US pricing clarification

Saab USA did their press release with pricing information yesterday, but I had some pricing info for you all around a week ago. It’s only now that I’ve read bothems a bit closer closer that I’ve realised there’s some differences between the two.

Edmunds also have some pricing info that’s a little inaccurate as well, as they’ve overinflated the price increase.

So let clear everything up here.

The MSRP I originally showed for the 9-3 2.0T Sport Sedan was $27,640. However, I neglected to include the freight charge of $745, which brings the base up to $28,385 as it’s advertised on the release and at Edmunds.

Edmunds, however, have written it up as an increase of more that $2,000 over the outgoing model, which isn’t the case. The price they’ve used to base that on is the non-freight 2007 price of $26,250. With the same freight charge included, the actual base price for the 2007 model was $26,995.

What this all boils down to is a 2007-2008 price rise of $1,390 for the 2.0T and a rise of $1,025 for the Aero Sport Sedan. Increases on other variants are similar.

Here’s the full list, with the $745 freight charge added on.

Saab 9-3 Sedan 2.0T – $27,640 + 745 = $28,385

Saab 9-3 Sedan Aero – $34,620 + 745 = $35,365

Saab 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T – $28,885 + 745 = $29,630

Saab 9-3 SportCombi Aero – $35,520 + 745 = $36,265

Saab 9-3 Convertible 2.0T – $38,965 + 745 = $39,710

Saab 9-3 Convertible Aero – $44,920 + 745 = $45,665

The previous pricing entry also gave price information about packages and options.

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  1. I am pulling my hair out trying to decide to get a discounted 2007 or a 2008! I do want the new styling (eye brow light effects, grill, etc), but do not know if the the$4-7K (w/ respective options) difference between the two yeasr is justifiable. This will be my first NEW car, and hopefully a start of a loong Saab partnership.

  2. Abs,

    I don’t think you could go wrong between the 2007 and 2008 models (I love my 2006 9-3 SportCombi 2.0T). However, the new styling on the 2008 has totally made me want to upgrade. While the current generation is attractive, the new 2008s have an impressive, sinister look that I can really see myself driving.

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