Date: Fri, 06 Nov 1998 07:17:00 GMT
From: "Portland, OR" <maxmavennopsamport.com>
Subject: 9-3 $$$$$


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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