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Volvo S40, Sedan
#11 of 698 good experience
Jun 08, 2004 (6:49 am)
Anyone in the Pittsburgh area i highly recommend Rahal Volvo for a car. They treated my wife and I like royalty and didnt mess around on price. We ended up buying a 2004.5 passion red S40 2.4i with audio and climate package for $480/month (inc tax 6%) over 5 years. They even tracked down the car that we wanted (it was at the port) and it had 7 miles on it when we picked it up
#12 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 [waybeyond #9]
Jun 08, 2004 (7:41 am)
Congrats on your order and trip to Sweden. I'm considering ordering a new 2005 model through Volvo's Overseas Delivery Program too. I've spoken with the sales manager who's responsible for the program and it seems like a pretty good deal. My vehicle came up to a total of $31,485 which is just $99 over the 2004.5 invoice price. When completing your deal, did you come across any hidden fees or costs over the $29,850 quoted price?
#13 of 698 twillia
Jun 08, 2004 (7:56 am)
If purchasing, instead of leasing, I agree it is probably best to order an '05 model, if you can wait on it. Who (which dealer) are you working with?
#14 of 698 Re: twillia [cotmc #13]
Jun 09, 2004 (4:54 pm)
I'm definitely planning on purchasing a new vehicle. I drive close to 20,000 miles per year and I just can't see doing that in a leased vehicle.
Right now I'm working with the Volvo dealership in south Scottsdale. Since I was originally planning on trading in my Acura, if I end up going with the overseas delivery program, I need to save a bit more money. I want to keep the loan total I need the same regardless of whether I trade-in a car or not and go with OSD.
The OSD program seems very interesting and exciting. A good price, a free trip to Europe, tour of the factory, etc.
#15 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 [twillia #12]
Jun 11, 2004 (8:48 pm)
Sorry for the delay in response...
I asked the dealer to provide an itemized quote before agreeing on anything. Aside from the price for the car I have the following:
Doc Fee $45.00
DMV Fees $250
Smog Fee State: $8.25
Smog Fee Seller $50.00
CA Tire Fee $5.00
(and of course taxes -- which vary based on your location)
Based on my research all of these are fine as far as I can tell. The Doc Fee varies upon the state you live in and the dealer you go to -- in California I believe it is capped at $45. You could save on this if you wanted to register the car yourself at the DMV.
So far, the only "catch" I see is that I have to wait until Aug 11th to "pickup" the car and then till sometime in September until I'll have the car here in the US. Considering that the "catch" includes two free tickets to Sweden I think that's a fair trade off.
#16 of 698 T5 for $25,000?
Jun 27, 2004 (8:23 am)
Any thoughts on whether I could get a new 2004.5 T5 for $25,000? The only extra-cost option I really want is the silver metallic paint (possibly the xenon headlights and moonroof also but don't think I can keep it below 25k with those options).
#17 of 698 2004.5 S40 2.4
Jun 29, 2004 (6:41 pm)
i think i got a pretty good deal here. i am financing it at 36 months for 2.9% 10k down. black exterior with off black int. sports, climate, premium, audio and convenience packages. $26,883. around 3,000 off of the TMV.
#18 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 [waybeyond]
Jul 08, 2004 (5:25 pm)
Overseas delivery is only available on the 05's and beyond. I looked into this when the 04.5 came out. FYI- for all interested nerely all (if not all) models produced by Volvo in Europe are available by European Delivery. More info is availabe at volvocars.us.
#19 of 698 Re: good experience [leeandgina]
Jul 08, 2004 (5:28 pm)
How much was your purchase price, if you don't mind? It's hard to figure with only payment info. I am looking at Bill Gray, mainly becase I live south of P-burg and it's closest. Your purshase price would be much appreciated. Thanks
#20 of 698 Re: 2004 S40 Pricing
Jul 08, 2004 (8:47 pm)
I have been researching the new S40 and in case anyone is interested as of 7/1 thru 8/31/04 they are offering the premium package free, I an not sure of exactly what states but it is in the North East Region.....it is about $2000 and the finance rates vary depending on months of the loan. I have never bought a foreign car and am concerned with repairs and am not sure if I should purchase the extending warranty.