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Old 03-14-2006, 02:09 AM   #1
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I bought a 2002 S80 Volvo thinking that I would save money by having a car that I could drive for the next 10 years. What I did not know was how much it cost to own a Volvo above the payments. If 80+ dollars is OK for an oil change. The ignition switch breaking and leaving you standing and walking for 1~3 weeks is ok. The light bulbs always failing is ok. The computer that controls the seat movement fails and cost about $800 is ok. Then I guess that you should buy a Volvo. Did I say anything about a $42,000 car that after 4 years is booking about $11,000. I always said I would never own a Ford again and now I have added Volvo to that list. By the way, did you know Ford owns Volvo? I did not know this until after I signed on the dotted line.
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Old 03-14-2006, 02:28 AM   #2
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I was about to say Volvo=Overpriced Ford lol, but I guess you figured it out. I have nothing against Ford or Volvo, and Volvo does make some luxurious cars...Doesn't the warranty cover most of those things?
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:40 AM   #3
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I bought a 2002 S80 Volvo thinking that I would save money by having a car that I could drive for the next 10 years. What I did not know was how much it cost to own a Volvo above the payments. If 80+ dollars is OK for an oil change. The ignition switch breaking and leaving you standing and walking for 1~3 weeks is ok. The light bulbs always failing is ok. The computer that controls the seat movement fails and cost about $800 is ok. Then I guess that you should buy a Volvo. Did I say anything about a $42,000 car that after 4 years is booking about $11,000. I always said I would never own a Ford again and now I have added Volvo to that list. By the way, did you know Ford owns Volvo? I did not know this until after I signed on the dotted line.

Sounds, like you had NO idea what you were doing, and almost got what you deserved.
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:03 AM   #4
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Sounds, like you had NO idea what you were doing, and almost got what you deserved.
I'm not too sure as to how you made that assumption?......he just doesn't know a great deal about cars...
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Old 03-14-2006, 08:12 AM   #5
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I'm not too sure as to how you made that assumption?......he just doesn't know a great deal about cars...

Yeah, but a little bit of research would have been helpful
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Yeah, but a little bit of research would have been helpful
Research on buying the car? or research on how to fix it? lol....If ya mean on how to fix it...we could say that about 90% of all n00bs lol!....infact, that probably applies to the former too actually!
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Old 03-14-2006, 09:11 AM   #7
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Research on buying the car? or research on how to fix it? lol....If ya mean on how to fix it...we could say that about 90% of all n00bs lol!....infact, that probably applies to the former too actually!

I mean he should have done some research before buying the car. $42,000 is a lot for an impulse buy!
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Old 03-15-2006, 03:39 AM   #8
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I bought a 2002 S80 Volvo thinking that I would save money by having a car that I could drive for the next 10 years. What I did not know was how much it cost to own a Volvo above the payments. If 80+ dollars is OK for an oil change. The ignition switch breaking and leaving you standing and walking for 1~3 weeks is ok. The light bulbs always failing is ok. The computer that controls the seat movement fails and cost about $800 is ok. Then I guess that you should buy a Volvo. Did I say anything about a $42,000 car that after 4 years is booking about $11,000. I always said I would never own a Ford again and now I have added Volvo to that list. By the way, did you know Ford owns Volvo? I did not know this until after I signed on the dotted line.

He could have done ALOT mroe research on this car rather than what looks like he simply went out test drove it liked it and decided hey 42k ok it'll last me 10 years I'll just buy it. 80+ for an oil change? Umm yeah how much did you pay for the car? Did you expect around 20$ for an oil change? As for everything else, it IS a volvo, and it IS an expensive car, also usually dealerships DO get mroe money out of you. Were you expecting to pay for these repairs for the same amoutn of money as it would have cost to repair a 20k car? 11k after 4 years on your 42k car? Well your just an idiot right there, every single mile you put on the car brings it down in value, alot. Did we know Ford owns volvo? Mhmmm did you know M&M's had chocolate in them?

