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Despite advice from a 'expert in SAABs' from E Europe...[to not to change SAAB Tr oil], I did. Used the Mobil 1 synthetic...cost abt $9/qt. Trick is to drain...and fill, close lightly the plug, then start the engine[pumps used oil , and some new to the sump], then drain again...u will see the oil color get better after 4 or so iterations as explained. By then possibly u would ve conssumed ... Read More
Very useful info collected with dedication and understanding of variables... Thnx I just bought a 2001 SAAB 93, its 2.2L turbo behave better and more efficiently than Volvo 1.9 L turbo 2000/V40
I was sitting at my local Saab dealer this morning, signing paperwork and reviewing the lease contract on a 2010 9-3. The residual value of the car was $13,230.70, as I expected, and my lease payments were based on that residual. What I did not expect was that the price at which I could buy the car at lease end was listed as $15,730.70, or $2,500 more than the residual! I ... Read More
I also have a 2000 9-3 and the turbo bearings burned out at about 50,000 km. It seems that it is a design flaw. The turbo is too close to the exhaust manifold and it gets too hot. In 2000, GM did not specify synthetic oil but it did in 2001. By the time I found out it was too late for my turbo. Synthetic oil is the answer for engine ... Read More
You can find independent shop specialized in Saab/Volvo repairs (much cheaper than what the dealers charge). I bought my first Saab new in 2001 but I kept buying CPO Saab after that. My CPO Saabs were more reliable than my "new" Saab (esp the 9-5 Aero). You can save a lot by buying a used Saab but you really need a warranty (its CPO is a $0 deductible one, not like ... Read More
My 18 yr old was involved in a terrible accident in his beloved 2001 Saab 9-3 hatchback. This was his first car, and our first Saab. It WAS quirky, and frequently required repairs that quickly added up, but it was a great car for a teen driver. In this accident, which involved a frontal crash at 35 mph, and being rear-ended so hard that the back of the car was literally ... Read More
Here is an example of a "luxury" 9-5 2001 Saab with lowish miles getting $4,500: http://townhall-talk.edmunds.com/direct/view/.ee9c851/34544 Sad....very sad, indeed if you ask me. Go to the last page.
Just adding my own experience... I currently own a 2000 9-3 convertible, at about 78000 miles, 5-speed base model. I owned one previously, a 2001 SE model, but it was an automatic so I didn't keep it. These cars do feel a bit "loose" in stock form and there is cowl shake, as previously mentioned. To remedy this problem, as many have done, I ordered a steering rack brace, the 6-point ... Read More
Previously owned a 2001 9-3 and it was reliable and economical, but unimpressive. The 2007 is a step up in quality, handling and features. The new 9-3 was flawless from the factory because of Saab's predelivery inspection protocol (PDI). The car has run without a hitch (5,000 business miles in a month and a half). The assurance of GM's 5 year 100K drivetrain, 10 year unlimited corrosion, 4 year 50K bumper ... Read More
Saab is a high performance sport car. Super fast and fun thanks to its jet inspired, the most efficient of its kind turbo-charged engine, providing exceptional overtaking performance. In fact, the limited (MY99-02) 9-3 Viggen's engine is nearly 12 percent more efficient at producing horsepower per liter of engine displacement than the 2001 Porsche 911 Carrera. More importantly, the Viggen is a full 52 percent more efficient at producing lb.-ft. of ... Read More
I wanted to ask you if the armrest you bought for your 2001 Saab looked liked it was from the factory. I understand you have a 2004 now which came with the armrest in the car. Thanks for your replies. Good luck with the '04!! Steve
There is an accessory armrest available from Saab for the previous model. I had it on my 2001. BTW, we now have a 2004 convertible and loved both of these cars. Try this link http://www.stateofnine.com/page/stateofnine/PROD/Non-sliding-ArmRest or this one http://www.stateofnine.com/page/stateofnine/PROD/SlidingArmrest
We had a 2001 SE Convertible, 3 years one warranty claim. Now we have a 2004 Aero Convertible. So far, one warranty claim. About the same as my 2005 Infiniti G35. Saabs are wonderful for us. The best seat heaters on the planet, competent handling for everyday driving. I'm sure that if we mspent time on a track, there'd be better choices but realistically the handling is perfect for the street. ... Read More
My SID 2001 SAAB 9-3 SE is missing pixels. new pixels disappear every day. sometimes they reappear and dissapper. i have noticed a similar problem starting on the climate control display too. What's up with that? Does anybody have any quick fixes for novice car tinkerer? Is this a known problem that is worth fixing?
