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Volvo S40, Sedan
#1321 of 1807 What to offer on S40 T5
Jul 24, 2005 (10:15 am)
2005 Volvo S40 T5
For me this car has a 1000$ rebate and 2500$ manufactuer incentive
List $26395 MSRP
4** Metallic Paint MSRP 475 Invoice 408
MC553 Premium Package MSRP 2195 Invoice 1887
TMP086 Geartronic 5-Speed Automatic Transmission MSRP 1200 Invoice 1200
MC559 Audio Package MSRP 850 Invoice 731
MC555 Sport Package MSRP 750 Invoice 645
000438 Bi-Xenon Headlamps MSRP 700 Invoice 602
$33260 MSRP Total $31015 Invoice Total (includes $695 dest charge)
So 31015 - 3500 = 27515 + tax 8.1% = 29744
What is my offer?
#1322 of 1807 Headlight Setting Options
Jul 24, 2005 (4:17 pm)
I just bought a 2006 S-40 T5 with xenon headlights last week and am perplexed with the two headlight setting options and what is the difference and which setting is preferable. I do have headlight washers and realize that in the "O" setting, every fifth window wash will result in the headlights also being washed. I also know that in the "O" setting, you can flash your highbeams whereas in the top position the highbeams will stay on. Is this it?? Which position do you mostly drive in and am I missing anything....Thanks
#1323 of 1807 Re: What to offer on S40 T5 [aribann]
Jul 25, 2005 (6:10 am)
sounds like you know your offer, no? invoice minus rebates sounds like the right starting point to me.
Interesting, though, that, according to Edmunds and carsdirect, there are no incentives or rebates in my area (other than $1K to current volvo lease owners).
#1324 of 1807 2004.5 "Important Campaign Notice"
Aug 01, 2005 (5:59 pm)
I have a 2004.5 S40. Got in the mail today a letter....
"Volvo has developed new and improved software upgrades to help ensure your continued satisfaction with your vehicle.
The software upgrade will include enhancements to your vehicle's climate control, gear shift response, and radio reception."
#1325 of 1807 Re: The all-new S40-based hardtop convertible [jrct9454]
Aug 01, 2005 (11:34 pm)
Must disagree with your accessment. I don't find my C70 shaky at all.
#1326 of 1807 Re: unexpected repair - bad temperature sensor [prlady1]
Aug 02, 2005 (11:21 am)
Exactly same thing happened to me last week, the car has been in a shop ever since. grrrrr
I had problems with starting, after I started it shoot up to 4500 RPM when I still had it on PARK, when I switched it to REVERSE it lowered RPM but just like with your car it was coasting. I took it to the shop which was v close to my location. When they tried to figure out the problem radiator hose blew up (you had a leak). They changed a hose but it didn't fix the problem. Did changing temp sensor solve your problem?
Thanks for prompt reply - I need my car back!!!!
#1327 of 1807 Suspension / shock absorber adjustment?
Aug 07, 2005 (6:35 am)
My mother is a longtime Volvo owner. She has back problems and has long enjoyed the Volvo ride. She has recently upgraded from a 1989 240 DL to the 2005 S40 and finds the ride to be too "tight" and the firmness of the leather seat, combined with the "bumpier" ride is aggravating her back problems. She has asked the dealer what can be done to soften the ride without much success. The leather seat apparently cannot be substituted for a cloth seat. The tiresw ere over inflated, which helped a bit but not enough. Is there a way to adjust the shock absobers / suspension to soften the ride? Any thoughts, comments or suggestions are greatly appreciated. She is considering replacing the S40 but would prefer staying with Volvo.
Many Thanks in advance!!
#1328 of 1807 Re: Suspension / shock absorber adjustment? [dlennox]
Aug 07, 2005 (3:14 pm)
Leather can be substitued with the T-tec fabric.
Aug 08, 2005 (7:19 am)
Just bought a 2005 S40 T5 AWD and need a car cover. Local dealer wants $325 for one and they would have to order it. My dad's cover for a 2003 S40 will not fit (he doesn't use his). Any ideas where to get one quickly? Have lots of birds in my trees.
Also, I do a lot of highway driving and concerned about rocks being kicked up from trucks ahead of me. Any ideas on hood/bra protection for this model and where to get them? Local dealer doesn't carry anything.
#1330 of 1807 Re: Suspension / shock absorber adjustment? [dlennox]
Aug 08, 2005 (7:49 am)
Going from leather to cloth won't change the ride or the feel in the seat.
Perhaps some sort of seat cover or padding might work, as long as it is kept clear of the seat airbag.
To my knowledge, nobody makes cushier springs and shocks for the S40.
If she has an S40 w/ the sport pkg then perhaps you could get the standard shocks and/or springs.
Sounds like she really ought to be in an S80.