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Hey Guys,<p> Help me out here, please. I've got an 06 V50 AWD 6 speed,Sapphire black over off black. It's loaded with leather, premium audio, sport package, roof rails, etc. I've had it since March, and put 16k km on it. It has a few stone chips, but is otherwise immaculate. Here's the thing. It's been a pain in the ass with problems. Clutch slips from time to time, trim rattles, broken seat belts, water leak under windshield, stalled the other day, is already needing brakes in the front, headlight vibrates on the driver's side, and a ton more that I can't remember right now. It's sitting in the dealer, waiting for parts, and waiting for them to actually fix some of the problems. They're always telling me they could not replicate problems, and I'm fed up with it. I get the car back, and it still has the same issues I dropped it off for. Frustrating.<p>So, I went and drove a a brand new 2005 S60 T5 6 speed tonight. Full load, Ice White over black leather, premium audio, sport package, etc. Lovely car, seemed a bit faster than mine, and the dealer is going to work a great deal on it.<p>So, here's the thing. I love them both. I love my V50, and really just wish it was a better car. Sadly, it's not. Also, as nice as the black is, I am terrified of marks in the paint. The S60 looks sexy in white with tinted windows, fast as hell, etc. <p>What I'm going to be giving up if I trade the V50, is AWD, and the versatility of the wagon. Plus, I love the interior in the V50, with the great centre console. What I will gain is more power, a touch more luxury, and HOPEFULLY, some more reliability. <p>I just can't make up my mind. Any insight from anyone?<p> Al
 

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Re: Help me. Keep my V50, or trade it for an S60? (Al Canuck)

Which store is your car at? Maybe you need to go elsewhere
 

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Re: Help me. Keep my V50, or trade it for an S60? (Al Canuck)

The S60 has been out long enough that Volvo has it really dialed in (not referring to R)..<p>I think it will be satisfying for you and should be more reliable than a 'problem' v50....
 

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Re: Help me. Keep my V50, or trade it for an S60? (dagovna)

The car is at Don Docksteader Volvo in Vancouver. They're the oldest, largest, and most reputable dealer in the area. They've been great from a customer service perspective, and many of my problems are intermittent, so I can't fault them a whole bunch. Although they did lose my keys last week, and scratched my fender.<p> Al
 

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Re: Help me. Keep my V50, or trade it for an S60? (Al Canuck)

Do they have "lemon" laws in Canada? Because you are likely to get killed with depreciation trading a one year old car. <p>(Maybe it's just one of those strange and uniquely American mindsets, but I tend not to favor businesses that screw me with my repeat business.)
 

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Re: Help me. Keep my V50, or trade it for an S60? (Al Canuck)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Al Canuck</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>What I'm going to be giving up if I trade the V50, is AWD, and the versatility of the wagon. Plus, I love the interior in the V50, with the great centre console. What I will gain is more power, a touch more luxury, and HOPEFULLY, some more reliability. <p>I just can't make up my mind. Any insight from anyone?<p> Al</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I say S60 for sure in this case. And to make it sweeeter or put in better perspective. Read this.<p>1) what are you driving now while your V50 is in the shop?<p>2) So WHAT are you going to be missing? <br> A) NOT the AWD that is in the shop and not in the driveway now.<br> B) NOT the great beloved Interior that is in shop NOT in the driveway<br> C) NOT the wonderful CENTER CONSOLE that is in shop not the driveway<br> D) NOT the wagon versatility you do not have now<p>Conclusion, you can not miss what you do not have to miss. Unless the S60 turns out to be a roach as well. Then that is totally different thing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well, Volvo has made up my mind for me. They aren't willing to give me squat on the trade in, so an S60 would wind up costing me about $200 more per month. Not going to happen.<p>I've agreed to let the dealership work through the myriad of problems with my V50, and if they are unable to resolve them in a reasonable time, sales is going to try VERY hard to get an S60 at the same cost as my V50 is currently. I hope they can sort it out soon.<p> Al
 

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Seems to me that you actually like the V50 so why not trade it for the same? The 07's have some nice upgrades (ipod) and should have some of the bugs fixed.
 

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I do like my V50, for sure. I have thought about trading it in on an 07, but I fear I'll still take a hit. Time will tell how mine works out, I suppose. Clutch is now done, seatbelt has been replaced, and they're one by one going to work out the problems. I'm sure I won't get my car back until next week.<p>Loaner is an 06 S60 2.5T AWD. Magic blue over black, sport package, nice car. I wish it was a bit stiffer, and had a manual.<p> Al
 

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Re: Help me. Keep my V50, or trade it for an S60? (Al Canuck)

Do you REALLY NEED a wagon??? If not, I'd go with the S60 "rocket" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> I speak from some experience. I would LOVE a S60 T5 with a 6 speed, but need the V70 for the Newfoundland dog <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> Blasted, lovable Canadian hound....<p>Brad Cole<br>2000 V70 SE<br>Pretty much optioned out except for sunroof<br>One Landseer Newfoundland Dog
 
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