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Date: Fri, 29 Apr 2005 01:35:05 GMT
From: "Dexter J" <>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

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. -- Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Johnny Favourite - Country Club all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in no sign up required - all the Time

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