Originally Posted by 80smith
The car we want is a VW CC. After reading this post I did more reasearch and found the Volvo s40 to be better priced and better warrentied. I am going to test drive it before we go back to the VW for the CC and push for the S40. The Volvo has been in my family in the past.... the "Boxy" Volvo, broncosteve will remember it more than I will, but the safty of the volvo can not be matched...
We love both of ours. I feel very comfortable having my wife drive our kids around in one.
The S40 is small, but it's a nice car. Depends on what your family needs are.
Let me throw out one other option here...
Volvo WAS doing a major cash incentive for leasing. Now, leasing isn't always smart, but it's also not nearly as bad as people make it out to be. (No, I don't want to argue with anyone about it.) Generally, I'd recommend buying, or buying used, but there ARE times when leasing makes some sense.
One time is when they're offering a major cash incentive which comes off of the front end of your lease agreement. So, if you negotiate down... and use that cash, your principle will be low. Meaning, you can use the buyout at the end of the lease if you choose and a get a nice price on the car.
Normally, lease buyouts aren't good deals. But, in this case, it's almost like an option to buy, or just walk away after a few years.
Check into it if you go to a Volvo dealer. Tell them you heard about an offer of a large lease incentive for leasing through a 3rd party. (U.S. Bank.) See if it's still running. It's a pretty good deal, and can usually be combined with other offers.
Other than that, just try to pound them down. Call every Volvo (or whatever) dealer in a 50 mile radius and get dialogue going, and then see who's bull****ting you the least.