Red J
Member
4 years 10 months ago

The US could still do better than in 2010

saabman
Member
4 years 10 months ago

There are indeed some insane deals out there for US drivers. Charles River Saab in Massachusetts is posting $15,000 off new 9-5s. Shaw Saab is offering $10,000 off 9-5 x-loaners, plus $2,000 owners loyalty. Others offer substantial savings as well. If anyone is in the market, now is definitely a good time to buy. Plus, interest rates are good. And, you can say that you bought your Saab during the window that it truly was independent!

mike saunders
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Wait…you mean that the new 9-5 isn’t built on a GM-derived chassis and isn’t running a GM-sourced drivetrain?

Jeepers, that makes me want to run out and buy a few of them, since they’re “truly independent”!

Bravada from GMI
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Wohoo! Only ten months of stock left! Go SCNA, get those 2010s off the lots by year’s end!

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Im happy to say my son contributed to one of those October sales !

JasonPowell
Member
4 years 10 months ago

I’m happy you can say that too, no need for people to be smart about how many are left or this and that. For those of us that are directly responsible for selling this great product and who depend on the success of Saab to pay our mortgages, I thank you and your son.

74StingSaab
Member
4 years 10 months ago

It was a very proud day for me, to see him grinning ear to ear as he signed papers for his first Saab. As much as I like a new car, the actual paperwork just wears me out.

JasonPowell
Member
4 years 10 months ago

in all fairness, it wears everyone out. One of those things that just has to be done.

kiriakos
Member
4 years 10 months ago

12 cars sold in Canada for October.

kiriakos
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Second worst in Canada is Jaguar at 53 units. In comparison Mercedes-Benz sold 2767 cars and BMW 2432, Audi sold 1414. Just giving people an idea of Canada’s luxury car market. Saab can do a lot better.

zippy
Member
4 years 10 months ago

With all due respect SCNA hasnt exactly done an awful lot to help Saab in Canada.

900 classic cab
Guest
4 years 10 months ago

I’m amazed with the amount of 9-5s in stock with so few months of production. I guess if it resumes quickly the worldwide stock can be easily increased…and also the demand, hopefully 🙂

Thylmuc
Member
4 years 10 months ago

The stock, unfortunately, is more indicative of a low demand. Selling cars in the US is really a tough business. At least in Germany, dealers mostly have one car as a demonstrator, and only order after a deal is made. Bespoken, to say so.

kiriakos
Member
4 years 10 months ago

9-5’s should be flying off the lots with the prices they’re offering..

jim
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Sorry to repeat earlier comments but here it is. Sales are a function of demand and price. The cars (at sticker price) will sell at about 100 units a month, so we sill have 2 years worth of stock. At sticker minus $15,000, you can get the volume Saab originally wanted, and more. These low sales counts reflect the fact that NOBODY KNOWS how affordable 9-5s really are at the moment. And why would they… Saab MSRP quoted in the media suggests the opposite.

Thylmuc
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Except that the dealerships are ruined. I can hardly believe that they make any profits. It is more cleaning the inventory to make room either for the new model year, or for more Subarus…

Baver
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Got a really good deal on a new 2011 9-5 Aero a few weeks ago, but needed to drive 2/3 of the way across the US to get it. It was worth it, though. Great car!

blksaabth
Member
4 years 10 months ago

How do car sales help saab? I.E. Have the cars at the dealership already been paid for to saab, and sit on the lot, and when sold the dealer keeps all the money?

Or does saab only get paid for the cars sitting on the lot when the car is actually sold?

Just wondering.

JasonPowell
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Every car sold helps Saab because when we move old stock and clear out say an inventory problem, then we order more cars and it goes full circle.

saabman
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Plus, it gets the cars on the road where they can be seen. With the 9-3s that’s not such a big deal, as there are a few around. But the new 9-5s are rare and the 9-4xs are even rarer. The more they are seen, the more people will want them.

AERO 11
Member
4 years 10 months ago

The deals are awesome!!! I bought a new 2011 9-5 Aero XWD Turbo6. MSRP was $53,350. The car was a managers demo with 3,800 miles on it. I do own a 2006 9-5 so I qualified for the $2,000 loyalty. Tax and tile out the door was $34,800. At that price, I don’t know if there is any new car that can compete with it. Happy Saab owner, second time around. Giddy Up SAAB!!!!

zippy
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Holy [email protected] thats one helluva lot of car for $35000, you lucky guy!!!!

retired saab
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Curious to see the 9-4X numbers for October…

E
Member
4 years 10 months ago

Looks like 64 sold in the US, per the chart above.

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