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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#453 of 685 Re: Well... [themait]
Aug 01, 2008 (1:05 am)
Their advertised price may have already had all the incentives factored in; I know when I tried to get a price quote from my local Saab dealer last year they said they would discount $4000, but basically they just applied the $4000 cash back on the 2007 models I was looking at.
I would take invoice price, subtract everything, and then work my way up from there; the dealing should be pretty good on Saabs (or for that matter, pretty much anything larger than a Honda Civic) whether you're buying or leasing; the whole market is down as a whole, and from reading TrollhattanSaab, Saab's had a bad year this year.
#454 of 685 2008 9-3 2.0T SportCombi
Oct 09, 2008 (5:51 pm)
I'm picking up this car in San Francisco on Saturday. It has: Bose audio, 17" wheels, Cold Weather Package, moonroof, auto trans. The dealer quoted $27,709. As near as I can figure, the MSRP is about $34K. I'm getting a good deal on my trade-in, too. Buying it at Ellis Brooks Auto Center.
#455 of 685 2008 Aero Pricing
Oct 16, 2008 (6:12 am)
Any information or experience on current pricing of 08 Aeros? Saab site shows $5500 off MSRP. Are dealers going well below that? The 09s are starting to hit the lots, I would think pricing on 08s would start to get agressive. Thanks!
#456 of 685 Re: 2008 Aero Pricing [alfaracer]
Oct 16, 2008 (9:22 am)
I was haggling with one the other day trying to get him to budge off more than that number. It didn't seem like he was willing to negotiate too much less than the $5,500. And with that they're quoting a pretty agressive rate if you're looking to finance through GM......he had it at 6% + for 60 months from what I could gather. Funny thing was he had about 40 some 2008's (Combined Aero and Sport) on the lot. Dealer just 30 minutes up the road from him had another 25. I would assume they'll start getting a little more agresive at the end of this month?
Let me know what you hear though. I'm hoping to do something in the next 30 days.
#457 of 685 Re: 2008 Aero Pricing [bhggnbthm]
Oct 16, 2008 (5:28 pm)
Thanks for the information. Suppose it depends on if some of the 5500 is coming out of the dealer's profit margin.
I did just drive an 08 Aero XWD, MSRP $40,050. Minus the $5500 would be $34,550. Dealer quoted $32,275 by email the day after my drive, I am in the Philadelphia area.
I also hope to do something in 30-45 days. Seems like the time is right if you want a Saab. I'll post my experiences when I try to purchase. Good luck with yours!
BTW, the XWD was a blast to drive!
#458 of 685 I think...
Oct 16, 2008 (8:31 pm)
a lot of dealers haven't seen the volume they'd like to see, so they're trying to squeeze all the margin they can out of each vehicle.
I think you should be able to get the car for invoice, before the $5500/cash back easy; there seems to be a glut of the 2008 models sitting around.
#459 of 685 2006 Convertible
Oct 28, 2008 (10:34 am)
I am interested in buying my first Saab and have a couple questions. First, the dealer with the car of interest is not in my area so I have not seen the car in person but he keeps telling me it is a 2006 ARC convertible. My research on Edmunds indicates that a 2006 should be a 2.0T or Aero. I am also told it has a 6sp manual, weren't they 5sp in 2006. The car in question has the 2.0 engine. So ,were any 2006 Saab convertibles sold as ARCs?
Given the state of car sales, any idea on a fair price? They are asking $20 with no haggling at all. The car is manual with no other options as far as I can tell but I guess that would depend if it is an ARC or 2.0T? Can anyone shed some light on this issue?
Lastly, is there anything I should watch for or check out in a used 2006 convertible? This is a CPO car.
#460 of 685 Re: 2006 Convertible [crs4_00]
Oct 28, 2008 (10:48 am)
If there's any question about the car's specs, have them send you the car's VIN, and then carfax it--so you know exactly what you'll be buying.
Have them send you pics too. That could make identification easier.
I have no idea about price...depends on mileage and condition of course.
Saab Central is a good site to get opinions from actual owners:
#461 of 685 Re: 2006 Convertible [elvis2k]
Oct 28, 2008 (11:18 am)
The free CARFAX offered by the dealer indicates it is a 2006 which should mean it is a 2.0T and not an ARC from all I have read. The car has always been in Florida but was purchased at auction in mid September by the dealer and they certified it for the CPO program. Anyone have an idea of price to offer? Dealer offered it at $19,900.
#462 of 685 08' SportCombi loaners in Austin, TX going cheap
Oct 28, 2008 (2:12 pm)
I'm posting to share that there is a Pepper Green/Parchment 08 9-3 SportCombi at the dealership in Austin with 3k miles, selling for $21,500 (including a $1,000 Saab loyalty discount for current owners). I know this because I almost bought it before settling on another SC loaner with a few more miles for $20k.
The cars were eligible for new car financing so I feel like I literally stole the farm on this deal. I went in looking for a used 06' and walked out a very happy guy.