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#1 of 390 Volvo XC70: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by Karen@Edmunds HOST
Aug 15, 2003 (10:31 am)
Share your XC70 purchase experience here.
#2 of 390 2004 XC 70
Nov 24, 2003 (5:28 am)
Purchased it through the diplomat/military program.
12 Volt outlet in cargo area
Auto dimming mirror
Wood steering wheel
Skiholder w/ side rail
Out the door at 32,350 USD
#3 of 390 2 Volvo XC70: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
Dec 30, 2003 (12:05 pm)
How about if your not eligable for the Diplomat program - anymore out the door prices out there ?
#4 of 390 VOLVO XC70 2004
Jan 02, 2004 (8:03 am)
I am looking to purchase the best price in the NorthEast, with price including all fees. Can someone please give me feedback on great prices.
#5 of 390 V70 wagon (base) pricing for Mass
Feb 24, 2004 (1:31 pm)
Hi, we're going to be buying a V70 wagon soon. We're in Mass (near Worcester) and want your pricing paid if you recently bought a base model. (Please don't try to convince me to upgrade to the XC....I've got 3 kid's-worth of college coming up in 12, 14 and 18 year's respectively.. )
The only option we really need is automatic, and potentially the 3rd row seat and the integrated child seat booster in the middle seat.
My co. participates in the XPlan pricing. Also we're not against doing an OSD if we need to get the car exactly equipped the way we want.
Anyone out there who bought a V70 so-equipped???
Feb 25, 2004 (8:02 am)
I hope this is of help. I started out looking at the base model, but decided to upgrade after driving the 2.5T. My car had an MSRP of $38.9 and sold for $32.9 before taxes and license. You mentioned a middle seat booster...my car has built-in boosters on the left and right rear seats, but not the middle one. I'm not aware of a booster for the middle seat.
My reasons for choosing the 2.5T were as follows:
1. The base model uses the 2.4 engine which seems noisier than the 2.5T, especially at an idle. I've driven the 2.4 as a loaner and milage seems about the same.
2. The 2.5T has a marked power advantage because the torque comes on at a very low RPM.
3. The 2.5T has speed sensitive power steering, which is noticably easier to turn at low speeds.
4. The 2.5T has a sportier suspension which in combination with the speed sensitive steering and lower profile tires gives very positive steering and braking.
The automatic in either the 2.4 or 2.5T engined cars will perform very well. It shifts at the right time. Volvo's version of tiptronic allows manual selection of all 5 gears. IMHO it is fun to play with but serves no real purpose other than to allow selection of 2nd and 3rd to start in snow. The STC is very effective for getting this FWD car going in snow.
No matter which model you choose, I think you will enjoy and more importantly get a lot of use from it. Your story brings back memories. When my 3 kids went through college we put a 240, 740 and 960 through their paces moving kids back and forth over spring breaks.
Feb 25, 2004 (9:08 am)
My wife bought a 04 V70 with FWD and we got the inegrated boosters and the third row seat. I'd recommend at least springing for the 2.5T engine, also. My 6 and 9 year old do not like that third row. They did at first and now they don't. There is no leg room. The 2 year old loves it, but the problem is that the only people that can fit back there are probably the ones who will be the least safe sitting there. It's paradoxical IMO. Large people would be relatively safe but can't fit. Small people can fit but won't be nearly as safe. For carrying capacity, I'd look to an SUV or Minivan.
#8 of 390 I talked to the fleet sales manager for a good deal
Feb 25, 2004 (9:38 am)
I was quoted $33,800.00 for the V70 2.5T with the sport and climate package. This was from a Volvo dealer in California, so tax and license will vary from Mass.
I will also be in a position to drive down the price a little more too. Probably try to get him to go down to $32,000. I was very surprised at how easy it was to work with the Fleet Sales Manager. Try it.
#10 of 390 Thanks guys (and girls)
Feb 26, 2004 (9:10 am)
I wish we could step up to the 2.4T but I don't think the finances will allow for it. (Although to be honest, we haven't gone for a test drive yet, so I honestly don't know how the ride for the 2.4 compares to the 2.4T...maybe that'll change our buying decision... )
We do have a minivan as the other car, so maybe the booster/third row seats is not that important.
Lastly, Volvojohn, since you're through paying for your kids' tuition, how about you help me out???