Volvo XC60 Prices Paid and Buying Experience
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Please add your purchase prices and experiences with the new XC60 crossover here. Thanks!
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The $10,000 trade-in sounds decent, but really depends on what model (2.9, 2.5T, T6) S80 you have. I also own an '04 S80 2.9 with 45,000 miles and my dealer would only give me $7000 for it when I was about to purchase an XC90 at the end of last year. I didn't do the deal because i though it was way too low.
Forgot to mention the giant sunroof that is included N/C on the early models. My guess is that it will be standard on the turbo but not on the FWD/3.2 coming later in the year.
Sorry I won't be able to tell a tale of 'invoice' or below on our purchase. IF this unit is still available in a couple of hours, we will probably take straight book value on the trade(ouch!--about HALF of original sticker) and pay MSRP-$1000 for the 60 that stickers at $46,725. I guess we will leave the wheelin' and dealing' to someone else on this one!!!
Given the limited availability over the next few months and the state of the economy, I wouldn't imagine any killer deals on the XC 60 for a while...right now, the two dealers in Austin are selling/have sold every unit that comes in.
We did qualify for the 'lifetime' Sirius, free moonroof and free maintenance program. I'm guessing the free Sirius is the only 'freebie' that will disappear for now.
After paying cash for too many $40k plus vehicles, we financed this one through PenFed Credit Union @ 3.99%...a number that the F&I person said they 'couldn't touch'. Except for our high-mileage habit, we would have considered leasing this one...over 20k miles/year kills that idea. If we could just shorten the distance from Austin to Atlanta!
On another note, DOZENS of BMWs and Audis were pummeled in a recent hailstorm(tennis ball sized hail) along with many less expensive marques. Time will tell what effect that will have on the luxo market here in Austin...glad our 60 wasn't in town yet!!!
Also. apparently there's a 5K dealer cash avail for xc60 from 4/1-4/30, so this could be potentially used to get the price closer or below invoice....
All 4 Packages
Side and rear scuff plates
With $825 Destination, but before sale tax, title, etc.
My Price $45,725
I expect to take delivery in late May, and I can't wait.
We didn't get the Bi-Xenon...our C70 has them and they are nice but the stock headlamps on the XC60 are pretty good...as were the headlights on our V70 and XC70. I'm not so sure about the stereo upgrade. Maybe I'm spoiled but ours isn't as impressive as the additional cost would indicate...plus I'm old school enough to want a CD changer for our trip...the IPOD hookup is ahead of me!
BTW, tried over a week ago to post my initial review but it hasn't shown up yet.
Not sure where you are located but here in central Texas, the windshield and front windows as well as the moonroof are acting as magnifying glass in terms of heat generated by the sun. The XC70 was nothing like this. The screen in the new moonroof does little to insulate the cabin from the overhead sun. Easy enough to look for shade when parking but we are talking about needing protection while the vehicle is driven! REALLY don't want to tint the front windows and the moonroof is already 'smoke' glass. I 'guess' the privacy glass in the rear compartment is about normal. We added the cargo cover and, while thin, it's 'segmented' to allow access to the 'grocery bag' area...better looking than the tarp I usually use!
I have experienced one disturbing incident...while driving through a parking lot, just after starting the vehicle with key in pocket, the 60 sputtered and limped along(felt weird anyway since I was going over speed humps and cobblestone paving) until it just shut down. Fortunately, this was BEFORE I picked up my darling who just had surgery and BEFORE I pulled into 55mph traffic!!! I inserted the key fob, restarted, and have had no problems since...I need to call the dealer to have Volvo start a 'folder' on this, should it happen again or to others.
I have some questions about buying an xc60 in US. We previously ordered an xc60 through a dealer in scandinavia and the price was pretty reasonable compared to US.(about 5-6k lower) However the delivery will be very late and we decided to look for the vehicle here. We want climate, convenience, metallic color, active bi-xenon and BLIS. When we contacted the local dealers we found out that they are more intersted in giving us long tours in their parking lot and trying to sell us what they have. They almost did not try to go online and search for the options we have. How can we search where we can find a vehicle of certain options with a reasonable price?
Here are the numbers I have...
****I owe 3 payment on current XC90 Lease - Total $1605.00***
Metallic paint, Climate Package, Convenience Package, BLIS, and Personal Car Communicator. MSRP $41,795
Term 36 mos
15000 miles per year
Residual Value $19225.70
Rate factor 0.00250
Approx Int rate 6.0%
1st Payment 585.21
8% tax 1685.40
Origination fee 695.00
Cap reduct cash 0.00
Tax on Orig fee 55.60
DMV etc 190.50
Total fees 3211.70
Total fees less equity 4816.70
Loyalty credit (1000.00)
Net due at signing 3816.70
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This is all good from a consumer standpoint except for one thing. The money is all wrong. It seems to me that a XC70 gives you more room, more comfort, better gas mileage, albeit with a little bit less technology for about 12K less out the door than a XC60. Seems like a no brainer to me.
On a side note, some of the option packages I see being specc'd out above seem foolish. Take a look at the "convenience package". What is in it that makes it worth well over $1000. The 19" wheel package for upwards of $3200?? Other than shaking a few fillings loose and raising the cost of the replacement tires, is spending about 8% of the MSRP on fancy wheels a good idea in a family hauler?
All in all, if you have to have an XC60 you might want to wait till Christmas and save some money.
There isn't much in the way of deals out there for an XC60,but you should be able to do better than $500 off.
We embark on a 3000 mile trek starting tomorrow...should see plenty of rain in the Southeast and enjoy the twisties of the mountains in western North Carolina Doesn't hurt that petrol is $1.50/gal LESS than last summer!!! Adios!
