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Saab 9-3, Car Leasing, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
#278 of 559 Re: lease rates [2000blk]
Feb 17, 2007 (9:18 am)
Hey Jason. Unfortunately, Saab is no longer leasing 2006 models through its captive finance company. If you really want to lease one, you will have to do so through an independent bank...if there are any that are still offering leases on '06 models. If you want to lease this car through Saab Financial Services' Corp. you will have to go with a 2007 model. SFSC's current base lease rate and residual value for a 24 month lease of a 2007 9-3 Aero Convertible with 15,000 miles per year are 5.7% and 52%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 36 month lease are 5.7% and 60%.
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#279 of 559 Re: Saab 2007 Aero 34,500 car [fgaz1]
Feb 17, 2007 (9:24 am)
Hi Fred. The MSRP for a 2007 Saab 9-3 Aero Sedan with an automatic transmission is currently $34,895. this car's dealer invoice price is $33,142. Let's say that you are able to get it for $500 over invoice. That would put your selling price at $33,642. Using these prices, I estimate that a lease of this car through Saab Financial Services Corp. for 36 months with 10,000 miles per year would have a zero down, pre-tax monthly payment of around $411. That's a good payment to shoot for. If you are able to negotiate a lower selling price than this, this car's payment would drop slightly.
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#280 of 559 No more leasing SAAB's not even with my GM Employee Discount
Feb 21, 2007 (9:57 pm)
I am just returning my lease and will never get one. Bad service, the dealerships in California are basically and extension of cadillac dealership.
Add this to your cost of leasing. Brakes need replacing every $25,000 miles and $500 bucks per axel i.e $1000 on brakes. Everything falls apart. I had about 4 rcalls and the dealership loans me a Chevy cobalt from enterprise rental everytime I go there.
If you buy a BMW you drive a BMW loaner when your car is in the shop.
Use your own judgement before you buy or lease one.
And the lease return, They give you a book and make you go through every nick and dent plus there the $350 recovery fee.
Also add replacement of all 4 tires for $1000. The perelli's don't for 45,000 miles and they make you replace them for excessive wear and tear.
I am a GM employee and won't consider another SAAB even with GM employee discount.
I am buying the Saturn Aura.
#281 of 559 Re: No more leasing SAAB's not even with my GM Employee Discount [andygrv]
Feb 22, 2007 (11:37 am)
I don't mean this as a flame ...but in just how many forums do you plan to post your semi-literate diatribe?Your car had recalls?OK..Are you aware that everybodys "most" reliable manufacturer,Toyota, recalled more cars than any other manufacturer last year?Dealers have varying policies on loaner cars.I personally don't know of any in the Philadelphia area that have less than 12-15 Saab loaner cars available.Name me a speed rated performance tire from any manufacturer that will give you 45,000 miles of wear.And also name all the lease programs that do not have disposition fees?.... A fee which SAAB waives if you re-lease with them,by the way.Brakes at 25,000 miles($25,000?? lol!)if you are driving in an urban,stop-and-go area is not that unusual.Sorry you had a bad experience but it sounds like some of the criticisms you are applying universally are unique to your limited leasing knowledge,individual experience and some unrealistic expectations.A more mass market generic car like a Saturn may in fact be a better fit for you
#282 of 559 Re: No more leasing SAAB's not even with my GM Employee Discount [saablcp]
Feb 22, 2007 (5:00 pm)
"I don't mean this as a flame"...Yes, you do, saablcp!
andygrv has told us the story about his personal experience with the SAAB lease and dealership in California, not in Pennsylvania. If you like your local SAAB dealers-good for you! The fellow in California was not trying to convince you otherwise.
Yet, having four recalls on a car is not OK, not these days.
Do not jump on this fellow because of a misprint and call him semi-literate. BTW, it is ether literate or illiterate, the same as a fish quility: there is no second grade freshness.
"...some of the criticisms you are applying universally" - do not put words in someone's mouth. Our personal experience is what we, most of the time, make our conclusions and decisions. andygrv has decided for him/herself not to deal anymore with SAAB based on his personal experience in California. If one to extrapolate your logic, he should not have come to such conclusion before spending some time in your area, where SAAB dealers are good. Then what, he/she will have to move in permanently? I do not think so.
We stay where we like, we buy cars, and if we are not happy with them, we get rid of them and buy the better ones.
Perception of a car quality is based upon opinions of individual owners. If particular owner feels that his/her car is just a moving nuisance, nothing could change that.
So, enjoy your SAAB and let others to express freely their opinions.
#283 of 559 Re: No more leasing SAAB's not even with my GM Employee Discount [matrsoskin]
Feb 23, 2007 (8:00 am)
I said semi-literate and that is what I meant...part of being taken credibly when you complain is staying on point and expressing yourself intelligently enough to be given some credence. The criticisms he expressed in "general terms",none of which you addressed, were having to pay a disposition fee(not unique to Saab)not getting more than 25,000 miles on his brakes(not unique to Saab),not getting 45,000 miles on his Pirelli speed rated/performance tires(not unique to Saab or any sport sedan with speed rated performance tires)and the high cost of replacing the brakes(once again not unique to Saab).The only criticism he made which was valid, in that it applied solely to his experience, were the dealer service related issues.The other reasons for never getting a Saab again should not be argued as being unique to Saab,as I pointed out.I still think his expectations will be better met and he will ultimately be happier with a Saturn,as would be true also of a Toyota Camry or Honda Accord.
#284 of 559 GMS Pricing on a 9-3
Feb 23, 2007 (8:30 am)
I just received a lease offer on a 60th Anniv 9-3 2.0LTurbo...
$352 per month
Is anything negotiable on a GMS lease? Or is it take it or leave it. Also, what is the base rate that you speak of and how does it come into play? Thank you.
#285 of 559 Re: GMS Pricing on a 9-3 [dtdandl]
Feb 25, 2007 (11:12 am)
The GMS employee pricing is a non-negotiable price.Every dealer invoice will have the GMS price clearly printed on the bottom left portion of the invoice and your Authorization document will ask you to sign off on the fact that it was disclosed to you.This is a closely audited program which only has value if it is monitored and adhered to by the dealers.The dealer is,however, allowed to mark up the lease finance rate as much as a point above the base rate.
#286 of 559 Reasonabe Deal, SAAB 9-3 2.0t
Feb 26, 2007 (9:23 am)
I have a question about leasing a 2007 saab 9-3 2.0t. This is my first time leasing so I want to make sure I'm not getting taken advantage of:
$259/month, 27 months, 10,000 miles a year
$2129 due at signing, plus taxes
This is a "special" they are running. Is there a way to not put $2129 down plus taxes? I'd like the payment to not go over $300/month. Is this possible, or am I dreaming?
I'd apreciate any help you can provide.
Thanks so much!
#287 of 559 Re: Reasonabe Deal, SAAB 9-3 2.0t [bill_saab]
Feb 27, 2007 (5:10 am)
The lowest I've seen for 10,000 miles is $328 a month for a 60th anniv special (there is a $1000 cash back offer on it). You'll be hard pressed to get a 9.3 for under $330 a month.
If you are leasing, why put anything down on it? $2129 divided by 27 months is $79/month. Total price is $338/month.
Don't forget, they offer early lease turn in. Sometimes 2-3 months early. So why make the downpayment? Don't throw money away. Keep it in your pocket, not his.
Wait em' out and let them come to you.