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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#398 of 685 2007 Areo convertible
Feb 27, 2008 (4:30 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 (7:41 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 (12:28 pm)
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 (8:02 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 (8:22 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 (1:17 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 $2,000 because the car is a dealer service loaner?
#406 of 685 New 9-5
Apr 11, 2008 (10:33 am)
In the process of purchasing new 2008 9-5 with visibility and paint. negotiated with dealer to 35.5K$ so far. However, given the cash back from manufacturer I am thinking the price should be ~1.25K$ less. MSRP is 39040 without destination. Invoice is 36740-$2500 for cash back= $34,240. So it looks like 35.5K$ is too high? Do all dealers get the cash back for all models? Is there any reason not to apply the cash back discount to the purchase price?
#407 of 685 Re: 2007 9-3 SportCombi purchase [elvis2k]
Apr 14, 2008 (4:34 pm)
Did you purchase your Saab from your local dealer (who did the national search), or from the dealer who had the car you wanted? If it was from your local dealer, was there some extra expense since your dealer served as a "middle man"?
I'm asking because I may soon be in a similar situation with a Saab I want sitting across the country. Thanks.