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Volvo S40, Sedan
#329 of 698 Re: question about options [fun4]
May 24, 2005 (12:33 pm)
Hey fun4 and whoever just bought a Volvo S40 2.4i
I got mine in Jersey, and I did a lot, and I mean a lot of shopping. I went all over the map, including NY, NJ, and PA. Overall, I found the service in NJ much better. I got my S40 2.4i, Select package, Automatic, Silver metallic, Climate control, and T Tec interior for $23,900 and that's after the $1500 incentive and other dealer discounts, which is BS if you ask me. The $1500 is your biggest incentive and if you're a student, then great you get the $500. They have a loyalty incentive right now for current volvo leasers of $1000, but i think it only applies to the S60, I'm not sure.
The $23,900 is before taxes and after taxes, I live in NY btw, so I'm paying about 8.5% for registration in NY, 6% in NJ, my grand total comes out to $26,255. The person that got all that for $23,833 got a tremendous deal. I've been haggling for a week and I couldn't get the dealer to come down.
Also, end of year sales are approaching before the 2006 models come out, which means that dealers should be a little more willing to come down in price. Models are also running out, at least that's what i hear, so if you want to get the configuration that you want, you might want to get moving.
#330 of 698 S40 T5 AWD for $28,892
May 28, 2005 (9:45 am)
I was just told I could get an S40 T5 AWD with the Premium Package, Climate Package, and Automatic for $28,892.
The dealer gave me invoice minus $1850 incentive, minus $500 college graduate discount.
Didn't sound like that great of a deal to me, I told the dealer I could just go get a Subaru Legacy GT Limited for LESS money. He pulled the typical, "but THIS is a VOLVO."
What do you guys think? Good deal?
Keep in mind that we just bought an S60 from the same dealer in December (we paid cash, no loyalty bonus).
#331 of 698 Did I get a good deal??
May 28, 2005 (8:53 pm)
I just leased a Volvo S40 for 39 months. Here is the breakdown:
28,375 sticker (Base Model + Climate + Premium Package)
X-Plan Pricing of 27,581
- Dealer Incentive for NOT using Volvo Car Finance (STRANGE) $2,500
- Volvo Loyalty Credit $1,000
- Dealership picking up my last lease payment ($313) + Disposition fee from VFNA ($385)
Payments are $341.21 w/ 15k miles per year and a drive away payment of $1,006.21 (first month +
"aquisition fee" of $595 + Title/Licence)
All in all -- I think I ended up with a pretty good deal. Why would volvo be asking dealers to NOT use VFNA?? The dealer told me it was because Volvo was getting hit hard on high residuals and that their portfolio was "full of s40's"
Money Factors w/ third party was .00204 w/ a residual of $14,977
vs VFNA's money factor of .00216 w/ a residual of $14,187
#332 of 698 Re: Did I get a good deal?? [globalbanker]
May 29, 2005 (3:35 pm)
How much is left from your old lease payment of 313 (how many months)?
#333 of 698 Re: Did I get a good deal?? [bons]
May 30, 2005 (5:59 am)
Just one month
#334 of 698 Buying a S40 in the DC, Northen Virginia, MD area
May 30, 2005 (6:38 am)
I am living in the DC, northern Virginia, MD area and I started the buying process of a Volvo S40.
- 2 weeks ago:
I buit the Volvo I want on the Volvo website. It is a S40, 2.4i metallic grey with black interior, manual transmission, premium and climate packages. When i had my volvo built on the website i clicked on the button to get quote from local Volvo dealerships. The result was the following: for each dealership contacted via Volvo, I received one automatic email with generic offers and afterwards I received another email with their "best offer".
Among the four dealership contacted only one mentionned that his prices do not include Volvo incentives. One out of four. I liked that he did not try to hide anything from me but his offer was not compelling. Here is his offer:
Right now a loaded 2005 S40 2.4i (Premium package, Climate package, metallic paint, and automatic transmission) would be available for our best price of $27,381
The MSRP of such model is $28,850. So that's a 5% discount. I do think they can do better.
