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Is it possible that Volvo can't count? Could they have reached the 650 limit and still let my sales person order my Ocean Race 2 weeks ago? <P>My dealership is now telling me, after I inquired, that my new XC will not be coming. This is really souring my opinion of Volvo. Does anyone know where I can get some assistance? Like; advice, email addresses, phone numbers, names, and addresses. <P>Not Happy, <BR>
 

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Not sure what happened there, I too asked my local dealer about this before when it first came out.<P>They told me I wouldn't have to worry about ever running out of the OR model, but then again...it might just be something they say to make a deal.<P>I think Yannis or other people here might have more inside info. on this.<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BobHarp:<BR><B>Is it possible that Volvo can't count? Could they have reached the 650 limit and still let my sales person order my Ocean Race 2 weeks ago? <P>My dealership is now telling me, after I inquired, that my new XC will not be coming. This is really souring my opinion of Volvo. Does anyone know where I can get some assistance? Like; advice, email addresses, phone numbers, names, and addresses. <P>Not Happy, </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>I don't know why they told you that one can be ordered but that is where the problem started. 650 and that was it. Period. Some Retailers have some left...Perhaps they can trade for one or you may have to go to someone who has one. I know that once I sold my allocation I went and bought a couple more from Retailers who had no use for them...<P>Don't get too upset, it is not worth it. There are some Ocean Race cars out there so...hurry!<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B>Speaking of Ocean Race, would anyone know what is the paint code for that OR blue?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR><B>458</B><P>Are you going to paint your C70??? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B>Speaking of Ocean Race, would anyone know what is the paint code for that OR blue?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I believe it's #458.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> <BR>458</B><BR>Are you going to paint your C70??? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><BR>Yannis<BR><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Nah, wouldn't you think that I would get some more barbie color? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by The_one_n_only:<BR><B> Nah, wouldn't you think that I would get some more barbie color? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Yeah, I did not think of this although the new "Swedish Bikini Pink Metallic" just became available...<P>Yannis<P><BR>
 

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There were certain options that are factory installed, like the booster seats, that I wanted. I had my dealer search for local VOR's that had the versatility pkg but none were found. I also wanted one manufactured after 12/10. All the VOR's had been manufactured in Sep/Oct and had not been received in the dealerships until January (Auto show display models?). <P>My main point is that 2 weeks ago, the Volvo ordering system let the dealership earmark a vehicle for me on the production line with the options I wanted. What is up with that? That is bad business practice. Does Volvo want my business? I feel I have a good right to be very upset. I love the car. It's features and reputation are un-paralleled. I don't believe that I can directly blame the dealership but they could of been on top of the issue from the start. I am disheartened with Volvo. They have pulled my car out from under me.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> <BR>I don't know why they told you that one can be ordered but that is where the problem started. 650 and that was it. Period. Some Retailers have some left...Perhaps they can trade for one or you may have to go to someone who has one. I know that once I sold my allocation I went and bought a couple more from Retailers who had no use for them...<P>Don't get too upset, it is not worth it. There are some Ocean Race cars out there so...hurry!<P>Yannis<P><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
 

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The versatility package should be an easy retrofit, especially if it means the loss of a VOR sale. <P>In Canada this package is comprised of only the cargo cover, cargo net and grocery bag holder, all easy installations to any V70 model if I'm not mistaken.<P>Good luck!<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by coastal:<BR><B>The versatility package should be an easy retrofit, especially if it means the loss of a VOR sale. <P>In Canada this package is comprised of only the cargo cover, cargo net and grocery bag holder, all easy installations to any V70 model if I'm not mistaken.<P>Good luck!<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>That the 2001 Versatility package. In 2002 the package has different content (Third seat, booster seats, etc.)<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BobHarp:<BR><B>There were certain options that are factory installed, like the booster seats, that I wanted. I had my dealer search for local VOR's that had the versatility pkg but none were found. I also wanted one manufactured after 12/10. All the VOR's had been manufactured in Sep/Oct and had not been received in the dealerships until January (Auto show display models?). <P>My main point is that 2 weeks ago, the Volvo ordering system let the dealership earmark a vehicle for me on the production line with the options I wanted. What is up with that? That is bad business practice. Does Volvo want my business? I feel I have a good right to be very upset. I love the car. It's features and reputation are un-paralleled. I don't believe that I can directly blame the dealership but they could of been on top of the issue from the start. I am disheartened with Volvo. They have pulled my car out from under me.<P> </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Bob,<P>would you relax for a moment and not act like the world has ended? First of all, the booster seats are not available with the Ocean Race XC> Same goes for the 3rd seat (biggest part of the Versatility package). They never were...The third seat can be installed at the dealership. And what is with the 12/10 production date?<P>Second, why are you so disheartened and mad at Volvo? The system is computerized and will accept pretty much anything as a Retailer puts in an order. That does not mean that the order has been accepted <I>by the factory plant</I>...The confirmation comes within one or two days or whe the "last date of change" (a.k.a. LDOC) passes by. Instead of being disheartened, mad or whatever and since you love the car so much ask your dealership to look for one or trade for one. If they cannot or do not want to, find one who will! For goodness sake...I will send you one provided you pay for the shipping! There are some Ocean Race cars out there, it's not like ALL of them are gone! Focus your efforts in trying to get one not in blaming others...If you channel your efforts appropriately, I bet you will be driving an Ocean Race XC in less than 2 weeks!<P>Good luck!<P>Yannis<P><BR>
 

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Yannis,<P>I know the world has not ended. I am just deeply dissapointed. Are you saying that the VOR was unable to be ordered with the versatility pkg? Did the dealership improperly advise me? I was really interested in the booster seats as well as the wicked paint on the VOR. As to the 12/10 point I was refering to the page on this website titled "Volvo Cars of America Announces 2002 Model Year Changes" (http://www.swedespeed.com/news/08_01/08_15_01/index.shtml).<P>Thanks for your posts. If there is any contact info you could give me (ie. Volvo North America email) I would appreciate it.<P>Bob<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BobHarp:<BR><B>Yannis,<P>I know the world has not ended. I am just deeply dissapointed. Are you saying that the VOR was unable to be ordered with the versatility pkg? Did the dealership improperly advise me? I was really interested in the booster seats as well as the wicked paint on the VOR. As to the 12/10 point I was refering to the page on this website titled "Volvo Cars of America Announces 2002 Model Year Changes" (http://www.swedespeed.com/news/08_01/08_15_01/index.shtml).<P>Thanks for your posts. If there is any contact info you could give me (ie. Volvo North America email) I would appreciate it.<P>Bob</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Bob,<P>those changes are not going to affect the Ocean Race cars. As far as if you have been misinformed, I would rather stay out of this. You have read what I wrote, draw your own conclusions...<P>Where do you live?<P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BobHarp:<BR><B>North of Washington. Thanks for you help!</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>No prob. If you cannot get one, let me know. I can get a hold of a couple.<P>Yannis<P>
 

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Last week (Monday 3-25) I was at my dealership and they had 2 Ocean race XC's in stock.<P>O'Steen Volvo<BR>Jacksonville FL<BR>(904)396-5486<BR>
 

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There's one at Lee Volvo in Wellesley MA - farther north of Washington than you may want to travel <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif">
 

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Well here is to hoping I'm all settled. No verstatility pkg. but will have 3rd seat installed. Still have fingers crossed. Supposed to pick it up tomorrow. Note my signature. Thanks for all of your help. Looking forward to participating in this community.<P>
 
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