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Volvo S40, Sedan
#154 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 AWD (price check) [carbert]
Feb 20, 2005 (12:48 pm)
Thanks for the feedback.
How did you get the base price on the OSD so low?
I used the MSRP posted on the volvo website (which is $28,170) and subtracted 8% for OSD. This came out to be $25,916. After adding destination charge I came to a base price of $26,611.
The options under the OSD program are full MSRP, which I found were as follows (from volvo website):
- Automatic: 1200
- Select (combo dynamic trim): 1537
- Dynamic trim: 2025
- Climate (combo Bi-Xenon): 368
- Bi-Xenon: 700
- DTSC: 695
- Convenience: 305
TOTAL Options: 6830
TOTAL base price: 26,611
GRAND TOTAL OSD: 33,441
My options come to $98 less but my base price is $2101 more than yours. Am I forgetting something or omitting some crucial incentive/discount??
Thanks for the alternative option suggestion but my wife really doesn't like leather seats. I tried the T-tec yesterday at the dealership and I liked it so I won't be going for the leather seats. Good tip though, I was not aware that the premium package was on offer.
Any ideas on my dealer quote? Does $32,454 sound like a good dealer price?
#155 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 AWD (price check) [tangolima]
Feb 20, 2005 (2:35 pm)
Sorry, I missed the AWD in your post. The special premium package offer isn't available on the AWD, by the way. Volvo posts the OSD price list on their site. The AWD base price is $26,170, for a total OSD price of $32,998. There is no destination charge when purchasing through OSD.
I can't comment on your dealer quote. Sorry.
#156 of 698 Re: considering S40 [lev_berkovich]
Feb 20, 2005 (8:17 pm)
lev, thank you so much for your patient detailed explanations for the DSTC, we decide to go with it.
now I got frustrated because it is almost impossible to find a right car with everything we want (DSTC,GPS,Xonen headlamp) without sport suspension in a right price in our local dealers' lot. we would love to go with OSD but can't find a trusted people for house sitting our puppy. she is one and a half years old, very attached to us. now I am thinking to go with a base car then sell it maybe a couple of years.Also tired for checking out every dealer's inventory, negotiating with those lame actors(dealers). what a pain! have thought it would be a cheerful experience to getting a new car:(
#157 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 AWD (price check) [carbert]
Feb 20, 2005 (8:24 pm)
carbert,I am so surprised to know there is a special offer on premium package for $495, where can I find it and print it out? when will this offer expire? Does this offer apply only on OSD or on both dealer's deal and OSD? will save me $1500. An answer with your earliest convenience would be highly appreciated.
#158 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 AWD (price check) [lily]
Feb 20, 2005 (8:36 pm)
The premium package offer is available only through OSD. You can find more information at
(You'll need to fix that URL - grab the whole thing, and remove the hyphen.)
Call OSD if you need more info.
#159 of 698 Re: Hope this helps. [lainey]
Feb 21, 2005 (12:33 pm)
How is your bargaining going? I'm getting ready to shop for the 2.4i with premium pkg and automatic in the Virginia area... Thanks for sharing your information so far...
Anyone shopped this vehicle in Virginia?
#160 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 AWD (price check) [carbert]
Feb 21, 2005 (6:19 pm)
Also, to sweeten the pie, take advantage of the winter travel offer - you and your husband can have the great vacation in Barcelona or London for just $495, which is less than the destination fee here.
I do not know Barcelona, though my older daughter, who is studying in Spain this semester, says it is beautiful; but I have stayed in Jury's Kensington hotel in London - great hotel in a great part of the most wonderful capital of the world.
Find a paid pet-sitting service and enjoy your new purchase.
Paste both lines into the addres line of the browser
#161 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 AWD (price check) [carbert]
Feb 22, 2005 (5:17 am)
Thank you carbert. I went to a dealer yesterday, was told $495 for premium only apply on inventory cars. I have thought there might be thousands of inventory cars in Sweden, so when dealer showed me two pieces of papers with 7 S40s on it, I was shocked , sitting there with wild open eyes, kept asking "are those all the cars in Sweden?" he double checked, told me those are all sweden have! there is no T5 with premium package in the list, so made $495 premium package promise a bad check. is sweden joking us? BUT, the dealer told us he CAN do sth for us even if we custom-build our car, he wrote down a number with full premium package price and a number with $495 on premium , asked us if he can make the car price match the price with $495 premium , would we order right away? we couldn't. He left and came back, with a number in between.He said he could do this because he would share his premium with us.
Is there anything fishing? still hardly believe there are only 7 pre-built cars in sweden.
#162 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 AWD (price check) [lily]
Feb 22, 2005 (5:27 am)
still hardly believe there are only 7 pre-built cars in sweden.
Those are US specs cars sitting in Sweden available for Euro Delivery only. It's not all the S40's in Europe.
#163 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 AWD (price check) [lev_berkovich]
Feb 22, 2005 (5:30 am)
lev, thank you so much for the inf. I have had aimed on winter trip also, but my husband wants to go to Italy. So except negociating with dealers, I need negociate with my hubby for travel plan. too much bargaining for me. I guess we would go Italy if we go OSD.Thank you for the advice, If a paid pet-sitting works on our puppy, Last summer my husband would not have to stay home with her when I went to asia. even though , she lost 10 pounds and changed behavior. Have to find somebody she likes for sitting.
anybody know how long will it take us driving from sweden to Italy?