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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
Jul 06, 2008 (8:20 pm)
Don't people do some research before they even think about Saab?
1. A 3 yr-old 93 convertible with MSRP $40k+ is worth now $15k in the market.
2. It's a US car with a not-even-luxuy-closed sweden logo and unreliable junk.
The comparison is clear, a 2006 bmw 325 is still worth $25k plus, a 2006 saab 93 sedan is around $15k. Maybe there is no comparison at all, a truly luxury and sporty brand versus a junk.
If you have the budget and look for a luxuy and sporty car, bmw or MB is your choice. Or just buy a GM or honda. Believe it or not, a 3 yr-old civic worths more than your Saab.
It's funny that GM put a Saab logo on chevy trailblazer and expect people to pay extra $10k. A '05 trailblazer is selling for $10 or 11 grants, how much do you think a Saab 9-7 could worth, 500 bucks more?
#440 of 685 Re: buying a Saab?? [joeslacker]
Jul 07, 2008 (8:34 am)
To be fair, almost no one pays anywhere near MSRP on a new Saab, while almost everyone pays very close to sticker on a new BMW.
#441 of 685 Re: buying a Saab?? [joeslacker]
Jul 07, 2008 (9:24 am)
That garbage you posted is not worthy of a response.
#442 of 685 Re: buying a Saab?? [stkntraffic]
Jul 07, 2008 (10:32 am)
Yes, no one 'would' pay a MSRP for a car like Saab because GM gives a luxury price tag for a non-luxury unreliable car.
Anyway used car market data says it all, look at the depreciate rate. If you were a 05 Saab owner, ask yourself how much is your car worth in the market now? Emunds, craigslist have all the data to prove it. Wake up folks.
#443 of 685 Re: buying a Saab?? [joeslacker]
Jul 07, 2008 (1:55 pm)
And you're bothering to waste your time posting on a Saab thread?
Go ahead and buy your BMW, Mercedes, or Audi. It's a free country- buy whatever European luxury car you want.
#444 of 685 Re: buying a Saab?? [jchan2]
Jul 08, 2008 (6:16 am)
You got that right,jchan2!!!1This guy takes the time to sign on to the Saab forum just so he can piss on our shoes? Based on the grammar and spelling in his posts I don't think he could afford the car he's dissing!
#445 of 685 Re: buying a Saab?? [saablcp]
Jul 08, 2008 (6:52 am)
Well, i didn't mean to raise the heat like this. Just some realistic data for
the buyers to stay away unreliable car, that's what emunds for.
And here comes another big american, yes, I am not american and I don't need
to speak native tongue to afford a bmw or mb. My US company is paying me
well here as a 'business analyst' because my ivy mba. I'm sitting here, have
my donuts and coffee, run some numbers, then here comes the monthly paycheck
that is enough to buy a brand new civic, plus the bonus at the end of the
year. I wouldn't call it a wealthy life yet but enough to cover my luxury needs.
#446 of 685 Re: buying a Saab?? [saablcp]
Jul 08, 2008 (9:22 am)
He's a troll. Just ignore him, the moderators will kick him off eventually.
#447 of 685 Bringing the Topic Back to What it Should Be...
Jul 09, 2008 (1:25 pm)
How's the dealing on '08 9-3s these days? Should we be looking for a Saab Clearance anytime soon, like last year? Sales seem to be waaay down across the board this year for everybody...
#448 of 685 Re: Bringing the Topic Back to What it Should Be... [jchan2]
Jul 21, 2008 (2:12 pm)
Hi all---just joined because of this thread....
I am looking into purchasing a 2008 Saab. Test drove one the other night and it seemed like a great car. Unfortunately the Blazer that I am driving..the transmission is going and I am not sure how much longer I can hold out---or if it is likely that I will see greater deals later in the year. Anyway, I am looking at the 9-3, either the normal or the Aero. From the dealerships around the Detroit Metro area, they are currently offering incentives of 3500 off, I think they mentioned a 500 dollar gas card...and talked about getting financing for 5 years around 5%. I also am planning on using the family and friends GM discount.
Obviously the dealers aren't going to tell me...but is this a typical incentive package...or does history demonstrate that they will only get better with time closer to the end of the year? I also asked and was told that the 09's were probably not coming in until late fall. Not sure if I can hold out that long---but if I can-am I likely to see a huge price drop and big savings packages? First real car purchase that I am making myself, doing the research, etc...would appreciate any advice.