Date: Thu, 28 Apr 2005 20:07:07 -0400
From: "Four Weis nospamnet" <FourWeisnospamnet>
Subject: Re: Why is this newsgroup all technical troubleshooting?

Dave Hinz wrote: > On Wed, 27 Apr 2005 22:52:32 GMT, Saab Guy <> wrote: > >>MA_TWAIN, >> >>I know, it's soo sad. It reminds me of that comedy with Chris Farley, "Tommy Boy" when they when the auto parts plant was closed because this other company bought them out, and I vividly recall them saying that "all they cared about was the name and not the people". Is Volvo suffering as bad as Saab with Ford? I'm thinking not really. >> > > Did you know that your line length is at 400 or something, and requires > sideways scrolling for many readers? > > 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.

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