Date: Sun, 8 Nov 1998 15:58:22 +0100
From: "Johan LAUWERS" <>
Subject: Re: 9-3 $$$$$

Hi Linda, I like your short and to the point remarks about Saab. From an incredible saab-fan. Johan. E-mail : heeft geschreven in bericht ... > >just interested....what are the other makes >you're comparing ? > Linda > > <> writes: > >> I just got a "quote" for a new 9-3 SE 5-speed (200hp, new cup holder) of >> $33,800. >> >> Are they nuts? This is another $1,300 more than current suggested >> retail. >> >> World market for cars is down and most other dealers are "dealing". >> Saab (or the dealer) just raised prices? >> >> Sure the Saab is a great car. I am a first time buyer, above average >> income, and I am not cheap. I shop value, not only price. But after I >> pay for a CD player and a few extras for a 9-3 Saab, the price will be >> near 35k. I can spend $11,000 less and get less, but not 11K less in >> value. I can spend a few more thousand and get alot more. Does Saab >> know that there is competition? >> >> I have picked out a few cars to buy, one a few thousand more, and one a >> whole lot less than the Saab. I buy value and compare what I can get >> for my money. Saab is a good car. I would like to buy it. In >> Portland, Oregon (USA), prices paid are near suggested retail, and you >> wait 6-8 weeks to get a car. Dealer inventories in Portland are low on >> the 9-3 and pretty good on the 9-5. Competition for other cars makes >> is so is much better and there is NO wait. If I buy another make, I >> doubt Saab will ever be a car in my future. >> >> I will be calling Saab customer service in Norcross, Georgia >> (1-800-955-9007) to find out more. >> >> Max >> "Perhaps, maybe, depending, a new Saab owner, otherwise not" >> >> > >

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