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#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.
#572 of 698 Re: First Volvo Purchase [bethhayes86]
Oct 11, 2006 (4:34 pm)
Hi, I just got a quote that I have not negotiated yet for the following:
$34,291 total but not including taxes, registration, conveyance fee
2007 Volvo S40 AWD
T5 4dr Sedan (2.5L 5cyl Turbo 5A)
-- Premium Package
-- Dynamic Trim Package
-- Audio Package
Color: Silver Metallic/Off-Black Leather
I was also quoted $31,368 for the same car but T5 only and not FWD.
Hope that helps!
P.S. I am a woman too!
#573 of 698 Re: Buying a 2006 S40 [carribbou]
Oct 12, 2006 (4:30 am)
I have no luck finding a 2006 S40 2.4i automactic, T-tec, select and climate pacakge. So I am moving on to 2007 with the same options. MSRP = $29,310. The first quote I got is $25,500 (tax and fee extra), about $4,000 of MSRP. I think that's pretty good in the New England area. Let's see if I can get them a little lower!!!!!
#574 of 698 Re: Buying a 2006 S40 [discovery218]
Oct 12, 2006 (6:36 am)
From reading the board, i think that $4000 off MSRP isn't bad at all for a new 2007. That's about 13% off msrp. When i was shopping for '07 2.4i AT base, i was offerred 12% off MSRP. Seems like that's the going rate with these '07's.
Do you know if the $4000 off contains a discount for using Volvo financing? And was the $4000 off a result of mentioning pricing to the "other" dealer? You may be able to get a sweeter deal by presenting the numbers to the "other" dealer. Plus, if you bring them the numbers and they say "No way!" --you know you have the best deal at the first dealership.
Best of luck. Let us all know how you fair.
#575 of 698 Re: Buying a 2006 S40 [discovery218]
Oct 12, 2006 (7:38 am)
I'm looking at the same thing, and that seems like a good price. What does the Edmunds TMV show for your area? Seems like around here (NJ), they're going for around 500 below sticker.
#576 of 698 Re: Buying a 2006 S40 [bigdummy77]
Oct 13, 2006 (8:42 am)
Edmunds TMV is showing around $28,300 for a 07 S40 2.4i autmatic, select and climate packages. Carsdirect is about $27,500. So the quote I got ($25,500) was really good and other dealers can't match it. The problem is they gave me really low on my trade in (2004 Honda element). The lowest I checked online is around $14,000 trade in value. They gave me $12,000 which is insulting!!! Not sure if it is because a Japanese trading at a Volvo dealership?? If I take my car to a Honda dealership, may be I'll get something closer. That's why I am starting to consider a Acura TSX. Lordy, doing it all over again !!
#577 of 698 Re: Buying a 2006 S40 [discovery218]
Oct 13, 2006 (1:09 pm)
We just got a black 2006 S40 T5 Auto with climate & bi-xenon headlamps and premium package with 7000 miles on it (demo) for $24,300 ($25,800 OTD) -- MSRP was $31,817, ended up paying about 76.5% of MSRP or ~$1 per mile off. I was originally looking at a 2.4 auto, no options (quoted $24,700 out the door -- $1100 less that what we ended up paying), but couldn't ignore the better engine, leather, sunroof, heated seats, etc. -- You may be able to find a demo vehicle mow if you don't mind a few miles on the car to start. Oh -- the warranty is still 4 years/50,000 miles, but the clock hasn't started yet -- still have 4 full years and ~43,000 miles -- be sure to ask about it if you look at a demo.
#578 of 698 Re: Good Price on 2007 Volvo T5 FWD [carribbou]
Oct 13, 2006 (2:04 pm)
Thanks for your help! We went ahead and purchased the car after comparing prices with other out of state dealers. The big problem has been getting the car delivered to us via a transport company - we've been waiting over a week and still do not have the car! Needless to say, we're disappointed and ANGRY over this issue. Still hope we made the best deal on the car b/c the dealer certainly didn't come through with their choice in a transport company! Any advice on how to handle this delivery fiasco?