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Volvo XC90 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • I'm not too sure about the V8 since I didn't shop for one. . . but yesterday we bought a new 2009 XC90 3.2 with 7 passenger, premium and versatility packs for 34,940. If you buy a new 2009 in June there are a a couple of incentives as far as warrantee goes, as well. The dealer is in the Atlanta area. There were no BS dealer fees and we got a really good (compared to several other dealers) offer for our trade in. Unless you've got the need for a V8 going with the 3.2 will save big money.
  • jimbob1jimbob1 Posts: 70
    So, we talked to the dealer again and are offered the following:
    2008 Volvo XC90
    V8 Demo
    8000 miles
    no extra packages

    100.000 miles warranty

    Does this sound like a fair deal or should we stay away?
    Please help!

    Without knowing the exact equipment on the car, it's very much a guess, but that price seems about $4000 - $5000 high.

    You should get a list of exactly what is on the vehicle, and run it through Edmunds and other used car listings to get a sense of the price point.
  • emmabemmab Posts: 43
    Keep trying to reply here, lets see if this shows up.
    We paid $27k for an 08 demo with 5000 miles (not a V8).
    So it sounds high to me.
  • lucamaylucamay Posts: 3
    Thanks for all your responses!
    We really want a V8 so we will either get this one or wait a while for a 2009.

    Isn't there about a $10.000 difference between a 3.2 and a V8 though (that's what I saw for the 2009)? Then $27 vs $37 shouldn't be too far off depending on the extras on your car?

    I checked edmunds and it looks like the personal sales price on this one should be $37500 and a dealer sales price should be $40000.

    Also, I talked to the dealer again and he said that the car has all the extras except for the convenience package. Now, I don't know if they offered the 2008 with the technology package but I do not recall that this car has that package. I know it has:
    -climate package
    -premium package and
    -versatility package (standard on v8)

    My husband thinks to remember that the original MSRP was somewhere at $51000 but I do not know.

    Still $4000-5000 too high?

    Thank you all so much!
  • bwubwu Posts: 6
    $37K seems ok for v8 and only bargan chip would be the 8K to see if dealer can go down even more. We bought 08 v3.2 (MSRP $45,470) for $33.5K in CA two months ago with only 51 miles...
  • flmom3flmom3 Posts: 3
    Thanks for your reply. I think the issue was they don't have the car in stock and have to buy it from another dealer. I am now working with the internet sales rep at a dealer in a close by state who is giving me great service and invoice minus the %500 incentive pricing - basically 3 -4 K less.
  • darsondarson Posts: 1
    We have a '07 (bought Sept '06) XC90 3.2 base model (absolutely no extras, cloth seats, no 3rd row) with 40k miles.

    We need a 7 seater now so would like to get a '10 (when available - will probably buy in September) with leather and the third row.

    Now am I correct in thinking that now the XC90 only comes with leather and 3rd row as standard?
    If I trade in my '07, I expect to get $18-$20k so I have to add $15k to get the new one for $35 total. Is this a fair assessment?
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Prob $18k tops on your current XC90. More like $17k.

    $35k on the 10 is unlikely unless there is a pretty good incentive. That isn't likely to start off the model year. Not with 09's still out there.
  • prh1976prh1976 Posts: 2
    I'm looking at a 2009 XC90 3.2 WD R-Design 7 Passenger with Rear Seat DVD system, climate package, and Park Assist. The car is a demo unit with 5,300 miles and is coming with Vovlo's safe and sound maitenance package, etc. The dealer is asking $37,995. I haven't started to negotiate, but what would be an acceptable price? I'm not in need of the car for a few months, but the R-Designs seem to have somewhat limited availability. Would I do better waiting until October?

  • cv2006cv2006 Posts: 23
    Hi all!

    We are looking at a 2009 XC 90 R, FWD with 3.2 L engine and Technology package.

    We've been given an out the door price (tax and fees included) of $37600; that price includes the loyalty incentive, $1500 off. What do you all think? Good price?

  • Not certain but interested in feedback on whether I am getting a resonable deal. Here is where my conversations stand, may be reference point for you...

