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Volvo S40, Sedan
#365 of 1807 S40,A4,SAAB,BMW 3's, etc.
Nov 21, 2000 (5:57 pm)
If I just want a base model, I think I'll pick S40 (actually, a base A4 1.8t costs similar as S40 but everyone expects an A4 has sunroof). If I want sunroof, wood trim, AWD, I'll buy A4 1.8t (However, a 2001 1.8t has no wood trim... Don't need quattro ? Why buy an A4 ? Buy a 2002 Passat 1.8t). If you option sunroof, leather and wood trim to a S40, its price will be very close to an A4 1.8t.
SAAB 9-3 is a good car but it costs a little bit more than an A4 1.8t. A 9-3 may be faster but its interior is a little bit old-fashion or strange. I prefer Audi.
Of course I like BMW the most. If I have more money to spend, I'll buy a 325 AWD (I think $400+ for foldable rear seats is crazy.)
It surprises me S40 has more front head room, leg room, but it has less rear leg room than an A4...
S40 is more liked a Japanese car than a Volvo.
#366 of 1807 Lease figures?
Nov 21, 2000 (7:11 pm)
My lease will be up soon on my 98 Accord EX Coupe (v6). I love the car but I think I'm ready for a change. Is anybody willing to share what they're lease payments are on a new, fairly loaded (leather, sunroof, wood trim) s40? Figuring 3 years, 12K miles, and maybe 1,500 down? Any help would be appreciated! Also, I could've sworn Volvo.com offered a manual trans. but I guess this is not true?
#367 of 1807 Spooky4 what a deal!
Nov 23, 2000 (3:51 am)
Are they doing it for v40's? They're not advertising it, thats for sure...What state are you in? How much total out the door?
#369 of 1807 SCREAMING DEAL
Nov 24, 2000 (4:29 pm)
hope everyone had a nice thanksgiving.
just picked up the s40 this moring. I'm in Columbus,Ohio.sticker was $ 28,545. Lease was $ 279.00 with $ 2,779 cap cost reduction. included gap protection,and 15,000 miles. They made the first payment. Don't know if they're doing it for the wagon,sticker is $ 1,000 higher on the v40.This was the only red (non Metallic) the dealer had.
#370 of 1807 Volvo for life ??
Nov 25, 2000 (7:13 pm)
My Volvo (lease)experience began in February 2000
with the S40, leather, sun roof, wood trim etc.
The only "complaint" I have so far is that I
notice an excessive amount of wind noise.
(When I test drove the car, I left the lock box on the rear window so I didn't notice the noise). Anyway, when I mentioned it to the dealer, they said that it was due to the side mirror.
However, I strongly believe that the car is not
fit properly. Is anybody else experiencing this
problem ?. Right now it's for 39 mos, not for life.
Nov 27, 2000 (9:09 pm)
Regarding post #386:
mbruns, my experience is that unless you want a Lexus or big Benz, you should expect a minimal amount of either wind noise or road noise (tires). I'm quite certain that you shouldn't expect the S40 to be whisper quiet except for on new roads. If you get a chance, ask your dealer for a test drive in another S40 for comparison. The noise should probably be there but it shouldn't be intrusive (if it is then there probably is a problem of some sort). Fit of the body panels would be one of the last culprits I would suspect of causing wind noise but I suppose it is possible.
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Nov 28, 2000 (6:41 pm)
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#373 of 1807 WOW...what a deal!
Nov 29, 2000 (4:38 pm)
Last night I picked up my new S40. Red (non-metallic) with light taupe leather interior. Came with the leather/cd package, sunroof, cold weather package and wood interior package.
Ready for this...NO MONEY DOWN (Volvo sign and drive program), Volvo paid the first month, I paid the taxes up front.
Ready for this...$359/month for 39 months (actually 38 months since Volvo paid the 1st month). I think this is a terrific deal and I could not match it with any competing car...especially the safety features.
Have not seen this deal mentioned on this forum but it seems to be available in the New York region.
Looking forward to many happy miles.
#374 of 1807 lease deal ends tomorrow
Nov 30, 2000 (2:22 am)
I want to lease an S40--the sign & drive deal ends tomorrow (Volvo waives 1st month pmt, sec deposit, and acquisition fee)--ony $575 dest. charge remains. The dealer I worked with today had two cars I am interested in--both loaded w roof, audio, leather. One has cw pkg, one sport pkg. The dealer has quoted me 27500 as the cap cost on each-dealer prices are both about 28,600. Is this reasonable? W/holdback, the dealer stands to make no less than 1100 on each car. Should I continue to try to work the price down or is this fair? Need help soon-deal ends tomorrow!!