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Saab 9-7X, Car Leasing, SUV
#56 of 85 Re: OTHER CHOICES
Apr 09, 2007 (7:04 am)
I was wondering if you could mention a couple of the other alternatives out there for similar pricing which you feel are better vehicles/deals?
Also, I am weiging two choices: A 2006 97-x with 6k miles that was an "executive" vehicle/ It's list is about $42k, but I amoffered it for $28,118.
Choice two is a 2007 with a list of 41,235 that I can buy for $34,300.
Which do you think is a better offer?
#57 of 85 Re: OTHER CHOICES [suburbman]
Apr 24, 2007 (2:32 am)
Hi suburbman. Other trucks that I would consider if I was looking at the Saab 9-7X include the BMW X3, Volkswagen Touareg, Cadillac SRX, Acura RDX, Toyota 4Runner, Toyota Highlander, and the Honda Pilot. In my opinion, these trucks are either better values or better trucks than the 9-7X.
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#58 of 85 Re: OTHER CHOICES [Car_man]
Apr 24, 2007 (8:54 am)
Car_man,Please answer this question honestly:Is your stated opinion regarding the value and quality of the 9-7X vis a vis other competing models based on actual hands-on experience driving a 9-7X 0r just based on the assumption that it is a rebadged Chevy Trailblazer?Please be frank.
#59 of 85 Re: OTHER CHOICES [saablcp]
May 21, 2007 (1:24 am)
Hi saablcp. I have driven the 9-7X. I have nothing personally against Saabs. In fact, I am a former Saab lessee. The 9-7X is based upon the Chevrolet Trailblazer, but that's not why I said that some of the vehicles on the list that I mentioned are better trucks or better deals right now. There's nothing wrong with the 9-7X, but I personally would rather have a BMW X3, Volkswagen Touareg, Acura MDX, or a Toyota 4Runner over it. Without getting into specifics, I just like them better. As far as the deals go, the Honda Pilot and Toyota Highlander will cost over $100 per month less and the Acura RDX will cost $50 per month less than the 9-7X to lease right now.
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#60 of 85 2007 9-7X 5.3i lease
Jun 02, 2007 (2:12 pm)
With factory installed navigation:
2007 9-7X 5.3i lease
Base Cap Cost: $36136 [from www.carsdirect.com] +acq. fee of $595
Term: 27 mo. & 36 mo.
Sales Tax: 8.375%
15K yr. mileage
NYC metro area
What should my monthly lease payment be for both 27 mo. & 36 mo.?
I usually use www.leaseguide.com/calc.htm as my calculator.
#61 of 85 Re: 2007 9-7X 5.3i lease [avalon2000]
Jul 02, 2007 (2:03 am)
Hi avalon2000. Let's crunch some numbers and see what we come up with. According to my calculations, if you were to lease a 2007 Saab 9-7X 5.3i that has an MSRP of $44,080 and a capitalized cost of $36,731 through Saab Financial Services' Corp. right now for 27 months with 15,000 miles per year, your zero down, pre-tax monthly payment should be around $352. The payment for an otherwise identical 36 month lease would be $437.
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#62 of 85 Re: 2007 9-7X 5.3i lease [Car_man]
Jul 02, 2007 (10:56 am)
Hi Car_man. That deal seems unusually good. $352 w/ $0 down for 27 months? That puts it in-line with a couple other promotions at the moment (Dodge Durango, Santa Fe) for significantly less valuable cars.
What residual and finance numbers are you using for that?
Also, without getting too far off topic -- any SUVs / XUVs you find to be extremely good lease deals at the moment? (Noticed that you recommended the Toyota 4Runner and Acura RDX above).
#63 of 85 Re: 2007 9-7X 5.3i lease [Car_man]
Jul 10, 2007 (1:45 pm)
The original CarsDirect quote was for a sale only, not lease. But did cut a good deal:
2007 Saab 9-7X 5.3i
15K miles yr.
no money down [other than usual acq. fee, 1st mo. rent, $450 GMAC security deposit, tags, doc. paid in cash]
additional options: factory installed navigation, dealer installed mud flaps and back up radar sensors.
cost per month including NYC/NYS sales tax of 8.375%: $444
Interesting, the top of line Honda Pilot with Navigation was quoted 24 mo. lease at $689 plus tax and the 36 mo. lease at $531 plus tax, both 15K miles yr. And can't match the handling of the Saab, as the Honda has the tires of a toy bicycle, and NO OnStar.
#64 of 85 Re: 2007 9-7X 5.3i lease [avalon2000]
Jul 10, 2007 (5:42 pm)
avalon2000, would you mind sharing some more details on that? I'm curious what the residual / money factor / msrp / capcost were. If you don't mind, would appreciate it...! Thanks!
#65 of 85 Current (July-August '07) Residuals
Jul 24, 2007 (6:29 am)
Any information on current 24 month and 36 month residuals for the 9-7x 5.3i? Just trying to ballpark the numbers and I can guestimate the money factor, but even after leasing cars for the past 15 years, the residuals still remain a mystery (and at least for the 8 vehicles I've leased, have no relation to the actual fmv of the vehicle at the end of the lease!).
Also, if I'm not taking advantage of your good nature, are the residuals similar GMC Envoy and Buick Rainier? If the residuals are the same, then it seems one would be better off going with the Envoy or Rainier since the cap cost is bound to be lower.
Thanks for the invaluable resource!