Last post on Apr 29, 2009 at 10:36 AM
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Volvo S40, Sedan
#695 of 698 Use NADA site for estimates and lean to the low side !
Nov 13, 2008 (5:35 pm)
I just traded my 2000 jetta for a 2009 Prius. After lots of shopping I visited a friend who sells used cars and he told me that NADA is used by most dealers around here and KBB / Edmunds are too high...I know, my Jetta took a $1300 hit...the site is at the following link.
Unless you have a like new late model consider your car at the low end of values, subtract from the wholesale value of the car you're considering, check on incentives (hold back is almost always off the table), decide what "profit" you'll pay which must consider the current demand for your new purchase and the current market conditions. Remember the dealer must make a profit to stay in business.
Three percent over invoice is my goal.
#696 of 698 lowest purchase price on a 2009?
Apr 28, 2009 (10:50 am)
I'm looking a purchasing a 2009 2.4i with leather and climate package...dealer is quoting $27,968 (MSRP $31,775). Does anyone know if I can bring down that price and by how much? There are only two left in the area that I live in with leather. I've heard not so great things about the T-tec. Anyone have T-tec and like it? I heard it water spots and attracts dog fur like crazy (and I have a dog).
Also, anyone know when the 2010s come out?
#697 of 698 Re: lowest purchase price on a 2009? [swts8996]
Apr 29, 2009 (7:25 am)
I don't own a volvo, but went car shopping last weekend. My wife and I LOVED the T-tec fabric. Kinda wish they offered it in the R lineup.
#698 of 698 Re: lowest purchase price on a 2009? [pingbrady]
Apr 29, 2009 (10:36 am)
when I first went to check out the s40, i was intrigued by the T-Tec since the salesman said it was durable and easy to clean and great for pets and kids. I read on some forums that it water spots really easily. I live in the NW where it rains a good amount and so water spots would be a big problem. Also read that it attracts dog fur and my dog sheds a lot and I don't want to be vaccumming every time my dog gets in the car. Hence why I decided to go leather. But good to know that some people do prefer it.