Volvo for life

Oliver123

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Currently driving a 2015 Volvo S60 D4 with 60 000km and considered upgrading to the XC60 D5.

I was only offered a trade of R202 000 on my S60 which means there is a R500k difference just to buy the XC60.

I love my car, but at these poor trade in values I am no longer loyal to the Volvo brand and this will be my last one.
 

TrueETO

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Yeah I’m in the same boat regarding selling/trading in .I think it’s due to the economy and not many people being sure that they can get the car sold (taking a risk )
 

genetic

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Yeah I’m in the same boat regarding selling/trading in .I think it’s due to the economy and not many people being sure that they can get the car sold (taking a risk )
No, it's Volvo. Look at how well Mercedes, Audi, VW golf their value.
 

RedViking

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It's because no one wants a Volvo..... The OLD volvos were beautiful cars though.
 

Sumen

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Currently driving a 2015 Volvo S60 D4 with 60 000km and considered upgrading to the XC60 D5.

I was only offered a trade of R202 000 on my S60 which means there is a R500k difference just to buy the XC60.

I love my car, but at these poor trade in values I am no longer loyal to the Volvo brand and this will be my last one.
Then why you didn't buy the 1st gen XC60 if you was worried about resale value.
Generally, premium sedans don't have good resale value unless they come from BMW or Merc.

Maybe try other dealerships and places that offer to buy cars , as a last resort sell it privately because the dealership is probably going to sell for around R300 000 if its an Auto.
 
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Oliver123

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Then why you didn't buy the 1st gen XC60 if you was worried about resale value.
Generally, premium sedans don't have good resale value unless they come from BMW or Merc.

Maybe try other dealerships and places that offer to buy cars , as a last resort sell it privately because the dealership is probably going to sell for around R300 000 if its an Auto.
I had no need for a XC60 when I purchased the S60. Will sell it privately and buy something more mainstream.
 

Fulcrum29

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Volvo's resale value will improve as long as their sale numbers are going up. Older models are doomed. Volvo had a good 2017 and 2018, and it seems that they are trending upwards. Here in SA I also see them enhancing their distribution points. They are gaining in popularity. However, they won't be competing with the Germans any time soon.
 

genetic

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Do you have any facts to back this up?

Just saw a 2018 Audi A4 (27000km) for R359,000
Brand new price today R531,000
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The new 35 TFSI S-tronic new for R531,000 is not the same car as the 1.4 TFSI A4 ad you posted.

Obviously the new 2.0L 35 TFSI S-Tronic will cost more than a 1.4L. You need to compare in the same class.
 

Oliver123

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Volvo's resale value will improve as long as their sale numbers are going up. Older models are doomed. Volvo had a good 2017 and 2018, and it seems that they are trending upwards. Here in SA I also see them enhancing their distribution points. They are gaining in popularity. However, they won't be competing with the Germans any time soon.
You have a valid point here, unfortunately for the interim I will have to look for better value with a different brand.
 

FiestaST

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The new 35 TFSI S-tronic new for R531,000 is not the same car as the 1.4 TFSI A4 ad you posted.

Obviously the new 2.0L 35 TFSI S-Tronic will cost more than a 1.4L. You need to compare in the same class.
Stupid naming convention still. Nicely done Audi.
 

Leo_

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The new 35 TFSI S-tronic new for R531,000 is not the same car as the 1.4 TFSI A4 ad you posted.

Obviously the new 2.0L 35 TFSI S-Tronic will cost more than a 1.4L. You need to compare in the same class.
You're thinking of the 40TFSI. The 35TFSI is the 1.4 110kw motor.

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I was comparing the same class - you mixed up the different engines. Blame Audi and its unintuitive model derivation names.
 

Dolby

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Try your BMW / Merc / Audi - they're all the same, within 10% of each other actually.

I was offered a trade (Friday) of R180,000 of my 2014 Volvo V40 with 94,000 on the clock.
A few months ago, my brother traded his 2015 120d with 90,000ish on the clock at R208,000.

BTW - I went Volvo, Volvo, Audi, Audi, Volvo ... and my next car is going to a Volvo.
 
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Dolby

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It's because no one wants a Volvo..... The OLD volvos were beautiful cars though.
https://www.wheels24.co.za/News/SA_...ota-land-cruiser-volvo-xc60-run-riot-20190110

XC90 (#6) sold more than a Touareg, Q7, F-Pace and Lexus in large luxury
XC60 (#1) outsold everyone in the medium luxury SUV
XC40 (#5) is on that same list

Worldwide, they've had to increase production of the XC40 as they cannot keep up with demand.

https://www.thetorquereport.com/volvo/volvo-xc40-demand-exceeds-expectations/

But in fairness, the awards that the xC40/XC60/XC90 have won are helping drive those sales - there are numerous!

World Car of the Year
European Car of the Year
Womens Car of the Year
Japan Car of the Year
BBC Topgear SUV of the Year
UK Car of the Year
Czech Car of the Year
Auto Car - Luxury SUV of the Year

... and probably another 10-15 big ones between the three of them
 
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