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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#593 of 685 Need advice on purchase decision for 2006 9-3 Convertible
Jul 07, 2009 (8:36 pm)
I have recently test driven a Saab which previously wasn't on my short list. I am moving on from a Volvo and did not really want to get back into another luxury car due to the maintenance costs. But as much as I try, I am having a hard time not liking this car. I am concerned about a couple of things after reading several posts in the forum. What will the car be worth in five years relative to what is going on with GMC? Also, what are some prices for routine maintenance? It seems that brake service is pretty pricey.
In terms of the cost of the vehicle, it is a 2006 9-3 Convertible with approx. 26,000 miles. The dealer is asking $21,900. Any advice on what I should offer would be appreciated. I would like to get as far under $20,000 as I can. Thanks.
#594 of 685 Re: Need advice on purchase decision for 2006 9-3 Convertible [drmoore24]
Jul 11, 2009 (3:21 pm)
check the online auction/buy sites to see what their asking.
#595 of 685 Re: Need advice on purchase decision for 2006 9-3 Convertible [drmoore24]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 12, 2009 (6:44 am)
Just as a data point.. local dealer nearby is advertising an '07 convertible with 26Kmiles for $23,900...
So.. wouldn't be surprised if you can get to that $20K number... plus tax, etc...
#596 of 685 2009 Saab 9-3 pricing
Jul 18, 2009 (11:59 am)
I was just at a dealers and was looking at the following car:
Link to Sticker Information
the price on the sticker is $35475, it has Auto/ColdPackage/MoonRoof.
I was able to get him down to $30000 with 0.0%, but if i chose to not take the 0% and get regular financing then the price is $27500.
i said i would have to think about it (i didn't plan on buying it today anyways) and left. he wanted a $100 refundable deposit but i didn't put any and i think i can still go back and get the same price/car.
what do you guys think? good deal?
another question, he said the dealership was losing money, why would he sell a car if he was "losing" money? what does that exactly mean?
Thanks in advance.
#597 of 685 Re: 2009 Saab 9-3 pricing [mavrick83]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jul 18, 2009 (12:16 pm)
Don't worry about the dealer losing money.. If he is, then it's only because that is all he can get for the car, and it's better to cut his losses.. That's a doubtful scenario, but so much the better for you...
My local dealer is selling service loaner/demos that have similar stickers for $10K off MSRP.. That's about $2K less than your brand-new example... so, I'd say you are in the right ballpark..
Keep in mind.... even at $8K off MSRP, a Saab 9-3 will still depreciate fairly quickly... I see 2007 models with miles in the 20s, with asking prices of $17K-$18K.. So, if you fall out of love quickly, the Saab might not be for you..
#598 of 685 09 9-3 Combi Touring - what's a good price ?
Jul 25, 2009 (6:04 pm)
With current deals, what's a good price to negotiate on a 09 9-3 Combi, with auto as an only option ? I think the MSRP is around $36K, but I know the Saabs are often heavily discounted.
#599 of 685 Buy Extended Warranty or Not?
Aug 02, 2009 (1:04 pm)
2005 Saab 9-3 2.0T Sedan. 48, 000 miles. The factory warranty will expire in the end of Aug 2009.
The dealer is offering bumper to bumper extended warranty:
$1,680 for 2 year or 24,000 miles, plus $200 deductible each visit, or
$2,125 for 3 years or 36000 miles, +$200 deductible each visit.
I have owned this car for less than 1 year and have been to dealership 4-5 times for little mechanical or electronic problems here and there, including window won't come up, check engine light was on, lights burn out, door rattling noise, radio problem, AC vent broken, taillight losening, antanna crack, taillight falling, etc.
I like the driving experience this SAAB has brought to me. But the little problems are annoying. Has anybody experienced any more severe/expensive problems for a 7-8 years old 9-3? Should I buy the extended warranty? Or should I just sell this car and get a more reliable car?
Any thought will be welcomed! Thanks.
Aug 04, 2009 (1:22 pm)
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#601 of 685 Re: Buy Extended Warranty or Not? [yuyund]
Aug 05, 2009 (8:33 am)
Find out what the exclusions are on the policy and see if the problems you've had are covered.I bet the problems you listed aren't covered or can be fixed for less than $200. Then factor in the $200 deductable. Have your car checked by a reliable independent import mechanic and see if he recommends an extended warranty. Figure 5 visits for work in 3 years. Add the 1k to the $2150 for 3150 which you now have to spend on service and repairs before you break even.
#602 of 685 Sabb 9-3 $17100
Aug 21, 2009 (2:16 pm)
Hi carman, Hi kyfdx,
Need some advice please. I've been looking at a CPO 2006 Silver Saab 9-3 with 35144 miles on it. It has sunroof and premium audio package. The dealer's
advertised price is $16995 + tax, fees, and registration. I'm trying to get the price down. He's saying he can't go down lower than $17100 all in, out the door price. Is this a good deal?