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Volvo XC90, SUV
Aug 08, 2009 (2:55 pm)
I want to buy a new 2009 XC90 with 6 cylinder, Versatility Package (3rd row), Rear Entertainment Package, Premium Package, and BLIS. Don't want to pay for any other options. Invoice is $41,000 and MSRP is $43,565 as I calculate it with delivery. I don't want a 2010 model.
I am going to send offers by fax to many dealerships offering them a one-time take-it-or-leave-it price. No trade-in. Will pay cash. I am willing to buy anywhere within about 500 miles of Dallas. I'll drive it home. I am not a current Volvo owner. I am not in any rush to buy the car.
What price should I offer the dealers, excluding tax, title, license, misc. fees? I want to offer a price that is high enough to be able to buy a car from someone, but I don't want to leave too much money on the table. I'll be doing this in August/September 2009.
Thanks in advance for any info about current pricing on this type of car.
#1790 of 1998 Re: What Should I Offer? [dallaspatent]
Aug 11, 2009 (9:54 am)
Finding a car with that EXACT equipment is going to be virtually impossible at this point in the model year. Fortunately, the rear ent system has a dealer installed option. Cost is pretty similar to the factory unit. the hangup is probably going to be BLIs. Not too many cars came with BLIS, and if they did chances are they came with other options. so, I'd be as flexible as you can.
As for pricing, there is a $500 incentive and thats it. So invoice minus $500 is a good price. Plus the local fees.
#1791 of 1998 2009 XC90 R v8
Aug 19, 2009 (9:17 pm)
5000 miles. Demo. Loaded, Rear Entertainment, Blis.
Dealers offering approx 45,000. What is a reasonable price to start negotiations?
#1792 of 1998 Re: 2009 XC90 R v8 [bca88]
Aug 22, 2009 (10:19 pm)
bca88, I would say to go for invoice minus incentives and about $500 in discount for mileage.
Does anyone know the current residuals for the 09 V8 R design?
#1793 of 1998 XC90 2010 Base Model
Sep 04, 2009 (4:22 pm)
I got a quote from a local dealer about a 2010 XC90 based model, ~$100 less than the invoice price? Is this a good deal? Any one has experience in buying a 2010 model? I am In central FL. Thanks
#1794 of 1998 Re: XC90 2010 Base Model [bruce888]
Sep 05, 2009 (1:10 pm)
I know Volvo has a few M2D incentives, so I would definitley ask to get those along with the loyalty cash if you currently own a Volvo. I would try invoice minus the incentives and use the loyalty cash as a down.
#1795 of 1998 Re: XC90 2010 Base Model [bruce888]
Sep 11, 2009 (4:12 pm)
I'm going tomorrow looking at both the XC60 & the XC90 in South FLA. I get diplomatic pricing on the Volvo's, and from what I understand it's a fixed price and non-negotiable.
The diplomatic pricing for the XC90 base is $32,985, the XC60 is $28,630...don't have definite figures down on my own negotiating but should have something this weekend.
I qualify for the $1500 loyalty rebate, and they are offering $500 rebate over the phone, so I need to find out which pricing scheme is best for me.
#1796 of 1998 Re: XC90 2010 Base Model [outcast]
Sep 12, 2009 (6:20 pm)
TonyQ9 and Outcast, thanks for the information.
Outcast, what's the diplomic pricing mean? If I can get that price for a base XC90, I should have already jumped on.
Please update us after your visit.
BTW, I tested drive a XC90, the 3rd row seat seems useless. Now I am also looking at Acura MDX and Cady SRX 09 with a 3rd row. And Volve the worst internal quality among the three.
#1797 of 1998 Re: XC90 2010 Base Model [outcast]
Sep 12, 2009 (9:58 pm)
So we made our way into the dealership today. I blame it on the cold I've got, but after I got home I don't think I have the complete story on my final price. Basically they took close to invoice and subtracted the $1500 loyalty(since I owned a Volvo up until last month) and the $500 M2D rebate and came back with $1750 below the invoice price; came out to just over $35k. It included the delivery but I neglected to find out about the OTD cost including any dealer fees if necessary. I was sidetracked anyways since I have some issues qualifying for the diplomatic price that won't be clarified until Monday.
The diplomatic pricing is only available to the diplomatic/military community stationed abroad and not for US delivery. I misunderstood the requirements initially, and it doesn't look like I qualify since I'm assigned domestically and have not received travel orders for my next assignment as of yet.
Does anyone else find the rear seat fold down somewhat cumbersome? Seen the Toyota's have a lever in the trunk you pull and they fold down, it's a 3 step process with the XC90 and in 2 different areas.
I was also supposed to see the MDX today(the cold excuse again)...sometime Sunday I hope to get over there.
#1798 of 1998 Re: What Should I Offer? [dallaspatent]
Oct 05, 2009 (8:07 am)
For what it is worth, I tried to buy a 2009 XC90 for about a month during August/September. The dealers have very few XC90's for sale and were refusing to go much below LIST price. I contacted ALL Volvo dealers in a 15 state area and most have no XC90 to sell. Those that do have an XC90 to sell are looking for list price and not negotiating at all. I've decided to wait and either buy a 2010 (if they go back to substantial discounts from List price) or go to another brand where pricing is more competitive. Volvo dealers are apparently not hurting in the least.
Also, based on my questions to dealer sales reps, a lot of Volvo sales reps seem grossly misinformed about the features of their cars. One sales rep in Dallas actually told me that the BLIS is an after-market device that is bolted on by the dealer. Seriously. I would recommend that you check and double-check ANYTHING that they tell you because there's a good chance they are wrong. Very unprofessional and undertrained sales reps. I'm quite put off of Volvo - the poor mechanical quality, lack of knowledgeable people, and uncompetitive pricing. My major problem is that I have to have a third row and Volvo is one of only two cars that are not overly large and has a third row that a person can actually get into. If my wife was more flexible, I'd forget Volvo completely.