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Volvo XC90, SUV
#1825 of 1998 Pre-Purchase Price Check... Hubby is nervous
Dec 05, 2009 (3:51 pm)
First post to this board- so thanks for any help you guys can offer!
I am an Acura car owner (2 actually), but due to a new job, need cargo space. Looked at MDX, but the Acura board gives it horrible reviews for the transmission.
I've decided on the XC90, and finally found one that isn't going to cost me a kidney.
A local dealer has a base model 2009 XC90, and they want $29,900. Will not budge on price, and don't even want to take my trade (which isn't a big deal).
Here's the stats:
Leather seats - only upgrade on the whole car
No sunroof or moonroof
5 passenger only (no third row seat)
1 disc CD
I am fine with all of the above- using it for work, so the new 60K mile wear/tear warranty is really pushing me to go ahead. Hubby however, thinks there might be room, and is pressing for additional $$.
I have been down this road with another dealer last week, who absolutely insisted that they don't have $2k to budge on the XC90's, which is when I walked away.
So, do you think $29,900 is a decent price for an 09 XC90? They are selling it as new since it's never been titled, which is how I'm getting the warranty, but it has been in their loaner car program for a week. Salesman told me that's how they can offer it so cheap- that they got a $4500 rebate from Volvo for flipping it to a loaner. Hmmmm..... fact or fiction?
Thanks so much- we really appreciate any help we can get!
#1826 of 1998 Re: Pre-Purchase Price Check... Hubby is nervous [almondjoy]
Dec 05, 2009 (4:31 pm)
I'm curious as to the sticker price on the car.
#1827 of 1998 Re: No great deal for me :( [hollywood53]
Dec 05, 2009 (7:28 pm)
The reason Im not a big fan of my old ML350 and now my NEW one (Yep, got suckered back in)
is that its a HUGE money sucker. The tires, brakes, service, all about 4x every other car. And I don't go to the dealer!
Thats the real only reason,. I have to say, its all pimped out this year, and I love the ride and all the extras. (I got the P1). The rear camera is great- I havent hit a pole yet!
#1828 of 1998 Re: Pre-Purchase Price Check... Hubby is nervous [almondjoy]
Dec 05, 2009 (9:52 pm)
It's looks like you're trying to purchase a base model XC90 from the beginning of the model year. Midway through the year, the premium package (leather, moonroof, power passenger seat) and versatility (3rd row seat) became standard but the base price remained the same. For that reason, Volvo put more incentives on the earlier model. Currently, XC90s without a 3rd row seat have a $4000 rebate (the one you're looking at) vs. $1500 for those with 3rd rows.
However, it's interesting that you said it has leather but no moonroof because the premium package includes both of these items. Did the dealer install the leather, maybe you should get that clarified. Either way, I went over to cars.com (edmunds no longer has the option to build the early model year 09 XC90s) and assumed it DID have the premium package, and also metallic paint.
MSRP: $39,345 / Invoice: $37,034
With the $4000 rebate, $29,900 seems like a pretty decent deal especially with Safe and Sound.
#1829 of 1998 Re: Pre-Purchase Price Check... Hubby is nervous [rocknroll389]
Dec 05, 2009 (10:49 pm)
No premium package; the dealer DID install the leather. Also, no metallic paint- it's Black stone. Still a good deal?
I tried before the post to build it on edmunds.com,. and it came up N/A on all counts. I'll head back over to cars.com and see what I get.
Sticker $ is $37,825, same as the newer base models (with premium pkg). We're serious, it's super basic and stripped down. So if the 5 passenger is discontinued, would resale down the road be an issue?
#1830 of 1998 Re: XC90 price [tonyg9]
Dec 06, 2009 (10:15 am)
Tony I am looking at the the same 4.4L can we talk? I am on the westside and need to get something in the next week. Called costco and have been to both SM and CC volvo. Didn't really care for either one of them much. Only person I spoke to was at the acura in SM, but too bad we're not looking at the MDX.
Anyhow, Thanks in advace
#1831 of 1998 Re: Pre-Purchase Price Check... Hubby is nervous [almondjoy]
Dec 06, 2009 (10:34 am)
Ok, so invoice on that would be $35,605-$4000 rebate=$31,605
So basically you're paying $1700 below invoice on the stripped 09. That's a tough call. I know Safe and Sound is a really attractive part of the deal but I think you can do slightly better since it is almost 2010 AND this model is discontinued. Also, since this has been a demo for a week, how many miles are on it? If its less than a couple hundred miles, I'd squeeze for maybe an extra thousand; if there's more miles, go lower.
All in all, its not a horrible deal but I think you may be able to do a little better since I think you will take a hit on resale.
#1832 of 1998 Re: No great deal for me :( [mmgoodkitty]
Dec 07, 2009 (7:01 am)
mmgoodkitty, would you mind sharing the ML deal? I have been reading about some awesome deals on this forum.
#1833 of 1998 Re: XC90 price [bitenmein]
Dec 10, 2009 (4:50 pm)
Contact me tonyg310hotmail.com
#1834 of 1998 Looking at a slightly used XC90
Dec 12, 2009 (4:04 pm)
I don't think I'm getting a good deal here, and I am a dealaholic. Any help would be great.
Looking at the Courtesy Vehicle with 7300 miles. Sticker was $40,225.
It has Climate Pkg, Metallic Paint, Wood Wheel. Also has cross bars but I think the dealer put that on.
Anywho, the lowest they will go is $33,250. Seems like I can get a brand new one for just a couple thousand more, no? Why isn't there a bigger spread here btwn new and used?? Is this a good price? I want to pull the trigger if they get to $31,000ish. Thanks for any help.