Yes I may be going out on a limb a little harshly, but damn your the idiot who went and spent 42k on a car you knew NOTHING about. So yes seems like you are an idiot who wasted alot of money on a car he knew nothing about. Things break in cars, old cars and new alike. Sh*t happens its called Life, deal with it.
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Ford owns, kthx. You should've known going in that big retail price = big repair costs.
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:13 AM   #10
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Exactly oomba, just as well my point is if your going to go through out 42k for a car... take 10 minutes or more to do some f*cking research on it, including who is the parent company of what company you are looking it. It is almost like kids comming on here and mommy and daddy giving them a 10-20k car for their first car and such. Kinda sad though that someone that was actually able to AFFORD a car twice expensive was so ignorant, then again this is America, I guess you have that freedom.

And NO Cliffy before you get on here and say it, I DON'T think I am being too harsh all things considered. Ignorance is bliss.
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Exactly oomba, just as well my point is if your going to go through out 42k for a car... take 10 minutes or more to do some f*cking research on it, including who is the parent company of what company you are looking it. It is almost like kids comming on here and mommy and daddy giving them a 10-20k car for their first car and such. Kinda sad though that someone that was actually able to AFFORD a car twice expensive was so ignorant, then again this is America, I guess you have that freedom.

And NO Cliffy before you get on here and say it, I DON'T think I am being too harsh all things considered. Ignorance is bliss.

Ignorance is a byproduct of being raised rich. Hey, it happens. No biggie, you learn from mistakes, right? But I do love how people dont take care of their cars and claim its the manufacturers fault.
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Old 03-15-2006, 04:18 AM   #12
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Shoudlnt things like that be covered by the warranty...some cars are good some are bad...a LOT of ppl have problems with their neons, and I dont...doenst make the whole bunch bad...some pople have civics that literally fall apart, and most are great...doenst make the bunch bad...maybe the dealership is doing this on purpose? tkae it to a small mechanic and ask... my granddad took his lumina for a recall and they ****ed it up on purpose so i came in there made all hell and they fixed it right away becayuse they "forgot to replace a seal in the power steering"
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Exactly oomba, just as well my point is if your going to go through out 42k for a car... take 10 minutes or more to do some f*cking research on it, including who is the parent company of what company you are looking it. It is almost like kids comming on here and mommy and daddy giving them a 10-20k car for their first car and such. Kinda sad though that someone that was actually able to AFFORD a car twice expensive was so ignorant, then again this is America, I guess you have that freedom.

And NO Cliffy before you get on here and say it, I DON'T think I am being too harsh all things considered. Ignorance is bliss.
Don't you think you're being a little too harsh?

Honestly though, don't assume what I'm going to say....

Fair enough though, maybe he should have done some more research, but some of you guys are like Lemmings lol...one of you says "hey, this guys an idiot, he should have done his research!" and the other follow! As strange as it might seem, when people that don't know a great deal about cars go into a dealership with the intention of buying a car, new or used, they put their trust in the dealer. This might not be the best thing for them to do, but it's one of those things, they assume the dealer will do the best for them, even though he really only wants the sale!

But hey, atleast he has some comeback with a dealer, if he bought it privately, he could have been $42,000 out of pocket!
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Old 03-15-2006, 09:15 PM   #14
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Don't you think you're being a little too harsh?

Honestly though, don't assume what I'm going to say....

Fair enough though, maybe he should have done some more research, but some of you guys are like Lemmings lol...one of you says "hey, this guys an idiot, he should have done his research!" and the other follow! As strange as it might seem, when people that don't know a great deal about cars go into a dealership with the intention of buying a car, new or used, they put their trust in the dealer. This might not be the best thing for them to do, but it's one of those things, they assume the dealer will do the best for them, even though he really only wants the sale!

But hey, atleast he has some comeback with a dealer, if he bought it privately, he could have been $42,000 out of pocket!

Usually people follow the right person/answer.
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Usually people follow the right person/answer.
That statement displays an almost entire lack of life experience and wisdom. People usually follow whomever says or does the things that they agree with, accept or at least understand. People in general take the path of least resistance and what makes them feel the best... Even when it's wrong. Why do you think it's so easy to get into a womans pants by telling her she's beautiful and you love her, even if she isn't and you don't?
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