Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 07:14:40 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

Dexter J wrote: > Salutations: > > On Thu, 28 Apr 2005 20:07:07 -0400, Four Weis nospamnet <FourWeisnospamnet> > wrote: > > > > Hopefully this will not be linesize 400. > > Just my opinion, from owning Volvos since 1982 and driving my father's > > P1800s starting in 1970. The newer Volvos suffer from similar problems. > > They are designed to make a profit first. The older Volvos earned the > > reputation for safety. The newer ones meet the 5 star crash rating only > > if you have all of the optional airbags. The newer ones also cost much > > more to maintain. Two examples: the power window switches have become > > one unit so if one switch fails you replace the whole unit, if you catch > > a rock in the headlight of an S80, if will cost at least $600 to replace > > because you need to take the bumper off. In the older 240 series you > > could replace just the switch for the power windows or clean it for > > free. I can replace the headlight in my 245 for $10 in 5 minutes - > > moving slowly. Replace two headlights on an S80 and you could replace > > the turbocharger in a 240 for the same price. > > Crap and a half - I was hoping for better from Volvo. > > Well - I guess my position that it is really cheaper in the long haul to > simply keep fixing up an older model isn't so zany after all. If you like 9000s - buy a nice example now and treasure it. Not too expensive to fix esp with salvage parts and will run for a long long time. They are *so* cheap to buy in the Uk, it's painful. Graham

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