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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
#2270 of 3081 New S60 2.4 purchase
Apr 26, 2005 (7:17 am)
I am getting ready to buy a brand new 2005 Volvo S60 2.4 with about 7400 miles on the odometer.
Car is a base 2.4 with metallic paint, auto, and leather (no premium package). Dealer is offering about $8000 off the sticker, and it has never been titled (all the maintenance and warranty is still in effect). MSRP is around $30700, and they are offering the car at $22700 before trade-in and taxes. I thought this was a pretty good deal since they are also offering $500 more on my trade-in as well. The final price should be around $21200 plus tax and title. This was a loaner that has been retired from the fleet. Car is in impeccable shape-but should I still ask them for a Carfax report? Please let me know if this is a decent deal...any comments would be appreciated.
#2271 of 3081 Re: New S60 2.4 purchase [saabski]
Apr 26, 2005 (8:05 am)
May I make one suggestion - show your class, get a Carfax report on your own - it is just $9 for a single car, and just tell them your decision.
Asking them to provide a Carfax report is the same as accusing them of lying - dealer has to disclose all relevant info - accidents, etc anyway. And if they do not say anything negative - that is (or supposed to be ) their best knowledge.
22,700 seems like a great deal, consider the "real life" sales prices reported here. And 7500 miles car is better than new, already "broken in", given that it did not have any mishaps.
#2272 of 3081 Re: New S60 2.4 purchase [lev_berkovich]
Apr 26, 2005 (8:16 am)
Buying a used car, get a Carfax.
Buying a dealer loaner, not necessary.
#2273 of 3081 Re: Extended Warranty Purchase [grantchstr]
Apr 27, 2005 (5:14 pm)
The Question was: Leased S60 near expiry: one of the requirements for buying extended warranty is that it has to be purchased 30 days prior to expiry of the existing warranty. Owing to the fact that Volvo wouldnt discuss new lease terms before the last month (isnt this Catch 22???) I have gone past this 30 day day window (mileage is 3,000 under the "limit" so thats no problem) - is there anyway to buy a warranty if I decide to keep the car? It would be taking a huge gamble wouldnt it to keep a 4 year old S60 with no warranty?
Answer: No-one has responded so I will do it myself. Instead of extending the lease I have bought the car for cash but it turns out that the "Volvo" extended warranty that I didnt qualify for (30 day window see above) is in fact a dealer sold commercial plan, not Volvo. There are many other commercial warranties available as well - so far Warranty Direct looks like a safe risk - but warranties are so expensive (for this age/mileage S60 - $2600ish) that I am going to go without one - that kind of money will cover two or three major problems if they occur I should hope.
#2274 of 3081 Re: Extended Warranty Purchase [grantchstr]
Apr 27, 2005 (6:25 pm)
fwiw, i purchased a "warrantybynet" warranty for my used Concorde LXi (1998) and it has been superb... so, at least some aftermarket warranties are worth it...but, I didn't pay $2.6K -- it was something more like $1K...but I can't remember for sure (it was about 4 years ago now...warranty still going strong...)
#2275 of 3081 Re: Extended Warranty Purchase [grantchstr]
Apr 28, 2005 (9:35 am)
Actually, the warranty that you didn't qualify for IS a Volvo service contract.
Yes, the dealers sell them but they are administered by a company w/ Volvo Cars direct approval.
Now, $2600 won't cover 1 major repair on that car. A tranny for example can run $5000.
If I were you, I'd get a warranty.
#2276 of 3081 Re: Extended Warranty Purchase [volvomax]
Apr 28, 2005 (9:44 am)
I think that volvomax did not mean that tranny WILL break during the warranty, I truly hope it will not, but I agree with him - the extended warranty is worthwhile. The Volvo parts are more expensive than other's more mass-production brands, due to the much lower volume of production, and a few less serious repairs can total to over $2600. I have a VIP policy for both of my newer cars - S80 and XC90.
And I have paid $2265 and $2200 respectively. I bought one just before the end of the initial warranty, and other right from the start. Same level of pricing.
#2277 of 3081 Interior Lights at Night in S60R
Apr 28, 2005 (1:24 pm)
I am considering leasing an 05 S60R. I recently test drove one around twilight. My Question is how do the interior lights look at night? I mean the three series BMW's are pretty much all amber light, new Audi' s a combination of amber and blue (borrowed/stolen from VW). What happens to the blue and silver dials of the Volvo at night? What color is the stereo and all the other lights like at night?
Also, I was shocked to learn the SR60R is only two inches wider and two inches wider than the A4. It drives like a much larger car. This must be due to the turning radius?
Thanks for your input.
Apr 28, 2005 (3:25 pm)
In post #2277 I said,
"Also,I was shocked to learn the SR60R is only two inches wider and two inches wider than the A4."
I meant to say two inches longer and two inches wider.
#2279 of 3081 Sunroof Rattle
Apr 29, 2005 (6:05 pm)
What the hell is loose up there? It seems to be coming from above or behind the sliding curtain. I've even reached up and felt the glass to see if it actually jiggles in its track. Is there a fix or remedy? I hate to have a dealer tear into it and possibly make it worse. That is really the only rattle that has developed in my 2001 T5 but it is pronounced and annoying.