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Volvo S40, Sedan
Aug 09, 2004 (5:47 am)
Good news, slightly changed news. I could not remember EXACTLY the prices from the official Volvo price list dated August 3, 2004. The prices with package combination discounts are somewhat lower than I had reported previously.
2005 S40 T5 AWD 6 spd manual $27,710 $27,710
Premium Package (w/discount) $ 2,195 $29,905
Convenience Package (w/disoucnt) $ 305 $30,210
Dynamic Trim Package (no disount)$ 2,025 $32,235
Cold Climate Package (w/discount)$ 625 $32,860
Audio Package (w/disount) $ 850 $33,710
Navigation $ 2,120 $35,830
Bi-Xenon Headlamps $ 700 $36,530
DSTC $ 695 $37,225
Laminated Side Windows $ 300 $37,525
Shipping $ 685 $38,210
Metallic Paint $ 450 $38,660
Automatic Transmission $ 1,200 $39,860
Rear Seat Cushions (dual) $ 300 $40,160
Configured by using “package pricing” it is possible to receive discounts of $1,675 – through shipping, the price w/o package combination discounts is $39,885. Some options when configured stand alone will have their prices changed either up or down to accommodate groupings. For instance, headlight washers can be had without Xenon lights, but Xenon lights cannot be had without washers, if the Climate Package is NOT ordered but Xenon lights ARE ordered, the Xenon light option raises in price to $1,068, e.g.
Now, if VoA will come up with a Volvo brand hands free and eyes free phone system that does NOT require a separate phone line and promises On*Call will come later, perhaps this can stay on your shopping list, if you, like we, are concerned about buying/leasing a technologically behind the curve car (at this price point). Regardless, it does appear that this car is "high value" when put head to head with the A4 3.0 and the BMW 330 xi -- both of these cars, when similarly equipped will be at least $44K and probably more like $45+K using the current on-line configurators, which do not, yet, reflect 2005 (higher, i.e.) prices.
#843 of 1807 Re: Pricing for 2005 S40 [markcincinnati]
Aug 09, 2004 (6:17 pm)
I am still working the quote up with the dealer, but for the following equipment level, the retail price is around $34,000 plus shipping ($685):
2005 S40 T5 Geartronic in Ice White
+ Dark Beige/Quartz Leather Seating
+ Premium Package
+ Sport Package
+ Convenience Package
+ Audio Package
+ Climate Package
+ Bi-Xenon Headlights
+ Laminated Side Windows
+ Haldex AWD
The $34,000 plus $685 for shipping translates to basically 2004.5 prices plus $1,800 for AWD. The principal difference between what I am looking at and what markcincinnati has posted is:
- Metallic paint ($450)
- A/T is included in base car price ($1,200)
(Don't know why you are being charged for A/T)
- Rear seat bolsters ($300)
- Dynamic trim package ($2,025)
- Navigation system ($2,125)
The real question is why an additional $1,200 for the Geartronic transmission - that should not be an additional cost item.... Even at retail, the price for the 2005 S40 would seem to be very competitive with similar configurations from competitors.
#844 of 1807 We are NOT looking for AT and. . .
Aug 10, 2004 (5:43 am)
. . .according to the price sheet I have in my hot little hand, the S40 T5 AWD comes standard with a 6 speed manual transmission.
Before any discount we are $38,210 (Black, not metallic paint).
We expect the discount to be about $3K, perhaps a little bit more.
Without a resolution to the phone or blue tooth issue, however, this car is on our Plan B list for the time being.
Back to Audi for us as Plan A.
We'll see what shakes out. . . .
#845 of 1807 Re: We are NOT looking for AT and. . . [markcincinnati]
Aug 19, 2004 (9:36 pm)
Have you checked out the saab 9-3 or infiniti g35, something tells me u can can get a lot more for your money with those two.
#846 of 1807 S40 seats, padel and front fans
Aug 24, 2004 (9:36 am)
I have the 2001 S40 and I have 2 questions.
Is it normal for the front 4 fan vents to allow air coming in while driving even when fan is turned to 0?
Is there any way to raise the seat further and extend the break/gas padel easily? The driver has very small frame.
#847 of 1807 Re: S40 seats, padel and front fans [cheerful]
Aug 24, 2004 (9:41 am)
1 yes, there always is some airflow.
2 no, not easily. It can be done by a competent shop, although Volvo discourages anyone tampering with the seat mounting.
Pedal extenders can be purchased and affixed to the pedals.
Aug 25, 2004 (2:02 pm)
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Aug 25, 2004 (8:59 pm)
Has anyone heard anything about Volvo potentially offering an R version of the new V50 wagon? Thanks.
#850 of 1807 Pedal extender
Aug 26, 2004 (12:24 pm)
Are they generic or model specific? How good are they? Are they easy to install (or only authorized persons can do it)?
#851 of 1807 Re: Pedal extender [cheerful]
Aug 27, 2004 (10:14 am)
Any company that does handicapped modifications can give you info on pedal extenders.