My 2001 9-3 turbo is averaging between 25.5 and 27 MPG. I drive from Providence, RI to Boston, MA (approx. 50 miles each way) several times per week. I always use 93 octane fuel.
I own my second 9-3, a 2001, and LOVE it. I was very disappointed when they eliminated the hatchback so the sport combi model is a great alternative for me. I will be tracking the comments here to help me make my decision for my next car. My Saab is doing great but I am always gathering data so I am ready when the urge for a new car hits :) ... Read More
Hi, I bought a 2001 Saab 93 Aero convertible last year. Is been fantastic , but this year its having starting problems when the engine is hot. That is if stop the engine, or if it stalls and try to start it, the engine does not fire. If I leave it for 10 minutes it starts with no problems. It is getting worse, I couldn't start the car today after a ... Read More
My wife has a 2004 9-3 Arc, automatic, with less than 20K miles on it. We live in the pacific northwest where we have been experiencing considerable weather below freezing. On several occasions, when the weather has been cold, we have experienced the same thing you describe. The car will not turn over. Everything lights up, but it acts like the car is in gear as you desribe. We have been ... Read More
Sir, You are correct. Take care of it and it will take care of you. However, and I guess I should caveat "reliability", if something does go wrong with a Saab it is incredibly expensive to fix. My '84 900 Turbo had the sunroof motor go out on it in 1988. If I remember correctly, it was something like $300. Well, that money in 1988 to a struggling college student was ... Read More
I would simply be a little more careful when shopping for that perfect 9-3 hatchback. Or get one certified. A certified 2001 model has the 6 year 100K Certified warranty on it, which should cover everything.
I used this board quite a bit a few years ago before I bought my 2001 9-3 (bought certified used with extended warranty). My 2001 9-3's warranty is expiring at xmas, so gotta sell -- and thought I would tell y'all about the great Saab warranties and service. Warranty was great: covered 2 DI cassettes, 2 turbos, one computer display, one broken AC knob, one new sunroof (replaced the whole thing ... Read More
I had a 2001 Saab 9-3. I used Michelin Alpin in the winter time. I like them. That car was hit by a truck but it saved my wife's life. That's why we keep buying Saabs. The ContiExtreme I used were good on snow but they were a liittle bit noisy.
Hi friends this is my first message in this forum. Can any one compare bose audio in Mazda 6 to Harman Kardon in Linear and Arcs. Iam struggling to decide between fully loaded mazda 6 and used 2003 Saab 9.3.Also do we get 6cd changer in Saabs? Music is very important to me. The one existing in 2001 9.5 Aero seem to be just OK for me. Any input is greatly ... Read More
9-2X ? I am still thinking a WRX makes more sense. If I were you, I would buy a Certified Saab (it is worth). One thing to keep in mind: Once you own a Saab, it is quiet difficult to get out from it unless your car has a lot problems...People who test drive a Saab usually buy one...I can't get out from it. The driving experience is quiet good and ... Read More
Thanks a lot!!! I took your advice and "ran" from the purchase of the used Saab. Sharing your experience convinced me. Will check out the Mazda and the new 9-2x. You were a lot help! Thanks again.
