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Volvo S40 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • umshbumshb Posts: 10
    these guys seem to be under the impression that they need to make a profit on these cars...sounds like they're getting them at the cost of invoice.

    anyway, it's black t5 with premium package (well at least it's got the beige leather, sunroof, and power front seat). nothing else really regarding upgrades...not 17's...wired with the sirius, but not climate package, no navigation system, no premium headlights, no 6-cd changer.

    pretty much a base t5 with spoiler, the power sunroof, leather, and power front seat w/ memory (premium package i assume).

    oh, and i'm in alabama. since i am a college student, i wonder if they just think i don't know anything about these cars...i've already contacted dealerships around where i am in school (in florida).
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    I don't think he's bluffin....some dealers don't believe in the "get the unit off our lot at any cost" mentality. When I was shopping for my 2.4i I had located 2 cars at 2 diff dealers one @23500 and one @21060(the one I eventually leased) I told the dealer with the higher price that another had offered me 21060 and she said you'd better snap that one up because we ain't doing that. Her whole message was that her dealership would rather make profit than match a volvo with a young customer who more than likely will buy more volvos as the years pass on (that's not exactly what she said ,but that's what I heard. Her actual words were "to not sell it just for the sake of gettin it off the lot". So, I ended up gettin 5400 under msrp and about 2500 under invoice and a very happy experience. You just have to find a dealer who places a higher priority on cust. service than profit( the S40's are probably loss leaders and XC90's are where there real money is. (I'm probably wrong about that, who am I? )
  • mrrk47's experience seems to be similar to mine. You just have to keep shopping dealers until you find the one that is willing to take the hit. I had to go all the way to Georgia from Texas b/c a dealer there was offering me monthly payments $50 less than the lowest TX dealer. Just keep searching and you'll find it.
  • umshb, try out Volvo of Athens (Georgia), they are willing to sink very low to get your business by the end of the month.
  • umshbumshb Posts: 10
    hey thanks for the suggestion! i called them and yes, the deal was a lot better...$25799 (before tax and fees) for the same model.

    of course i wasn't sure of our state sales tax, haha...for some reason i thought it was 8%...turns out it's 3.5% for autos.

    so thats just a little under $27...not bad. didn't sound like he could go much when i said $25 flat, no was the answer.

  • umshbumshb Posts: 10
    Wow, just got an e-mail quote from a place near San Francisco:

    Color: Black w/Beige Leather
    Equipment: Base w/Auto Trans
    Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price: $ 30075
    McKevitt Online discount: $ 5091
    McKevitt Internet price*: $ 24984

  • skwirlskwirl Posts: 11
    Nice price! Was that for a T5 or a T5 AWD?
  • umshbumshb Posts: 10
    regular t5, but they also got a bunch of awd's for not much more.

    it's good if you live in the california area...would be about $1500-$2000 to ship here (unless i decide to drive it back here).

    i'm going to check out atlanta dealerships tomorrow.
  • skwirlskwirl Posts: 11
    Ah, very cool. I'm in the market for a 2006 S40 T5 as well. I live in the Seattle area and I'm heading up to my local dealer tommorrow morning. Wonder what price he'll quote me.
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    Hmmmm'd you think to contact Mckevitt Volvo, that's where I got my 2.4i....I live 15 minutes fromthe dealership...try to get them to knock 6 grand off....they did 5400 for me. I bet if you tell em you'll hop an plane right away if they do 24 flat , they'll do it .
  • suspendmixsuspendmix Posts: 43
    hey you may also want to try royal motors in SF...thats where I got mine and was able to better mckevitt's quote for mine by about 1000 (500 less for volvo and 500 more for trade in). If you want my contact over there, email me...
  • jkaojkao Posts: 4
    Hey try and get it from southern cali. I was able to get T5's with preumium package for 25 flat. Tax, license, etc. and extended warranty to 100,000 miles for 29. The MSRP was 31655, but i got it for 25000! That was a 6655 discount!
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    Hey maybe he should Olympus Mons Volvo on MARS, they'll probably give him the non-oxygen discount before he dies from lack of it...haha, everybody and their dog telling this guy to go to their Volvo dealer. Question has any ffigured out why our S40's gather so much brake dust on the rear wheels???
  • skwirlskwirl Posts: 11
    I just got back from a dealer in Washington State.

    They had a 2006 S40 T5 automatic with Climate, Premium, Audio, and Convenience packages for $28,500. Would not go lower.

    Does this sound like a good deal? MSRP originally in the $33,000s.

    I've called a few other places and some mentioned that if I had a costco card, I could get $400 over the invoice price. Worth it?
  • donthegreekdonthegreek Posts: 127
    Hey guys, whats a fair price for the extended warranty to 100,000 miles???

