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I'm looking for a dealership around Boston where you can leave your caR for warranty service and not being paranoid while someone is working on it. I always worked on my cars myself most of the time and never used Volvo service. Reading SS for many years I know it could be tricky to find such place. <br> So, what place would you feel comfortable to recommend? Should I ask for particular service adviser or particular tech?<br> Please educate me, my family members were teasing me yesterday that I'm taking such routine issue with so much thoughts. <br>
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (Papa_Kirlo)

From what I've heard, Boston Village Volvo is your best bet, but I'm sure you will get some response from owners who actually service their cars there
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (Papa_Kirlo)

Call Mike LaBrecque (service manager) at Boston Volvo Village 617-995-7774 he will take care of you. Tell him Dave Sousa sent you.
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (baxteR)

I've been to them all. Boston VV is by far, the best dealership to work on your R.
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (baxteR)

<br><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>baxteR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Call Mike LaBrecque (service manager) at Boston Volvo Village 617-995-7774 he will take care of you. Tell him Dave Sousa sent you.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Indeed. Deal with our Service Manager directly: Mike Labrecque<p>John<p>
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (Parts @ Boston Volvo)

For convenenience reasons I've used Dalzell in Dedham. My opinion...go with Boston Volvo.<p>Just be careful if you mention Dave Sousa's name. They tend to hurl stainless steel Volvo travel mugs at you when you show up. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (T5 for Life)

Come on it's not that bad. I was told it was used valve stems. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (baxteR)

+1 for Boston Volvo, no worries <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (S60R1)

Thank you all <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (Papa_Kirlo)

Funny- I was just looking for recommendations on Volvo performance shops / indie wrenches in the Boston area who know R's or at least the turbo'd models. IPD wasn't much help...apparently they don't believe in having a tuner network familiar with its products <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (varrhh)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>varrhh</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Funny- I was just looking for recommendations on Volvo performance shops / indie wrenches in the Boston area who know R's or at least the turbo'd models. IPD wasn't much help...apparently they don't believe in having a tuner network familiar with its products <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>BVV is a volvo dealer with its own service shop, not a performance (tune) shop / indie. Just making sure you know that. However, they have installed aftermarket parts on our Rs. They know what they're doing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I don't know of any aftermarket auto parts companies that have tuner networks in the same fashion that auto manufacturers do with their dealer (sales) networks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> do you have an example?
 

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Re: Looking R-educated dealer in Boston area (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>BVV is a volvo dealer with its own service shop, not a performance (tune) shop / indie. Just making sure you know that. However, they have installed aftermarket parts on our Rs. They know what they're doing <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yep, I do, thank you. I've heard the same elsewhere. What I care about is that they work on Rs, and are familiar with some of the more common mods, have worked on cars that have been chipped, etc. That should be sufficient if I can't stumble across the problem myself.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>I don't know of any aftermarket auto parts companies that have tuner networks in the same fashion that auto manufacturers do with their dealer (sales) networks <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> do you have an example?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh, yes. Any of the half a dozen plus Audi/VW tuning companies like AWE, Achtung, or APR have lots of shops that do chips and a combination of performance work (ie installing the hardware mods) and (often) regular service/repair. There are probably at least 6 shops in the eastern MA area that can chip or install hardware mods etc. Some of 'em even have dynos (KTR being what immediately pops to mind.)<p>I guess it's also an issue of market size and type (ie, TONS of Volvos, not so many turbos, even fewer owners who would want them modded) , so maybe my comment wasn't completely fair to IPD. Still, not a single east-coast "dealer"? Weird.
 
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