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Hello everyone...I'm new to this forum and am very glad I found it. My wife and I have two kids (a two year old and a two month old) and are currently leasing an RX300. While this vehicle has been flawless in it's 4 years with us, it doesn't have enough room for what we need to carry around. We were invited to the Volvo sponsored test drive here at the Chicago Motor Speedway and really like the XC90.<p>I know a new RX is comming out next year but our lease is up in Feb of '03 and I will need something by then. There is nothing else on the market that we like (the MDX is nice but I believe it pales in comparison to the XC) and I am wondering what kind of timeline you would suggest in terms of placing an order on one.<p>We really like the T6 and want it fully loaded. I will unfortunatley not be able to wait for any of the enhancments I've seen you guys talk about here in terms of future transmission upgrades, engine options, etc. Any comments or suggestions would be welcome.
 

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Re: Thinking about an XC90 and need some opinions... (Nick32)

Nick32,<p>Talk to Yannis (GrecianVolvo) in this forum. I remember that he mentioned of some orders were available, but am not sure. My guess is maybe just about the time when your lease expires if you order now. Your children's ages are the same as mine. I have two girls. I have the same reason to choose XC90 as well as the safety, of course. Hopefully you will get one before Feb.
 

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Re: Thinking about an XC90 and need some opinions... (Nick32)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>I know a new RX is comming out next year but our lease is up in Feb of '03 and I will need something by then. There is nothing else on the market that we like (the MDX is nice but I believe it pales in comparison to the XC) and I am wondering what kind of timeline you would suggest in terms of placing an order on one.<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Hi and welcome aboard!<p>If you want a car by February, you better put your order through as soon as possible..<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Thinking about an XC90 and need some opinions... (GrecianVolvo)

Yannis,<p>How late do you think I'll be able to put an order in and get it by the end of Feb '03? We have an '01 Jetta GLX but It will be a huge hassle for my wife to put the two kids in it with all of their gear. It'll work for a few weeks if need be though...
 

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Re: Thinking about an XC90 and need some opinions... (GrecianVolvo)

I had an order for a black T6 that was already in production and slated to be here as early as next week. My dealer called yesterday and told me that the first 1000 units that were shipped out were actually recalled...? He said that I can now expect a car in early December, another black T6 with only a few differences which I consider minor. My lease is up Nov. 1 so I'll need a short-term solution. Does anyone know anything about the recall? Yannis?
 

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Re: Thinking about an XC90 and need some opinions... (Audiman)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>IDoes anyone know anything about the recall? Yannis?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Here is my e-mail to you so people can relax...there is nothing, really, wrong:<p> <B> <I>[Volvo found out that about 600 XC90s did not meet their 100% quality requirements (I heard it was minor stuff but they want to make sure that this car, with all the hype accompanying it, is 110% perfect) and they pulled them out of the allocations. They are probably headed for the crusher and/or for further research for future models.<br> <br>If one of them was your order, it is supposed to be replaced with another unit arriving during the first week of January. Don't be terribly disappointed as I think Volvo are doing the right thing instead of letting things slide.<br> <br>Yannis <br></I> </B> <p>
 

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Re: Thinking about an XC90 and need some opinions... (Nick32)

<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>Yannis,<p>How late do you think I'll be able to put an order in and get it by the end of Feb '03? We have an '01 Jetta GLX but It will be a huge hassle for my wife to put the two kids in it with all of their gear. It'll work for a few weeks if need be though...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Nick,<p>I would say by no later than end of November. I am going by my allocation pace which may differ from that of your Retailer since allocations are based on pace of sales of all models YTD. The more you sell the more XC90s a Retailer will be allocated. A small Retailer may be booked out all the way to February already... Just stay in touch with your salesperson!<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Thinking about an XC90 and need some opinions... (GrecianVolvo)

Thanks for your help Yannis, and it's great to be here! Hope I'll have my XC soon... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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