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#7 of 698 2004.5 Volvo S40 T5 Pricing
Jun 01, 2004 (11:15 am)
I posted this question on the New S40/V50 board, but did not get a response. Now that this board is in place, I thought I would try again.
I'm looking at getting a 2004.5 (or probably ordering a 2005) Volvo S40. The MSRP is $33,750 with everything that I want in it. The invoice price is $31,386 and Edmund's TMV is $33,399. For anyone who's bought a 2004.5 Volvo S40 did you get a better deal than the TMV for your configured vehicle? Did you pay close to MSRP or close to invoice?
#8 of 698 twillia
Jun 01, 2004 (9:47 pm)
I ended up leasing instead of buying, and so I cannot help much. All of my attention was on the monthly payments and startup. If you are negotiating on a 2004.5 S40 already on the dealer's lot, I think you could negotiate a price of about $800-$1000 over invoice. You should definitely do much better than the TMV price. The '05 models should begin arriving in 3 more months, and so I doubt you'll need to stay near the MSRP on the '04.5 models. If, instead, you need to custom order, then you'll be ordering an '05 model, which will probably sell near the TMV price.
By the way, you might consider leasing instead of buying. I don't know if this is still in effect, but Volvo was recently providing a $3000 incentive towards a lease of the S40. I rarely lease my vehicles, but this incentive convinced me to do so.
I see you live in Chandler. Have you talked to anyone at Powell Volvo? I recommend that you check out their web site and look up their Fleet Sales Manager. He was able to put together a much better lease package for me than North Scottsdale Volvo.
#9 of 698 2005 S40 T5
Jun 05, 2004 (3:33 pm)
I just recently placed on order at Lawrence Volvo in Walnut Creek, California for:
2005 Volvo S40 T5 (automatic)
Black exterior, beige interior
Edmunds doesn't have the premium package's invoice price but, according to Kelly Blue Book it is $1,887. Factoring that in, according to Edmunds, MSRP is $32,115, TMV is $31,909, and invoice is $29,980.
Volvo has a deal called the Overseas Delivery Program where they will give anyone two free round-trip tickets to Sweden on SAS airlines to take a tour of the Volvo factory (isn't the S40 made in Belgium?), one night's accomodations in Gothenburg, Sweden, and free auto insurance for 14 days if I want to drive around in Europe in my new Volvo.
In taking this route to purchasing this car I paid just slightly below invoice, $29,850. The only downside is I won't have the car in the US until ~September. That's a good trade off considering I'm not in a rush to get my car and I was planing on taking a vacation anyway
Jun 07, 2004 (7:31 am)
Yes, the new S40 is assembled in Belgium.
#11 of 698 good experience
Jun 08, 2004 (5:49 am)
Anyone in the Pittsburgh area i highly recommend Rahal Volvo for a car. They treated my wife and I like royalty and didnt mess around on price. We ended up buying a 2004.5 passion red S40 2.4i with audio and climate package for $480/month (inc tax 6%) over 5 years. They even tracked down the car that we wanted (it was at the port) and it had 7 miles on it when we picked it up
#12 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 [waybeyond #9]
Jun 08, 2004 (6:41 am)
Congrats on your order and trip to Sweden. I'm considering ordering a new 2005 model through Volvo's Overseas Delivery Program too. I've spoken with the sales manager who's responsible for the program and it seems like a pretty good deal. My vehicle came up to a total of $31,485 which is just $99 over the 2004.5 invoice price. When completing your deal, did you come across any hidden fees or costs over the $29,850 quoted price?
#13 of 698 twillia
Jun 08, 2004 (6:56 am)
If purchasing, instead of leasing, I agree it is probably best to order an '05 model, if you can wait on it. Who (which dealer) are you working with?
#14 of 698 Re: twillia [cotmc #13]
Jun 09, 2004 (3:54 pm)
I'm definitely planning on purchasing a new vehicle. I drive close to 20,000 miles per year and I just can't see doing that in a leased vehicle.
Right now I'm working with the Volvo dealership in south Scottsdale. Since I was originally planning on trading in my Acura, if I end up going with the overseas delivery program, I need to save a bit more money. I want to keep the loan total I need the same regardless of whether I trade-in a car or not and go with OSD.
The OSD program seems very interesting and exciting. A good price, a free trip to Europe, tour of the factory, etc.
#15 of 698 Re: 2005 S40 T5 [twillia #12]
Jun 11, 2004 (7:48 pm)
Sorry for the delay in response...
I asked the dealer to provide an itemized quote before agreeing on anything. Aside from the price for the car I have the following:
Doc Fee $45.00
DMV Fees $250
Smog Fee State: $8.25
Smog Fee Seller $50.00
CA Tire Fee $5.00
(and of course taxes -- which vary based on your location)
Based on my research all of these are fine as far as I can tell. The Doc Fee varies upon the state you live in and the dealer you go to -- in California I believe it is capped at $45. You could save on this if you wanted to register the car yourself at the DMV.
So far, the only "catch" I see is that I have to wait until Aug 11th to "pickup" the car and then till sometime in September until I'll have the car here in the US. Considering that the "catch" includes two free tickets to Sweden I think that's a fair trade off.
#16 of 698 T5 for $25,000?
Jun 27, 2004 (7:23 am)
Any thoughts on whether I could get a new 2004.5 T5 for $25,000? The only extra-cost option I really want is the silver metallic paint (possibly the xenon headlights and moonroof also but don't think I can keep it below 25k with those options).