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      They ought too. It's a black plastic funnel. Same...

      They ought too. It's a black plastic funnel. Same idea that Ford has been doing for years with the capless fuel systems so you can fill from a can if you need to, actually to address the concern the...
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      The feel is still there for your benefit, not the...

      The feel is still there for your benefit, not the cars. It's so you can comfortably go full throttle, but if you really need it, you can effectively be Veruca Salt and "want it now" and know where...
    3. I will say it's depressing that generally where...

      I will say it's depressing that generally where Volvo ranks poorly among it's competitors in class is dealership experience. I think that's changing though with Volvo corporate forcing more stringent...
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      The SPA cars have a funnel in the truck for when...

      The SPA cars have a funnel in the truck for when you run out of fuel... why spend $1.87 for something the car comes with?
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      Nothing with the software or build quality is...

      Nothing with the software or build quality is going to affect alignment. It's a simple mechanical adjustment. If I were to guess I'd say you have some new technicians who aren't entirely sure what...
    6. I always wonder where you find these dealers that...

      I always wonder where you find these dealers that don't love warranty work. I've never worked at a dealer that didn't love having things covered under warranty. We like happy customers, and while a...
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      I see many Volvo sales going to Subaru, but it's...

      I see many Volvo sales going to Subaru, but it's not all a bad thing. As per the topic, Volvo has made huge shifts in the past few years. Going from an older crowd to a younger expensive crowd...
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      Even if dealer gets charged less, doesn't...

      [/QUOTE]Even if dealer gets charged less, doesn't mean the savings is passed on to the consumer. Loss leader argument. Also, that few hundred bucks, even if "saved by the consumer" will wind up...
    9. I've only seen one that was bad and it was from...

      I've only seen one that was bad and it was from something used to try and clean it by a previous owner. Replacement cost I think was around $1200 parts/labor (it might have been a little less, I...
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      Looks like the overlap protection design worked...

      Looks like the overlap protection design worked as thought out with the force shifting along side your Volvo rather than absorbing back to yourself. Sorry to hear you got hurt a bit too, but glad it...
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      It's quite possible they add some padding...

      It's quite possible they add some padding internally for their CPO costs. In the industry it's called a "pack". They could put their costs of checking out the car and and washing and reconditioning...
    12. Most of what you list has nothing to do with the...

      Most of what you list has nothing to do with the tires or concern, so it does lend to "here is a complainer". The price paid is irrelevant as the car should have met the CPO standard regardless. If...
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      Actually that's exactly what happened. The...

      Actually that's exactly what happened. The dealers are charged $895 for the current CPO and I think the old one was $1395... While that's not a customer facing figure, when it gets down to what we...
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      I'm not saying it was engineered to burn oil, I'm...

      I'm not saying it was engineered to burn oil, I'm saying it was engineered known to burn oil as an acceptable cost for all other considered factors. Rings would be one of the easiest things to test...
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      Saying the new is "bad" is assuming the dealer...

      Saying the new is "bad" is assuming the dealer cost is the same... it's not. Many folks don't keep cars out to 7 years.. so they had been paying for warranty time they were not using. Considering...
    16. I don't consider myself to have any sort of...

      I don't consider myself to have any sort of exceptionally good ears, but the difference between the three systems is remarkable and incredibly noticeable. That being said, H&K is plenty good enough...
    17. It always makes sense if you've done the math....

      It always makes sense if you've done the math. Obviously if you're paying more than you would for service otherwise it wouldn't save anything, however, in order to sell it you have to make it a...
    18. Prepaid maintenance is one of the most sensible...

      Prepaid maintenance is one of the most sensible options if you keep your car for a long time. Unlike a warranty, it's pretty much built in guaranteed savings as you're definitely going to use the...
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      Most of these plans can be purchased at any time...

      Most of these plans can be purchased at any time subject to inspection (aka no pre existing conditions). One exception is the excess wear and use policy for a lease which has to be on the lease...
    20. I had it happen on a new car I was getting ready...

      I had it happen on a new car I was getting ready for delivery. I believe it ended up being the cam positioning sensor. But that's just one example of many things that could cause it. Anything where...
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      My perspective shouldn't be thought of as...

      My perspective shouldn't be thought of as Volvo's... It's not even my dealerships. I'm just a sales guy. Dealerships pedal whatever the manufacturers produce, but I'm not a Volvo employee by any...
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      Actually I gave several scenarios where people...

      Actually I gave several scenarios where people get a better situation. It's anecdotal, but my pool of people is significantly greater than yours I would imagine, and the vast majority of folks I deal...
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      It would not. I'm not sure if Volvo has an...

      It would not. I'm not sure if Volvo has an official figure, but a quart per thousand wouldn't be out of line and no mechanical repair would be warranted.

      Lets say a quart is $10.... and a motor...
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      FWIW... I would be fine if we all went back to...

      FWIW... I would be fine if we all went back to the OV4.. I'm a simple guy when it comes to cars. But if you take an academic perspective to why new cars burn more oil it's not really something to be...
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      A quart of oil doesn't cost all that much. If you...

      A quart of oil doesn't cost all that much. If you go back to a 5k oil change interval you probably wouldn't know it had a consumption problem in the first place for many reported issues. Rings are a...
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      I wouldn't buy a late model car of any brand...

      I wouldn't buy a late model car of any brand without it being certified. I'm also thrilled Volvo changed their warranty coverage to 5 years unlimited. 7 year 100k was fine but it was one size fits...
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      I could see that. I was more thinking along the...

      I could see that. I was more thinking along the lines of stability control and such. Breaking from the rear could be better for adaptive cruise stability.
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      Modern engines are not good things to have to...

      Modern engines are not good things to have to work on if you're paying someone else. By the time you tear them down to determine the fix it's often just as far ahead to assume the worst and replace...
    29. I know on one occasion Volvo accidentally shipped...

      I know on one occasion Volvo accidentally shipped us a set of Euro mats, aka right hand drive. Drivers side should have the carpet. The T8 would be different in the rear a little, but I thought the...
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      I think the answer to your questions is no......

      I think the answer to your questions is no... most of the complaints above have nothing to do with wear.

      I'm curious about the comment about using the rear as I can't see a reason for that. If...
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