Date: Sat, 03 May 2003 21:18:08 +0100
From: Johannes H Andersen <>
Subject: Re: Saab Depreciation: Greater than most?

Globaldisc wrote: > > > What I have > seen on eBay, they tend (though not always, of course) very high mileage > cars that have been pretty well thrashed. > _________ > > You're very wrong here my friend. > What's great about the aftermaket/used Saab market on Ebay is in addition to > the marketing of the car, people also market/advertise maticulous maintanence > of their car. I'm not talking about 3K oil changes...I'm talking about timing > belt replacement, rotors, major tune up, replacement of everything from trannys > to engines. Lots of Saab owners, people like the passionate owners in the ng, > sell their Saabs on Ebay. It's easy to authenticate a car that's been > maintained in direct compliance per Saabs standards. It's easy to see and > receive faxed receipts of major work performed and authenticate the shop that > did the work and their reputation/knowledge. > > Example. Today, 5/3, go to Ebay and plug a Search for item # 2412935385. > '96 Saab 900 SE Turbo 4D, Loaded, 103K miles, $4,152.00 was the selling price. > Note how one of the major advertising aspects to the car is that is has "all > service records from day one" from the Saab dealer....every scheduled service > done on time per the book! This is very easy to authenticate and verify and > to me extremely meaningful in terms of directly speaking to "value", especially > when buying a used Saab. That may well be the case, but there's nothing like actually seeing and testing the car yourself. Eying up those subtle differences in colour and shut lines that may suggests accident repairs. Checking that the general wear and tear is really consistent with the mileage. Frankly, I don't understand how people can buy things like cars at Ebay. Johannes

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