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Old 04-21-2005, 09:01   #1 (permalink)
Bill
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High maintenance cost

I called my Volvo dealer in upstate NY for an
estimate on the cost of the 60K service on my
99 S70GLT. They said it would be $725 and would
require 5 hours of time. Does that seem like a
reasonable price? I'm thinking just skip it, and do an
oil change.


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Old 04-21-2005, 09:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: High maintenance cost

i would take it to a local volvo shop...
do some research, and find someone w/a solid
rep...check w/your local volvo club....

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Old 04-21-2005, 09:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: High maintenance cost

have you always gone to the dealer for service?
do or is your service log stamped and dated by
dealers for all service sessions, if so...it may be worth
the $ to keep the "paper trail" going...for re sale
$$...otherwise, I would go w/a independent volvo
garage...

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Old 04-21-2005, 10:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: High maintenance cost

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 15:17:28 GMT,
Bill (bill@nospam.com) wrote:
> I called my Volvo dealer in upstate NY for an
> estimate on the cost of the 60K service on my
> 99 S70GLT. They said it would be $725 and would
> require 5 hours of time. Does that seem like a
> reasonable price? I'm thinking just skip it, and do an
> oil change.


From memory, this service includes:
replacing drive belts, air filter, spark plugs, fuel filter
clean EGR system
check brake systems, steering, suspension
check timing belt, tensioner
lubricate whatever needs to be lubricated

I think that $720 is a little stiff for that. I think this is
no more than two hours of labor (at $120 per hour - typically).
The parts are no more than another $100 - $150.

You should be able to find someone who will do this at a lower
cost. I think my service cost about $400 (at a dealer)
about two years ago.

Beverly
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Old 04-22-2005, 19:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: High maintenance cost

On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 15:17:28 GMT, "Bill" <bill@nospam.com> wrote:

>I called my Volvo dealer in upstate NY for an
>estimate on the cost of the 60K service on my
>99 S70GLT. They said it would be $725 and would
>require 5 hours of time. Does that seem like a
>reasonable price? I'm thinking just skip it, and do an
>oil change.
>



Hello Bill:

$725 seems a bit steep to me. I live in Central NY, east of Syracuse
and can recommend several good shops if the area is convenient for you
and close enough to your home.

I sincerely doubt the service required would be anything close to
$725. The shop I'm thinking of is a large facility but the owner test
drives every vehicle after repair and if his techs didn't get it right
they pay a penalty. I recall he charges about $ 60 per hour, which is
typical for this area. Sounds like a lot to one like me who does
nearly all his own service, but the man in question is entirely honest
and stands behind his work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee

Feel free to e-mail me at: dewittprofnospam@verizon.net

Remove the "nospam" in the addy for a message to me and subsequent
reply.

Cheerio,

Doc
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Old 04-22-2005, 22:01   #6 (permalink)
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"Bill" <bill@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> I called my Volvo dealer in upstate NY for an
> estimate on the cost of the 60K service on my
> 99 S70GLT. They said it would be $725 and would
> require 5 hours of time. Does that seem like a
> reasonable price? I'm thinking just skip it, and do an
> oil change.
>
>


Try an independant Volvo shop and see what they estimate. Also if the 60K
includes timing belt replacen't DON'T skip that part.


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Old 04-23-2005, 05:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: High maintenance cost

Syracuse is a little bit too far to go from Albany.
But I did find a dealer who will do the 60K service
for $600. And then I read about people who are
buying designer jeans for $600, so I decided not to
worry about the cost of the service.
Thanks to all who replied.

Bill

<doc@nospam.org> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 21 Apr 2005 15:17:28 GMT, "Bill" <bill@nospam.com> wrote:
>
> >I called my Volvo dealer in upstate NY for an
> >estimate on the cost of the 60K service on my
> >99 S70GLT. They said it would be $725 and would
> >require 5 hours of time. Does that seem like a
> >reasonable price? I'm thinking just skip it, and do an
> >oil change.
> >

>
>
> Hello Bill:
>
> $725 seems a bit steep to me. I live in Central NY, east of Syracuse
> and can recommend several good shops if the area is convenient for you
> and close enough to your home.
>
> I sincerely doubt the service required would be anything close to
> $725. The shop I'm thinking of is a large facility but the owner test
> drives every vehicle after repair and if his techs didn't get it right
> they pay a penalty. I recall he charges about $ 60 per hour, which is
> typical for this area. Sounds like a lot to one like me who does
> nearly all his own service, but the man in question is entirely honest
> and stands behind his work with a 100% satisfaction guarantee
>
> Feel free to e-mail me at: dewittprofnospam@verizon.net
>
> Remove the "nospam" in the addy for a message to me and subsequent
> reply.
>
> Cheerio,
>
> Doc



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Old 04-23-2005, 06:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: High maintenance cost

.....less than $200...


"Matt" <silv-n-matt@sympNOSPAMatico.ca> wrote in message
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> My 60K service was 1.3 hours at the dealer. (Ottawa Ontario)
> Basically road tested, changed oil, inspected brakes and fluids and lubed
> hinges.
>
> The bigger service was at 72K...1.8hours
> 2000 V70SE
>
> matt
>
>
> "Bill" <bill@nospam.com> wrote in message
> news:cuP9e.4266$Bc7.3350@twister.nyroc.rr.com...
> > I called my Volvo dealer in upstate NY for an
> > estimate on the cost of the 60K service on my
> > 99 S70GLT. They said it would be $725 and would
> > require 5 hours of time. Does that seem like a
> > reasonable price? I'm thinking just skip it, and do an
> > oil change.
> >
> >

>


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Old 04-23-2005, 06:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: High maintenance cost

My 60K service was 1.3 hours at the dealer. (Ottawa Ontario)
Basically road tested, changed oil, inspected brakes and fluids and lubed
hinges.

The bigger service was at 72K...1.8hours
2000 V70SE

matt


"Bill" <bill@nospam.com> wrote in message
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> I called my Volvo dealer in upstate NY for an
> estimate on the cost of the 60K service on my
> 99 S70GLT. They said it would be $725 and would
> require 5 hours of time. Does that seem like a
> reasonable price? I'm thinking just skip it, and do an
> oil change.
>
>


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Old 04-23-2005, 07:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: High maintenance cost

For the 99 S70GLT, the manual calls for
replacing spark plugs, air and fuel filters, cabin
air filter and drive belts (not timing belt), oil change,
brake fluid change, and checking/lubing other stuff.
And I think 2-3 hours would be about right for that work.
But all shops I have contacted say it is a 5 hour job.
I think that is where the rip-off comes, in the labor
charge. I don't know how they figure 5 hours, but it
seems way to high.

Bill

"Matt" <silv-n-matt@sympNOSPAMatico.ca> wrote in message
news:L4rae.11008$9G.842481@news20.bellglobal.com...
> My 60K service was 1.3 hours at the dealer. (Ottawa Ontario)
> Basically road tested, changed oil, inspected brakes and fluids and lubed
> hinges.
>
> The bigger service was at 72K...1.8hours
> 2000 V70SE
>
> matt
>
>



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