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I joined this forum as I'm looking to replace my aging 1998 Audi A4. One of my finalists in my new car consideration is a 2010 V50. In scanning the posts, I see there is definately a contingent of current owners who are moving away from Volvo. Comments like:<p>"...its getting time for me to change my own ride and theres nothing presently in the volvo stable (or even on the horizon) to remotely tempt me..."<p>"I can wholeheartedly back you up with the whole "Volvo has nothing new to offer me" sentiment"<p>So, if you were in the market for a new car in the S40/V50 class, would you consider purchaisng a 2010 (especially knowing it's at the end of its model life)?<p>Gary
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (GaryJ)

I wouldn't, but that might have to do with the fact I can't see spending $25-40k on a car right now, when I could get a couple years older one for 12-18k, CPO at the higher end. If you are set on a volvo, S40 or V50, I'd say look into a newer year CPO. You would get basically all of the same benefits of the newest year but save some money and have an extended warranty. Just my 2 cents...but I like the 04.5-07 body style a little more than the newer ones, but 08-09 have a little nicer interior.<p>I have an 05 S40 T5 AWD and an 02 S60, and love them both. I'd highly recommend getting a T5 over a 2.4, since most 2.4 owners on here seem to regret not getting the T5. Good luck!
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (GaryJ)

I would not purchase a new 2010, as I do not like the new exterior updates. especially the rear bumper - it is way too big. and the taillights are not as visually interesting as the previous body style. the R design is also hideous IMHO.
 

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I would definitely consider buying a new S40/V50 especially since they are bringing the 6 spd back. I would get an AWD 6 spd V50 this time around. I like my car and enjoy driving it. <br>Although I think I would end up in a G8 GXP.
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (carreragt7)

I went that route of buying a certified pre-owned and an extended warranty and havent once looked back. It was a smart decision on my part, the car had 14K mileage, and was $21K out the door with the warranty to 100K miles. I would be hard pressed to buy a new car for $21,000 that has the ammenties that the Volvo has. <p>I had an 2000 S4 prior to that, and bought it new, which was right around $44K. It became a money pit, and very unreliable at the end (some of it was my fault and some was not) and I realized that spending 40-50K was not smart so I decided to downsize the car budget and went shopping. <p> The S40 had the best bang for the buck and with the warranty it made me feel comfortable with the purchase.<p>Todd
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (GaryJ)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GaryJ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"...its getting time for me to change my own ride and theres nothing presently in the volvo stable (or even on the horizon) to remotely tempt me..."<p>"I can wholeheartedly back you up with the whole "Volvo has nothing new to offer me" sentiment"</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Neither of these quotes qualify why Volvo doesn't meet the person's needs. Maybe their needs have changed and Volvo doesn't offer a product that suits them. Pickup truck? Electric or hybrid? Mid-engine exotic? Skateboard?<p>You should identify what you need first before answering why or why not Volvo has something to fill that need. Personally, I own a '06 V50 and it suited me just fine the last 3.5 years. Lease is up soon and I'm contemplating buying it out I love it so much. But it's not because Volvo doesn't have anything else to offer. Actually the only reason why I would get something else is because Volvo has something I need more - XC60. More cargo capacity, greater towing capacity, updated styling, higher ground clearance, wider range of safety features, more power.<p>So take everyone's comment with a grain of salt until you get to the underlying facts. I love Volvo and am glad they have addressed one of the fasted growing market segments. So guess what, they do have something new to offer. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Happy shopping.
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (rodlentino)

+1 on the XC60, it is sick. I was addressing more the V50/S40 as he said he had it narrowed down to the V50...but I'd take a new XC60 (or 90) over the new V50. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I bought my volvo for $24k new off the lot. Sure it was left over from the previous year but it only had 8 miles on it and I couldnt be happier <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>That being said. I bought it because it was by far the best for the money. Other things in my price range were the wolfsburg jetta, which can not compete with the s40, the 2 door altima with all its rattles and cheap hard plastic interior. <p>The volvo s40's are the cheapest entry level luxury car on the market. Sure its not a BMW but the extra 10k for the bimmer is not worth it. The next cheapest past the s40 is the TSX at 32k, and I like the volvo more.<p>That being said its all about what the buyer is looking for. You want a rice rocket look else ware. So look into an 09 and see if the price/value blows all the competition away.
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (GaryJ)

