Does anyone know the "cutoff" for the build dates for a 2004.5 vs a 2005 S40? How long does it take for a new S40 to get from the assmebly plant to the showroom floor? Thanks for the info..........<p>Jeff
It says 2005, but I just bought the car two weeks ago as a new 2005 that was left over. The car is two years old! I am a bit disappointed in myself for not looking at the build date. If it was a 2004.5 would it say that, or would it say 2005?<p>Jeff
Re: BUILD DATE OF 6/04, IS THIS A 2004.5 OR A 2005 S40? (jeff05s40)
Wow, I'm surprised no one has jumped all over you for not doing a search. As has been mentioned in some older posts, like <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=48383" TARGET="_blank">this</A> one, the 10th digit of your VIN will tell you what model year your car is.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bpwrightwv</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think you can also tell by looking at the shark fin on the roof. Mine is angular, almost like a sail.<br>The newer ones are not as angular</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My 11/04 build MY2005 had this sharkfin as well. From what I understand, the change was made mid-year '05... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
My early 11/04 build S40 has the pointy shark fin, and I've seen others with the newer style sharkfin with an 11/04 build as well, so they made the change mid November '04 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">