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The updated version of Volvo's Navigation System is available now! As most of you know, it comes with a wider screen (6.5" vs. 5"), it is DVD-ROM which means it is faster, has more details and you only need ONE disc for teh entire country! MSRP is...$1,950! The old system cost $2,500.<P>Yannis<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by V70SAM:<BR><B>Will it work with a 2001?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Not sure, yet...I would assume though, with a conversion kit...<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by V70SAM:<BR><B>Will it work with a 2001?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Anything will work if you spend enough money on it <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P><P>
 

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My dealer told me Volvo has no idea when this DVD unit will be available and would not allow me to order the CDROM based system since they are changin over to the new one. I would buy the monitor alone and install my Alpine based DVD system in place of the Volvo unit but my parts guy says it won't be ready for some time now. I would really appreciate any help as I wanted this car with NAV and the dealer/Volvo wouldn't allow it to be ordered with it since the system are being shifted over to DVD.....HELP<P>Mike<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Phil Pugliese:<BR><B> Anything will work if you spend enough money on it <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>LOL, I know that money thing is true...but has anyone tried putting a Nav system on their S40. I'm itching to do so but just have not experiment the possible cost of it. <P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mtbikr:<BR><B>My dealer told me Volvo has no idea when this DVD unit will be available and would not allow me to order the CDROM based system since they are changin over to the new one. I would buy the monitor alone and install my Alpine based DVD system in place of the Volvo unit but my parts guy says it won't be ready for some time now. I would really appreciate any help as I wanted this car with NAV and the dealer/Volvo wouldn't allow it to be ordered with it since the system are being shifted over to DVD.....HELP<P>Mike<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>The system is available for ordering immediately. I just checked today. Parts are about $1800 and it would take about 4 hrs. of labor to install.<P><BR>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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Alrighty then! Please let me know where I can order these parts and I guess I will order from the dealership you know of as both dealers in my area tell me they are not accessing the parts yet........sometimes I hate living in a small town as my dealerships 4in Portland, Oregon know less than I do about these cars.<P>Thanks for your help.....this board is awesome for help! Thanks again gang. Look forward to your help on ordering this item.<P>Mike<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by mtbikerusa:<BR><B>Alrighty then! Please let me know where I can order these parts <BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>They are available to be ordered, now. Ask the Parts Dept. of your Retailer to look them up.<P>Yannis<P><P>
 

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Alright,<P>So I have waited a bit for the dealerships in my area to get it together enough to get new info on the DVD NAV for my 2002 V70 T5, the parts, the training, whatever it takes so that I can order this system and get it installed.<P>Taking into consideration that the dealership informed me that my Volvo could not be ordered with the NAV because of the change of systems (CDROM to DVD) at the time of purchase end of November in 2001. <P>Both dealers are now telling me that management, meaning dealership management, can order the parts but will not install the system as an aftermarket system since it was not meant or designed as such. They also state that none of thier technicians or service personnel are trained to do this kind of install. Does this sound like right to anyone?<P>Without running the risk of being excused from this board by using every foul word I know at this moment, please tell me how it is that Volvo can deny me a known factory installed accessory in this 2002 model year, design a new and improved unit, to turn around and have the parts finally be available and denied the service to have the unit installed by the dealer?<P>I really need some help here. I truly feel that Volvo is falling far short of it's committment to the customer. If anyone believes this is a dealership issue I would appreciate some feedback on how to proceed. After owning two BMW's, two previous Volvo's, I've never known a manufactuere to be in the business to not sell product or have untrained service personnel. Regardless of the former availability issue with this NAV system, Volvo is advertising this system on it's web site and has done so since it's introduction.<P>Thanks in advance for any help.<P>Mike<P>
 

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Mike,<P>I can definitely tell you that it is a dealership issue...The parts are still delayed; we have pricing, part numbers, etc. but if someone is telling you that such system "cannot be installed after the fact because it was not meant to be"...well, I will stop here because I, too, don't want to be excused for abusing the English language.<P>Either speak to a different Retailer or seek the assistance of the local Volvo Rep.<P>Just be patient!<P>Yannis<P>
 

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To further my point from yesterday; Volvo will not be installing DVD based NAV in any Volvo car after it leaves the factory for an undisclosed period of time. Here is the information sent to me this morning.<P>Dear Mr. Evans,<P>Thank you for choosing Volvo and your interest in the Volvo Navigational<BR>System. <P>The DVD Navigational System is only available as a factory installed <BR>option at this time. We regret that we currently do not have any <BR>information or dates regarding its future availability as a <BR>retailer-installed option.<P>If you have additional questions pertaining to our 2002 models, feel <BR>free to contact our product specialists at the Volvo Personal Shopper at<BR>800-550-5658 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday. <P>Again, thank you for your interest in Volvo.<P>Drive Safely,<BR>Jason Peters<BR>Volvo Cars of North America<BR><P>
 
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