I have owned mainly used Volvos all my life -never purchased a new one. I have noticed the local Volvo dealer tries at best to avoid working my Volvo 780 - I get the distinct impression they don't want to touch it. <p>I contacted the local major dealership in Atlanta about replacing the bushings in the IRS/Multi-Link rear of my 780 and they didn't even respond. (rotting suspension components = safety issue. Volvo?) This isn't the first time I contacted the dealership about servicing the car and they acted like they didn't want to touch it. <p>What bothers me even greater about this is that Volvo promotes itself on the longevity of its older models (The whole Irv Gordon thing, etc) yet when you try to get the local dealers to work on the older models they look at you as if you have the plague. This same dealership puts 400,000 mile plus RWD models out on display to promote Volvo longevity.<p>However Mercedes seems to provide excellent support for their older models. Looking long term and as my wealth grows and I consider purchasing a new car Volvo has is losing a lot of respect because of issues like this.