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Volvo XC70, Volvo V70, Volvo V70 R, Wagon
#116 of 390 Re: 2005 XC70 Purchase Price, Price Hike, Features on the 2005-good and bad
Dec 26, 2004 (7:04 pm)
The price hike will only affect vehicles ordered from factory after said date. Vehicles already on dealer's lots will not be affected. It's a risk, but there could be some good deals to be made at end of January. It will likely vary widely depending on dealers and regions.
As for the locking. First off, no, Volvos do not beep when you lock or unlock. If you can't find your car on a big parking lot you'll have to press the panic button to set off the alarm. Not nice to other people, but oh well...
Your dealer can set up the vehicle to lock its doors when you hit 10 or 15 MPH. This isn't something you can do yourself, dealer have to do it.
As for seat heaters and rain sensing wipers... Thos I know nothing about.
#117 of 390 Re: 2005 XC70 Purchase Price, Price Hike, Features on the 2005-good and bad [larsca]
Dec 27, 2004 (1:33 pm)
Thanks for your input, Larsca.
Today I got word from an out of town dealer that he could sell me an 2005 XC70 with the Premium, Climate, and Convenience packages and the car also has the Bi-Xenon headlamps. He is quoting a price of $39,052, minus the $1500 incentive for a final price of $37552.00. I think this is a pretty good price. Anyone care to comment?
#118 of 390 2004 Pre-owned Volvo XC price
Dec 28, 2004 (11:02 am)
Looking at pre-owned XCs in Central New York (Syracuse)and found a nice 2004 with Premium, Convienence and Climate package, 15K miles, white, for $33995. Initial "offer" from dealer was $32995. Then we offered $29995 (I know, low, but worth a shot!), they said no way could they get that low. Came back with $32700, then $32,500. That's where we stand. We really would like to be around $31. Is this unrealistic? Should we hold out? Salesperson keeps telling me she only has "hundreds" to work with and that's it. Any opinions?
#119 of 390 Re: 2004 Pre-owned Volvo XC price [rubycar]
Dec 28, 2004 (9:15 pm)
From my observation, cars, used or new, in east coast tend to be more expensive than in Calif, where I moved from. About a month ago, I talked to a lady who finally sold her 04 XC70 with almost all options except Xenon for $27k at mileage 20k. At that time, there was another seller for a similar car asking for $29k but only 5k miles.
I know dealers charge more than private parties, but if you do a search in cars.com with 150 miles within zip 92677, you should be able to find some cars with similar miles and options (in Power Irvine Volvo) lower than your dealer's asking, if you can get the car back to the east.
If I were you, I'd hold the purchase. I think in winter XC is more in demand. Also, with more newer design of 05 XC70s, 01-04 should have more lower pricing pressure with time.
#120 of 390 Cost of moving a Volvo from one dealer to another?
Dec 29, 2004 (9:56 pm)
Can anyone shed some light on what I should expect a dealer to charge me when he has located a car that meets my criteria, but has located this car on the other coast, but will transport it to his dealership?
Since this car is not already on his lot, how does this affect his holdback?
I REALLY would appreciate some help from those of you in the "brain trust" .
#121 of 390 Re: 2004 Pre-owned Volvo XC price [rubycar]
Dec 30, 2004 (8:30 am)
Locally in my area, there are some 2004 XC70's with an Internet Price of $30,295. The price started at $34,995, and they keep lowering it. You could print one of these deals out and give it to your dealer as a bargaining tool. Look at www.volvovillage.com. This is in Clearwater Florida. The XC70 isn't very "hot" down here, so your dealer may bring that up.
#122 of 390 Re: 2004 Pre-owned Volvo XC price [bing330i]
Dec 31, 2004 (1:48 pm)
.... **From my observation, cars, used or new, in east coast tend to be more expensive than in Calif ** ....
Actually, it's the other way around, the miles is what does it ... Left Coasters will pay the same money for a 25k vehicle that a East coaster will spend on a 12k vehicle, the higher mileage is what the Left Coasters live with ..............
#123 of 390 Re: Cost of moving a Volvo from one dealer to another? [wyatt]
Jan 04, 2005 (3:01 pm)
Shipping a car coast to coast is likely to cost you significantly. I would try to have them search incoming cars in a 300 mile radius.
We bought a V70 at the end of the year in Silicon Valley. The car was transported up from the LA area (Irvine) and the price was $550 for one car going down and one coming up. Since this is not coast to coast, I assume your dealer will have to pay a few hundred more. If they do not swap cars, the price will probably be similar. Have them show you the quote from the shipping agent.
I believe the dealer initiating the deal has to pay for the shipping, but am not sure how exactly that works. The shipping did not influence my purchase price (MSRP of 41,855 sold for 37,000, which was $350 below carsdirect), so I am not sure whether the dealer had to really bear all of the cost. Also think Volvo dealers make 5-7% on the back end, so there will be plenty to make up for the shipping. When they buy a car from another dealer though, rather than trading, they loose some of the back-end and that makes the deal less attractive to them.
I did not get into the hold-back, since if the car is traded between dealerships, they have to pay the hold-back on the car that is traded.
Hope that helps.
#124 of 390 Re: Cost of moving a Volvo from one dealer to another? [calch]
Jan 04, 2005 (7:48 pm)
Thank you for sharing your experience and information. It will be of help to me.
#125 of 390 99 V70 Stick shift....
Jan 07, 2005 (2:07 am)
Howdy... I'm lookin at 99 V70 5-speed with 92,000 miles for about $7000. This is under blue book and the car seems in GREAT shape (would prefer leather, but stick is more important to me...) Any feedback? This will be my first Volvo and I'm counting on that "live forever" reputation of theirs! Thanks!