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Date: Sun, 6 Mar 2005 02:06:02 -0500
From: "Matt O'Toole" <>
Subject: Re: SAAB 9-5 Question

The Malt Hound wrote: > "Walp" <> wrote in message > news:9UlVd.38807$ >> I think you are paying too much for the car. I bought a 2001 9-5 SE >> V6 with >> 43,000 miles one year ago. I paid 14,100.00. I knew I got a deal >> so I >> jumped on it! Maybe 17-18 is OK, I checked the NADA values and I >> guess it >> ranges from 16K to 18K. > That's retail value from a dealer. You don't pay that for a private > party sale. For that, figure on about 1/2 way between retail and > wholesale. I think Saabs are selling at below book value these days though. Look at eBay, for example. In fact dealers are making huge profits on Saabs, because they're charging close to book retail, but buying the cars for practically nothing at auction. They can even discount a little so the customer feels like he's getting a deal, and still make a killing. But what really matters is that you feel you got your money's worth. Matt O.

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