Don't Do it!!!! If the car already has 40+K miles, that means it is almost out of the original warranty. The extended warranty, offered on certified Saabs, you have to review the fine print, to see what it really covers. I have a '98 Saab 900s. I'm at the dealer nearly every other week, or month with problems, after it ran out the warranty. I bought an extended warranty for $2000, ... Read More
Have never purchased a used car before and my head is spinning. KBB for the car is $20,730. Edmunds is $18,287 for this area. Dealer is asking $21,500. The car is "certified"--not sure what that means ---dealer claims I need to add $1,500 to any price I see. Car has 40,500 miles on it. I'm thinking I should look for a newer car. Also hear a funny sound when turning the ... Read More
My 2001 9-3 is in the shop again (3rd time having it towed off the side of the road in 3.5 years). Anyway, I'm just now within 6 months of lease end and I want to know what your options have been during the same time period. Does Saab offer customer loyalty options for early lease end? My car has almost 47k with just under 6 months to go. With the ... Read More
I am coming to the end of my lease on a 2001 Volvo C70 coupe. I like it but it is not practical with a small family...wife, 13 months old kid and a 50lb. dog. I'm down to the 9-3 or the Volvo S60 2.5T (208 hp) FWD or AWD. I like the AWD feature of the volvo that saab doesn't have. I am the primary drive but use the back ... Read More
jchan2... I live in San Jose, CA. I've been looking for "my" 9-3 since Sept/Oct '03, and if all goes well, will be in my shiny, laser red/charcoal gray 2001 9-3 SE (5 spd) within two weeks. (Can't wait!) The Saab specialist who found the car for me says that the 9-3 hatches are in relatively higher demand nowadays. Reason being (no surprise here): Saab no longer makes'em. In fact, he ... Read More
Thanks for the input. We were not necessarily planning to go to Sweden, but it had been part of a long-term pkan for some point during our lives. When you say they pay for 2 plane tickets, 1st night stay and two meals, is that what they call $1000 in travel expenditures. I was under the impression that the first nights stay and two meals were included, then they just cut ... Read More
Well, it sees someone's about tos core a good deal on a 2001. :-) I am not sure why the feeling is there that the car will be going - the Saab 9-3 is a very durable car, and there are plenty of them driving around very well indeed with well over 200k miles on the odometer. It's one of the reasons I bought a "GM 9-3" Saab (no leasing for ... Read More
There were a few issues with the 2000 model year, mostly annoyances. I recommend you look at the 2001 model year. GM had more play in how Saab worked, not to mention components are a little cheaper. I have a 2001 9-3 SE and have had virtually no problems with mine. Are you looking for automatic or manual?
I am planning on buying a used Saab SE convertible (what does 'SE' really mean?) and have been test driving 1999-2001 9-3 convertibles at several area Saab dealers. One thing I've noticed is that there appears to be a fair amount of vibration and shake that can be felt in the steering wheel when driving over all but smooth roads. One dealer told me it was probably due to bad wheels ... Read More
I would like to get one. my 2000 93 just got totalled by a maniac. Any idea where i might be able to get one of those unsold 2002/2001 934 dr hatchbacks?
