Date: 9 Nov 1997 01:20:37 GMT
From: (Carter Tomassi)
Subject: Re: '98 Saab 900 - Dealer went ballistic

I purchased a '97 900 SE Turbo in August. I tried to go in prepared also, although I was not as prepared as you were. After talking with the dealer and hearing about incentives I didn't know existed (with interest at 2.9% price is X, with interest at 7.9% price is Y) and then having to deal about my trade-in '91 Camry, I figured--- OK, he is making me an offer, if I am happy with the price, accept the offer. I signed. My personal feeling is that these companies have to make a living, too. You might get them to sell at just a few dollars over what they paid for the car, but there is going to be a really good reason for them to be selling at that price. Isn't it like walking into a grocery and offering to buy the ham for a nickel more than they paid for it? But I also think that if you left feeling insulted then he wasn't doing a good job representing his company. Have fun with your '98. Carter > I must share my Saab buying experience with you. I got a quote for a > '98 Saab 900 SE 3-door from a car broker. Hmmm...not a really bad > price, but after reading all my online resources and docs and seeing the > $1,500 dealer incentive, learning about holdback, etc., etc., I figured > I'd go to a local dealer and see what I could negotiate. I was, in > fact, looking forward to it. > snip... > Amazing experience!! > > Natalie (at) usa (dot) net

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