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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
#1 of 212 Volvo S60: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by kirstie_h HOST
Jul 28, 2005 (2:41 pm)
Share your deals here!
#2 of 212 Volvo's Making It Hard To Order Cars
Aug 18, 2005 (6:01 am)
I hope Volvo will reconsider their pricing incentive policy on ordered cars.
I'm being told by my dealer that they can't guarantee a price for an ordered unit because Volvo won't lock-in the incentive discount. In other words, if I order a car, if there is any incentive discount, it will be whatever is in effect at time of delivery, not when the order is placed. I was hoping to take advantage of the $2250 cash to dealer incentive that is currently in place for '06's.
I guess I understand that they want the incentives to apply to units already in the showrooms, but for cars like the R that aren't usually stocked, it means I've got to roll the dice for my final price.
Sorry, no can do.
#3 of 212 Re: Volvo's Making It Hard To Order Cars [lurker]
Aug 21, 2005 (5:27 pm)
With most manufacturers, the ultra-high-performance models (like Volvo's 'R') are excluded from--or have reduced--incentives. Find an 'R' in dealer inventory and make your best deal-- even if it's your second color choice.
#4 of 212 How much did you pay for a S60 ??
Aug 22, 2005 (3:03 pm)
My girlfriend is looking for a S60 with Premium package. I live in the Bay Area. Just wonder anybody bought a S60 recently and how much they paid.
#5 of 212 Re: Volvo's Making It Hard To Order Cars [heywood1]
Aug 25, 2005 (10:37 am)
Fortunately, it's still a buyers market for the R cars. Yes, they are included in the incentive programs including marketing cash to dealers, and yes, they can be bought for a reasonable amount over invoice. Also, if 2006 is anything like 2005, the incentives may increase throughout the year.
It's a bargain for buyers willing to put up with the reliability issues and rapid depreciation, but who really value and can appreciate high performance cars like the R's. Even the automatic for 2006 is finally getting close to the manual in acceleration.
#6 of 212 Re: Volvo's Making It Hard To Order Cars [lurker]
Aug 25, 2005 (5:34 pm)
I'm expecting to buy a S60 T5 over the next week or two, now two quesitons regarding pricing:
1. Is the current incentive likely to be renewed once again for Sept.?
2. When negotiating a purchase price, should I aim at the carsdirect.com price or an x amount lower than that?
#7 of 212 Re: How much did you pay for a S60 ?? [stchiu]
Aug 26, 2005 (11:03 am)
In May I bought a new S60, however I got the base model with a list price of 28,950.00 for about 20,000. They offered a 5000 discount and then I did some talking to get it down. They also gave me a great deal on my trade in. Not sure if that helps or not. I know they wanted to get rid of the car since it is not loaded but to me a Volvo is a Volvo, I don't need all the extras.
Aug 26, 2005 (11:01 pm)
I drove from Colorado to buy one of the last new '05 T5, HP Turbo, 6 speed manuals in San Jose from Smythe Volovo. We negotiated beforehand and the deal was straight forward. Painless. I am still trying to get some of the financing oddities of inerstate buying worked out, but the dealership has promised to work in good faith. They were straight forward on the purchase, so they have some of my trust.
31.6k on a 39.3k car (31.1k invoice). It included Premium, DSTC, Air Sensor, Weather, Sport, Convience, Park Assist. Touring, Xenon, Satellite Prep, and paint. This was 500 over invoice. 5500 Manufacturer buy-down rebate + plus dealer discount. I went through the internet dept.
I was going to buy the 3 series, but in the end it was too pricy- I even put a 1k deposit down.
Love the car. Turbo good...!
#9 of 212 Re: Volvo's Making It Hard To Order Cars [robber1]
Aug 29, 2005 (10:18 am)
Yes, the incentive is likely to be renewed. For 2006 models, you should be able to get at least the carsdirect price, but most dealers will agree to $300 over invoice less the incentive, which is almost $2000 under invoice, and no doc fees. The incentive may increase later.
#10 of 212 S60R lease
Oct 05, 2005 (6:55 pm)
Wondering how good this lease deal is;
2005 S60R MSRP of $42,165 Selling price: $35,005
36 months 12K/yr
Residual is: $19,395
I believe the money factor is .0021
Acquisition is $1000 I think that's WAY too high!
cash down is $3,607 ($1,000 for the ACQ fee, $2,000 from me, and $120 in fees, plus the first payment of $488.07
Seems fair, but I guess I'm not 100% or I would not be here!