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It is with great pleasure that I announce I have finally abandoned my 2004 XC90 T6. Overall, I would have to say that it is the biggest piece of junk vehicle that I have ever owned. I often wondered if my XC90 had somehow been salvaged from that sunken cargo ship at the bottom of the English Channel. I had a lime green Ford Pinto that was more reliable and safe... even with flames shooting out of the exhaust.<p>Volvo Local Customer Service in San Diego = outstanding. I should know as I had the pleasure of spending much time with my service representatives. I usually found them to be corteous, knowledgeable and genuinely concerned although their hands seemed tied.<p>Volvo Corporate and their lack of concern with exception to covering themselves legally has led me to this decision. I'm apalled at their unwillingness to confront and address multiple technical and safety problems with my particular vehicle that started days after purchase.<p>Sadly, as a result of my experience with Corporate I will never purchase another Volvo again.<p>Thank you all for sharing your experiences here on the forums. I found much of the information on here very helpful.<p>I wish you all better luck with your vehicles and more importantly Safe Travels !<br>
 

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Re: Farewell Volvo (wuudogg)

Sorry to hear that. It seems that all brands have their own set of odd products.<p>That is another reason why I would rather lease and expensive vehicle (rather than purchase). My sister lemoned her BMW and I had the worst experience with a VW Jetta. Nissan has been ok, Acura (Honda) the most reliable brand for me. I am taking my chances with Volvo now, but for 24 months only. Will see how it goes.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wuudogg</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It is with great pleasure that I announce I have finally abandoned my 2004 XC90 T6. Overall, I would have to say that it is the biggest piece of junk vehicle that I have ever owned. I often wondered if my XC90 had somehow been salvaged from that sunken cargo ship at the bottom of the English Channel. I had a lime green Ford Pinto that was more reliable and safe... even with flames shooting out of the exhaust.<p>Volvo Local Customer Service in San Diego = outstanding. I should know as I had the pleasure of spending much time with my service representatives. I usually found them to be corteous, knowledgeable and genuinely concerned although their hands seemed tied.<p>Volvo Corporate and their lack of concern with exception to covering themselves legally has led me to this decision. I'm apalled at their unwillingness to confront and address multiple technical and safety problems with my particular vehicle that started days after purchase.<p>Sadly, as a result of my experience with Corporate I will never purchase another Volvo again.<p>Thank you all for sharing your experiences here on the forums. I found much of the information on here very helpful.<p>I wish you all better luck with your vehicles and more importantly Safe Travels !<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>LOL...I am only laughing because, yesterday, I had a client who is abandoning his 2004 XC90 T6 for a Mercedes GL450. I almos tthought that you wer ehim untilI reread your post (he also liked the local Volvo retailer's service) but he did not mention dealing with VCNA. Plus, you are a little older than him!<p>What are you replacing it with?<p>Yannis
 

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wuudogg:<br>Concur with your assessment with the local dealer <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>The outcome on my lemon with corporate (Irvine & NJ) was not as bad.<p>Yannis:<br>aren't you selling both Volvo and MB?<br>Aren't you sponsoring another MB forum site?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>lazzerj</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yannis:<br>aren't you selling both Volvo and MB?<br>Aren't you sponsoring another MB forum site?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>The answer to both questions is "NO".<p>Yannis
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>wuudogg</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It is with great pleasure that I announce I have finally abandoned my 2004 XC90 T6. Overall, I would have to say that it is the biggest piece of junk vehicle that I have ever owned. I had a lime green Ford Pinto that was more reliable and safe... even with flames shooting out of the exhaust.<p>I will never purchase another Volvo again.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I'm not privy to your previous six (6) posts on the forum, so I don't know what the issues were, but I'm curious. One can only wonder why someone is so negative on a vehicle so many others worship.<p>My wife was in the dealership a while back, and the salesperson said "some people hate volvos". She was shocked. She couldn't believe anyone would dislike the vehicle she loves so much. Apparently there are the pampered hords out there numbed by the asian products with all the gizmos and gimicks, chrome, clear tail lights, whatever, who don't appreciate an understated elegance of exterior detail and what some would call "a plain interior". Actually you have to pay extra for that, lol.<p>Some people may just be happier driving a Honda, Nissan, or Toyota product, but there are people out there that also hate those vehicles. I wouldn't be caught dead driving any of them, it's just my personal preference. We've had our 2004 2.5 AWD for 32,000 miles and we continue to look upon it as a "new car" and enjoy every trip. We even go to Starbucks early on week end mornings and take a slow drive waaaay out in the country side with all the windows open. It's a great touring vehicle, save as a bank vault, reliable as the sun coming up in the morning, and a darn good design except for some very small issues (I dislike the mirrors because of the blind spots, and the wiper stalk is too close to the steering wheel) which I just accept without whining.<p>Sorry you have such a negative impression of volvo. Good luck with your new Toyota.<p>Mr. P
 

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I guess a lemon is a lemon. People tout Japanese brands as being ultra reliable but I own a 2002 Pathfinder that required over 15 trips to fix a pulsating brake problem. I tried to Lemon Law it and got very close but was unsuccessful. Nissan NA tried every trick in the book to weasel out of a bad product, and finally flew in a master mechanic from California who managed to fix it. <p>As a result, my wife absolutely forbids me to ever buy another Nissan product. This despite the fact that since it was finally fixed, it now has over 140,000 miles on it, and there are many people with Nissans who have nothing but the best of luck with them. <p>I am sorry to hear that this experience has turned you off to Volvos, but I can certainly appreciate why you are feeling the sentiment.
 

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Re: Farewell Volvo (Mr. P)

Sorry to hear of your experience with your "old" XC90 and VCNA. We have also had quite a few problems with our 05 XC90 and are now thinking of getting rid of it. Unfortunately it has been into the shop more times than I can remember. I know sometimes you can get a bad apple but that doesn't mean they are all bad. In fact my worst vehicle to date was a 2001 Toyota Tacoma, which I purchased after loving my 1990 Toyota pick-up that I had 200,000 miles on. <p>
 

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Re: Farewell Volvo (wuudogg)

Sorry to hear about your troubles, we've had few to speak of, you must have a lemon
 
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