Last post on Apr 29, 2009 at 11:36 AM
You are in the Prices Paid - Buying & Leasing Experiences
What is this discussion about?
Volvo S40, Sedan
#196 of 698 Re: S40 and OSD [scott31]
Mar 09, 2005 (5:18 pm)
I just got back from Goteburg, Sweden where I went to pick up my new S40. I thought that the trip was great. It was fun to see the factory and learn all about Volvo. The only thing I would recommend is making sure you are ok to wait for you car. I ordered my car in Dec of 2004 and I will not get it until May of 2005. I think the experience was nice but unless you are more interested in getting the free vacation and have time to wait I would not suggest it. In the end you donít end up saving any on the car but the experience was unique.
#197 of 698 Re: March deals [paulsaz]
Mar 09, 2005 (6:09 pm)
Go to edmunds.com click on "new cars", click on "incentives and rebates", click on Volvo, etc...
#198 of 698 motivated to sell S40's?
Mar 09, 2005 (9:19 pm)
What deals are others finding for March? Anyone else getting S40 automatic 2.4i's between $23,500 and $26,000 with leather seats, select pkg (audio controls & 6 CD changer, moonroof) & climate pkg?
One person posted a deal that was basically $4k off MSRP, so I figured it was worth a shot since I was told after the test drive that our dealership wanted to move over thirty S40's off the lot, and his sales mgr told him price would not be an issue if I wanted to buy. I realize, that may be sweetening the pot a bit much, but I figured what the heck and made an offer around $25,000 (about $4000 off MSRP).
However, the sales mgr would only go with invoice (about $28,000), and said no incentives were available. Edmunds says there's a $1500 manuf to dealer incentive. I told him I could wait for a better deal, and he suggested I go OSD because prices don't drop when the '06's come in. What's that all about?
The silver automatic 2.4i they had on the lot was equipped with: the geartronic trans and Select pkg (moonroof, power seat, premium sound, audio controls on steering wheel); w/upgrade to leather seats, 6 CD changer, and child boosters. MSRP was $29,280.
I think if now is a motivated time to sell, negotiating below invoice isn't too unheard of. Am I wrong?
I guess I will have to find another dealer and make my pitch for $25k to them instead, although Sweden doesn't sound like a hardship.
#199 of 698 Re: motivated to sell S40's? [cici]
Mar 10, 2005 (7:55 pm)
Volvo web site shows the 1.9% 36 month financing. Edmunds lists this as alternative to the $1500 cash to dealer.
#200 of 698 Re: motivated to sell S40's? [cici]
Mar 10, 2005 (11:34 pm)
when i was negotiating my 2005 AWD T5, i essentially had to take the sales team through my logic (right or wrong) of my offer:
- separate the volvo discount from the dealer price.
- the 2005 pricing went up $500 sometime in Feb (?) but i pointed out the car i wanted was in their lot for over 3 months so i didn't want to pay the extra $500.
- i offered them the x-plan price which is essentially 2% above invoice. this is where they make their money + any holdback.
- the volvo jan incentive was $1850. i wanted the same incentive in march. i had no idea what the march incentive was
somehow the math worked for them. i heard also through the negotiation it was a very slow feb so there was motivation to get this deal done.
i am sure if you looked at other dealers you will find someone ready to sell at your price. holding inventory is something they want to avoid.
#201 of 698 Re: motivated to sell S40's? [vinayg]
Mar 11, 2005 (7:25 pm)
Thank you for the information regarding the 1.9% and also the negotiation tips. After another attempt that went worse than the first, I found success on my third dealership. I am thinking over the offer, but I feel it is a fair price and they are much more willing to make me a happy Volvo owner than the other dealerships.
The S40 2.4i has the premium pkg, climate, and rear spoiler in silver metallic with black leather. It has everything I want except the integrated booster seats and the offer is $26,780.
#202 of 698 05 S40 w/select package&climate lease
Mar 12, 2005 (8:34 am)
My wife and I used this board to help get a good price on her new car(RX330) and some friends wanted us to help with theirs.We are in NH but ended up going to Watertown for my wifes car after emailing several dealers for best deals.It works !
She is wants a red S40 with select and climate package and was was wondering what kinda of lease deal folks are getting before I start the emailing.
#203 of 698 $250 below invoice
Mar 12, 2005 (5:16 pm)
We were offered $250 below invoice, plus all applicable incentives by a dealer in Chicago area (Lisle Volvo). We decided not to buy, going for the new VW Jetta instead.
The price, confirmed in an email, was just under $23,000 for 2.4i with automatic, DTSC, and metallic paint. This was based on the current $1500 cash to dealer incentive here and price would go up or down depending on incentives at delivery (we would have needed to order the car).
This pricing was offered right up front, in response to an email from me.
#204 of 698 05 S40 with std trans/climate/select pkg
Mar 13, 2005 (2:28 pm)
Hi now also open to buying as well.
Has price form dealer she went to:
Here is the price I got from the dealer I visited in Concord:
Manufacturer's Suggested Price: $24,255
Climate Package (MC550): $625
Select Package (MC536): $1850
Standard transmission (5-spd)
and wanted to see what others have found.
Jeff, they where offering -250 under invoice but they keep the $1500 incentive? correct?
#205 of 698 Good price for T5? What about ad fee and cost of other options?
Mar 13, 2005 (4:09 pm)
Hi...I'm looking at the following car:
2005 T5 - Manual
Dynamic Trim Package
So far I'm at 28,800 after the incentive, plus destination and a $450 advertising fee. How negotiable is this fee? Do most end up paying it? If I can't get out of it, what is the invoice cost of some of the other accessories that I could possible get 'thrown in' to make up for it? I'm thinking of things like the sunglass holder, luggage compartment mat, rubber floor mats. However I don't see prices for those things any where.
Any advice on how to proceed, or am I sitting ok?