SAAB Programs in Canada for October

With all that has been reported in the last couple of days, its been hard to think of a good time to tell people about the great programs that Saab is offering at this moment. Before anyone gets any crazy thinking of (this must have something to do with what has been written about in the last two days) these programs came out Oct 1st and are the same as any other manufacturer at this time of year when it comes to the previous model year inventory. So, here are the programs.  On all of the Saab 9-3s there is a $6000 credit for new and existing customers and if you have a 1995 or newer Saab you get a further $2000 in savings for loyalty. That’s an $8000 savings on a 2011 Saab 9-3 and with a starting price for Canada of $36100 that would make the price now at $28100, which blows me away to think of a brand new Saab for under $30000 Canadian, that’s Ford Fusion pricing. When we look at the 2011 SAAB 9-5 the story gets better. The 9-5 has an $8000 credit for new and existing customers and also has the extra $2000 in savings for loyalty if you have a 1995 or newer SAAB, that’s $10,000 in savings. These programs are offered by the manufacturer, see your closest Canadian retailer for any further questions about available models and options. Stock is getting a little low as far as color packages and such, but the dealer network will work together to try to find exactly what you’re looking for as we are still stocked fairly well.

2011 Saab 9-3

An example of one of the great deals sits in front of me. A 2011 Saab 9-3 with a 6 speed transmission with comfort package, Onstar and 17 inch alloy wheels. The comfort package gives you a power passenger seat, headlamp washers, auto dimming mirror with compass and universal garage door opener. MSRP on this vehicle is $39765.00 which some would argue is priced too high, I’m not going to get into that because it’s been exhausted in previous threads, but with the October Sales Program, the price is now set at $31,765.00 which is incredible value for a car that is just so much fun to drive and incredibly attractive and to me seems timeless. Canada pricing is a little different then the US and other markets for that matter, but to give you an idea of the value in that price, right now you can in that price range buy a Mini Cooper S with a starting price of just under $29,000, heck the Fiat 500c Lounge is listed for $24,495 Canadian.

Anyone who has owned a Saab or driven a Saab knows that you don’t need me or one of my sales people to sell you on the vehicles we represent. What makes Saab different is the people, people from the factory to the front lines in the dealerships across the world and the sense of community you get from owning one. Anytime we have the pleasure of having a group of Saab owners in front of us, the conversation and sense of family that comes from having a group together is unlike anything I have seen from any other brand. These new programs should open some eyes as to how much bang you can get for your buck right now when purchasing a new Saab and bring some new and returning Saab owners to that family.
74StingSaab
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Hum… if a program like that comes to the states, Im gonna have to jump in and get that red 9-3X i have been drooling over.

StefanH STHLM
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Yes. Its nice! 🙂

Quixcube
Member
4 years 11 months ago

You can already get 2011 9-3 sedans for less than $25k in the states. Saw a 2011 9-5 for $29k too. The 9-3x will cost a bit more because it’s scarce, but the discounts are already here, officially or not.

Jonas Axelsson
Member
4 years 11 months ago

That still sound high but I do not have the conversion factor. I got a new XWD for $24 a few year back.

One of the problems is that I think under new ownership the prices were kept high. Fair would be a few thousand higher in this climate but $28 for a base does not get my attention.

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 11 months ago

It’s just a shame that another year is here and Saab is having yet another “fire sale”

OliverH
Member
4 years 11 months ago

High rebates have it’s own voice. Doesn’t make me happy. Hopefully the actual situation ends in good manner.

zippy
Member
4 years 11 months ago

If it sells cars then go for it I say. Isn’t selling a car with a rebate better than not selling said car at all? Please correct me if I am wrong. 🙂

Trued
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Heard from a friend that Toronto dealers have a lot of 9-5 Non-Aeros but with the 300 V6 engine. But they lack Navigation. They have been sitting awaiting new owners for a long time. Now it is time to be creative.
– Hirsch them all to 330 bhp and exhaust
– Put in Navigation
– Put on 19″ turbine wheels

ThomasJ
Member
4 years 11 months ago

Great!
Sell the cars and let the new owners talk about the good experience by owning and driving a SAAB.

SaabScott
Member
4 years 11 months ago

I can only hope that I will be in the market (the prospect of a new job may help that) in the near future.

My 2005 9-5 Aero SportCombi currently has about 340,000 kms on it. Still going very, very strong, but no comparison to the new 9-5. I would change in a heart beat … although even if I went with a new 9-5, I would still keep this one. No way I would use the new model the way I use this car!

saabman
Member
4 years 11 months ago
It sounds like a great deal for the Canadians! We have had some awesome sales in the US, too. Last month I bought a 2011 9-3 XWD, with comfort package, moonroof, and Bose stereo for $9,000 off MSRP, including $2000 owner loyalty discount and other incentives. In addition to the $9,000 discount, I got $500 off through the Saab Club of North America membership discount. So, all told it was just $27,860. It was an ex-loaner, so it had 6,000 miles on it. But it’s an awesome car and has some Aero-like style features, such as the dual exhaust. I… Read more »
CYQB
Member
4 years 11 months ago
Even in may, the discount was very good. I got a 2011 9-3 Aero with close to $5500 rebate and 0% financing for 60 months. If you don’t pay cash, it’s a lot of money. My 2005 9-3 Aero was more expensive than the 2011 with more equipment. But more important, I love my Saab and don’t regret my purchase. Great car. If you believe in Saab and have the money, it’s time to make the move and buy a new one. When all the problems will be resolved and the production back on line, those rebate should not come… Read more »
AERO 11
Member
4 years 11 months ago

I bought a 2011 Saab 9-5 Aero XWD on September 2 of this year. MSRP was $53,315. I walked out of the showroom with it for $35,800! I qualified for 3.23 financing rate. Payment is $517 for 60 months. No money down! I live in Ohio. The deals are out there! At that price, I don’t know if there is/are a car that can touch it.

dclloyd
Member
4 years 11 months ago
That’s an unbelievably good deal, and the value for the money can’t be beat. One thing that may (or may not) help to clarify is warranty: if the worst happens and Saab does not survive, is the warranty effectively worthless? When I bought my 2009 9-3 from the local GM dealer there were questions about SAAB as a company at that time, but they guaranteed the warranty. I have no idea whether they are still ultimately responsible, and not that I’d go to them for service unless I had to, but it did make the difference between me buying the… Read more »
artic
Member
4 years 11 months ago

That is a crazy good price! The warranty is a roll of the dice, but your way out in front for now. Good luck and enjoy the new ride.

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