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My R is almost to 43k miles and, like many, has been LESS than reliable, with only one stranding but 8 or so service visits already (one 2 weeks, one 5 days)<p>My local dealer is telling me their COST for my car VIP (2004 42.5k mile V70R) is $2700 (that is 6years/100k miles $50 deductable)<p>Other sources have told me a reasonable price for the VIP out east of here is $2350 (big difference)<p>Another local Volvo dealer quoted a price of $2995 as their best number for the same warranty...<p>The quote price increaes since January 2006, so I was wondering what everyone else was getting for prices right now...<p>
 

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Re: 2006 Prices for VIP? (cschmelz)

Sounds about right, as the dealer told me there is a bump in price after 15k and 30k miles. I believe I was quoted $2,400 for an extra 2-3 years coverage and a total of 85k miles. That was with the $50 deductable.<br>Jim
 

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That's too high. <p>My local dealer is about 300-400 less.<p>It's an extra $250 for the higher mileage (and that's included in the price above).<p>Wait and see....Yannis is doing a group buy soon, in March I believe.
 

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I have done a lot of research on the extended warranty recently as I bought my 2004 V70R in December with 34k miles and no CPO. <p>Look into Easycare Gold Totalcare warranty. It is the same exact warranty as the Volvo VIP. ( Volvo Vip is administed through Easycare, you can see that on the VIP contract). I read both contracts and they are word for word indentical except that with VIP you have to go through a Volvo dealer for repairs, with Easycare Gold, you can go anywhere. Both Volvo dealers I called offered both the Easycare Gold and VIP, but Easycare is cheaper.<p>In my situation I wanted a 60 month/100k VIP warranty (60 months from inservice date of the car). VIP was about $2,100 plus tax w/ $100 deductible. ( I drive 20k miles a year plus)<p>Easycare warranty starts from purchase date, so in that case I needs a 36 month/100k to take me to the same coverage date (2/2009 or 100k miles). Price was $1,250 plus tax w/$100 deductible. <p>My mother work for the dealership so both of these prices were at $100 over cost. But at you can see Easycare is about $850 cheaper.<p>Totalcare coverage includes rental reimbursement, road hazard for tires and rims, etc. Easycare is owned by Ford.<p>I was thrilled to get 50k miles of coverage for $1250 plus tax.<p><br>Hope this helps.<p>FYI - the guy at my Mom's dealership says he usually makes $300 to $500 profit on each warranty. So retail prices would have been about $2,500 for the VIP and $1,650 for easycare, so make sure to negotiate the crap out of it.<p>Brian<br>2004 V70R<br>
 

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The guy in the 'big city' down here quoted both VIP and EZCare and EZCare was MORE expensive in my situation (or so he claimed)<p>
 

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Make sure they get it right, because EZ care starts on purchase date not inservice date like VIP.<p>In my example, VIP was 60 months/100k but EZ care was 36 month/100k because my inservice date was 24 months ago. One dealer quoted me more for EZcare, but he had meesed up and was quoting EZcare at 60months/ 100k. Ez care should be cheaper.<p>Brian
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>LightningR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Look into Easycare Gold Totalcare warranty. It is the same exact warranty as the Volvo VIP. ( Volvo Vip is administed through Easycare, you can see that on the VIP contract). I read both contracts and they are word for word indentical except that with VIP you have to go through a Volvo dealer for repairs, with Easycare Gold, you can go anywhere. Both Volvo dealers I called offered both the Easycare Gold and VIP, but Easycare is cheaper.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>This may be the case here but be careful in general with third party extended warranty. Make sure they cover gaskets and seals and other small things and the big failures will be blamed on these and gives the warranty place an out. I've found that pretty much any repair on these cars except brake pads seems to require a software hookup, if so you are going to be going to the dealer anyway.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vintagemilano</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This may be the case here but be careful in general with third party extended warranty. Make sure they cover gaskets and seals and other small things and the big failures will be blamed on these and gives the warranty place an out. I've found that pretty much any repair on these cars except brake pads seems to require a software hookup, if so you are going to be going to the dealer anyway.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>That is kinda the point of the EZCare being pushed as they are the same company as VIP and has the same coverage...<p>A LOT of things that they say require software I'm still convinced does not...When I had my 2002 S60 I put in a 10 disk CD changer (bought off eBay)...Worked from the first turn of the key...<p>
 

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Re: 2006 Prices for VIP? (needsdecaf)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>needsdecaf</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Wait and see....Yannis is doing a group buy soon, in March I believe.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><b><FONT SIZE="10">Stay tuned! Coming up in less than two weeks! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"></FONT></b><p>Yannis
 

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Re: 2006 Prices for VIP? (GrecianVolvo)

but Yannis still won't be able to help those of us that need inspection right?<p>
 

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Re: 2006 Prices for VIP? (GrecianVolvo)

Yannis--<p>Those of us with "high mileage" (40K plus)--the i=nspection has to be accomplished by your dealership, correct?
 
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