I sent email/fax to various Chicago Saab dealers (including Exchange and Patrick). Exchange gave me better quote. I got a 2001 9-3 from Exchange. I had service at Patrick one time and was very disappointed. It is a combined Cadallic and Saab site. It's liked an old-fashion GM site. Now I always bring my car back to Exchange even though they are quiet far away from my home because it is ... Read More
I bought my 2001 9-3 at 3,000 below invoice just over a year ago (in ottawa). They were just getting the 2002 models in and eagerly keeping the lots clear for when the 2003 came. I suspect that you could get a 2002 9-5 for that much or more below invoice. They are going to be trying to keep the lots clear for when the new one comes as a 2004 ... Read More
From Edmunds review: With a couple of screens already on the dash, some of you might wonder why a navigation system is not on the options list. A nav system is available in the European market, but Saab has not yet decided whether to offer it in the U.S. for 2004. We suspect that its omission has something to do with limited consumer interest; a J.D. Power survey released last year ... Read More
Can anyone help me with a price for a 2001 9-3??? I've been offered a 2001 9-3 with automatic trans leather heated seats very very clean 28k miles runs clean and sweetily (I think...) for $18,700. This took some doing on my part. The car has 2 yrs of orig warranty remaining; plus 2 yrs/50K miles of certified used saab warranty. is this a good deal? what am I missing? Thanks ... Read More
I lease a 2001 9-3 Viggen 4-door...my sixth Saab. I need to get a new and large SUV (Car Pool, etc) and would like to transfer my lease to someone who will take over payments. Is there a reputable e-based service that facilitates this type of transaction? Details are: Lease through Saab Financial began 1/22/01. 42 month lease ends on June '04. That's 19 months to go. Lease payment is $539.00/m ... Read More
Has anyone tried to sell or trade an old model Saab for a new one? I've got a 2001 base 9-3 half way through a 4 year lease. But I sure would like to try the new one. If you made that move, how did you make it work financially??
Anyone own or seriously test drive the new 9-3 yet? I'll confess, I'm not a Saab loyalist as I never really cared for their previous styling, but from the pics I've seen, the 9-3 is a nice looking car inside and out. I've got a 2001 Intrigue which I absolutely love to drive, but seems to be turning out to be a lemon. First choice would be to ditch it for ... Read More
In another 2+ months I will bid my beloved 2000 Saab 9-3 Base model farewell. I got a call from Saab saying that they would call me in the next 2 weeks to schedule an appointment to come and look at the car for lease end inspection purposes. This car has provided 3 years (close to it) and almost 36,000 miles of reliability and fun. The car was brought to the ... Read More
i bought a early 1999 production 3er and it has been more reliable if you will than any japanese product ive owned,i know most avoid a 1st year production but in my case there have actually been more issues reported with 2000-2001 models. i belive starting with the platform the new 9 3 will prove to be much more substantial.As they point out the question is has too much Saab been ... Read More
I, too, enjoyed the uniqueness and marvelous versatiltiy of a Saab 900 for almost 7 years. When we discoverd we were going to be parents back in '95, one of my fears was that my evil wife would instantly turn into a "soccer mom" and demand an SUV or Minivan to replace her fun,fun,fun Nissan Sentra SE-R. Luckily, she is (although evil) an intelligent and sensible woman and a green '95 ... Read More
I am shopping around for a used 2000-2001 Saab 9-3 2 door 5 speed and was wondering if anyone knew of any new 2001's that still might be leftover at a dealer. Any input or responses would be greatly appreciated.
In today's newspaper, I saw they were advertising $8k markdowns on 2001 Saab's around here.