Are you perhaps confusing the original 3.0L T6 AWD version of the XC60 with the upcoming 3.2L AWD version? The EPA city/highway figures for the 3.0L T6 AWD version are indeed 16/22, but I haven't seen any figures for the 3.2L AWD version. Nor has my local dealer. Given that the figures for the newly-released 3.2L FWD version are 18/27, I would think that the figures for the upcoming 3.2L AWD version would be closer to 18/27 than to 16/22.
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We've gone the first 1100 miles of our trip in the last few days. I was sorely disappointed in the sputtering I experienced while driving in the rain(not much of that in TX nowadays). Twice, while accelerating onto the highway, the vehicle sputtered and choked like my old TR-6 with bad plug wires. As I settled into highway speeds, the engine seemed to run fine...but getting on the 70mph highway was an eye-opener! :surprise:
Also, the 'blis' gives plenty of false 'info' when it rains...just the time it might come in handy.
Really? With 281 hp engines? Not likley.
I went and looked at the fueleconomy website and here is what I found:
All AWD SUV's all with the smallest engine available in an AWD.
Acura RDX 22, MDX 20, Audi Q5 23,Q7 20, BMW X3 24, X5 21, Buick Enclave 22, Caddy SRX 22, Ford Edge 22, Infiniti FX35 21, Lexus RX350 22, Lincoln MKX 22, Nissan Murano 23, SAAB 97-X 20, Toyota Highlander 23.
So, the BEST car is the smaller X3 and it's only 2MPG better. Seems like the XC60 T6 is in pretty good company.
With respect to mileage figures, your list included AWD vehicles in various price and "prestige" levels -- from Ford to BMW, etc. As you pointed out, the estimated highway mpg figures are close for all the vehicles in your list. The BMW X3 is the only one rated 2 mpg better highway than the Volvo XC60 but, as you pointed out, it's smaller than the XC60. In my opinion, the X3 is also cheaply made, especially given its high price.
A vehicle you forgot to mention is the 3.5 L V6 AWD Toyota Venza -- the sister of the Lexus RX350. It's rated at 25 mpg highway. Its HP/torque (268/245) are less than those of the AWD Volvo XC60 (281/295), but the Venza (4045 pounds) is also lighter than the XC60 (4225 pounds). Both have their pro's and con's. The safety features on the XC60 are unsurpassed, it feels more solid, and Volvo is a more "luxury" brand than Toyota. But the Venza also has its advantages (mileage, very roomy rear seat, etc.). Both the Volvo XC60 and Toyota Venza are on my "short" list.
Also, the OP insisted that there were larger SUV's that got better mileage than the XC60 and I think I proved that there really aren't any.
Finally, if you don't need AWD OR a 281 hp engine, Volvo recently introduced the XC60 3.2 FWD. 27 mpg highway!
You're correct that one should "compare vehicles of similar size and ability", but vehicles are rarely similar in overall size AND interior room AND engine/transmission/drivetrain characteristics, etc. The Venza has more passenger room ("size") than the XC60, while the AWD XC60 is more off-road capable ("ability") than the AWD Venza. In reality, it is unlikely that one would take either vehicle off-road to any extent.
You used the Buick Enclave, Ford Edge, Lincoln MKX, and Lexus RX350 in your post (#35). The Toyota Venza is a poor cousin to the Lexus RX350. And ALL of these are generally referred to as CUV's. In the AWD V6 version, the Venza clearly has the best EPA mileage estimate (25 mpg).
And, yes, I'm looking at the XC60 3.2L FWD. 27 mpg highway is very good for that class of vehicle.
Another question, max, if I may. Is it normal that the liftgate can only be closed manually if the vehicle moves ANY while the hatch is open? This has happened three times that I've let the vehicle move as little as a couple of feet while the hatch is open...then no amount of electronic coaxing can move the hatch...it must be closed manually. BTW, major PITA that the hatch closes ONLY with the button on the liftgate itself rather than on the key fob or dash.(see Lexus on this one!)
Well, you have 2 spearate issues. 1 is the weight and drag of the AWD system. 2 is the turbo's effect on fuel efficency. At 2,000 rpm the turbo is turning pretty well into the boost range. At highway speeds you don't want to have to WAIT for the boost to come up for passing, so the engine turns more rpm's. The V8 turns @ 1800 rpm's at 70 mph for example. Givdn the right circumstances, you should be able to get better than 22 mpg highway. But it would need to be on a level surface where you aren't varying speed and there isn't a headwind. Best I ever did in the XC90 V8 @ 70 mph was 25mpg. That was on the test track.
Regarding the hatch, i didn't know that but I am not surprised. No doubt the system has some sort of reset function to prevent that hatch from being inadvertanly opened if the car is moving. The remote is disabled if the car is underway. I agree that you should be able to open AND close the hatch from the remote.
It's driving me nuts right now. I need some base XC60's. At $33,000 they are a helluva good deal. Volvo closed the factories down twice this year. Once in Feb and again at the end of June. Factories just reopened a couple weeks ago.
We'd sell more if we had them.
Still, thats all the money off. Buy the car.
3.0T xc60 - no options but metallic paint
MSRP - 38600
Invoice - 36335 + 500 advertising fee = 36835
The Lease offer:
-1 k Marketing allowance
-4750 Lease incentive
+ 700 Dealer profit and bogus processing fee
Total comes to - 31785
Lease loan is through my own bank with money factor of .00175, residual of 19225 for three year lease.
No down payment required except first month payment and 60-70 in fees.
Is a 700 markup over invoice a fair price after taking into account all the incentives? is the 500 advertising markup a bit excessive? Thanks for your time!
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