If i had to buy a car, today, I'd buy a Hyundai Genesis coupe... turbo of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (chrisasdf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chrisasdf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If i had to buy a car, today, I'd buy a Hyundai Genesis coupe... turbo of course <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><br>They are pretty good-looking, but that dang funky side window pisses me off. I'd still drive one, but I'd do a debadge before I drove it off the lot. No one will take a Hyundai seriously, maybe the ultimate sleeper? lol.<p>
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (GaryJ)

My answer is Absolutely YES!<p>I have had my V50 for 2 years now, with 45K miles on it. The car has been extremely dependable, able to handle the New England winters, with great handling and style all around. I often get favorable comments from strangers (many because they did not know that Volvo makes a small wagon)<p>The car is comfortable for long trips, and it is great for the daily commute.<p>If you are looking to buy a 2010 model, I suggest you look into the Overseas Delivery Program. You can get the exact car you want, save some $$$, and get a great vacation out of it. Right now, the dollar is stronger vs. the kroner than it was when I went in 2007, so your vacation dollar goes farther.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>zerocover</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The volvo s40's are the cheapest entry level luxury car on the market. Sure its not a BMW but the extra 10k for the bimmer is not worth it. The next cheapest past the s40 is the TSX at 32k, and I like the volvo more.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Isn't the TSX is cheaper than the Volvo when equally equipped.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Isn't the TSX is cheaper than the Volvo when equally equipped.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Equally equipped is a subjective term. The TSX starts at 30 the s40 starts at 28 (when I was shopping around the volvo started at 24 i would never pay 28 for a base s40 fyi). A fully loaded s40 is 35k but a fully loaded TSX is 32k. The volvo has many more options, but do you really buy a car for its options? If I was really going to pay 35k for a car it would be for a 3 series, options be damed.
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (GaryJ)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GaryJ</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">ISo, if you were in the market for a new car in the S40/V50 class, would you consider purchaisng a 2010 (especially knowing it's at the end of its model life)?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am in the market for a new car in the V50 class, but the R-Design was a dealkiller for me. That's a very subjective thing though.
 

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Re: Would you consider buying a new V50/S40 now? (Munin)

My name is GaryW... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I can't afford to buy a new Volvo that is to my specifications. It would be 50-60 K up here.<p>That being said, if I had the means, and it was last year, no. But now that they are offering a 6spd manual with the AWD T5 again, yes.<p>I suspect that is what most of the comments that you read are related to...
 

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1) BMW is well worth the money for the service and quality owned 3 and have a new one.....<p>2) I love the new v50 i think it look great ... and i hate mommy grocery getters <p>3) Would i buy another Volvo NO they suck... Yes i like my T5 but there is no where near enough power and the v50 is alot heavier .... Plus Volvos always end up with some problem ..... i have had around 19 recalls atleast ...<p>
 

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Re: (jdsr917)

Well, I just bought mine to replace my 2001 GTI and I couldn't be happier. I'm a longtime vw fanatic/modder but was ready for a change. I agree with Vash though, I don't like the look of the 2010 models.
 

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I got a <B>rare </B> us spec V50 T5 fwd 6-spd. IMO , this is like the best start for tuning this model, . was sad when Volvo didn't offer this particular eng/drivetrain/ trans choices like in 05. <p>I like my V50 because, I can haul a lot (not just ass.. 155+mph w/ 4 women <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ) <p>but really , it's what you need in a car. I need a wagon , but have thought about used 400hp 6l Pontiac GTOs several times.
 
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