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Ronald Mexico

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I dont know about buying in this envirenement but I did own a Volvo.


I will never own another. It was a great car but the parts required for maintenance were crazy expensive.
I once had to replace my thermostat...a chore I have done countless times in the parking lot of a Autozone on any number of prior vehicles...and the quote came back at around something like 400 dollars AND required special "Volvo" tools to access the thermostat which I obviously did not own.

Thermostat replacements in my experience usually ran about 30 bucks all in (granted, I was driving much older American cars).

That is just one example. I had to replace a throttle body (again....good luck having the tools handy to do it yourself) and that ran about 700 bucks.

These are only two fixes that jump out at me but I sank LOADS of money into that vehicle. LOADS!!!!

I loved my Volvo. Very comfortable with simple instrument cluster and controls.....but maintenance was a bitch. Cost AND labor.

(In response to this post by HooShotYa)

Posted: 11/23/2021 at 12:13PM



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