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Volvo S40, Sedan
#562 of 698 Re: Good Price on 2007 Volvo T5 FWD [samanna]
Sep 27, 2006 (2:06 pm)
That about 12.8% discount for '07...which is the same % off that what i was offered on a 2007 S40 2.4i in GA. Since these cars just came out, i'm not sure that you can expect any heavier discounts. Anyone else care to share?
Deeper reductions are obviously in the 2006 models. I am actually holding out for the best deal on an '07 (since it is a big investment, like you said). I used the figures from the FORD press releases to examine buying trends for the S40 this year and last. Here's what i gathered from the press releases:
Starting with Jan 2005, here are the #s of S40's sold each month:
2089, 2126, 2166, 2111, 2215, 2185, 2061, 2287, 2239, 1872, 1479, 1424
Now for this year:
1952, 1821, 2356, 2100, 2027, 1988, 2054, 1912
If you compare overall sales through August, sales are "down" by 1000 cars this year. I'm not sure if this is enough to pressure dealers to move their 07 cars at lower prices. What do others think?
If you plug these into Excel can see the trends by month, which i think is interesting. November and December were the slowest months last year. Now, will this translate into better deals then, that's my big question.
This month there are the VOLVO--> Dealer rebates on the 2007's, so i don't know if the discounts will disappear when that rebate expires...
Do you have other dealers in your area that compete directly with the dealer you spoke with? If so, pricing other dealers in the general vicinity would be the easiest next step.
Then mentioning the lower offer as a counter. Hope this helps. Remember, you are not the prisoner of the dealership, your feet can be your most powerful negotiating tool if you can't agree on a low price.
Anyone else shopping for an '07 S40?
#563 of 698 Purchased car for girlfriend...
Oct 04, 2006 (6:46 pm)
I got my girlfriend a Volvo S40 2.4 for $6300 under MSRP. White S40 with leather, sport and select packages. I got it from Warren Henry Volvo today, let me recommend you talk to Hank. They have 2 or 3 still left.
Oct 04, 2006 (8:06 pm)
I am new to this, so all comments are appreciated!! I am loooking for a 06 S40 2.4 automatic with select package in Mass. The MSRP is around $28,000 (destination charged included, only tax to be added). Can I get at least $5000 - $6000 off. Is that too greedy?
#565 of 698 Re: Buying a 2006 S40 [discovery218]
Oct 05, 2006 (12:35 pm)
At this point, you should expect at least $5500 off MSRP for an '06, that is if you can find one you want...Read what others have scored in previous posts.
Thru Oct 2nd, there were incentives for dealers ($3000) to sell remaining '06 stock, i dunno if this was extended through this month. In my dealer search., there were very few new '06s around; mostly loaner/program cars remaining.
If i were you, i would expect at least $6000 off MSRP from an '06 and see what you can get. If you have multiple dealers, just call around!
good luck and post what you get!
#566 of 698 Re: Purchased car for girlfriend... [eduardom3]
Oct 05, 2006 (1:48 pm)
Ed, I'm near Warren Henry. Would you mind sharing what you paid?
#567 of 698 Re: Buying a 2006 S40 [carribbou]
Oct 06, 2006 (9:07 am)
Thanks for the info. Here is my first response from one dealership. They would knock off $6,000. They said they can only do that for a slightly used one. Carsdirect.com is about $4,500 off MSRP. But I think you still can bit Carsdirect for another $500 to $1,000. Does that sound right?
#568 of 698 Re: Buying a 2006 S40 [discovery218]
Oct 06, 2006 (9:16 am)
I meant they would NOT knock off $6,000!!
#569 of 698 Re: Buying a 2006 S40 [discovery218]
Oct 06, 2006 (3:42 pm)
Sorry, i guess my last message was misleading.
I meant to say: "If i were you, i would call around to see what stock remains for '06s."
In my recent search, I had mixed luck getting any price quotes over the phone; it varies by dealership. Some dealerships will quote an "internet price" by email or even over the phone, but many just want to get you into the showroom for a traditional negotiation.
As far as getting $6000 off MSRP, you will have to "work" for this discount...Let me explain: I have yet to encounter a dealership that will quote a deeply discounted price to someone who's just phoning in an inquiry. There is almost no incentive for the dealer to offer the buyer a low-ball price right off the bat. VOLVO dealers aren't no-haggle dealerships.
Once you find an S40 you want at a dealership, call all the other dealers in the area and get price quotes on comparably equipped cars. Next, you'll have to visit the dealer that has the car you want and go in with a price in mind. Demand and availability are regionally based, so maybe $5500 off MSRP is a great price for your area...
But you can begin negotiations on the car's price by mentioning the offers from their competitors for a similarly equipped car. If a dealer wants your business, and thinks you are serious about buying; you can negotiate down. If they refuse to come down on price, walk out. Your feet can become your strongest negotiating ally. I have gotten lower price offers by phone after walking out of a dealer's negotiation. But i have time on my side since i'm not dying to get the car...i can wait.
#570 of 698 Volvo S40 2007 AWD or FWD?
Oct 08, 2006 (5:15 pm)
I am getting ready to purchase a S40 T5 but am not sure if I should consider the AWD. A friend drove a BMW 325 AWD and FWD and said that it was like night and day in terms of ride. Does anyone have comments about the differences in the AWD or FWD in the S40? I really want to make the right choice.
Also, these are my chosen option packags: premium; dynamic trim; climate; audio; metalic paint. If anyone has comments on these or thinks I need to consider other options, I would love the feedback on that too.
Thanks, "Almost an Owner"
#571 of 698 First Volvo Purchase
Oct 08, 2006 (9:32 pm)
Hey Everyone I am new at this so I wanted to ask for some opinions...Please Help!
I have been out test driving cars and I found the car I want
2007 s40 T5 AWD
Climate Pkg w/ Bi-xenon
and Metallic Paint
The MSRP on this car is $35,917 and the invoice is $33,575 What do you guys think a good price would be?
The prices I have been quoted seem WAY higher then everything I have read on here, like around $34,000. I dont think the dealers are taking me seriously, I am a college student..and a girl, so I think they just think I'm stupid and don't know what I'm doing. And I live in Portland OR and there are only 2 Volvo dealerships in town, so I dont really have a lot of options.