I saw the same thing over here in the SF Bay Area...brand new unsold 2001's. Shows that dealers have to mark these cars down to get them to move. And even then they can't (or won't) do it. Not sure what they're waiting for. When the 2003's come out these old models are gonna be even more undesirable. I guess they're gonna hold onto them until they become collector's items and ... Read More
I stopped by the Saab dealer in my area today (Kansas City) and he had what appeared to be 3 brand new 2001 9-3's on his lot. I couldn't get an odometer reading, but the cars still had their original factory stickers on the windows. Tires looked brand new, so I assumed these are brand new cars. Can this be correct? Aren't the 2003's due out in 3 months or so? ... Read More
logic1, While I appreciate your opinion......a few facts to back up my position. 2001 Model year sales for brands in the U.S. Saab____________37,556 (18,374 of which are 9-3 Audi____________83,283 BMW_____________213,127 Mercedes Benz___206,638 10 month period in 2000 (by competing models) Saab 9-3________16,397 Audi A4_________28,425 BMW 3 Series____71,422 Mercedes C Class___27,672 Volvo S60__________202 (NEW model late in year) The majority of these cars are NOT 4 cylinder, nor are they turbo charged ... Read More
This is a '99; the car that in 2001, finished tied with a Lexus and two other Japanese cars for TOP SPOT - no faults found - in Which?, the UK consumers association periodical. I you don't believe me, try a search: 'How reliable is your new car?" at the BBC I have 78k km on this car and am enjoying every minute of it. The car has cachet because you ... Read More
I have located two "slightly" used vehicles for sale by private parties. The first is a 2002 Passat GLS (1.8), automatic, leather, and otherwise pretty well loaded up, with about 14,000 miles on it....for about 20K (not bad). The second is a 2001 Saab 9-3 SE, manual transmission (I prefer) with about 16,000 miles, similarly loaded....for about 18K-19K. Consensus seems to be that driving the Passat is more fun....but Passat's are ... Read More
I'm going to pick up my 2001 Honda Prelude Type SH on Saturday. The Prelude will eventually replace my 2000 Saab 9-3 either when the lease is up in December or I hit the magical 36,000 mile mark (At which point my Saab will sit in the driveway until December).
I lease my Saab through Saab credit, but my Dad leases his 2001 Infiniti QX4 through Chase. I remember when we picked my dad's car up, there was a clause in the Chase lease that stated that Chase will cover up to $1500 in damages for needed repairs to the vehicle at lease end. The dealer cited that's one of the reasons they use chase as opposed to Nissan as their ... Read More
Sorry to hear about all of your problems. My wife just picked up an '02 9-3SE Saturday and loves it. Why not? All of 100 miles on it so far! I'll admit this is the first car I've ever LEASED, having owned Acuras for the past 15 years, and while they've become somewhat bland, still exhibit near bullet-proof reliability. Hopefully, the problems have been confined to the 1999 through 2001 models, ... Read More
First off all I can say is stay away...no rebate is large enough to put up with this car. You can read my earlier posts from a year ago about all the positives of this car which there are many....but here are the negatives: 1) Rattles rattles and more rattles. And if it doesn't rattle it squeaks, thumps,scrapes and any other adjective you can think of. To give you an idea ... Read More
Ok, ok thanks for the answers. I understand on the opinion on Edmund's Townhall is valuable stuff when considering purchasing a new car. I also understand people tend to voice dissatisfaction over satisfaction more. So does this mean that the complains on this 9-3 represents a small number of people over all? Also, I noticed that most of the people here who are not happy with their Saabs or 9-3s are ... Read More
Prior to my Saab, I had had a VW Scirocco. As such, the Saab was a pretty big step up in size, mostly for back seat, but also for cargo volume. I spent 2001 looking around for a suitable replacement for the Saab. It went slowly, mostly because of a lot of other commitments which stole my free time. There really aren't that many hatches out the marketplace, although things have ... Read More
I disagree with the poster who says the 900 and the 9-3 are the same car and unreliable. Half of my 900's problems were in the manual transmission. If this gearbox was changed between the 900 and 9-3, please state what production year this happened and what the specifics were. And FWIW, attitude in the dealership's service department is model independent. I have a 9-3. Best car I ever owned. I ... Read More
I disagree with the poster who says the 900 and the 9-3 are the same car and unreliable. I have a 9-3. Best car I ever owned. And the UK Consumers Association ranked the two-year old 9-3 (1999) most reliable tied with three others, none of which was a Mercedes. http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/uk/newsid_1470000/1470045.stm The people who have compared the two in the Saabnet board consider the Merc dull. A very nice car and ... Read More
you both will like this one. I do love my 2000 9-3! While I haven't had anywhere near the problems that huntzinger had during ownership and jas28 during his lease period, I decided long ago (when I signed the lease agreement) that I was just going to turn the car in at the end of the lease (nothing against the car, but I've never been a lease, then buyout kinda guy) ... Read More
Saab usually has $4000-$5500 incentive and many dealers are willing to sell their cars at invoice because there is another 2% dealer holdback. You can get a loaded auto base 9-3 (not in 2002 though) for less than 25K and a SE for ~$26-7K. In 2001, there was a $5500 incentiove for Viggen. You can do all your calculation. Even a SE has more/similar horsepower and torque than a C230 and ... Read More
Hi! I noticed there's not a lot of postings at this particular site (9-3) compared to other makes and models. Does this mean everyone loves their Saab? (linking Saab with GM and being an ex and current Acura owner, I somehow doubt that). Regardless, it appears my wife wants to sell her hardcore reliable '95 Integra and buy a 2002 9-3 SE. What has been the experience of the 9-3 owners ... Read More
Just wondering what year your car is because the a/c unit was improved for 2001 and I understand it was somewhat inadequate for the model years prior
I got a quote from Lehman Saab in Miami on a 2001 SE for 26,900, but when i went to see him-- the guys name was Al Vitoria, he jacked up the price to 30k when i told him i wanna lease the car. Same problem with Gold Coast Saab in Pompano beach Can anybody advice on how to go about getting the least price for the car.
