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I had a good experience at Clayton Volvo when I first got the wagon on the road in March but what about this!<P>I had dropped it there last Thursday before heading out for the weekend. I stated: <P>1. Check engine light was on. <P>2. Sqeeeeeaky aftermkt brakes PO put on.<P>3. A rattle over bumps on passenger side.<P>The charges....<P>1. $330 to clear check engine light code (o2 sensor) and replace one of the two O2 sensors<BR>the sensor was $190 and there was 2 hours at $70 per. Diag time looks to<BR>have been one of those two hours <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/eek.gif"><P>2. $277 to put on new volvo pads that don't squeeeeeak on every<BR>application. This included $14.27 for silicon grease!!! FOURTEEN DOLLARS<BR>for grease? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif"> Maybe it's special swedish grease eh? <P>3. Said rattle was gone due to fixing very loose caliper pins. Well the rattle IS still there <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/mad.gif"><P>$7 misc shop charge <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif"><P><BR>whatta ya think? I do feel good having it done by the stealer and could have had my pal do it for far less but it just seems steep. I have not priced out the parts online to see how bad I was whacked. Does Volvo always get you for an hour just to hook it up to pull the codes?<P>
 

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Welcome to the world of Volvo ownership. I am on my second Volvo in the last 6 years and from what I have experienced the dealer will rape you whenever you go near the place. Its part of the system and there is no way around it. Volvos are great cars but nobody knows how to fix them except the dealer and they always charge you an arm and a leg. Thats just my 2 cents.<P>
 

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The price for the O2 sensor sound ok, the warr time for diag of that code is .7 of an hour which would have been marked up to retail price and the sensor is expensive. The price for the pads should be $80 front and the new price of approx $70 for the rear as well as .8hr retail for front and another for the back (Canadian dollars). You need good quality aftermarket pads for them not to be noisy on a Volvo if you do not have OE pads. It is a Volvo brake grease that they may have use and charged the entire tube instead of billing it out in parts. The squeak I can not comment on but if it is still there take it back. As far as the raped part you are more open to that at some aftermarket places where sometimes you will spend lots of money going after problems that a dealer tech will have seen a hundred times, I am not saying that the chance of finding a good aftermaket shop for Volvo is slim because some do exist, try to get comfortable at a shop and even talk to the tech if you can most are open to that, and you will not have to question some of your purchases after the fact. Hope some of that helps!
 
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