One of my work colleagues is considering a new car at the moment and at this point he is, at least, considering Saabs.
He spotted a Saab 9-5 for sale locally today and I was surprised to see it priced at around $15,000. It was a 1998 model and had done around 135,000 kilometers. I’ve still got the Saab 9-5 pegged as a $20,000 car in my own mind for the Australian market, but a quick search shows that there’s actually plenty of sub-$15K Saab 9-5s on sale here.
Providing the car checks out alright, this seems like outstanding value to me. Higher kilometers aren’t too much of a concern if it’s been looked after OK. But some aren’t even what I’d consider high mileage cars.
Take this one for example:
It’s an early model Saab 9-5 with just 130,000kms on the clock. It’s in the always-nice silver and looks pretty well maintained. It’s got the full compliment of Saab features minus the sunroof but if it’s as good as it looks then it’s a heck of a lot of car for the $13,995 asking price. Haggle it down to $12,500 or so and you’re doing even better.
Here in Australia, I doubt there’s a better buy out there for less than $15K.