Date: Wed, 26 Apr 2006 10:57:19 -0400
From: Fred W <Malt_Houndnospamm-me-not*yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: saab buying advice - need help


jonwtrujillonospaml.com wrote: > Hi Leonid: > > I've been looking at the used 2003/4 market too for a 9-3. You should > be able to obtain 3.9% for 3yr, 4.9% for 4yr and 5.9% for 5yr if the > 9-3 is certified and warrantied by Saab. What options does the car > have? It sounds slightly high for that year (regardless of mileage), > unless it has a navigation system or every bell & whistle possible. I > was looking at a 9-3 manual tran w/ 18,000 miles in Boulder, CO (Saab > warranty & certification) for $20k negotiated w/ 17" wheels, 6 disc, > sunroof, basically everything except climate control; w/ 4.9% 4yr loan. > I walked away partly for other reasons, but I wasn't sure I was > getting an amazing deal. > > Take a look at ebay for a good price comparison (add $1500-2000 for the > certified warranty) and you'll be shocked ($16-$18k). I've owned one > Saab before '92 9000 turbo, it had its mechanical problems but it also > has me hooked. B/c '93 was the first model year of that series, I feel > a need to get the warranty, owners have had very positive or very > negative opinions of that year. > > Good luck, > > Jon > I disagree. Do not look at eBay for price comparison purposes. On eBay you are buying a pig in a poke. You will almost always get a car that has some kind of a problem. Then who are you going to go back to? Buying a car on eBay can save you money, just like a private sale can, but buying a car through a dealership, while it may cost a few more dollars is a lot safer bet. YMMV -- -Fred W

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