First of all welcome!
Originally Posted by Wulf
I have only been following Saab for a year now so I don't know how it was for previous years. Rumor has it the 9-3 will have refreshed styling for 2008 so maybe the discounting will start earlier? It's hard to predict the future.
Second, I found this on Trollhattan Saab, http://www.trollhattansaab.net/
, he usually has very reliable sources.
Saab 5 year product plan 2008 - New Aero diesel with twin sequential turbo chargers with similar
performance to V6 petrol.
2009 - New 9-5 Saloon similar size to A6 with 4 wheel drive.
2009 - 9-4X SUV a similar size to BMW X5 but lower.
2010 - New 9-5 Estate
2011 - New 9-3 Saloon
2012 - New 9-3 Sportwagon & Convertible, will be neither a conventional
soft-top or a retractable hard top, something new.
2012 - New 9-1 a smaller model to create a style icon for the Saab brand.
All of these models have been signed off by GM and are guaranteed
So 2008 doesn't appear to be the "Magical" year where we will see a new 9-3.