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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#597 of 685 Re: 2009 Saab 9-3 pricing [mavrick83]
by kyfdx HOST
Jul 18, 2009 (1:16 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 (7:04 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 (2:04 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.
#600 of 685 Press request
by KarenS HOST
Aug 04, 2009 (2:22 pm)
A large newspaper reporter is looking to speak to consumers who went from owning a luxury car (BMW, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, etc.) to a premium non-luxury vehicle recently. If you purchased the vehicle using the Cash for Clunkers program, please let me know as well. Please send your daytime phone number and the vehicle you own to ctalatiedmunds.com by Wednesday, August 5.
#601 of 685 Re: Buy Extended Warranty or Not? [yuyund]
Aug 05, 2009 (9:33 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 (3:16 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?
#603 of 685 Re: Sabb 9-3 $17100 [keitho8]
Aug 21, 2009 (7:30 pm)
That's a horrible deal for an '06 with 30k+ miles .. do some searching around and look at 2007/2008 models with less miles -- most will be in the same price range.
Best of luck ..
#604 of 685 Re: Sabb 9-3 $17100 [pas914]
Aug 21, 2009 (7:44 pm)
I have looked around and there seems to be only a few CPO Saabs here in Miami. (35144 miles on the car) I forgot to mention this car has a sunroof and the premium audio package? Edmunds values the car at $15244 plus tax, fees etc
His price is $17100 including tax and fees with the CPO warranty. What would you say is a good price for this car? Your help is much appreciated.
#605 of 685 Re: Sabb 9-3 $17100 [keitho8]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 22, 2009 (8:50 am)
Between the CPO and the tax, you are probably looking at $2000.... Even $15K seems a little pricy..
I see '07 models at asking prices of $17K... They wouldn't be CPO, but with a little negotiation, you could probably get out the door for the same amount as your '06...
Since an '07 is a year newer, you get more use out of the original warranty, offsetting some of the value of the CPO warranty on the '06..
I'd expand your search to include non-CPO cars, and use that as a measuring stick against your deal... that will also open up a lot more choices...
#606 of 685 Saab 9-3 $17100
Aug 22, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Thanks. I was under the impression that a CPO of 2006 would be a better buy.. The warranty is for 6years or 100k miles?