Volvo XC90 Prices Paid and Buying Experience
Have you recently purchased or do you plan on purchasing an XC90? What did you pay? How did you negotiate?
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The buying experience was relatively quick and the salesman at Volvo of Louisville was extremely knowledgeable about the car, particularly with regards to performance and handling. He was somewhat curious about the subwoofer and asked us to bring some high bass cd's with us when we picked it up. Evidently we were the first to order the XC90 with the subwoofer from that dealership.
Depending on the area you live in, purchasing an XC90 below MSRP is possible, if it's from dealer stock. But if you are ordering a vehicle with specific color and option combinations, be prepared to pay sticker. They know you want it bad, or you wouldn't be ordering it.
17-inch wheels (free upgrade on `04 models)
What are the details of your purchase, i.e. T-6 or 2.5, color, options listed and final price?
My experience was the dealerships were a little more flexible with what was in dealer stock. If you ordered, on the other hand, we paid msrp.
I had the same experience (to a lesser degree) when we talked to GMC about ordering an Envoy. Anything on the lot they were willing to go 0% financing or cash back. But if you didn't want what they had in stock, they were less flexible.
Could you tell me the name of the dealership in PA where you were able to negotiate $1500.00 off sticker price?
When will your new car arrive? I am interested in knowing the exact dealership you bought your car in montgomery county. Keep us posted.
I also ordered the silver inlay so I should be able to comment on that as well.
My volvo agent called me this past weekend told me this news and in order to honor my deal, I have to sign a fixed price agreement which saying I have to pay the msrp, no negotiation. I have recently ordered XC90 T5
Contact me offline and I'll point you to some places that might be able to provide some more insight.
Price increases were to happen on everything with the exception of the XC70. (I've only looked into the XC90 though.)
The price increase affects the 2004 models and should be considered THE price by now. We ordered our XC90 on February 1, 2003 and were told then that our order was going to be processed in the middle of the model 03' and 04'. The sales rep told us that we could end up with an 04' and he would let us know for sure in a month or so. He also stated that if it was an 04' that the price would go up by approx. $500 dollars, but Volvo would be offering free scheduled maintenance for the first three years, I believe (I will need to verify that from my records). By late March-early April he contacted us and confirmed the 04' model and the price increase. We received July 3, 2003.
Our vehicle configuration and price is as follows:
Black 04' XC90 2.5T AWD
Dolby surround stereo
17" Neptune wheels (standard on 04' with premium pckg)
Total pre-tax was $41,095 (from memory-could be off a few dollars)
Dealer would not consider negotiating below sticker due to popularity of the vehicle and waiting list of orders, but this was early in the year. Once the hype dies down, you may find a dealer willing to negotiate on dealer stock.
We have been pleased with the performance and capabilities of the 2.5T. 4 adults, luggage and 2 sets of golf clubs on trip to Destin, FL from Louisville, KY was great. Engine performed great with the weight on all grades on the highways. Passing ability was not a concern.
Gas mileage was 23 mpg.
Thus far we have 4400 miles on it and couldn't be happier.
Good luck on whatever you decide to purchase.
I have looked at every mid sized SUV out there and I kept coming back to the Volvo. The safety features and the ride won me over. There are no seven seaters with this great a ride. The car is more expensive than some of the competition, but in the end I had to go with what appears to be the safest SUV on the planet.
Thanks to all who posted messages. I will keep you updated.
As an example a T6 with the prmium package, climate package, versatility package, wood steering wheel and a leather gear shifter would MSRP for $45,170 but you could get it under the X-Plan for $43,055 with no negotiating.
Here are all the current X-Plan prices:
XC90 PRICES: MSRP X Plan Price
XC90 2.5T $34,440 $33,058
XC90 T6 Automatic $40,565 $38,930
Destination Charge $685 $685
Premium Package T6 AWD $1,300 $1,141
Premium Package 2.5T $3,825 $3,354
Climate Package $595 $522
Versatility Package $1,675 $1,469
Security Package $675 $592
Stand Alone Options
Metallic paint $450 $395
All Wheel Drive $1,750 $1,535
Center Booster Cushion $150 $132
Rear Audio Head Phone $100 $88
Navigational System $1,895 $1,662
Premium Sound System $750 $658
Cargo Net $300 $264
Subwoofer $300 $264
Reverse Warning System $400 $351
Bi-xenon Headlamps $500 $439
Wood Steering Wheels $300 $264
Leather Gear Shift Knob $50 $44
Aluminum 18" Alloy Wheels $750 $658
Quoted $600.00 a month inc. tax and aq. fee.
Up front money is for 1st month, title and transfer.
Car not in stock and told them to call when a car like it becomes available.
How much extra if Versitility, Xenon and Reverse Warning added to the above?
I'm interested in an XC90 and am eligible for X Plan pricing. Can anyone recommend any Central NJ dealerships that accept the plan?
Thanks in advance!
