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Volvo S40 Prices Paid and Buying Experience



  • mooleymooley Posts: 2
    I was looking at buying a used 2000,2001 s40. Can anybody tell me if they are reliable cars. any pro or cons. Thanks for your input.
  • sandman46sandman46 Posts: 1,798
    Wife would've bought the S40, but the rear head rests were to high and compromised the rear view out the rear window, so she got the exact same car with the Mazda 3...same body just with a larger engine, different front and rear facia and more safety features for mucho $.
    I did recently price one out here in South Florida for me actually and I could get an auto base unit for close to $23k. Still mulling this over but with the ever rising gas prices and the fact that my beloved Civic gets excellent mileage plus that my oldest is in the market for a car, I've put this idea on hold for the forseeable future.
    One day perhaps!

    The Sandman :)
  • jim99000jim99000 Posts: 11

    2007? My area's 2007 S40's were gone by August of last year. I'm surprised your dealer has any left, much less 9.

    If a 2008, not sure on the money factor and residual but the current manufacturer-to-dealer incentives for both a lease and a buy are $1500. As of 4/1/08, Volvo greatly reduced the $5000 and $6000 lease incentives that it had been offering.
  • s60leasers60leaser Posts: 53
    Hello there Carman and everyone
    Any numbers for the S40 in the CT-NY-NJ tri state area for an S40? The S40 seems to be a great compromise from the higher priced S80(an excellent car!) without sacrificing safety.
    May lease or buy, depending on the numbers.
    Likely 3 yr/36-45 miles very few options,2.4i unless the incentives etc make the AWD model a better deal. No leather, no climate...
    Happy 4th of July to all!
  • franbofranbo Posts: 2
    Hi everyone,

    I am currently shopping for a car (no rush). I am pretty set into a certified pre-owned car to avoid the initial depreciation hit. I have looked at Acura, BMW and Audi. Recently I took the chance to look into Volvo S40 and I was surprised to see that my closest dealer has a few certified pre-owned 2006 models in the 30000 mile range that they are mark as 20000 $ give or take. This prices look relatively cheap to me so I was wondering if 2006 was a bad year or there is any advice you could give to someone like me that it is not that versed in cars.

  • snead_csnead_c Posts: 64
    I own a 2006 S40 T5 AWD and I am very satisfied after 43,000 miles. Highway milage is 30+ and town around 20. No problems with rattles etc or repairs. Did have a problem with the passenger side power windows and door loocks not operating but it seems to have been fixed under warrantee.
    All the models you are considering will cost more than average for service and repairs IMO.
  • I actually wrote a review on a used S40 which had high mileage. Check it out if anyone is trying to decide if they want an 01-02 version. link title
  • First time used car buyer looking at a 2007 S40 2.4 with about 15,000 miles. Dealer has it listed at about $21.5k and I was wondering what kind of deal I can make with them. Do these used cars usually sell for close to asking price, or is there some wiggle room to negotiate on this? Thanks
  • Check out Kelley Blue Book and Edmunds used info on pricing..I've never been very successful negotiating "good" deals with used purchases. They usually have more room than on new cars but are much less willing to reduce their markup...there is some room for them to recondition etc but when you compare their profit margin with new sales ????
    Good luck and don't forget to compare your actual cost with a 2008 similar model with a full warantee. :)
  • Thank you for the response snead_c. The price is within reason of KBB and Edmunds for used dealer retail. Since I have never purchased from a dealer, I'm not sure how much room there is to deal with them. Sounds like I will try to work it a little and see what I can do. Thanks again
  • I'm trying to trade in my 2005 S40 T5. It has 60k miles, fully loaded. It's in good condition, and runs GREAT!. (normal wear) I purchased it about a year ago, and my family has I need to get at least a 7 passenger vehicle. I owe 21k. The dealers are offering me so much lower for my trade in than what the TMV shows on edmunds. TMV states at the very worst condition it would be 13k, I figured that I would get at least 14k. Automax Ford offered me $8500...when just a month ago the same dealership offered me $14,500. What's the deal? How can I get the most for my trade? Does anyone know what my vehicle is selling for at auction? UGH! I'm so frustrated. I'm willing to carry some negative equity onto a new car, since there are such great rebates. I feel like I'm stuck. Does anyone have any advice.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 64,743
    Does anyone know what my vehicle is selling for at auction?

    Try posting a description here: Real-World Trade-In Values


    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • I just traded my 2000 jetta for a 2009 Prius. After lots of shopping I visited a friend who sells used cars and he told me that NADA is used by most dealers around here and KBB / Edmunds are too high...I know, my Jetta took a $1300 hit...the site is at the following link.
    Unless you have a like new late model consider your car at the low end of values, subtract from the wholesale value of the car you're considering, check on incentives (hold back is almost always off the table), decide what "profit" you'll pay which must consider the current demand for your new purchase and the current market conditions. Remember the dealer must make a profit to stay in business.
    Three percent over invoice is my goal.
    Good luck.
  • swts8996swts8996 Posts: 14
    I'm looking a purchasing a 2009 2.4i with leather and climate is quoting $27,968 (MSRP $31,775). Does anyone know if I can bring down that price and by how much? There are only two left in the area that I live in with leather. I've heard not so great things about the T-tec. Anyone have T-tec and like it? I heard it water spots and attracts dog fur like crazy (and I have a dog).

    Also, anyone know when the 2010s come out?
  • I don't own a volvo, but went car shopping last weekend. My wife and I LOVED the T-tec fabric. Kinda wish they offered it in the R lineup.
  • swts8996swts8996 Posts: 14
    when I first went to check out the s40, i was intrigued by the T-Tec since the salesman said it was durable and easy to clean and great for pets and kids. I read on some forums that it water spots really easily. I live in the NW where it rains a good amount and so water spots would be a big problem. Also read that it attracts dog fur and my dog sheds a lot and I don't want to be vaccumming every time my dog gets in the car. Hence why I decided to go leather. But good to know that some people do prefer it.
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