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We've owned our 2004 XC90 2.5T AWD, Versatility, Convenience, Climate. The only thing we wish we had which wasn't available is the RSE. <p>All but one problem we've had so far 37K have been minor. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>We picked it up via the OSD October 2003, we had a blast and we'd do it again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> , the best way to buy a Volvo! I would definitely find a dealer which does a lot of OSD's and the one which can give you the best deal even if they aren't local. The final delivery can be arranged at your local dealer even if they aren't the ones selling you the car. <p>The 1st non-accessory expense we'll have is new tires this year <p>Please keep your posts on topic in this thread, this thread is for those who'd buy again.
 

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Re: Bought a Volvo XC90 and I'd do it again! (myxc90)

yup... v8, dual RES with all trimmings via OSD <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> - they should keep the factory maintenance service going.
 

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We love our V8 XC90, will be one year old in September and have had zero problems except the "check engine" light which was an easy software update, which took care of the problem. We wanted to do the OSD but with two small kids and no family nearby plus my work schedule it just didn't work out. Maybe next time!
 

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Re: Bought a Volvo XC90 and I'd do it again! (myxc90)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>myxc90</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">We've owned our 2004 XC90 2.5T AWD, Versatility, Convenience, Climate. The only thing we wish we had which wasn't available is the RSE. <p>All but one problem we've had so far 37K have been minor. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>We picked it up via the OSD October 2003, we had a blast and we'd do it again <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> , the best way to buy a Volvo! I would definitely find a dealer which does a lot of OSD's and the one which can give you the best deal even if they aren't local. The final delivery can be arranged at your local dealer even if they aren't the ones selling you the car. <p><br>The 1st non-accessory expense we'll have is new tires this year <p>Please keep your posts on topic in this thread, this thread is for those who'd buy again.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I am right there with you. We bought our 2.5T AWD 7-seat XC90 via OSD in July of 2004. Took it for a grand Euro tour - 21 day, 8 countries - 2500 miles.<p>And ever since it was just a pure joy. NO PROBLEMS at all. 42K happy miles. Changed tires at 32K, mainly to get a set with the better snow bias (Continental CrossContact LX), still keep two original Michelins in very good shape. Changed front brake pads @ 37.5K service. Replaced tie rods through the recall a month ago. And that is it. No other repairs.<p>This was my second OSD and I am planning a third one in summer of 2008 to replace my 2000 S80 with the 2008 model.<p>The other thing I would like to mention that there is no deals on OSD. The price is set by VCNA and, technically, you are buying a car from the Volvo directly, bypassing the dealer. The dealer gets just a flat fee for a processing. <p>So, use your local dealer.
 

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Re: Bought a Volvo XC90 and I'd do it again! (Volvo6850)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo6850</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>The other thing I would like to mention that there is no deals on OSD. The price is set by VCNA and, technically, you are buying a car from the Volvo directly, bypassing the dealer. The dealer gets just a flat fee for a processing. <p>So, use your local dealer. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, what you say is true but not complete. Sometimes the dealer throws in incentives even on OSD orders. I used Stillman for our OSD and they threw in the Volvo 3-year factory maintenance for free (Volvo took away the previously included 3-year factory maintenance starting model year 2006). The freebie maintenace program is a Volvo option that can normally be bought separately and is better than the earlier factory maintenance because it even includes brakes and wipers blades. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>So I would say, if the local dealer offers you the same deal, sure use them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Bought a Volvo XC90 and I'd do it again! (myxc90)

Our XC90 was our first Volvo. We didn't know anything about OSD at the time so we bought right off the dealer's list (they didn't have any in stock at the time). So far, we had only one issue (an engine shutdown at a very bad time, caused by a broken pipe of some sort) which was quickly solved by my dealer. Everything else has been cosmetic details, simply because I'm too picky, or the recalls (135 and tie rods).<br>Like you, the only non-accessory expense we had so far was to replace the tires at 24K because they were bald on the outside edges.<p>Our S60 was our second Volvo and this time, we did the ODS trip. What a fun trip it was!<p>Our XC90 is our road trip machine: it has taken us to all sort of places in the 2 years we had it. It is a great car for long road trips.<p>When the time comes to replace either car, it will be for another Volvo and barring any difficulties, it will be another OSD trip. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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