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Volvo S60, Volvo S60 R, Sedan
Apr 17, 2010 (6:59 pm)
I stopped into the local Volvo dealer (Volvo of Nashville) and noticed a glut of 2006 S60 2.5T FWD models and I was wondering how much I should be paying for one if I decided to buy.
Here's an example:
2006 Volvo S60 2.5T FWD
Willow Green Metallic
What would be reasonable for the car? I was thinking somewhere in the $15,500-$16,500 neighborhood... The dealer has several other 2006 models ranging from $16,800 (Silver metallic, 30,000 miles) to $18,900 (silver metallic, different wheels, 11,098 miles)
I went and looked at several S60s on this dealer's lot when the dealer was closed one Sunday and found them to be in decent cosmetic shape. No additional details, though, for now... I'm just interested in ball park figures on '06s.
And the dealer also has an '07 with 25,927 miles for $18,800.. The listing says the car has a rear spoiler, bi-xenon headlights, heated seats, and sirius satellite radio.
There is also a 2008 with 51,000 miles listed for $18,800. Next to the '07s and the '06s, this one seems like it isn't a very good deal.
Would the '07 be a better deal? It has a black leather interior that I'd rather avoid being in the South... I prefer the taupe interior on the '06s the dealer has. What difference was there between the 2 years?
Also, none of the Volvos on this dealer's lot are certified. What are the odds of asking the dealer about certifying a specific car?
#145 of 212 Re: Pricing [jchan2]
May 02, 2010 (5:33 am)
I am recently searching for the same car. I live in Amherst Va. But , I am getting a little concerned now about all the problems after the warranty is up and the expense. My friends all sya they're great cars, but this would be my first car other than American made. It kinda gets very overwhelming. Please keep me informed if you find any more info or great buys. Thanks..
#146 of 212 Re: Pricing [katie26]
May 02, 2010 (8:31 am)
Consumer Reports considers the S60 a "Good Bet" as a used car purchase. The reliability of the '06 is rated as above average and the '07 and newer have been much better than average (their highest rating).
If you're concerned about longer-term reliability, you should consider a "Certified Pre-Owned" S60. They are often well-kept lease vehicles that are turned in after their 24-36 months term is over. Volvo has the best CPO program in the business with 6-year/100,000-mile coverage (from original in-service date when new).
#147 of 212 Volvo S60 R AWD 2006 vs 2006 Infiniti G35 rear drive
Dec 14, 2010 (3:49 pm)
I am trying to decide between these 2 cars. The volvo has 62K miles and everyone says that they are not as reliable as the Infiniti which has 55K miles on it. Both cars drive awesome. The volvo does not feel as if it has a 90/10 split in the AWD with 90% going to the front? As for the infiniti, it drives awesome, pushes the car because it is rear wheel drive. The infiniti is much quieter than the volvo, but the volvo has all wheel drive. I live in the Northeast but have a pick up truck to drive if it snows. Any thoughts
#148 of 212 2012 S60 T5 Purchase
Mar 31, 2011 (5:41 pm)
Spent many months looking for a car to replace my 04 acura tl. Liked everything about the T5 and thought it was the right fit for me. Here are my numbers and tell me how I did: gray T5 with climate package, premium package, and wood inlay option. MSRP was $35,500. First offer was invoice at $33,579. I emailed two other dealers and called them up asking them what their best price was. One offered 33,100 while the second offered 33,300. I called the first dealer back who then offered $32,579, $1000 below invoice. He knocked off the $79 since I was putting a nice cash deposit down making it $32,500. I thought that was fair and I accepted. Live on Long Island, so with taxes and fees it came to $35,565. The car is highly recommended, very comfortable, practical, sporty with some great tech features. Good luck!
#149 of 212 2012 S60 T5
Jun 04, 2011 (9:16 am)
Just picked up my S60 T5:
Ice White/Black Brown Leather
Tempra Spare Kit
My price: $32,800 (including volvo loyalty).
They also "over allowed" on my 2007 Lexus trade by at LEAST $1,000.... so I basically got the Volvo for $31,800 including my Volvo $1,000 loyalty.
#150 of 212 Re: 2012 S60 T5 [bdewitt]
Jun 17, 2011 (3:30 pm)
Hi bdewitt my wife and I are looking at a very similar S60. Is 32,800 your price out the door or are you not including tax and title?
Thanks for any info. I just want to have a price to shoot for!
#151 of 212 Re: 2012 S60 T5 [th3o]
Jun 22, 2011 (8:35 pm)
32800 is BEFORE tax and tags. In this case I didn't pay any tax, because the trade-in value on the lexus was actually higher than the sale price of the car..... but this is pre tax.
The s60's are very hot right now, so don't expect a MASSIVE discount. I would shoot for around 3k off of sticker (or 4k if you have Volvo loyalty bonus) on a 2012 T5 model.
It's a great car... good luck!! Let me know how you make out!! Where are you planning to buy??
#152 of 212 Re: 2012 S60 T5 [bdewitt]
Jun 22, 2011 (9:08 pm)
Hey Bd Thanks for the reply! We are in Pittsburgh PA 3k was around what I am looking to knock off we are planning to start trying to work a deal the end of this week. I will definitely update once we have finalized. Thanks again for the reply and the positive review of the car we loved it on the test drive and my wife is definitely set on it so I hope we can get a decent deal.
#153 of 212 Help..on pricing to expect.
Jul 06, 2011 (11:06 am)
Looking 2012 S60 T5 with Premium Package,Climate,Metallic Paint, Wood Inlay and Dual Pipes. List is $35,850. What's reasonable on a best deal? Seems like adequate inventory in Dallas. Any help is appreciated.