    I am looking at the 2009 xc90 R AWD and have negotiated thus far to $36000, dealer says he wont go lower (this already includes my loyalty discount). It is the dealer car so selling it as "new" and gets the full 5 yr warranty, but it has 4,300 miles on it. It does not have navigation or entertainment (but does have climate package, premium package and versatility package-ie 3rd row).

    Is this a good price?
  • cv2006cv2006 Posts: 23
    I guess we are somewhat in the same Does that $36K figure include taxes and fees?
  • The 36000 I mentioned above did not include taxes and fees. Did your number?
  • cv2006cv2006 Posts: 23
    Yes, the $37600 includes taxes and fees. The price we were quoted without taxes and fees was $34500. They went down almost $500 from the original quote.
  • pingbradypingbrady Posts: 5
    2005 XC90 2.5T AWD heated seats, rain sensors, etc without Nav or DVD @ 38k miles for $19000

    Good deal?
  • sgt1sgt1 Posts: 3
    Hi everyone,

    I'm looking at a silver 2009 AWD xc90 (3.2) with the following: climate pckg, versatility pckg (meaning 7 passenger) and premium pckg. When I plug the figures into Edmunds, it looks like these are going a good bit under dealer invoice. The only incentive I'm seeing is cash to dealer of $500.00 - but of course, the dealer may be getting some other $$ from the manufacturer.

    Any suggestions as to how much off dealer invoice is reasonable? I'm in SC.

  • cv2006cv2006 Posts: 23
    I have a question for those in the know... Why is the Volvo survey so important to dealerships?

    We purchased another XC 90 3 weeks ago from the same dealership that we purchased our first one. The first experience was simple and pleasant. Our latest experience was the total opposite of our first. The moment that I shook the salesman's hand, I knew it wouldn't be a good experience. The salesperson that took our trade-in vehicle begged (exact words, "I beg of you") my husband not to give them a negative review.

    Apparently, these surveys are random and sent out by Volvo. I was hoping we wouldn't get one this time, but we did. If we are honest about our experience, it will not be a positive survey for the dealership. I want to know why this survey is so important for the dealership.

    Anyone know? TIA
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Sorry to hear your experience wasn't as good,what happened?

    Survey used to mean more than it does today. Volvo used to pay dealers back end money based on your CSI score. Now, they don't.
    Basically, it's now for bragging rights or as part of the criteria for the President's Club.
    The survey is a good way for dealership management to see how their salespeople treat customers. If your salesperson fell short of your expectations, be honest in your answers. The survey doesn't really deal with the dealership as a whole,only with your salesperson. If someone else at the dealer did something wrong, don't punish your salesperson.
  • cv2006cv2006 Posts: 23
    Thanks for explaining it. :)

    The problem was with two salespeople. We had negotiated the price with the internet manager and the sales manager online and over the phone. The only thing that we hadn't discussed was our trade-in. When we went to the dealership to pay for the vehicle and take ownership of it, we dealt with two new salespeople. We weren't happy with the amount that they offered us for our trade-in. Then, he and the other salesperson, a woman, teamed up to tell us all the things that were wrong with our trade-in. According to them, the brakes could go at any minute. Not true, as we had them replaced last year. The final straw was when they claimed that our vehicle had been in a wreck. NOT TRUE!!! I was livid at that point. We stood up and proceeded to walk out. The woman immediately called the sales manager on the phone. He approved the deal as we wanted it. At least that's what we were told. She could have been pretending to speak to the SM for all we know.

    When we were ready to sit down to sign all the paperwork, the woman asked to speak to me husband and that's when she begged him not to give them a negative review if we were chosen to complete Volvo's survey. My husband was so upset with the whole experience that he wanted to call the SM the next day to complain about the two salespeople.

    We'll have to be honest. Thanks!
  • volvomaxvolvomax Posts: 5,274
    Remember that the salespeople don't set purchase OR trade figures. Management does.
    Obviously, how a salesperson chooses to serve up the numbers can have a profound effect on your experience.
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