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Does anyone know if x-plan or a/z plan (for Ford employees and suppliers) pricing will be available for the XC90?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jvikas66:<BR><B>Does anyone know if x-plan or a/z plan (for Ford employees and suppliers) pricing will be available for the XC90?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Yes, there will be.<P>Yannis<P>
 

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Yannis,<P>Does it apply to the approximately 6,000 initial 20003 units (whichg I understand Volvo wants pre-sold) or only to the 2004 model year? My dealer has told me that x-plan and a/z plan pricing is not available for the initial 2003 units. Thanks in advance.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jvikas66:<BR><B><BR>Does it apply to the approximately 6,000 initial 20003 units </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>20003??? I don't know about you but I don't have any specific plans for living that long...Heck, I 've got to have a magic 401(k) plan to be able to leave till then... <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>My dealer has told me that x-plan and a/z plan pricing is not available for the initial 2003 units.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I am not going to use an adjective for the appropriate characterization of your dealer but he is out to lunch...If the did that then they would be sued...period. All cars being legally imported HAVE to be offered at the A/Z/X plan.<P><BR>Yannis<P><P>
 

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what that retailer was telling you was that he will not honor a/z/x pricing for the XC90. Any retailer can choose to NOT participate in the pricing plan if they choose. Since the XC90 will be in high demand at the launch, he would rather see if he can get as a high a gross as possible and not be limited to a/z/x. i'm sure you will find that at most retailers.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mjbr24:<BR><B> Any retailer can choose to NOT participate in the pricing plan if they choose. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>That is absolutely wrong. Have you read the franchise agreement? If that program is offered it is not up to any Retailer to participate or not. Sure, they can deny that price to a customer but if that customer complains to Volvo and/or Ford, then an investigation will result. And any manufacturer can make any Retailer's life very difficult through lesser allocation, unscheduled and lengthy audits, etc. You get my point.<P>I will admit that I would not want to give a scarce XC90 at a few hundred over invoice. Perhaps Volvo will set a special A/Z/X plan for that model until production ramps up. And I am sure 99.9% of Volvo Retailers will make an A/Z/X plan customer custom-order his/her XC90 (which can be a while) therefore presenting you with the dilemma "you want an XC90 immediately? Take what we have".<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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Here is the email response I received from a Volvo dealer in the Southeast US to the question of whether a/z/x plan pricing was available on the XC90:<P>"In the beginning, it will be at the dealers discretion, to offer AZX plan pricing on the XC90. We have not made a decision as of yet.<P>My thought is that management will not offer the plan due to the limited availability, and the fact that 75% of our allocation have deposits on them with the knowledge that they will pay full sticker for the safest SUV on the road."<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jvikas66:<BR><B>Here is the email response I received from a Volvo dealer in the Southeast US to the question of whether a/z/x plan pricing was available on the XC90:<P>"In the beginning, it will be at the dealers discretion, to offer AZX plan pricing on the XC90. We have not made a decision as of yet.<P>My thought is that management will not offer the plan due to the limited availability, and the fact that 75% of our allocation have deposits on them with the knowledge that they will pay full sticker for the safest SUV on the road."</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Tell him to look into p.7 of his A/Z/X plan manual. <P>I don't want to get in a useless discussion; I cannot change his mind, he can tell you/e-mail you whatever he wants.<P>The point is this: a Volvo's invoice will have an A/Z/X plan sale price printed on it. The Retailer has no choice but to sell that price to whoever is eligible. It is not <B>up to the management</B>...Now, if they have sold 75% or all of the allocation, then that's great! An A/Z/X plan customer will have to wait for an available unit to be ordered. But it is not LEGAL to tell an A/Z/X plan customer "you know what? We do not have too many of these so you will have to pay regular price"...Anyway, it does not really matter to me, I know what the rules stipulate, I just want to set the record straight.<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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I will say it again: A/Z/X is at the retailer's discretion. a dealer does not have to sell at that price if they do not want to. to require a retailer sell a car at a fixed price is price fixing. see page 13 or 14 of the a/z/x manual.<P>anyway, the XC90 will NOT be available for a/z/x this year. <p>[This message has been edited by mjbr24 (edited 07-25-2002).]
 
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