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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#549 of 685 Re: 2007 9-3 2.0T Sedan [kyfdx]
May 13, 2009 (6:36 pm)
They're plentiful because a lot of them were leased and are now coming off of 2 and 3 yr leases. I wish I had the need for a new car- a used Saab would definitely show up on my short list.
In a year or two, the supply of used Saabs will dry up as GMAC canned leasing for Saab sometime in 2008. But, somehow there are plenty of "former GM company cars" being offered for sale at deep discounts.
If you can get a dealer to CPO one of those, then you have one heckuva deal.
#550 of 685 Re: Just bought a new Saab [wolf6010]
May 15, 2009 (10:01 pm)
I'm thinking about getting a new Turbo X. I've been researching the car for the last few weeks or so and I like it a lot.
I spoke with a salesperson on the phone who had an automatic X (MSRP $45,305) as well as an Aero XWD (MSRP $41,955). He first went down to $29995 on the Aero, but when I said I was interested in the Turbo X, he asked if he had to bring it down the same price as the Aero to get me to buy it. This conversation had only been a couple minutes long on the phone and he already seemed willing to drop $15k off the price, so with these kinds of deals it's looking like a steal.
I'm interested more in a manual, however. There's 1 about an hour away and a few more a couple hours away. Since manuals are cheaper I think I could get one as low as ~$28k if I play my cards right (there's one in the exact configuration I want that's advertised for $29,840 and I think I could go lower especially considering the price wolf6010 got on his fully loaded X).
Anyone have any thoughts on this kind of pricing? I know this car is overpriced at or around MSRP (not considering it's uniqueness), but at these prices I can't think of more bang for your buck.
May 16, 2009 (4:31 am)
The Saab Turbo X was number 4 of the 5 car list that I compiled in order to buy a new car. After the test drive I was hooked, and the car looks awesome!! I thought the Salesman was nuts or the car was a lemon when without making an offer the salesman instantly cut 15K off the MSRP. I left, the owner of a Saab Turbo X with 14 miles and only paid $33,700 and that included all fees (No sales tax here in NH)
The Dealership had one more to sell and when I drove thru their lot a week later it was still there and I was shocked. With a sticker of $43 K they wanted under 30K and no one bought it yet.
#552 of 685 Re: Just bought a new Saab [esobel]
May 16, 2009 (5:59 pm)
If you're looking for a new '08 Aero, $26-$29k should be within range. If you're looking at a new Turbo X, I would be very surprised to see one at that same price. The sticker on the X is a lot higher, and the manuf incentives are much lower (so the dealership has to eat more $$ even though your price would be the same). I think $33-34k is a more reasonable expectation.
One suggestion I would make - don't limit yourself to "local" cars. If you know you like the car and you are buying a NEW Turbo X, you may as well look all over the country. You can usually arrange to have the car shipped for a few hundred bucks -- might even get the dealer to pick up all/part of that.
#553 of 685 2007 9-3 Convertible Anniversary Edition
May 17, 2009 (4:39 am)
interested in a 2007 9-3 Convertible Anniversay Edition, CPO, only 3250 miles,,,dealer sticker is $23,925 and will not budge on price, states that they recently lowered the lot price by $1000.00 and do not have any more room to go...is it a good deal at $23,925? hate paying sticker price but wife loves the car.
#554 of 685 Re: 2007 9-3 Convertible Anniversary Edition [headsetguru]
May 17, 2009 (8:26 am)
Without knowing any more specifics about the car (Navigation? Touring or cold weather pkg?), I would say it's a pretty good deal if its a 4 cyl, and an awesome deal if it's an Aero ..
With only 3250 miles its practically brand new - if your wife really loves the car don't let a few $$ get in the way of an already good deal ..
#555 of 685 Re: 2007 9-3 Convertible Anniversary Edition [pas914]
May 17, 2009 (9:42 am)
Sorry about that and thanks for the reply. The Anniversary package is a 4cyl, 17in wheels, spoiler, heated seats, power seats, cd changer/satellite, NO nav though...
and you're right, at this point the only difference that they could possibly make is a few dollars...thanks for bringing a little clarity
#556 of 685 Re: 2007 9-3 Convertible Anniversary Edition [headsetguru]
May 17, 2009 (9:24 pm)
FYI - heated seats indicates that the car has the "cold weather package" (also comes with headlamp washers I believe). If the car also has homelink (garage door opener on rear view mirror), rear parking assist (backup sensor), rain sensing wipers, and memory settings on the power seat (for seat+mirror settings) then the car also has the "touring package".
Either way, for a conv w/cpo warranty I think $24k is pretty good. If it were me I'd walk into the dealership and offer $22,500 or $23000 with check in hand. If they say no, walk out and goto lunch (hopefully they'll stop you or call while at lunch) and then come back and pay their price after a good meal. In the end, you get a great car that you/the wife is happy with (and is covered under warranty), does $15-$20/month on the payment really matter???
Good luck with whatever you decide ..
#557 of 685 Re: 2007 9-3 Convertible Anniversary Edition [pas914]
May 19, 2009 (11:05 am)
brand new convertibles are around for 32k.
#558 of 685 Re: 2007 9-3 Convertible Anniversary Edition [jayrider]
May 19, 2009 (11:12 am)
yes, they are having 8500 rebates or 0% on new ones.
we pulled the trigger on the 07 Saab 9-3 2.0T Anniversary Edition for $23,500, CPO, 3250 miles. W e pick it up Thursday after some prep work on the paint...nothing serious. happy with our decision...thanks for your assistance.