Remember i want a manual transmission and the MSRP is $27,650.
- 1 weeks ago:
I went to try one and the dealer told me he can only find a T5 manual. I suspected that he want to sell me the more expensive model. Anyway I tried it on the road with my wife and my son and we both liked the ride. As we went back to the dealership it started to rain very heavily. As the morning was very shiny we left some windows open, so we had to go back home to close them.
- 28th May 2005:
I sent an email to follow-up with this dealer and he sent me a quote for the T5 and he said that they are closed Sunday and Monday. Had they sold enough cars for the month ?
- 29th May 2005:
I went to another dealership and he got a S40 manual but withoug any packages. I tried it and i did not like the T-TEC cloth at all. The reason might be that I can't stand synthetic clothes on me. I always wear cotton or wool. I also felt that without the premium the S40 has a "cheap" feel.
I went back to the dealership and I asked for another car. He said he will try to see if he can find one. After some times he found one 150 miles away from where we are and gave me the following price: $24736 for a S40, 2.4i metallic grey with black interior, manual transmission, premium and climate packages.
I asked the dealer, "is it with the incentives ?" Then he started to explain the other incentives availbles, College grad, AAA, ...
Me: "is it your last offer ?" Dealer: "yes, you know this car cost me xxx, i can't go lower, i will lose money" Me: "ok, thank you". Dealer: "what do you want to do ?" Me: "i don't take any decision today. I am going to other dealership to see if they give me a better offer"
Dealer: he repeated what i just said and i said "yes". OK, thank you and good bye.
I think that was a very bad offer considering the fact that they had to bring the car and the car will have 150 miles.
to be continued ...
#335 of 698 Overseas V50
Jun 03, 2005 (11:30 am)
Just ordered a V50 for European (Overseas) Delivery
2006 V50 2.4i + Select + Climate + Sport + Bi-xenon + DSTC + Barents Blue + Free Airfare to sweden for 2 on SAS + hotel stay and factory tour + free shipping back to US = 29,400
Invoice for a 2005 V50 2.4i with sel +clim+sport+Bixen+DSTC+paint = 29250
Going to sweden for our 5th anniversary - Priceless.
#336 of 698 '05 S40 back in shop for 4th time
Jun 08, 2005 (7:42 pm)
Well my 2005 S40 T5 is back in the shop for the fourth time in 2 mos. This visit is for replacement of the aluminum colored center panel that the dealer dented during the previous visit, to address a check engine light that came on a week after the dealer replaced the engine management computer, and to determine why the transmission shifts so abruptly in manumatic mode.
I thought the transmission problem was just inherent to the car until I noticed that my loaner car, an S40 2.4i, shifts perfectly smoothly. The problem in my car is mostly the 3-2 downshift at speeds above 5 MPH, which lurches the car enough to scare me into keeping the transmission in D. Anyone else have this? The dealer said he will look at the transmission software, which seems kind of bogus to me.
The check engine light has something to do with the fuel pump or fuel pump sensor. Added to a failed oxygen center, complete failure of the engine computer, loose part in the door, and poor customer service I am finding it harder and harder to love this car.
BTW: the fake wood center stack on my loaner S40 looks really cheap. I cannot imagine why anyone would choose this over the aluminum look. Also I am so glad I got the turbo. After a couple of days in the 2.4i, I cannot wait to get back into a car with some power. Sorry if I am starting to sound bitter, but I really do want to know if my experiences are normal.
#337 of 698 "marketing support" - manufacturer to dealer incentive question
Jun 09, 2005 (8:01 am)
Was at Volvo dealer yesterday looking at used S40s. Turns out they are not much cheaper than a bottom-of-the-line new S40. Here's my question: They quoted me a price of $22-something for a new one (base model). What in the world is this manufacturer to dealer incentive of $1850 for "marketing support" that I found online and how does it factor in to this price? I know that there is a $1000 rebate manufacturer to customer, and I understand how those work, but how does the manufacturer to dealer one work?. Has that been factored in to the quote they gave me?
Any info you can give me would be greatly appreciated!