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Here is the letter I got in the mail, what do you think of this?<p>"On ##/##/## you took delivery of a 2005 Volvo S40 T5 AWD from us we have some exciting news for you. Factory scheduled maintenance for your Volvo was part of the warranty/service package that was offered for all 2004 and 2005 Volvo. You may recall the first 4 scheduled services (up to 3 years or 30,000 miles) were part of the standard Volvo new car warranty.<br>Here's the exciting news: You now have the opportunity to increase the number of scheduled maintenance visits from 3 years to 5 years or up to and including your 60,000 mile major service on a prepaid basis. This will also include replacement of your brake pads and wiper blades (as needed) at any Volvo service center in the United States.<br>If you were to pay for these services as they occur your estimated out-of-pocket expense would total $2,637.00 based on current pricing. You can prepay for these services now and save 1/3 of this cost without worrying about price increases.<br>Your cost for these services is only $1,775.00 for a limited time. This offer is for existing [Dealer Name] Volvo customers only and will expire soon. Your 60,000 miles major service alone with brakes replacement would cost that much.<br>Please contact our Financial Services Specialists at the numbers listed below."
 

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Re: Option to buy scheduled maintenance up to 60,000 miles, worth it? (littlezipp)

Sounds like a good deal if you are planning on doing your service at the dealership anyway. I also do.
 

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Re: Option to buy scheduled maintenance up to 60,000 miles, worth it? (littlezipp)

Looks like a ripoff to me. You're (over)paying for some oil changes and air filters, then a lick and a promise that they'll change the brakes at 60K. Which isn't on the factory schedule, btw. My opinion, anyway.<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Option to buy scheduled maintenance up to 60,000 miles, worth it? (tmtalpey)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>tmtalpey</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Looks like a ripoff to me. You're (over)paying for some oil changes and air filters, then a lick and a promise that they'll change the brakes at 60K.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I agree......major hosejob for maintenance. Especially note the "as needed" line:<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>littlezipp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This will also include replacement of your brake pads and wiper blades (as needed) at any Volvo service center in the United States.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And WTF are they expecting to charge you $1775 for at 60K? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Yea this sounds like trouble to me. Over-eager marketing perhaps on the Dealer's part. The 60,000 is probably a major service but those usually run in the 5-$600 range at dealerships...certainly not three times that just for the usual stuff that happens at a service.<br>Maybe once you reach that mileage you'll have found a good indy mechanic that knows Volvos or a different dealership that has a good rapport with you.
 

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But it's not a warranty. It's prepaid regular service. It might not even include parts!<p>Tom.
 

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Re: Option to buy scheduled maintenance up to 60,000 miles, worth it? (littlezipp)

Thanks for the question. I got the same card in the mail this past week and it was on my to do list to at least think about it. Seems like the consensus is that it is a bad plan. I thought it might be some kind of extended warranty.
 

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I already bought the extended warranty up to 100,000. Looks like some people say yes, while others say no. I think I am going to pass on this one.
 
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