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Below is what I think is the complete list of user-selectable items the dealer can change via software for the '01+ V70. The changes all cost money, and the ones that require software will cost substantially more (you have to pay for the software, and for a technician's time to download it from VADIS).<P>I really don't like the fact that this list isn't offered to customers of these cars. My dealer doesn't even know what is availabe - he has to do all kinds of research each time I ask for one of these. Often I am initially told the change cannot be made, but the end result each time (so far) is that they realize this list is accurate.<P>
 

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Darell -<P>Isn't there also an Auto Lock option that can be (or soon can be) programmed?<P>I find it a little odd (not to mention irritating) that I have owned cars costing considerably less, and also a few years back, where many of these features could be programmed by the owner themselves....
 

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The auto-lock feature was part of the original spec (seeing as how it's one of the few adjustments mentioned in the owner's manual), but as of 1/2001, it is still not available. I have the tech bulletin on it that simply states "this bulletin will be updated when the function is available." The tech bulletin is 36-22 and the feature is listed in Group 3 of Vadis (man I love sounding like I know stuff when I really haven't a clue)<P>Yup, this kind of nickel and dime (more like $100 and $200) stuff drives me nuts too. I had to pay to make my trailer wiring harness work, and now I'm paying to have my car unlock with one push of the button instead of two (can you believe you need extra software to achieve both of these?). Crazy.<P>- Darell<P>
 

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This is total B_LL S_IT!!! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/mad.gif"><P>Not only does the MAN charge us full boat for our cars... but he has the nerve to hold us hostage by continually charging us $$$! I would expect a lot more for my $40k.<BR>Now I wouldn't be so P'd if they followed the Gillette Biz Plan and "gave" the razors away & only charged us for the blades <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Hey... now wouldn't it make logical sense if the MAN provided us with the LIST at time of purchase. That way our cars could at least be customized to our liking at the time they prep it for pick-up!!! I'm not looking to put our Volvo service folks out of biz, their time is money. But setting our cars up to our liking before we drive off the showroom floor would go a long way toward building a strong & loyal following. <P>Now let me see if I can hack <A HREF="http://www.vadis.com" TARGET=_blank>www.vadis.com</A> and download via the IEEE P1394 I spliced next to the cigarette lighter <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Take care & no door dings please,<BR>Rob<P>BTW: I really love this car!<P>
 
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