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Volvo XC70, Volvo V70, Volvo V70 R, Wagon
#341 of 390 Good price for V70 R?
Feb 06, 2009 (8:02 am)
We have found a 2005 V70 R for sale from a private owner. It has 35,000 miles on it and seems to have had all service completed by the dealership and is in good condition.
What would be a good price for this vehicle?
Are there any recurring issues with this model we should be sure to have the mechanic check?
#342 of 390 Re: Good price for V70 R? [Littlefamily]
Feb 06, 2009 (10:58 am)
Try asking here.
don't forget to include ALL the details. Does it have heated seats (climate pack), moonroof and memory seats (premium pack)? Color and location help, too.
#343 of 390 Puzzled?!?!
Feb 09, 2009 (6:30 pm)
Is it really possible that nobody has purchased a 2008 or 2009 XC70 since 09/30/08? If so, what aren't the dealers willing to deal? I have talked with several dealers in Central Illinois and Eastern Iowa and this is all I am coming up with...
$10000 off a 2008 (sticker:44,960) and $9000 trade for my '04 XC70 with 51,000 miles. $25,473 OTD with tax, etc. Been on the lot for over a year.
The numbers on the '09's (t6 or I6) are about the same.
At this point, I am willing to just sit and wait for the Mktg $ on the '09's.
Am I being unreasonable? I just figured that if all these volvos are sitting on the lots, I would expect a little more?
#344 of 390 Re: Puzzled?!?! [fergyj] & Mystified
Feb 10, 2009 (5:28 am)
I'm also trying to figure this out. From everything we hear, car dealers are desperate to move cars - we're told they're practically giving them away. I would think they'd be happy to have some cash flow at this point, but I guess I'm not being realistic. I don't need a new car but it thought it would be nice to have one. I'm not going to do anything unless I can get the car I want at the price I want. I'll keep my eyes open, is all at this point.
#345 of 390 Re: Puzzled?!?! [fergyj]
Feb 10, 2009 (8:01 am)
well, dealers don't want to take a big loss, either. They need manufacturer support. And, I don't know all the circumstances or inner workings, but maybe Volvo being on the auction block from Ford could affect such support. (?)
#346 of 390 Finally Got It!!!
Feb 15, 2009 (3:37 pm)
I finally pulled the trigger on a new XC70. Based on all the legwork I did as well as other offers, I received, I feel pretty good about the transaction. Here is what I did...
I was looking locally in smaller markets for a 2008 XC70 and really had little or no luck. (see previous post #345) So, I googled "largest volume volvo dealer and expanded my search to the two closest dealerships that had the largest inventory of '08's. I emailed both and got their best prices on the model I was looking for. One was in MPLS and the other in St. Louis. Both places were considerably better than any of the local dealers I had talked to in Central Illinois. I then searched the local dealers inventory to find the exact options I was quoted from the big city dealers.
I found a 2008 XC70 with premium pkg, Climate, personal car comm., and sat prep. Sticker price was $41,980. My trade was a '04 XC70 with 54,000 miles and similar options. I also had dent on my driver's door that was quoted $800 to fix from my local guy. When I met with the local dealer, I took my Blackberry with both offers in my email. The dealer first offered $21k plus tax, etc. and I got up to leave. They asked what my offer was and I told them $20k OTD. Well, the guy took it. I was in shock. I didn't have a check, nothing. We contacted my credit union and sealed things up. Here's the breakdown...
Sale Price: $30,258
Total: $20,000 OTD
I felt pretty good. Let me know your thoughts...
#347 of 390 Re: Finally Got It!!! [fergyj]
Feb 15, 2009 (7:49 pm)
Sounds pretty good, but your numbers don't quite add up. $30,258-$11,258=$19,000
#348 of 390 Re: Finally Got It!!! [qbrozen]
Feb 16, 2009 (6:03 pm)
Sorry, I was trying to calculate it backwards. The deal was 20k OTD
#349 of 390 Re: Finally Got It!!! [fergyj]
Feb 17, 2009 (9:01 am)
No problem. It sounds pretty good.
I mean, the way I'd look at it is, since it looks like you had the last one for 4 years, you may have this one for 4 years, so you're paying $20k to rent the car for 4 years. At $5k/year, it would be like leasing one for ~$417/mo with $0 down, which is quite good.
#350 of 390 2008 XC70 Price Paid
Apr 30, 2009 (8:30 pm)
Bought a new 2008 (left over) XC70 on 4/09 in Southern Cali, list price $48,100. Loaded with options, similar new 2009 lists for $4,000.00 less. Paid 33,200. I have always leased my cars (usually BMW's for 15 years) but this deal seemed to good to be true. We love the car and have a total of 200 miles and one warranty service already. Maybe this is a result of being owned by Ford!
The dealer who serviced the car "Rusnack Volvo Pasadena" has bent over backwards to make things right, even though I did not purchase the car from them. Other than having to add bluetooth we are very excited about the new ride and are enjoying the "Grateful Dead Channel" on Serious Sat, while rolling down the road!