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    1. Correct on the lease deals... they are month by...

      Correct on the lease deals... they are month by month and there isn't a way for the dealer to lock those in. Which honestly makes sense because it's largely based on residual values, and they will go...
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      Different regions are different of course. But I...

      Different regions are different of course. But I can go a month or two between selling an S60, or even having someone come in and asking for a test drive. I make a living selling XC40s, 60s, and 90s....
    3. Thread: XC90 Reliable?

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      Technically they are Volvo branded, not Volvo...

      Technically they are Volvo branded, not Volvo backed.... But they are drawn up to Volvo's standards and requirements. They are backed by Fidelity Warranty Services.
    4. Thread: XC90 Reliable?

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      IMO the extra money you pay to get a certified...

      IMO the extra money you pay to get a certified Volvo is well worth the cost. First, extended warranties from Volvo are available with unlimited mile options and cost less than buying a Volvo warranty...
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      The big challenge with financing OSD is that a...

      The big challenge with financing OSD is that a certificate of origin is not provided until you physically bring it back from the factory yourself. It acts like a title of ownership on new cars, and...
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      IDK if I trust the general population with...

      IDK if I trust the general population with hydrogen tanks. Volvos 112 MPH limit might not be enough =-D
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      I'm not an environmentalist.. at all. But I've...

      I'm not an environmentalist.. at all. But I've been excited for electric for many years. Frankly it's the best hope for a future of hot rodding as you finally shake off the EPA (in the states) from...
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      They disabled all the Volvo systems.... They...

      They disabled all the Volvo systems.... They wanted to test just the Uber stuff... it failed... and their backup plan was a low paid human....
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      The T5 does sound raspier which I like... and the...

      The T5 does sound raspier which I like... and the T8 pricing was brought a bit more in line... Personally... I'd rather a full electric than a plug in hybrid. I do keep calling out the Volvo trainers...
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      I dont' like getting too much into internet...

      I dont' like getting too much into internet pricing because there are plenty of ways to make a buck in this industry, and sales price is not the best place for a customer to know what the end deal...
    11. The old clean zone was rated for something like...

      The old clean zone was rated for something like 75% and the new one is up to 95%... I think it's a bit silly to have as a stand alone option other than to bring attention to it. Before folks would...
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      The rental companies have switched to a method of...

      The rental companies have switched to a method of basically zero service. They buy in bulk at fleet pricing and then unload before they hit their first or 2nd maintenance and there is still no...
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      Well as of today I'm completely sold out of both...

      Well as of today I'm completely sold out of both 2020s and 2021 XC40s other than two demos. Volvo called to offer us some more which we accepted, but it'll be awhile till they are here.
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      So without brakes they're only recommending 1650...

      So without brakes they're only recommending 1650 lbs... with brakes up to 3300... the max tongue is only 165 though, so you'll want it very well balanced, and I would def want to add brakes. You...
    15. Thread: Apple CarPlay

      by DFrantz
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      You could also try connecting someone elses...

      You could also try connecting someone elses iPhone and see if they have an issue. If they do, it's the car, if they don't, it's more likely your phone.
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      A plan is eligible as Nick said. We are having...

      A plan is eligible as Nick said. We are having significant challenges keeping XC40s in stock, especially R design and Inscription. I think it was in July I mentioned we would be sold out of 2020s in...
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      I pulled up an invoice for an in stock 2020 XC90...

      I pulled up an invoice for an in stock 2020 XC90 T8 inscription and it's shipping weight was 5115... can't run out to check GVWR on it... But GVWR- weight = payload. Technically, an official payload...
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      Still have to worry about federal emission laws...

      Still have to worry about federal emission laws and rules against modifications to any emissions system... but here in PA that Volvo could qualify as a classic car, which still gets safety inspection...
    19. Thread: Hi

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      Welcome! Is this your first Volvo? You're in for...

      Welcome! Is this your first Volvo? You're in for life now (-=
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      Greetings! I think I have a solution for you,...

      Greetings!

      I think I have a solution for you, but it's not quite what you think.

      Pre conditioning does not turn the air conditioning on. All it does is cycle the air inside the car with the air...
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      I would not use a WD hitch on one of these. They...

      I would not use a WD hitch on one of these. They can tow, but it's not their bread and butter. There isn't a frame to really apply the leverage to... plus the manual says "no".

      But you're also...
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      For US Market at least it uses a CR2032 just like...

      For US Market at least it uses a CR2032 just like the regular key. I have one taken apart, but it's at home at the moment I used it for a video...

      If you skip to 38 seconds in you can see the...
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      Wow I looked at their site and they have a bunch...

      Wow I looked at their site and they have a bunch of leftovers... I thought our single 19 V90 was a bummer... half their used car inventory is old loaners going back to 2018.... They took a bath and...
    24. I know it happens, but technically adding things...

      I know it happens, but technically adding things to the OSD is against the rules... it's designed to be a set price from Volvo no matter where you go. Honestly I wish Volvo would do a better job...
    25. For OSD Volvo will send you the car now and let...

      For OSD Volvo will send you the car now and let you travel any time in the next 12 months. So that's a bit more flexible at least.
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      That doesn't sound like it has anything to do...

      That doesn't sound like it has anything to do with the door latch recall. The door latches were breaking when exposed to extremely hot climates. You situation sounds more like a weak key fob battery.
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      Generally correct. Starting in 2019 Volvo decided...

      Generally correct. Starting in 2019 Volvo decided to certify with start/stop disabled. If you look at cars offered between 18 and 19 (like the XC60) with no other differences you'll see a mpg or two...
    28. Is that the start/stop being on? Brake assist? I...

      Is that the start/stop being on? Brake assist? I can't say I feel a hesitation on any of the Volvos and I am a pretty spirited driver.
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      To be fair: "The engine does not auto-start...

      To be fair:

      "The engine does not auto-start
      The engine will not auto-start after an auto-stop
      if:
      the driver is not wearing a seat belt, the gear
      selector is in the P position and the...
    30. I was gonna ask... is it a wood inlay car? But...

      I was gonna ask... is it a wood inlay car? But yes, yes it is... I've found that the friction is very light on these models and I've seen a few where your situation occurs. I'm not sure if there is...
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