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Volvo S80, Sedan
#56 of 104 Looking to join the party - 2004 S80 2.5T
May 12, 2007 (9:06 pm)
Always dreamed of owning a Volvo, never have. My 1991 Taurus Sho is dying (he served me well all these years ...) but I'm short on money.
Found the following: 2004 S80 25.T AWD 4-Dr Sedan. One owner purchased 8/2004 on lease. Certified Volvo Pre-Owned, 6-yr (i.e. thru 8/2010)/100K extended warranty. Current Mileage = 45,154. Standard stuff, plus leather seats and power moon roof. Certification record shows only two actions taken: replace wipers, put on new tires (all season M+s Radials). Dealer offering price = $23,500. KBB value shows $22,790. Will take to my mechanic before purchase, but will have to put down deposit first.
1. How's the deal?
2. Can anyone here comment on Sesi Volvo in Ann Arbor, MI?
(now on Jackson Rd) Good experience? Bad experience? How's the service?
I know I'm just one more post, but I hope I can trust you good folks for an anwer soonest. (I've read posts back to 2001 in the general S80 sedan discussion, so I know you're good people.)
Many thanks in advance.
#57 of 104 Re: Looking to join the party - 2004 S80 2.5T [carolf2]
May 14, 2007 (2:53 pm)
Very good car,shouldn't have any problems.
Price is about average for a CPO car.
Should be a little room for talking.
#58 of 104 Re: Looking to join the party - 2004 S80 2.5T [volvomax]
May 17, 2007 (10:02 am)
Thanks, Volvomax. I appreciate the response.
My husband is finally home, and I wanted him to see
the car before I bought it -- just so he can have a
veto if he feels it necessary. Passed mechanic check
with flying colors, so I think we'll by it. I will
see if I can knock down the price a bit.
#60 of 104 Looking to purchase CPO 2004 S80 in Connecticut
Jun 12, 2007 (8:09 pm)
I'm in the market for a CPO 2004 S80 and have seen many models with miles in the high 40K's going for between $22-25K with AWD.
Is this a fair price from the dealer? AWD is adding about $2K to the cost, I have always driven FWD vehicles, is the AWD necessary? My FWD have performed okay in the winter.
I plan to hold the car for a long time. Are these reliable cars or "money pits?
Thanks in advance for your comments.
#61 of 104 How is this lease?
Jul 15, 2007 (9:03 am)
I have just been offered the following lease. We are just preliminary looking so I dont have the exact numbers they are using for residual or money factor. Please let me know if this is a good deal or if I can do better:
2007 Silver Mettallic 3.2 S80 with Black Perforated Leather
24 month lease/ 12k miles per year
Sport, Climate, Navigation, Parking Assist, Blind Spot, PCC
1k down payment
$479/month plus tax
They let me take it for the weekend to test so I have to return on Monday and let them know.
Thanks for your help
#62 of 104 2.4L Turbo
Aug 26, 2007 (4:17 am)
I am looking at a nice 2.4L Turbo (2004). I am not famialiar with a turbo engine. Does it have enough power for the S80? Is it a good engine? Or, do I need to fine a good 2.9L?
Thanks for any response,
#63 of 104 Opinions on street price for base 3.2 2007
Sep 05, 2007 (2:58 pm)
My local dealer has a base 2007 S80 3.2 in stock with absolutely no options. It's black (an undesirable color, maintenance-wise, in my opinion), with tan interior. I live in a cold climate, and the base model lacks heated seats-- another negative. Finally, I can tell from the state inspection sticker that the car has been on the lot for several months.
Based on the abysmal repair record and resale value of my current S80, I can't believe I'm even considering a new one--or any European car, for that matter. (I'd like an Acura MDX, but dealers in my area are standing firm-- even on '07's). Also, the new S80 has received mediocre reviews. But I'm not a BMW or Benz guy, and I think I might be able to steal this particular car. MSRP is $39,400. I'm considering offering $5k less. Thoughts?
#64 of 104 Re: Opinions on street price for base 3.2 2007 [heywood1]
Sep 12, 2007 (9:09 am)
That sounds reasonable. There is a $2000 rebate so the dealer is only reducing the sticker by $3K. you may want to try lower. It is a nice car but it is so plain for $40K. A loaded S80 is not worth the $50K and I am not sure it a base is worth $35. I guess it is personal preference. The Acura is suprising, maybe an out of state dealer will make you a deal.
#65 of 104 Re: Opinions on street price for base 3.2 2007 [carshopper27]
Sep 14, 2007 (11:34 am)
Thanks for your 2cents. I definitely agree that a loaded S80 not worth $50K. (My local dealer still has a 2007 V8 in stock that's nearly $54K). Some of these optional safety features on the new model (Blind Spot and Personal Communicator) seem to be answers to questions nobody asked. But a base S80 has many features that were optional or not even available on my (at the time) top-of-the-line 2000 T-6, which stickered for $45,425.
Invoice on a new '07 base 3.2 is $37,113. According to Edmunds, there is no rebate when I enter a western PA zip code. I'm sure the lack of heated seats is why this particular car is still on the lot. Not sure if I'm willing to live without them. Dealer's fault for ordering/accepting this car without Climate Pkg.
Maybe I'll wait until next year for a closeout '08 T-6, if the reviews are better. Crude oil just hit $80 a barrel, and the current buyers' market for autos will only get better, IMO.