More than 6 years ago, the last Saab 9-5 in Trollhättan ran off the tapes. And with the cessation of production began a story that no one had expected.
I remember the following months well. Saab dealers had fresh leasing vehicles on the streets and were worried about the residual values. What would happen if the Saabs came back to the dealerships in 2 to 3 years? Not a few saw the prices in the basement and painted a bleak picture.
It turned out differently, as we know. The 9-5 NG was suddenly the last Saab, the desires grew, and suddenly a residual value king came from Trollhättan. The market was upside down.
In the course of the first market hysteria there were excesses. Fans bought pre-production vehicles from the 2012 year without knowing what they were doing. The sudden awakening then followed months later when the supposed production vehicle was not serviceable. The excesses are a thing of the past, the market has stabilized at a high level.
And he serves almost all customer requirements. If you are looking for a 9-5 NG with low mileage in the year-old car status, you can find it. But will be asked accordingly to the cash. Here come 3 exception offers from Germany and Switzerland.
Saab 9-5 Turbo 4 Aero 2011. 32.700 kilometers.
A very harmonious 9-5 Aero is for sale in Kiel. A few kilometers and good facilities. It only lacks the HUD, but that would be retrofittable. The price: 31.999,00 €
Saab 9-5 Turbo4 XWD. 2012. 35.115 kilometers.
Car Service Erkens has a long Saab tradition. The COC archive was administered for many years and, among other things, Saab was - of course - driven. From the private collection of the owners comes a very exclusive 9-5, almost fully equipped. The Saab is for sale in Wachtendonk. Its price is € 38.910,00
Saab 9-5 Turbo4 XWD. 2011. 12.500 kilometers.
A demonstration car mileage has the Saab 9-5 Turbo4, which is for sale in Sion. Especially 12.500 kilometers should almost spark new car emotions. Accordingly, the Saab is also priced in. It costs 48.900,00 CHF, around 44.500,00 €.
Saab 9-5 Diesel. The cheap entry.
Beyond these 3 offers, there are Saab 9-5 from pre-owned for less money. The cheapest option to move the last Saab is the diesel fraction. The discussion about the diesel engine also works in the Saab warehouse, entry has never been so cheap.
The prices have decreased noticeably in recent months, the entry lures around the 10.000,00 €. The offer is not great, but there are beautiful, well-maintained vehicles from lovers hand underneath. Depending on the place of residence and driving profile, one can weigh the risk of impending entry bans.
While the prices of gasoline vehicles remain at the usual level, a buyer's market has emerged here that could be used.
Important after the purchase: the inspection in a Saab workshop. Vehicles on offer are rarely updated with the latest software version. This is mainly due to the fact that only authorized Saab partners can carry out the updates via the paid access. The issue is neglected, the cars are often old Firmware versions on road. An update protects against costly defects, such as the navigation device.