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Volvo XC90 Buying Used



  • samibsamib Posts: 2
    Need your advice before I purchase a certified pre-owned 2006 Volvo XC90 with 20,000 miles.

    It has leather interior, sun roof, power passenger side, premium package, and 3rd row. Comes with 3 year or 100,000 mile warranty as well. It does not have navigation or DVD headrests. It is certified and was bought at auction for $21,000 (we researched this, they didn't tell us!).

    Is $25,000 way too high? The original price was $26,500 and we negotiated down to $25,000. They explained the $4K difference in cost as the fee to certify as pre-owned and the cost of the auction, etc. Is this BS? Should we get it for $21K?

    At first $25K seemed good, but the more I read, the more I think it might still be too high. At this point, if it is too high, what are the magic words to get them to come down to a more realistic and competitive price? If is IS a good deal, tell me so I can jump on it. Thanks!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,895
    $25k is spot on, IMHO.
    It does cost money to certify and provide the warranty. And it ain't cheap. After fees, transport, and certification, they may be making $1k on the deal, which is pretty slim for a used car. So $25k is a fair deal.

    Should we get it for $21K?

    unless something is wrong with a car, you would not be able to purchase for auction value. Dealer has to stay in business somehow.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • leejpleejp Posts: 3
    I'm considering the purchase of a Certified XC90. 05~06 are at attractive prices and I could use a 7 passenger vehicle with decent gas mileage.

    What are the gotchas?

    Is the 100K/6yr warranty bumper/bumper? Any hassles?

    I understand the Volvo Certification process replaces the Tires, Brakes and potentially other wear items (air filter? cabin filter?...). Is this universally true?

    Most of the XC90s I'm looking at are ~20-40K mike range. What are the high $$$ scheduled maintenance checkpoints?

    Do all minor service (oil + filter changes..)... have to be done at the dealer to avoid voiding the warranty?

    Honest, hard working dealers deserve to stay in business and make a fair profit off of me. Thanks in advance...
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,895
    The biggest "gotcha" is the T6 model. Avoid it at all costs!

    As to maintenance costs, I believe the 30k service is ~$400. However, at least on my '05, it was complimentary. Free service up to 30k.

    Do all services have to be done at the dealer? Not necessarily. But, you better be prepared with detailed receipts if something should go wrong. Personally, I take my vehicles to the dealer while under warranty to avoid any complications. BUT, I only follow the recommended maintenance in the owner's manual, NOT the dealer's recommended schedule.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • Little help please :)

    2006 Ocean Race Edition
    16,500 miles
    Nav + Moonroof + some other goodies

    Dealer final offer = $28,000

    Dear or no deal?
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,895
    Off the top of my head, it seems high. But I believe the Ocean Race models may be in the own world when it comes to values. And I believe they only came loaded (premium [that's your moonroof and leather], versatility [3rd row], cold weather [seat heaters]), with maybe Nav as the only option.

    So my best suggestion is to head on over to the Real-world trade-in values board, and ask volvomax what its worth on a trade. For CPO, if you can get the dealer down to $4k over trade value, you are doing fine.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • thank you, will do!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,895
    I saw your post and his reply. So, to me, it sounds like $26k would be a decent goal to shoot for.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • I am looking to buy xc 90 its down to two;
    Do I buy the 2006 2.5t l5 awd 17,000 miles certified at $ 26,995
    has prem. package, climate pkg. and versitillity pkg. dvds OR the 2007
    3.2 L with 20,000 miles thru a independent guy for $23,900 same options excluding climate pkge. also has dvd with 18 in wheels, i can always purchase volvos extended warranty for $3800. So they will cost about the same. Which is the better car????????? I have not neg. yet Help I think this processes is mind nubbbing.
  • I think, the 2007 XC90 3.2 is a better buy. Is it also an AWD? I have a 2008 XC90 3.2 also, so I'm biased and I know little about the 2.5 version. Maybe 2.5 owners can give you an their input also.
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,895
    Well, if all else is equal, getting an '07 for the same price as an '06 should be a no-brainer.

    Personally, I wouldn't buy a warranty for $3800, though. Since it is an '07, you'd still have quite a bit of factory warranty remaining.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • I am looking to buy a FWD 2006 xc90 with 25,000 miles on it or a 2007 with the same amount of miles but it has the 3.2 FWD. Which would be a better SUV? Has anyone had problems with the FWD's? I have never owned a Volvo but they seem like a pretty good car. The top priority is most reliable, but don't want one without any power either. Thanks!
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,895
    Well, you'll get some differing opinions here. You really should drive both and decide which engine you prefer and if the added price of the '07 is worth it to you.

    I can't speak to the longevity of the 3.2, but I've heard good things. The 2.5T is a proven and trusted engine from Volvo.

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • Got an XC90 Ocean Race 2006 V8 AWD

    15k miles
    Few others
    $28,750 + tax&fees

    They bought my current lease at > $3k market value. Wife and I are happy so far :)

    Hope gas stays fairly decent...
  • After looking around for a month or so and watching some used prices drop I am close to buying either an '06 2.5T or a '07 3.2. It seems the dealers have mixed stock and some posted pricing have wide ranges for similar vehicles.

    The close ones I have seen: I just drove an '06 2.5T 28k loaded except for the DVD & Nav (had the folding mirrors & backup sensor). Dealer asking $25.5 CPO (just got 2 similar in stock this week). I have seen '07's online (in the past 2 days) from another local dealer for $25-27 CPO, not as loaded but have the premium & 3 row at a minimum. Similar miles.

    Any thought's on if the lower pricing on some of these '07's will push the '06 down a little more? If the dealer really got the 2x '06 this past week then there should be a little room to play with. They offered $500 off from the $25.5k but I wasn't going to deal not knowing some '07's were going to be in a similar price range.

    Any thoughts from others who are looking in this range...??

  • This week iam picking up a 07 3.2 21,000 miles prem, climate, versit. certifed for $26,500 all but the tvs and sensors I think that pretty good GOOD LUCK! I have noticed too that prices are all over the place! I know they are all desperate!
  • 2008 XC 90 loaded for sale in Florida
    2wd, 7 pass, roof leather, 24k Miles make an offer still under warranty, no accidents, in Ft Lauderdale area :P :)
  • skylabskylab Posts: 37
    Seems like there are a ton of '07s around right now in the NE. A local lot has about a dozen starting at under $20K for low mileage five-seaters. If I didn't already have one, I'd be buying one! :P
  • qbrozenqbrozen Posts: 16,895
    Oh, what the hell. I'll bite. Let's take it 1 step at a time.

    2008 XC 90 loaded
    .. loaded? You sure about that? Nav? DVD?

    .. 2wd?? You said it was "loaded." Now we're "loaded except AWD."

    roof leather
    .. roof leather? Was that factory or aftermarket? I'd like some roof leather. Send me some pics, will ya?

    make an offer still under warranty
    I offer $100 site unseen. But my offer is by no means under warranty.

    ;P yerself

    '13 Stang GT; '86 Benz 300E; '98 Volvo S70; '12 Leaf; '08 Town&Country

  • 2007 3.2's for under $20k are you sure...?
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