Motoring Discussion > Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? Buying / Selling
Thread Author: rocket Replies: 10

 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - rocket
Time for my ageing SMax to move on.

I’m aiming to buy a circa 2 year old XC60. When I have bought used cars before it has always been a case of finding several likely candidates and then negotiating the best deal

This time I don’t have the time and energy so talking to the local dealer to see if he can come up with a car that meets my must haves.

The question is how do I know the price he offers is fair. Would you expect the dealer to show me the glasses guide price?
 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - maltrap
I think the chances of a dealer showing you his Glasses Guide are less than the odds of you winning the Euromillions. The part-ex he offers you will also depend on what they are making on the XC60. Then there are Parkers Guides in the shops, also Autotrader online will give you an idea of XC60 prices & SMax prices. Hope this helps.
 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - No FM2R
I agree with all of that, but I think you also need to remember what you are paying for.

Assuming that you've chosen the dealer wisely then he'll do all the searching for you, he'll make sure there's nothing significantly wrong or unknown about the vehicle and it'll all involve his time and effort.

Not to mention warranty and the ability to sue.

I'd certainly research the prices in Autotrader etc. but I wouldn't be getting too hung up on the price

It's a route I used to follow back in the days when my parents drove enough for me to replace their cars every couple of years, given that I was rarely in the right country to do it myself. I don't think I was ever disappointed, even when buying quite exotic cars, but I accept that I could have done it considerably cheaper myself.

Just make sure you carefully specify everything you care about to make sure that a) you get it and b) you don't waste his time or yours.

And seek a dealer who gets the idea of ongoing revenue rather than one just trying to maximise his profit on a one-off.
 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - martin aston
Volvo Approved would be my first port of call.

In the last eight years our family have bought three Manufacturer Approved cars from Honda, VW and Mazda dealers. Although the Mazda was six years old it was perfect for its age, the other two were around 18 months old but had to go back for remedial work that a good PDI should have picked up. An advantage of Approved schemes means these were resolved fairly efficiently. However for each car I had 2-4 return visits before they were fully resolved so I would not buy from a distant dealer.

 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - Zero
1/ Make sure you are getting a generation 2 car, model change was around 2017 with some old stock sold in 2018.

2/ check out autotrader for the current price of the spec you want

3/ work out how much above the car supermerket prices you are prepared to pay for the convenience of the guy sourcing it for you.

 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - rocket
The dealers has good reviews and I know he deserves something for the effort put in. Autotrader gives a reasonable idea but there are many options on Volvos that can cloud the price.

I was hoping for a 'double check ' just to make sure its a fair deal.
Maybe I am just TOO risk averse.

Thanks all for the input. Much appreciated.
 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - R.P.
I'd look at Volvo's Selekt scheme.
 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - R.P.
A Volvo forum reckons that recent models prices are firming up, mainly due to the de-speccing of 2021 and 2 models.
 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - smokie
I have a logon to the BCA website which shows cars up for auction along with price guide from CAP and Glasses. It doesn't give too much info on the spec but for instance

VOLVO XC60 2.0 T4 190 EDITION G/T, 2019 (69 reg) 7590 miles Grade 1
CAP Clean: £ 23,500
CAP Average: £ 22,550
Glass's Ret: £ 27,560
Glass's Trd: £ 24,310

VOLVO XC60 2.0 B4 AWD MOMENTUM, 2019 (69 reg) 19500 miles Grade 5 (i.e. tatty)
CAP Clean: £ 25,600
CAP Average: £ 24,550
Glass's Ret: £ 28,342
Glass's Trd: £ 25,092

VOLVO XC60 2.0 T5 250 AWD MOMENTUM G/T, 2019 (19 reg) 20100 miles Grade 3
CAP Clean: £ 23,050
CAP Average: £ 22,150
Glass's Ret: £ 26,784
Glass's Trd: £ 23,284

 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - rocket
Excellent info, thanks smokie

The B4 hybrid premium looks too steep for me and I wouldn't want grade 5, but the others are bang on my target
 Volvo XC60 - Used car - fair price? - Bobby
Is it a main dealer you are using or an auction buyer?
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