Re: 1996 850 - That's all she wrote
Sure Volvo might be a better idea, but I am sure the trans can be repaired
by any shop that has experence with european transmissions--Volvo, good as
they are does not make their own transmissions, and I suspect that soon
enough the jointly developed and (?) produced GM/Ford 6 speed slushbox will
find it's way under Volvo hoods as well...
Click and clack are in your city too, you know...
"Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote in message
> Well, so much for that one.
> A couple of days ago, doing about 65 mph in the passing lane of Route 128
> around Boston, my 1996 850 suddenly decided to shift itself into neutral
> stay there.
> Fortunately, I managed to coast safely across two lanes of traffic to the
> side of the road. I had it towed to the nearest Volvo dealer where
> determined it needs a new tranmission ($3200). While they were at it,
> pointed out that I need new tie rod ends, steering knuckles, and motor
> mounts. Also, at 65,000 miles I'm almost due for a timing belt. They
> offered to do it all, in two weeks, for a mere $ 5500.
> So, that's it. It's over. Just two weeks ago I gave it a new exhaust
> system ($650). Now I've paid for the tow, a $50 cab ride, missed a day of
> work, and I've got to get it out of the dealer's lot before they start
> charging me for storage. I'll probably have to donate it to charity,
> means I have to pay them to tow it away. I've spent a fortune on this
> including the purchase two years ago and the fact that it now has zero
> value, it's cost about $500/month.
> 65,000 miles and not worth the price to fix it.
> Anyone out there want it?
> I will never buy another Volvo (though my wife still drives our other '96
> -RL ('76 262, '78 264, '87 240, '89 240, '96 850)