Dealers in Eastern Pa and Delaware were asking for MSRP to $1000 off. Most New Jersey dealers were giving the same price. However, I found several Central Jersey dealers more willing to deal. Smythe Volvo in Summit, NJ asked for $1900 off MSRP. South Shore Volvo, Marmoa, NJ asked for $2000 off MSRP. Red Bank Volvo, Red Bank, NJ gave me a quote lower than Ford X-Plan prices at $2500 off MSRP. I ordered my car this week at Garden State Volvo, Manasquan, NJ and they gave me a lot more off. They even thru in a climate package to close the deal. After I ordered my car, Red Bank Volvo came back with a quote of $3700 off MSPR(they claim there is a $1200 Volvo rebate included in this price). I told them I already ordereded a car at a lower price. I will let everyone know what I paid when it arrives in approximately 7 weeks.
If this post is beneficial to anyone, please post your deal. I would like to know that I was helpful.
mmp: I listed four dealerships above. If you contact them negotiate for prices below Ford X-Plan prices. Good luck. Let us know how you make out.
1)Called Red Bank, asked about their 1200 rebate off of X-Plan, they offered $39640 right off the bat. I told them to look at the X-Plan sheet and call me back, b/c the offer was for $1040 below X-Plan, not $1200.
2)Called Garden State, asked for better than 1200 off X-Plan, they offered $40495. I referenced Red bank Quote and they said they'd call back.
3)Garden State returned with a $39495 offer. I said I'd get back to them.
4)My local Delaware guy where I did the test drive called up, I told his there were some loonies in Central NJ selling at invoice, he said Mazel Tov and good luck cause there's no way he's gonna match that! ;-)
4)Red Bank called back with a $39390 offer, but after talking through the extra fees (Doc prep and out of state temp tag), the difference was only $75.
5)Called back Garden State, they threw in floor mats and I did the deal. I probably could have saved an extra 50-100 in a final grind, but I'm not a negotiator by nature and already was feeling 'guilty' at this point about the whole thing (I know, no reason the feel guilty...)
So in the end I scored a new XC90 for below invoice (3500 below MSRP), and I can pick it up anytime (probably next week, they're about 100 miles away from me.) I'm really psyched to surprise my wife with this one! (It'll be her car, she has no idea)
Anyway, thanks for the tip, it saved me over three grand!!!
Congradulations on your new car purchase. I negotiated a deal very similar to your deal at Garden State Volvo, Manasquan, NJ. The XC90 that I ordered had a higher MSRP of $44,595. In return, I also got a little more off on the car( $4068 off MSRP ).
How would one do that, exactly?
Also if I remember correctly there was a posting not long ago where this was attempted and the buyer got $1500 off the MSRP. I recall it was in PA that this happened.
My sentiments exactly! I'm an avid poker player and it would be akin to playing 3-card bluff with all your cards showing. Or like Russian roulette with all six chambers loaded. :›
Actually I would have been quite happy with X-plan pricing but they couldn't find the car I wanted. Since the ruby red AWD car they found had a couple other bells and whistles on it, they threw those in for free. Now I think the wood steering wheel, reverse warning and Xenon headlights are some of the best things on the car. For an even 41K I got an '04 ruby red, AWD, 2.5, Xenon lights, Climate package, Premium sound, third row seating, wood steering wheel, reverse warning, floor mats and Volvo roadside assistance.
I was pretty happy with the deal.
Any chance you can provide more information concerning how to connect with the person who provided you with the Pin number? Or maybe how to connect with you more directly for the details. Thanks
I live in central Jersey.
Dealers get a rebate from Ford on the X-Plan if you have a pin number. Therefore, you should ask for an additional discount to close the deal . This would be off your best possible price.
If after negotiating you decide to bring up xplan, first you'll piss off the salesman who will think you're playing games(ask me how i know), then just tell you what your xplan price will be. So if you want to see if your negotiating skills are good go to a dealer and ask for xplan pricing on a vehicle that is equipped the way you want. Then go to another dealer and try to see if you can beat your own already well defined price. There is no "additional xplan rebate' as has been implied.
X-Plan is a pricing program, not a rebate program. X-Plan prices (which come out to 96% of MSRP for the base model, and 88% of MSRP for all factory installed options) are accepted by the dealer without hassle or negotiation, and in return the dealer gets an extra payment (I think $150) from Volvo for participating. This X-Plan "rebate" is similar to dealer holdback, it's a set amount that the dealer gets from Volvo, but it's not an advertised "rebate" that the dealer will pass on to the customer. So you can't go in and ask for an X-Plan rebate, as no such rebate exists. Additionally, X-Plan documentation states that you must identify yourself immediately as a X-Plan participant to get the X-Plan pricing.
But, if you're trying to negotiate down below X-Plan prices, the fact that you're an X-Plan member may help you get a few final dollars off, since the dealership will consider that they get a hundred or two extra from Volvo by submitting your X-Plan Pin with the sales paperwork. The strategy I found most effective was to contact the dealership and let them know you are an X-Plan participant but are looking for deals better than the X-Plan pricing (since you can get X-Plan prices just about anywhere, they must come up with a better deal to win your business.) That way you save both yourself and the dealer time if they're not willing to deal below those prices, plus you establish a pretty low bar to begin negotiations (since the lower X-Plan is the starting point, not MSRP)