paperwork does not need to be backdated. My salesman is going to report the car through GM's retail delivery system by the 29th, so we're covered. There is an auto show in my area that is also tied to the $500 rebate. I'm not second guessing my decision on buying a saab. It is what I have wanted. I believe I got a good deal. What made me question it is after the sale, I asked the salesman if these end of the year sales always had this much of a discount, and he said it's not unusual. So that's what made me wonder if I could have got more off, not to sound greedy, but I'd rather have the money in my pocket than theirs. I've never had a saab before, that's why I decided to ask this question on the saab forum.
#399 of 685 One other issue ....
Feb 29, 2008 (6:41 am)
For you to clarify,but first ....Congratulations! You are going to love the car.I just leased a 2008 Aero 4 door and as an owner driving the car on a day to day basis I am much more aware of the cars qualities than I ever was doing 5 mile test drives with clients!The last point to clarify is I suggest you ask is: if when the owners wife took the car for her personal use did they report the car as being in "loaner car" service?This is a common practice as it qualifies the vehicle for an add'l. $2,000 rebate at time of retail sale.You buy the car at an equivalent lower price than a brand new car off the showroom floor,however the factory warranty started when the car was reported as a loaner car.This should be a point you get clarification on.If the owners wife was driving the car for the Summer of '07,prior to the car being put on display for sale as a leftover '07,you may have lost as much as 9 months or more off of your 48 month warranty.Mileage on the car at time of sale to you would also count against the 50k. allowance.
#400 of 685 2007 Areo convertible
Feb 29, 2008 (11:28 am)
I know I'm going to love this car. I'm only going to have it on the road from mid
April to mid November, then put my 4-runner back on the road. Yes, I did receive
the $2,000 loaner discount, and I did know that the warranty period will be shorter.
The salesman was great and very upfront about everything. I've bought several
new cars (usually end of the model year), but this negotiation was by far the
easiest one. It took all of ten minutes. Also, I do know a mechanic that works
there - maybe that helped! Judy
#403 of 685 Re:roof rails [saablcp]
Mar 21, 2008 (7:02 pm)
I have a combi with roof rails. I should have bought without. Can the rails be removed easily when not in use? If so, how I do I cover up the attachment points?
#404 of 685 Need Help on pricing for a Saab 9-3 2008.
Apr 08, 2008 (7:22 pm)
Wanted to get a Saab 2.0T
Audio system with Navigation
There is 3500.00 rebate and an another 2000.00 incentive for buying.
I was thinking of asking for 31,000.00
Wanted to know what you all think of that price.
#405 of 685 Re: Need Help on pricing for a Saab 9-3 2008. [skinhealer]
Apr 09, 2008 (12:17 pm)
Where are you coming up with the figures of $5,500 in incentives?April dealer cash is $2,500.....do you have owner loyalty eligibility($1,000)...is the other $2,000 because the car is a dealer service loaner?