Hey dmf000...You are correct the base models have been discontinued and the 2dr hatchback is only available as the viggen for 2002. The 4dr SE has be decontented and the price has been lowered. Some standard items for 2001 are options on the SE for 2002...still after adding all the options back on the list price on my loaded SE will be $2555 lower for 2002. I am guessing the factory ... Read More
Hi, Saab-owners. I understand that for 2002, Saab will no longer be offering the Base 9-3 models. Maybe that's why I found a price online from Carsdirect.com that seems incredibly low - $22.7 for a 2001 Base 3-dr with auto. Is this a good deal? I test drove one and it drove great. I'm partial to hatchbacks, but I noticed, compared to my lowly Ford Probe, that the Saab had very ... Read More
Have heard the following noises in my new saab.......(now w/1700 miles a) a clicking/pusling sound when I apply the brakes... b) doesn't take bumps well.......rattles in the back.......(dealer originally installed a few wahsers in the back seat to help the noise.but returned) c) brakes squeak when applied only in reverse....... Anybody have something similar???????? thanks
Hey fellow Saabers! I just traded out my 1999 9-3 SE auto for a silver 2001 9-3 SE manual...What a difference!!! I never really appreciated manual until now! The power difference is amazing not to mention the increase in fuel economy.... I should have gotten manual before, but I guess I needed to learn from my mistake. I was also how amazed at how much the dealer got for my car. ... Read More
I'm getting the idea from your last post that you are not quite yet willing to part with your 9-3. As far as cars that have character like the 9-3 the list is short..but depends on what exactly you are looking for in a car. The VW golf GTI turbo will have 180 hp for 2002 and was a blast to drive when it had 150hp but the freeway ride is ... Read More
Hello, again. I posted a message here back in March when I first purchased my "service loaner" 2001 9-3 and thought I would give the Edmunds.com readers an update. I have put about 10,000 miles on the car so far, almost all of them on the highway, but have had many more problems than I care to admit. In a word, I would sum up my Saab experience as "disappointing". Here ... Read More
You got a great price. Based on your numbers you got the SE for less than invoice minus the incentive. It doesn't get much better than that. The Saab dealers must be really anxious to move out the remaining 2001 models since it appears they are willing to eat into their holdback to sell them. Good luck with the car.
