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Saab 9-3, Car Leasing, Convertible, Sedan, Wagon
Aug 27, 2007 (9:58 am)
Hi all. I'm going to lease a 2007 Saab 9-3 base model (only option is cold climate package) and wanted to share my experience.
2007 Saab 9-3 2.0T
Cold Climate Package (heated seats, headlamp washers)
Sell Price: 27,045
Invoice: 26,528 (per what the dealer showed me)
39 mos & 12,000mi/year
No down payment
Drive off is 1st month's payment, reg fee, refundable security deposit, tag and title ($1127.88)
Monthly Payment: $387.88 including tax.
How does that look?
I enjoyed my experience with my local dealer, one of the best car shopping/buying experiences ever. Absolutely no pressure whatsoever. I've never leased before, so hopefully that deal is ok.
#393 of 559 9-3 sport combi lease question...
Aug 29, 2007 (12:11 pm)
Hi Car_man, or anyone else that can answer this...
Just got back from my local dealer, and was wondering if this is about as good as I can do on this...
2007, 9-3 2.0 sportcombi
cold climate package
3800 miles- loaner/program car
Now here's where it gets a bit sticky. I am attempting to roll over around $3700 in negative equity in a Tahoe that I have that I need to get out of. I don't know if that price includes the negative equity or not... I assume it does...?
Does that sound about right if so?
Here's the offer I rec'd-
39 month lease, 15k miles/yr
5% lease rate
39 month lease, 15k miles/yr
$1525 down- to also cover security deposit
4% lease rate.
A few questions-
Does the 3.35% lease rate only apply to the sedan? That's what I was told... ?
Does that appear to be a decent deal, given my circumstances with the neg equity?
#394 of 559 Re: 9-3 sport combi lease question... [uncjedi]
Aug 30, 2007 (11:38 am)
ok- I've gotten a little more info on the above deal that I was quoted...
The sales price I've been quoted is $29,800, BEFORE the rolled over negative equity amount...
They came back with another offer:
$1725 down, covering taxes, 1st pmt, taxes (SC), and security deposit,
sales price $29,800 (9-3, auto, roof rails, cold climate package, loaner 3800 miles)
4% lease rate
This doesn't sound like that great of a deal to me, given the sales price. From what I've read on here, the sales price should probably be lower. What's the prevailing opinion? What's the invoice on this car?
The car has a sticker of $30k and some change, but since it's a loaner, they have a sales price listed as $25,500- as a sale, not a lease I'm assuming.
Still it looks like to me they'd be able to come down on that sales price... am I being too pesimistic?
#395 of 559 Saab 9-3 Anniversary Lease
Aug 30, 2007 (10:26 pm)
Hey Car Man or anyone else knowledgeable,
How does this sound on a Saab 9-3 Lease w/ Anniversary Package, Automatic and Sunroof:
27 months, 12K miles per year
$1,328 Drive Off
Cap Cost $30,169
$346/month before tax
#396 of 559 What are rate and residual for 9-3 Base sedan with auto?
Sep 03, 2007 (10:43 am)
I am being quoted $700 off $31,370 MSRP for 9-3 2.0 Sport Sedan with automatic and anniversary package. 56% residual for 39 months at 12k per year and 71% for 27 months which seem good, but being quoted 5.35% rate which seems high. $458 for 39 and $489 for 27 months. Seems I should be able to get to $400 or so if I can get 3.35% rate and tweak the price a little? In Twin Cities area.
#397 of 559 Re: Saab 9-3 Anniversary Lease [wokscott]
Sep 03, 2007 (7:44 pm)
Where are you located. In Twin Cities, I am being told lease rate is 5.35%, not 3.35% With $1000 drive off, I am being quoted $434!!!
#398 of 559 9-3 aero leasing
Sep 09, 2007 (5:32 pm)
Hey, just wondering what the 2 year leases are like on the 9-3 aero sedan and convertible? thanks
#399 of 559 Advice on what to do with possible lease termination
Sep 10, 2007 (11:43 am)
I have a 2004 9-3 Arc with 10 lease payments left. My warranty expired at 36,000 miles and I am at 42K. My car just started making a groaning/grinding noise with the brakes and have taken it to 2 places (one dealership, one local place) who both indpendently recommended that I needed to replace the rotars, pads etc... The cost of this job is in excess of $1000.00.
Assuming this occurred at lease-end I could probably turn the car back in and not be out this expense due to "ordinary wear and tear". Unfortunately that is not the case and I still have to pay for the car for 10 more months. Does anyone have any suggestions for how I may resolve this either though early termination or some other way. Prior to this I would have considered buying out the residual but not anymore.
I do not want to put $1000 into a car I am returning in less than a year.
Any thoughts appreciated.
#400 of 559 Re: Advice on what to do with possible lease termination [eschule]
Sep 11, 2007 (9:48 am)
Well you may be liable for the brakes even if you could turn it in now. Brakes are just like tires in that they are wear items not covered by warranty. You are responsible for the vehicle being in normal operating condition as well as routine maintenance. I will say that $1000 seems quite high. You might try a shop that specializes in Saabs (other than the dealer). I see no way out of the lease 10 months early without it costing you in the end.
#401 of 559 Re: Advice on what to do with possible lease termination [eschule]
Sep 11, 2007 (11:53 am)
Returning a car with brakes worn beyond safety standards would not be excluded as "normal wear and tear" by any leasing agent.The only thing "normal" about brakes are the fact that you WILL wear them out in the course of driving and with the exception of BMW,NO manufacturer covers them under warranty.The price you are being quoted is only slightly higher than I would expect for pads and rotors.In addition....if you are just doing brakes for the first time at 42,000 miles I would suggest you you don't realize how lucky you are .That is well above normal replacement mileage for almost any car.In addition,Why and how does the fact you have to pay for replacement brakes influence your decision as to whether you buy the car at lease end? Any car,leased or otherwise,will require up keep.Can't wait to read your post when your tires need replacing!!LOL!