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Volvo S40, Sedan
#1335 of 1807 05 vs 06
Aug 17, 2005 (7:57 am)
2005 S40 2.4M with Climate Package.
final price after all discounts(no frieght, before tax): $19622+$78.50fees
$2500 down $347X60 months
1. Did I get a good deal?
2. Is steering wheel audio-control the only change between base 2.4?
3. Why 2005 more than 200LBs less than the 2006?, according to the chart.(the buttons on the steering wheel? )
4. Is 89 acceptable to this engine or I have to pay for 91 octane?
5. How do I break-in for a new generation Volvo? (my big family all drove Volvo's: 240's, 760's, 740's)
6. Is "check engine " light a concern? (it was on during the test drive but they fixed it later on. I was told the tank cao was loss)
#1336 of 1807 Re: Ignition/stalling problems [newvolowner2]
Aug 19, 2005 (7:29 am)
I have a 2005 S40 and have had the same problem - get in the car, turn the key - nada. They checked the readout, and the ignition switch barrel was faulty. It has been replaced and worked fine for 1 1/2 months, but now I have the same problem. They are looking into it, I'll keep you posted with results.
By the way, I have found that if you lock and unlock the car (from the outside) and/or wait several minutes, then it will start.
#1337 of 1807 Re: Ignition/stalling problems [s40owner]
Aug 19, 2005 (5:22 pm)
That is unbelievable. You have a newer model and your S40 is doing the same thing. Why is Volvo still in business, while manufactoring these cars? I took it to the Volvo dealer and they thought it was a loose battery cable. They tighten it and it worked for a while.
#1338 of 1807 Re: Engine Speed sensor [newvolowner2]
Aug 20, 2005 (9:14 am)
According to my Bently manual, for a '91 volvo 240, the speed sensor is located on the transmission bell housing, next to the engine. Good luck getting to it: I'm trying to figure it out myself at the moment. I might just tow it to a mechanic to perform the job. The part, btw, is $123.00 at volvopartsdirect.com
Aug 25, 2005 (2:00 pm)
Has anyone purchased or thought of purchasing an EVOLVE aerodynamic kit for their s40. If so, any thoughts on that????
#1341 of 1807 Re: Ignition/stalling problems [s40owner]
Aug 25, 2005 (2:53 pm)
So S40 owner, have you heard anything back from Volvo mechanics about your 05 ignition problems.
#1342 of 1807 Re: Ignition/stalling problems [s40owner]
Aug 28, 2005 (7:24 am)
I had the exact same problem on my new s40. I've had a 2005 t5 for less than 2 weeks and it's been in the shop for a total of 5 days already. There have actually been 3 problems -- the first: the stereo turned off/presets were erased (this required 2 visits to upgrade the software properly.
On the 2nd visit, I had the dealer look at the other problems -- the 12v power outlets in the car stopped working on the 4th day I had it and the ignition problem described above (start,stall, start, run).
When I picked up the car I asked the mechanic what they had done to fix the ignition problem. He replied -- Nothing. He advised me that I needed to use 87 Octane from a brand-name gas station. I explained that I had filled the tank with 87 Octane from Exxon. He just shrugged. I explained that my internet research led me to believe that there were many people having the exact same problem. He admitted that was so and that Volvo had no fix for it but that they were working on software upgrades that would be out in 2 months. Evidently they are blaming the issue on the summer gas blend now for sale at gas stations in my area because it evaporates in the line/injector.
In my state, 4 visits to fix an unresolved problem triggers action under the lemon law. I'll be stating as much when I contact the dealer this week seeking relief.
Sep 06, 2005 (2:19 am)
Looking to buy an s40 T5, premium pkg, audio pkg, climate pkg. Dealer had sticker at 29995. Looking to lease it and the discount on it was 3500. putting the monthly payments at 397 a month. Putting 2500 down. Is this a good deal? I was trying to go towards invoice which was listed on line at 25300, but they will not budge. Salesperson said this is a luxury car in a higher class, it's a volvo. Also on a lease can one ask and possibly get say..... a better wheel pkg than what's on there? Can you bargain on a lease as much as a purchase? Is there a trade $ for the wheels on it? Thanks for the reply.
#1344 of 1807 Re: Good Deal???? [batman702]
Sep 06, 2005 (8:37 am)
Well, I come up w/ $31,550 for an S40 T5M w/ those packages.
Invoice of $29,700.
You can put anything you want on a leased car, you just can't residualize it so it has a dramatic effect on your payment.