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Saab 9-3, Convertible, Sedan
#646 of 685 Re: Opinions on used 9-3 Convertible [jayrider]
Nov 01, 2009 (3:18 pm)
The white with 17K miles is at Lambert GMC in Cuyahoga falls.
#647 of 685 Re: Opinions on used 9-3 Convertible [kfish2]
Nov 01, 2009 (3:35 pm)
Saw the photos don't know why you wouldn't be there tommorrow with a check. Great looking car.
#648 of 685 Re: Opinions on used 9-3 Convertible [jayrider]
Nov 01, 2009 (5:55 pm)
True - it looks great in the photo's. I am tempted to make the 90 min drive - although I've never dealt with Lambert before. I made a 2 hr trip once to look at a "mint" car and arrived to find it ridden hard and put away wet.
Is 40K miles on a 2007 too many - the metallic gray one was in outstanding condition - the manual still had the original pre delivery inspection report? This would not be a daily driver (I have a '01 Toyo Highlander that is paid for to take the daily commute abuse).
#649 of 685 Re: Opinions on used 9-3 Convertible [kfish2]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2009 (5:44 am)
I'd rather have the low-mileage one with more warranty left... better tires, etc, etc..
#650 of 685 Re: Opinions on used 9-3 Convertible [kyfdx]
Nov 02, 2009 (5:57 am)
The lower miles one is 3-4k more so that is a consideration. You could negotiate hard on the car -- november isn't convertible month in ohio. If you don't put too many miles per year, keep the car maintained/clean -- 3-4 years from now you could fetch a decent return in trade if you do it in june. Otherwise keep it for 100k plus. Saab's have a rep for some electrical stuff but the drive trains are solid. Bottom line -- if the extra $ is not going to stretch you financially -- go for the low miles one. If you have any concerns in that regard -- you might wait til dec 31st and see what kind of deal will work for either of them.
#651 of 685 Re: Opinions on used 9-3 Convertible [jayrider]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Nov 02, 2009 (6:01 am)
Agreed... don't get too caught up in asking prices... If one price seems out of whack, then it's possible that dealer may be willing to cut price more quickly...
Find the car you really want.. then bargain hard for that one!
(Solara: It's really an old-fashioned chop-top job... separate boot to put on.... looks cheesy, and a squeak machine waiting to happen).
#652 of 685 2009s are going cheap and fast...
Nov 05, 2009 (8:43 am)
Herb Chambers Saab in Boston just had an awesome two day "sale" this past weekend. $10K off every new Saab. I bought a 9-3 2.0T XWD 6speed manual with a MSRP of $37,170 for $27,170 including destination (+$450 dealer prep, reg and 6.25% MA state tax). There is no AWD car in this class that can be had at that price, period!
Absolutely LOVE the acceleration in 2nd and 3rd gear. No turbo lag at all. Handling is nimble, precise and no oversteer at all. Bring on winter!
#653 of 685 2009 9-3 SportCombi Aero AWD
Nov 19, 2009 (7:04 am)
I found a new 09 9-3 SportCombi Aero AWD on a dealers lot over the weekend. The vehicles MSRP is around $46,000. What can I expect to pay and what would be a good starting point for what I should offer?
Any advice would be appreciated! Thanks!
#654 of 685 Watch out for Schumacher Saab West Palm Beach, FL
Dec 24, 2009 (2:22 pm)
Got an unsolicited e-mail from Schumacher Saab; "$10,000 up to $13,000 off MSRP.". Gave an example of a 9-3 for $19K and change, Sounds good so I write to ask of they have any manual transmissions in stock; Answer oh yes, red, blue black white green with parchment interior; Come up and see so and so.
OK. I take a ride to the dealer. 1st lie: Only color in stock is black. 2nd lie; Rebate is $9k. Gave me a low number for my trade. Told the salesman I wasn't interested. Tried to hold me hostage by keeping the keys to my car in the manager's office, and challanging me why a $9k rebate wasn't good enough. AVOID Schumacher in West Palm Beach, FL.
#655 of 685 Re: 2009 9-3 SportCombi Aero AWD [smileymtb]
Dec 28, 2009 (8:20 pm)
With the current state of Saab I think you can get an 09 for way less than invoice. I wouldn't think that you'd be paying more than $34,000 for a new one with the $46,000 MSRP before taxes. I believe the $9000 manufactures rebate is still in effect on new purchases. Let us know what the dealer says if you make an offer.