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Volvo S40, Sedan
#344 of 698 Help with pricing
Jul 11, 2005 (7:19 am)
I'm currently in the market for buying a 2005 T5.I was just posting to see if i could get some opinions or some help for when i walk into the dealership and buy this baby. I live in delaware and there is only one dealership, but there are several out of state in Pa and Nj so if you think it would be better to travel let me know. I want to try and put a down payment somewhere around the winter of 05. The money option should seem right about then. I just needed some help from any1 that has gone through or is going through the process of buying a T5 with some similar options and what type of pricing i should expect or what type of number i should shoot for. Like everyone else, im trying to get the best price i can, im still in college so i dont qualify for the grad money, but if any1 knows of incentives that would be great too. Here are the options i hope i can pull off...
- Automatic Transmission
-Sound pkg. with 12 spkrs.
- Metallic Flint Grey color -Not essential but its a nice color
I have priced it all the time on the website with some different options but these are the ones that i would like to have.
If any can lend some help let me know in the next postings. i really appreciate it guys and cant wait to join the Volvo family with an S40
#345 of 698 Planning Purchase of 2.4i
Jul 15, 2005 (10:16 pm)
I am planning to buy a 2.4i with Premium within the next month and a half. What is a good price I can expect.
#346 of 698 2005 T5 AWD
Jul 17, 2005 (1:10 pm)
Visited my local volvo dealership on a whim.
sticker at 32500
dealer does invoice at 30500
dealer give 3000 cash back for lease ( 2500 for buy)
1500 down with 460/month
39 month lease with 11000/year
how does this sound?
#347 of 698 S40 T5 AWD recent price
Jul 18, 2005 (3:38 pm)
I j ust closed a deal for a new 2005 S40 T5 AWD from Roaring Forks Volvo (Glenwood Springs, CO) for a final price of 28,100 (13.5% below MSRP).
S40 T5 AWD
I spent a lot of time reading various posts from this forum and many comments were very insightful (thanks!). So I thought I would share the deal I reached. I qualified for the $500 recent grad discount but that was all. The MSRP is listed at $32,513; we left the dealer on Saturday standing at $29,700.
We are leasing; $5000K down (including first payment), 15K miles/year, $345/month payments, 39 months.
The dealership is very good and honest; I am very happy with the deal. Much of the information the dealer shared with me was verified through research on my own. He also mentioned that it costs them $200/month to keep a car in inventory.
Identical cars (but different color) were quoted at $28,100 by Rickengaugh Volvo in Denver which I used to negotiate a lower price with Roaring Forks.
I also checked an identical configuration on www.carsdirect.com and the price was $400 higher than my $28,100.
Just thought I would share the info and hope it helps other people out.
#348 of 698 V50 Pricing
Jul 27, 2005 (3:38 am)
I'm new to these forums and didn't see a board specifically for the V50, so I figured this would be the place to post.
I spoke with a dealer recently about a 2005 V50 2.4i with the select package and metallic paint. He gave me an out-the-door price of just over $26500. Does this sound like a good deal? I've only recently started looking at the V50, and I'm not too sure what they're going for these days. The dealership is advertising "Employee Pricing" to get rid of the 2005s, so I want to take advantage soon if this really is a good deal.
Thanks for the help!
#349 of 698 Re: V50 Pricing [barrak]
Jul 27, 2005 (4:51 am)
That's essentially the same price on the same car I was quoted earlier this month in Portland, OR, give or take a hundred bucks. I didn't pull the trigger, but not because there was anything wrong with the price....
#350 of 698 Re: V50 Pricing [jrct9454]
Jul 27, 2005 (5:16 am)
Given what the MSRP was, it feels like a pretty good deal. The salesman said that the dealership is pretty much pricing the remaining V50s such that there's no dealer profit. They have a lot full of 2006 models that are about the same sticker price, so I imagine they have to mark the 05s down pretty heavily to get people to buy the older model.
I'm torn between that and the Audi A-3 (they carry both) and they're just about the same price. *sigh*
#351 of 698 Re: V50 Pricing [barrak]
Jul 27, 2005 (12:28 pm)
As I mentioned on the A3 board, that's a close call. The A3 would be more expensive, comparably equipped, but it also drives a bit better. Neither is a world-beater for reliability or avoiding problems. I think the Volvo has a hair more room in both the back seat and cargo area, though the differences would be pretty minute. The A3 is the better performer.
#352 of 698 Re: 2005 T5 AWD [sluri]
Jul 28, 2005 (11:07 pm)
I'm confused. What is the cap. cost of the car and residual and money factor used to arrive at the lease price ? Maybe I am misunderstanding your numbers, but 460/month seem very high. The payment arrived at in post 331 is more in line of what you should be paying.
Aug 02, 2005 (5:00 am)
Finally purchased a new 2005 S40 T5, red with quartz interior, auto transmission, premium, audio, and sport packages. Took advantage of manufacturer to dealer incentive (ended Aug. 1st) of $2500. MSRP $31970, purchased for $27780 (includes destination charge and dealer fee of $499), OTD at $29700. Purchased from dealership in Lakeland, Florida.
Hopefully not bad for a girl! I have been scanning this for a year, and used numbers from here and carsdirect to make my offer (so thank you to everyone who has posted!).