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I am looking at purchasing a new 2008 XC90 with the premium, climate, and versatility packages, and the BLIS system. The dealer is advertising a price of $36,895. Their advertising copy cites an MSRP of $45,895. <p>Doing a little digging on the web, it looks as though the invoice for this vehicle was $42,470. If they took $9000 off the MSRP, and I take the same off the invoice, I come up with $31,470. I am thinking a reasonable offer would be about $31,000 even, given the time this has sat on the lot and the general car buying malaise today. Does this sound reasonable?<p>Thanks for any input!
 

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V8 or V6?
 

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Re: Buying New 2008 XC90 ... input on reasonable opening offer. (cmulligan)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmulligan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am looking at purchasing a new 2008 XC90 with the premium, climate, and versatility packages, and the BLIS system. The dealer is advertising a price of $36,895. Their advertising copy cites an MSRP of $45,895. <p>Doing a little digging on the web, it looks as though the invoice for this vehicle was $42,470. If they took $9000 off the MSRP, and I take the same off the invoice, I come up with $31,470. I am thinking a reasonable offer would be about $31,000 even, given the time this has sat on the lot and the general car buying malaise today. Does this sound reasonable?<p>Thanks for any input!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Reasonable is very subjective. If you can buy the car for $31k, that would be a fantastic transaction but, dont ask here - ask the dealer. Make an offer for $30 and work up a little from there. Remember, negotiation is all about give and take... <br>Good luck <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Buying New 2008 XC90 ... input on reasonable opening offer. (cmulligan)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmulligan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am looking at purchasing a new 2008 XC90 with the premium, climate, and versatility packages, and the BLIS system. The dealer is advertising a price of $36,895. Their advertising copy cites an MSRP of $45,895. <p>Doing a little digging on the web, it looks as though the invoice for this vehicle was $42,470. If they took $9000 off the MSRP, and I take the same off the invoice, I come up with $31,470. I am thinking a reasonable offer would be about $31,000 even, given the time this has sat on the lot and the general car buying malaise today. Does this sound reasonable?<p>Thanks for any input!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Can't take $9 grand off invoice. Incentive is only $5 grand.
 

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Re: Buying New 2008 XC90 ... input on reasonable opening offer. (VolvoMax)

You didn't say which dealer in your area. I tried negotiating for a few used 06 and 07's with a couple there, between about October 08 and January 09, and there was not much movement. Could never get them down more than $1000 from their asking price. No matter how long they had sat on the car. So I doubt they would move anywhere near the number you are contemplating. But no harm in starting there. And I was not looking at new ones, so can't say if they are willing to move more on that as compared to used. <p>Good luck and keep us posted.
 

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Re: Buying New 2008 XC90 ... input on reasonable opening offer. (cmulligan)

Try Costco. I bought my 08 V8 through them and received a very good deal and the dealer told me there was no way they were going to offer me close to what Costco could do. Dealer may have been blowing smoke, but I was happy so that didn't matter.<p>Interestingly, it was only on '08s at the time. On the lot there was an '07 I was interested in but they would not give me the deal on that one. So I ordered the '08.<p>You might consider overseas delivery. Volvo has one of the best around. Even better if you buy one of their vehicles from overseas "stock." They have a number of vehicles they keep at the factory for pick-up with usual options. At the time I ordered and picked up my '08 (Dec07/Apr08) it was: 4% off MSRP (or perhaps off your best deal - ask), 2xround trip tickets to Sweden, one night's lodging, and a factory tour. They have super cheap side tours as well. They vary, but Spain, Rome come to mind for about $350 (that included air fare and lodging). If time limited you could fly over, sign the papers and fly back. Don't have to take a vacation.<p>As for a price. I understand your thinking, but you'll not get them to move much, if any, off their $36K price. Go ahead and try.
 

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I would look at an equivalent '08 and deduct from there for the older model. God forbid something happens, you know you'll get $2k +/- less for the older model. In addition to the $5k, there are regional incentives and holdback....plus the dealer discount. The '10s are coming.....
 
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