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Default Thoughts on Dan Martins Auto Depot?

They have three wagons and are within driving distance. The prices seem a bit high overall.

Has anyone dealt with them in the past?

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You might want to put your city and state in your profile, might help
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Sorry, they are in NY (Yonkers). I am in PA.
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Sorry, they are in NY (Yonkers). I am in PA.
You might want to to cast a wider net and go nationwide.
While dealers have some benefits on cars this old they may not be the best option.


I would try buying from a private sale for the best deal.

If you prefer a dealer, this is a respected former SAAB dealer in Iowa that will probably help you find a good condition SC.

https://www.dandeerytoyota.com/searc...-lc2560/s:yr1/


Here is the contact info for the SAAB guy there. He goes far and wide to find great SAABs, as far as Hawaii

Randy Friedley
Dan Deery Motor Co.
7404 University Ave.
Cedar Falls, IA 50613
319-277-4500
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Dan Deery must think these are new cars...too expensive for me.


Dan Martin is not a new dealer, they just have a bunch of SAABs. BTW, I am looking nationwide.


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So, Dan Martin has a 2009 9-5 wagon (snow silver) with 50K for $12,500. It appears to be in pristine shape.



Arghh.. I only got $7,300 for my 2007 9-5 wagon.


I would really like an AERO, Manual Transmission or Griffen, but this one looks fantastic. Thoughts?
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2009 9-5s are rare, Griffin editions even more so. I've seen one auto Griffin wagon for sale in Toronto, and it went in a day. I saw another Griffin wagon whose owner said it was manual, and that it took him a long time to find it.


On the other hand, I'd be careful about paying premium prices for a car that may have been exposed to a lot of road salt.


On the third hand, paying a lot for a 'pristine' 10 year old car may not make sense unless it was truly rustfree and the interior is mint. Unless the service history is also super-extensive, you will be doing mechanical work on it sooner or later anyway.
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I usually compromise for a good deal. You're giving up your v6 and manual here, and paying a premium if they don't negotiate. Could always call em up and lowball em. Maybe they want it off the lot, never know.
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So, Dan Martin has a 2009 9-5 wagon (snow silver) with 50K for $12,500. It appears to be in pristine shape.



Arghh.. I only got $7,300 for my 2007 9-5 wagon.


I would really like an AERO, Manual Transmission or Griffen, but this one looks fantastic. Thoughts?
The price is steep, but we are talking about the NYC market so I am not surprised.
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Probably worth a call with a reasonable, best offer. Not like there are a lot of SAAB nuts out there. At some point, they just need to move the inventory off the lot.
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Probably worth a call with a reasonable, best offer. Not like there are a lot of SAAB nuts out there. At some point, they just need to move the inventory off the lot.

True, but it looks like they just got this one.


What would you consider a reasonable offer?
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The price is steep, but we are talking about the NYC market so I am not surprised.

My wife would be fine with it, but she really wants ventilated seats. My old 9-5 spoiled her.
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2009 9-5s are rare, Griffin editions even more so. I've seen one auto Griffin wagon for sale in Toronto, and it went in a day. I saw another Griffin wagon whose owner said it was manual, and that it took him a long time to find it.


On the other hand, I'd be careful about paying premium prices for a car that may have been exposed to a lot of road salt.


On the third hand, paying a lot for a 'pristine' 10 year old car may not make sense unless it was truly rustfree and the interior is mint. Unless the service history is also super-extensive, you will be doing mechanical work on it sooner or later anyway.

I think the car is originally from New Mexico. There will be fewer and fewer examples like this.


I am finding out how rare my 07 AERO with all options truly was.

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I usually compromise for a good deal. You're giving up your v6 and manual here, and paying a premium if they don't negotiate. Could always call em up and lowball em. Maybe they want it off the lot, never know.

True. I would think 10K is reasonable, but NYC is probably the reason for such a high price.
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Just did a local search in my area (Toronto), with the exception of the 50K low mileage, I would think somewhere around $8k would be fair. It is still an old car that will need work.
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Just did a local search in my area (Toronto), with the exception of the 50K low mileage, I would think somewhere around $8k would be fair. It is still an old car that will need work.

It sold yesterday, so someone really wanted it badly.


I would have paid that much for a Griffin, but it didn't even have ventilated seats. It appeared to be in outstanding condition.
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