  • suspendmixsuspendmix Posts: 43
    i just did a quote for a seattle zip code (not sure where in wash u are) and for your config it comes back 29138 as the target price and invoice is 31288...take your quote and shop it around....
  • umshbumshb Posts: 10
    well i got a quote for $27000 out the door (tax and fees included) from a place in ATL.

    probably not the bet offer, but the best in the area. plus i havent seen this particular one in person.

    but i drove the same exact one here in town, but got it for $1600 less.

    oh well.
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    Where did all the posts go?
  • I've test driven the S40 now on four occasions (2.4 and T5 both in automatic). I want to love this car, I really do, but the pedal positioning drives me crazy. My foot keeps on catching between the gas and the break. I've tried sandals, sneakers, and dress shoes (I'm only about a size 10.5 to 11). Heck the assistant sales manager at one dealership lent me one of his dress shoes to try to persuade me my shoes are's that for service. ...oh and I shudder to think if I had winter boots you're going to need that traction control! Me thinks the designer of this car had feet like goldilocks...sadly this is a show stopper for me. (here's a hint to Volvo...get your tape measure out and compare your pedal distance with the S60...much better.) I have never experienced this problem with a car before. Heck even a Honda Civic has decent pedal room...too bad otherwise enjoyable car.
  • ya...i've had it for bout 3 weeks now and i've got size 9 feet and i do notice if im not paying attention somewhat that i'll catch the edge of the brake...its not too annoying for me tho but i have to admit the thought has hit me of my foot getting stuck in between when i'm trying to emergency brake...wonder if i can sue volvo if that happens and i can't stop?

    hahahaa...ya, i guess everyone got thier vovlos? i wonder if people are getting better deals? i love my 2.4 but i'm kind of regretting the the line pick up definately leaves a lot to be desired...but i sit in traffic when i'm driving so i guess off the line pick up doesn't matter 90% of time?
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    We had the same problem with our Mazda 3s with the rear disc brakes. The dealer changed the rear pads as per a TSB on grinding brakes...problem solved. The 3 and the 240 are pretty much the same with the frames off...same chasis and other major parts I've been told.
    Mention about a grinding noise in the rear brakes & see what they say. Worked for more grinding or dirty rims.

    The Sandman :) :)
  • I'm planning on purchasing a 2007 S40 T5 with:
    Dynamic Trim Package
    Audio Package
    Metallic Paint (Brilliant Blue Metallic)

    The MSRP is $32,450.
    Invoice is $30,309.

    With these options, the car will have to be ordered.
    What would be a resonable price?

    Thanks in advance.
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    Welcome to the menagerie of S40 nuts...In August of 2006 you'd be lucky to get that invoice...esp if you special order it from Ghent...why not a 2006 and get $5400 off MSRP. I asked the finance guy at the Volvo place what the diff was between my 2006 S40 2.4i and an identical 2007 model..he said "NO DEALS!" (which means no $5400 off MSRP like I got.) Do yourself a favor and save some bucks...get an 06' unless you just gotta have 07'.
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    Hi suspendmix,

    Earlier you said Royal dealer traded for your car...did they get it from Volvo of Pleasanton? If so I remember checking there inventory for a grey one with a 26460 msrp. It's def a higher reving engine so off the line isn't it's strong suit...,but I do enjoy open freeway driving and's a really good handler..and for what we paid it's more car .....
  • Yes! That was the one, its the flint grey s40 from pleasanton and ya, it drives much better on the freeway...hahhaa..definately more passing power than my previous civic =)

    I'm still a bit bummed bout the off the line pick up and was looking at little tweaks for it but alas, the options I looked at would be ineffective (cold air intake - 10 HP gain at 4000 rpm) or expensive (chipping the CPU)...I think I'll get used to it but if not, I'll just wait for a s40 redesign and get a stick then!

    Where did u pick up yours?
  • mrrk47mrrk47 Posts: 104
    I got mine at McKevitt in San Leandro. A silver met automatic. I had located 3 26460's in the east bay..sil , grey, bar blue. The blue one at Lawrence Volvo was a no go because they had to make at least $500 over invoice...(well they lost a sale) So I got my 1st choice (silver) which was at McKevitt.
    I really enjoy owning this car. The performance is right on par with the price and simply driving a Volvo comes with much piece of mind and even a little prestige.I personally don't feel out of place when a 3series pulls up next to me at a red light. Yes, the 3series does carry a little more clout ,but it should for the 12 grand more I would pay for one.
  • skwirlskwirl Posts: 11
    I've been gone for a few weeks. Enjoying my new s40 too much! :-)

    So after talking to 5 dealerships around the Washington area, I ended up buying a 2006 S40 T5 FWD with the Premium and Climate packages in Barrents Blue on July 31st at 11PM.

    MSRP was $32,230. We started at the invoice price of $30,429 and after the two incentives ($2750, didn't qualify for the extra $500 Volvo Finance) and some wiggling, dropped it down to $27,250 before tax, title, and licensing. So that's $4980 off MSRP. Not the best deal, but I thought it was pretty decent and the best I could find around here.
  • Hi,

    Did my husband and I have find a good deal on an '06 XC90 V8?

    It's got the versitility pkg, climate pkg, touring pkg, navigation system, rear seat entertaiment system, moonroof, park assist, folding mirrors, heated seats, cd changer, wood steering wheel, ipod ready, leather etc -- every bell and whistle except the chrome wheels. We have a choice of silver with tan interior or peal white with black interior.

    MSRP was $56 and change. Invoice was $51 and change. He offered it to us for $50,700 (plus tax and license). It seems like a good deal, but, I really am not sure.

    Any thoughts? Thanks! Stephanie
  • you might want t post on the xc90 forum as this is solely for s40...just type in xc90 in the search forums...nice suv btw...sat in one b4 test driving s40
  • dobrovoddobrovod Posts: 15
    2007 S40 T5 AWD (special order)
    silver metallic paint
    geartronic automatic transmission
    premium package
    audio package
    climate package
    bi-xenon lights
    dual booster cushions
    laminated windows
    interior air quality system
    front and rear parking assist
    front and rear mud flaps

    ...complete price on the purchase order $31,183.

    Does that sound like a good price? :shades:
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