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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..........

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Re: (Imtheweezel)

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?

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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 this one, the 10th digit of your VIN will tell you what model year your car is.
 

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Re: (bpwrightwv)

Quote, originally posted by bpwrightwv »
I think you can also tell by looking at the shark fin on the roof. Mine is angular, almost like a sail.
The newer ones are not as angular

My 11/04 build MY2005 had this sharkfin as well. From what I understand, the change was made mid-year '05... http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: BUILD DATE OF 6/04, IS THIS A 2004.5 OR A 2005 S40? (jeff05s40)

let's break down the vin:

YV1 MH 68 2 0 5 2 097100

THe one in bold (10th digit) is your model year. 5 being 2005, 4 being 2004.5
 

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Re: (vlv4life)

The rumor is that it's because of Euro pedestrian safety regulations. Pointy things bad. Round things good.

Tom.
 
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