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Volvo S40, Sedan
#535 of 698 Re: Good price on a 2007 S40 T5 AWD? [dobrovod]
Aug 16, 2006 (10:43 pm)
I'm as much pro S40 as anyone else on this forum is but I have to be honest. If you have the funds to plunk down 31-32 grand for a volvo......look at the BMW 3series. I was barely able to pay 21060 for my 2006 2.4i and darn happy I did I might add. It kind of gets me that I here some of you waggle around and ask I 32,000 is good for a S40 T5 awd...my answer is no when that price puts you in 325xi range. I love my car and figure it's a great, great bargain considering a base 325 would go about 31 or 32 for me. I think 21000 thousand is a phenomenal price for a Swedish engineered, Belgium built sports sedan when identically equipped VW's are being built in freakin' Mexico.
#536 of 698 Re: Good Price on new 06 XC90 V8? [suspendmix]
Aug 17, 2006 (12:26 am)
Did you guys know that the rear seat room in the s40 and xc90 is almost identical. just thought i'd throw that one out there .
#537 of 698 Perception of S40 as small family car??
Aug 17, 2006 (12:30 am)
On a more serious note guys...I have a 7 yr old and a 13 mth old. Do you all think for children that age that an S40 will serve as an adeqaute FAM hauler for the next few years. I know I should post this on the ordinary S40 page , but it's too late and I don't feel like writing this over. BTW I have an CRV also
#538 of 698 Re: Good price on a 2007 S40 T5 AWD? [mrrk47]
Aug 17, 2006 (8:29 am)
My wife and I looked at a BMW 325xi similarly equipped as the Volvo. First, we didn't like it especially the set-up of the interior and more importantly, it was pushing $40K instead of just over $31K.
#539 of 698 Re: Good price on a 2007 S40 T5 AWD? [dobrovod]
Aug 17, 2006 (1:32 pm)
Well okay, maybe the xi is pushing 40k. I know the base 325 is around that range...maybe not as eqipped but it's still a BMW....well in that case I know A4's are going for about 31k right now. My point is and mindset is to get the best car you can afford. The S40 is an awesome car for 21-24k, but not too awesome for 31-32k.
#540 of 698 Hopeless second-guesser
Aug 27, 2006 (12:56 pm)
I purchased an '06 demo T5 AWD with climate, premium, and geartronic. It had 9700 miles on it. Got it for $23,300, which I'm fairly confident was a great deal, but obviously not confident enough.
#541 of 698 Re: Hopeless second-guesser [nottaken]
Aug 27, 2006 (8:28 pm)
GREAT DEAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! =) no need to 2nd guess
#542 of 698 Re: Hopeless second-guesser [suspendmix]
Aug 27, 2006 (10:48 pm)
Thanks for the reassurance. The whole process just hasn't been as smooth as I had hoped, so I keep wondering if I made a mistake. The Volvo buying part was easy, but the selling of my previous car has not been.
#543 of 698 Re: Hopeless second-guesser [nottaken]
Aug 28, 2006 (12:11 pm)
What were they asking for originally for the car? It's a great deal any way you cut it , but if you haggled more off then it's really great. To basically get the top of the line model with a "few" miles on it for that price is great.
#544 of 698 Re: Hopeless second-guesser [mrrk47]
Aug 28, 2006 (10:56 pm)
They were originally asking $26,900++, so I haggled them down. After talking back and forth for awhile I finally said I'd do it if they could get me out the door, tax and everything, for $25,500. If I could do it again I'd try to get them to throw in tint.