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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#535 of 685 Considering 2006 9-3 Aero with Manual
Apr 14, 2009 (8:54 am)
Considering a 2006 9-3 Aero (steel gray) with 6 speed Manual transmission and 32,000 miles for $17,000. Only balance of 4 year / 50,000 mile warranty left. Looked at Vehix.com and other sites and thinh this is an ok deal but not spectactular. Tires are new and brakes are over half life. Car looks to be in spotless condition. Concerned with resale value if I have to sell in a few years. Any comments on whether this is a decent price or what expectations should be? Prices seem all over the place on here given Saab's current status.
Thanks in advance.
#536 of 685 Re: Considering 2006 9-3 Aero with Manual [blp1]
Apr 14, 2009 (9:33 am)
I purchased a 2006 Arc Convertible with a 5sp and 22,000 miles in January with a CPO warranty until 2012 for $17,200. I won't expect any resale on a Saab in a few years.
#537 of 685 Re: Considering 2006 9-3 Aero with Manual [blp1]
Apr 14, 2009 (10:53 am)
blp1 - I would say that the price is a bit high for that car. If you look around, you can find a 2007-2008 with lower miles for the same price. I came across more than a few 2007-2008 models with anywhere from 8,000 miles to 20,000 miles for $18-$20k. Some were CPO, some were not - but as you said, the balance of the 4yr/50k warranty still applies.
FWIW, I had been casually shopping around since Jan, and the prices have certainly dropped quite a bit in the last few months -- most likely due to the state of Saab/GM.
Best of luck in your search!
#538 of 685 Re: Considering 2006 9-3 Aero with Manual [blp1]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 14, 2009 (11:04 am)
In two years, it's probably an $8000 or $9000 car...
I'd want to see around $15K, if it were me...
#539 of 685 2008 9-3 Sportcombi 2.0t
Apr 14, 2009 (4:58 pm)
I was perusing this site earlier and it was useful to get an idea of prices - so thanks to everyone who posted.
I ended up getting a new 2008 9-3 Sporticombi with the 2.0t, automatic w/ cold weather package for $20.5K (original MSRP = $31.8K, for what that's worth). Wasn't considering a new car, but it was hard to pass up. So far, so good - just hope saab and gm will be in business long enough to honor the warranty...
#540 of 685 Re: 2008 9-3 Sportcombi 2.0t [rmy4]
Apr 22, 2009 (6:34 am)
Just bought a used '08 2.0 Sportcombi w/
It had 14750 miles. The dealer originally had it listed for 24,900 on the sticker, the internet price was 22,900. (either way, I think he was way too high)
I settled on 19k after then told me they absolutely couldn't go any lower (although it was pretty easy to get them to 19k)
Since I already bought it, please keep the 'you paid way too much' comments to a minimum.
#541 of 685 Re: 2008 9-3 Sportcombi 2.0t [ryanm4]
Apr 22, 2009 (6:52 am)
The only way you paid too much is if you tried to trade or sell in a few years. If you keep it looking great and well maintained and drive it 6-7 years it will still be worth 3-5k. Since you only paid 19k for it you only lost a maximum of about 15k. A little over 2k per year in depreciation. You are way ahead of the 30-40k buyers no matter what the brand. Almost everything drops to 5k after 7 years including mercedes,bmw,audi. don't go buy advertised prices-check sold prices.
Apr 22, 2009 (7:24 am)
Those last two prices on '08s wagons are awesome.. I really, really like those..
Apr 27, 2009 (5:52 pm)
We were looking at a 2007 9-3 tonight - $16,800.
24,500 miles, excellent condition, new tires, spoiler, sunroof, cold weather package, Blue Tooth, XM radio, heated seats, power seats driver & passenger,
Does this sound like a good price?
#544 of 685 Re: 2007 9-3 2.0T Sedan [buckeyegirl2]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Apr 27, 2009 (6:27 pm)
Are you still in Ohio? If so, what part of the state?