Howdy. I just picked up a v40 off of a used car lot for <US$2000. I think I did alright. Granted, the car did need a little work (altogether ran me ~US$600), and it quite possibly could use a little more, which I'll be posting about in another thread on this site. Since purchasing the car, I've heard less than enthusiastic things about this particular year and model's reputation, but I'm hopeful that I won't be falling victim to some of the typical concerns that have popped up for this car. Anyway, its silver and pretty, has brand new tires and brakes/rotors and it's fairly well-suited to my needs. 144k miles.