I would venture to guess that the Saab incentives will continue until the dealers sell off all the remaining 2001 and 2002 9-3s. I beleive that the 9-3 is going to be replaced by a new model in 2002/2003. Therefore, although the incentive may continue to go down, as it has from $5000 in January to $4300 in May, it is likely to continue as long as the 9-3s are on ... Read More
I test drove a 9-3 two weeks ago. The dealer told me a $4300 incentive currently exists, down from $4700 a month ago and $5000 a few months back. I easily negotiated a $24,000 price on a new 2001 9-3 four door five speed manual with leather, sunroof and heated seats. I would have bought the car that day, however, the dealer wouldn't give me what I needed on my trade ... Read More
I purchased a 2001 Saab 9-3 SE about a month ago. I test drove the base model and the SE... the SE with 205 HP and automatic is quicker and more fun to drive than the Base with 185 HP. The SE also comes with a sport tuned suspension and low profile larger tires which improves the handling dramatically. I owned a 1995 Maxima a few years ago and to compare ... Read More
Hello-I've owned a 9-5 for a couple of years, though I originally intended to buy the 9-3 (incentives at the time made the price of the 9-5 less than a 9-3SE.) Anyways, the car has been outstanding for me. I haven't spent a dime on repairs, though I have done all of the Saab recommended maintenance. My dealership experience has been very good as well, as I've bought an Suburu from ... Read More
I just purchased a 2001 4-door silver 9-3 service loaner from a dealership in Akron, Ohio. After researching the vehicle pricing on line, I e-mailed the (2) Saab dealers in my area and asked for pricing on the entry-level car. The one dealer couldn't help me, he only had some 2000 loaners available and without the incentive, they were priced higher than new 2001's. The other dealer had a silver 4-door, ... Read More
Do I understand your post correctly, floppym? The Hatchback is the main reason I've loved my Saabs - just upgraded to a 2001 9-3 and am already a little disappointed that the cargo area isn't completely flat like my old 900... but NO hatchback at all? The good news is -- should impact my resale value in a positive way!
If anyone finds out how to do this, please post. In some Saabs, apparently there is a fuse for it. In 99 9-3's, there is a known wire to cut. But in 2000 and 2001 9-3's, I haven't found anyone who knows what wire to cut, and there isn't a fuse for it. Any info apreciated.
I'm taking delivery of a 2001 9-3 SE within the next few days and am seriously considering upgrading to the Saab sport exhaust right off the bat. All the literature that I've read claims a 7 hp increase. The dealer claims it is more like 3 hp. Does anyone have any insight on this? Also, how does the sport exhaust affect the torque curve? I haven't seen any info. on that ... Read More
I know that www.intellichoice.com offers detailed information on vehicle maintenance costs. It's more likely that you'll find that information in their used vehicle instead of the new ones, since they usually don't have enough data for new ones. If they don't have it for the 2001's, try looking at the 99 Saab 9-3's or earlier. That might give you a good idea for the newer ones. Hope this is helpful. Mary ... Read More
Just about a month ago bought a loaded 2001 9-3 SE 5dr auto for $28,200, or about $7K less than MSRP. Saabs are fairly popular here in suburban DC, so I count this as a good deal. The TMV clued me into the discount, but it didn't factor in all the options properly (I forget how I deduced this.) This was a NO HAGGLE price that the salesman offered after a ... Read More
I received the same deal in South Florida, $23462, for a 9-3 5Speed with leather, cd, sunroof, heated seats (not like I will be needing them), etc. They offered a 7.2% financing rate also. What about you? It looks like the manufacturer is giving the dealers a huge incentive to move 2000 and 2001 models off the lot for the upcoming 2002 models. Looks like a good deal. I will most ... Read More
Just about a month ago bought a loaded 2001 9-3 SE 5dr auto for $28,200, or about $7K less than MSRP. The TMV clued me into the discount, but it didn't factor in all the options properly (I forget how I deduced this.) This was a NO HAGGLE price that the salesman offered after a test drive and serious interest and intelligent questions were asked. That meant that the out-the-door price ... Read More
Shopping for a 2001 Saab 9-3? Check out Edmunds' pricing information for the 2001 Saab 9-3 4dr Hatchback (2.0L 4Cyl Turbo 5M) in their True Market Value Deals of the Week. Good luck. ;-) Pocahontas Host Hatchbacks Message Board