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    1. 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...
    2. 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...
    4. 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...
    13. 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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      Generally the only damage I see on used Volvos at...

      Generally the only damage I see on used Volvos at the dealership here are from folks using chemicals to try and clean the screen up. A screen protector wouldn't be a bad idea though and the infrared...
    16. As a sales person, I always try to find...

      As a sales person, I always try to find everything wrong with the car. I don't want to waste my own time on an unhappy out of town customer we lose. I can't think of a time someone traveled and then...
    17. I buy the cheap $100 and less phones from Walmart...

      I buy the cheap $100 and less phones from Walmart and have never had an issue. I think nearly all modern phones will connect.. but some of these super ultra basic phones are meant to just make calls...
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      Engineering is always a bit of a compromise. One...

      Engineering is always a bit of a compromise. One of the nice aspects of the Volvo T8s is the general lack of interference with cabin space. A smaller center console, a little hump in the center rear...
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      The 2019 and later Volvos are tested for their...

      The 2019 and later Volvos are tested for their EPA economy ratings with the system disengaged so now users can turn it off and keep it off. As said by others (and I understand this is an old thread...
    20. That's the best thing to do. Folks are more...

      That's the best thing to do. Folks are more comfortable after seeing someone else do it. It does take a little understanding the parameters it's looking for in a spot as well. It's like a half...
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      All the features mentioned here are features...

      All the features mentioned here are features tested and compared... Volvo still leads with many things others simply don't offer. Pretensioners at every single seat in all rows. Front seats both...
    22. If you know what it's looking for it works...

      If you know what it's looking for it works great... but not as great as I park without it, so I don't use it at all and find it slow. It's a tough tech because folks who get good enough to get...
    23. Thread: 2020 updates?

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      The packaging is much better on the 2020, at...

      The packaging is much better on the 2020, at least for the US market. If you want a really base car then go with the '19. But once you start adding features, especially on Momentum, it's really hard...
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      Only it won't fail because of oil consumption......

      Only it won't fail because of oil consumption... it will fail because you didn't do anything to address the consumption, which the warranty also wouldn't cover.

      In practical terms, adding a quart...
    25. Certainly not a ecoboost, 100% not a 4 cylinder,...

      Certainly not a ecoboost, 100% not a 4 cylinder, and most decidedly not a Ford motor!!!...

      Is the year you posted incorrect? They didn't even have a T5 of any number of cylinders for the XC60 in...
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      Several factors. Winter gas, new motor being the...

      Several factors. Winter gas, new motor being the biggest. The EPA figure is also based on 91.. so if you're running less than that it can affect fuel economy. The computers on a direct injection...
    27. I agree with others. The water cooling has...

      I agree with others. The water cooling has greatly helped reduce the risks of coking the turbo as the old days, but any time a machine is run hard it should be allowed to cool to normal before...
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      Electric actually gives a better chance to do...

      Electric actually gives a better chance to do manual than not even though fewer gears would be needed. It eliminates the need to separately certify a different drive train as there are no emissions...
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      I used to sell Ford trucks and spend a good...

      I used to sell Ford trucks and spend a good amount of time on those forums. From time to time you'd see a story of a guy putting DEF in the fuel and then just running it long enough to move out of...
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      FWIW Clean retail on a base T6 NADA for my zip...

      FWIW Clean retail on a base T6 NADA for my zip code is $29575, bumps up to $32150 if it's a CPO. Clean trade is $25400, avg trade $23550.

      Not knowing everything... I'd guess perhaps this is a...
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