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S40 2.4i vs C-Class 2008 vs 320i


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Posted 12 January 2007 - 11:42 AM

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Or SM have about 10 units stock ( on oct 2006) of unregister 2004
manufacture S40 2.4 for sell @ rm140K (2006 price)...not sure still
available now and 2007 pricing...

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Posted 15 January 2007 - 09:52 PM

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Yes, I also saw Volvo's advertisement till 28-Feb for 173k. Anyone knows
whats the catch here? Is there a face-lift coming?




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Posted 15 January 2007 - 11:34 PM

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nah.. theyre clearing 2006 stocks.. the rm199k s80 no more, now they have
rm209k interior all black coming in next month. go for s60 with 16k
discount now for 2006 stocks.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:31 PM

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Very annoying when a so called reputable car distributor resort to
slashing prices to clear stocks. Im one of the original buyers at 190k.
Its already bad enough when the prices have dropped to RM180k because of
the new car pricing. Now there is an additional 7k discount.

Would be less annoyed if they pre-register the cars and sell off as brand
new demos like how the others do.

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 04:43 PM

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iw147,

yes agreed. i am one of the victim!

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Posted 18 January 2007 - 08:32 PM

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I'm not trying to offend anyone here. But I guess you need to accept every
business is setup for the purpose of making money. Otherwise why would
anyone bother. When car sales is down, some new carrot has to be thrown in
to boost sales right! So happens Volvo decide to do the cut price way.

This tend to happen when a model (like the S40) is no longer considered a
"new" model in the market or so called its "mid-life crisis". That's why
you always pay premium price when a car is fresh out from the oven, when
they know sales will be hot!

Think from the positive side, at least you got to own the car you wanted
earlier and impress on others that you were one of the early ones that own one.

For the rest like us who wanted a taste of such a car but couldn't afford
one will salivate on such an offer.

BTW. I'm considering a 2nd hand unit of the current S40 that is near to 2
years old. Would like to hear from some of the early owners on how they
feel about the S40 still and its durability after having it for a year or
2? Anyone having regrets?



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Posted 19 January 2007 - 02:03 PM

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No offence taken, bangbus.

Its just my opinion that this is not the way to do business and
definitely not for the long term as it will drive away customers.

FYI, when the S40 came out, I was informed that 190k was
an "introductory" price and would go up in stages. This was to ensure
that purchasers like me do not suffer as much depreciation.

Not much I can do now but this would definitely make me reconsider buying
another volvo when I decide to change my car.



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Posted 19 January 2007 - 08:05 PM

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iw147 wrote: 'FYI, when the S40 came out, I was informed that 190k was
an "introductory" price and would go up in stages. This was to ensure
that purchasers like me do not suffer as much depreciation.'

-Now, isn't that arguably a misrepresentation from the salesperson? You
have my sympathy, iw147.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 12:04 AM

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iw147. My sympathy to you too. The tactic used by the particular
salesperson is uncanny! Well at least this is a lesson to all future car
buyers, to not fall into such crap. Please be aware that changing a car
price is not a simple affair. There are alot of approvals a dealer has to
go thru to change a car price!

But seriously I can't think of any dealer that doesn't resort to such
discounting practice when sales is not good. So please don't give up on
Volvo yet. I've personal experience from some of the top german marque
dealers also under-cutting their price when they have not met their quota!
It happens in any sales biz!



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Posted 20 January 2007 - 01:33 AM

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IW, Andrew, yes, i feel your pain too! (2005 model owner). Not only that,
the newer ones I saw late last year also came with extra features, such
as driver memory seat, headlamp washers, centre cutout (for Pro-Logic
systems, but not sure if the S40 is equipped with that--could be just an
empty housing) and most importantly, an AUX in input for your ipod etc.
All this for RM173k..(compared with our sob sob 190k pain) what a steal!

Bangbus, besides the pricing pain, no regrets. Its a little thirsty on
the fuel, but overall, driving it is still pretty fun. I think at the
present price level and equipment, its hard to beat. And may i say with
the Sports Kit, it looks absolutely yummy

PS Moral of the story for the rest of us..dun be the first in line next
time!