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    That's great to hear! I live in MA also, but have...

    That's great to hear! I live in MA also, but have not ventured out yet today. This will be my first winter with this car. I am thinking of bypassing snows for the winter. Is that idea feasible?
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    That sounds exactly right. However, I thought it...

    That sounds exactly right. However, I thought it was high when I got my first estimate and called two other dealers just to be sure. Since I am in New England, you should call a couple of dealers to...
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    New cargo cover won't retract

    I purchased a new cargo cover for my car and used it once. I had boxes in it so I had it closed for a few days. I went to pull it last night and it lost its "spring." Has anyone had that problem?
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    110,000 miles is just what I wanted to hear! I...

    110,000 miles is just what I wanted to hear! I have decided to keep my MY01. I am hoping that since the previous owner had all the repairs done, mine might be trouble free for a while. By the way,...
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    Hi, I tried the Drano and that didn't work (it...

    Hi, I tried the Drano and that didn't work (it might explain the oxidized cladding:) The "Dent Wizard" or whatever they call their company did try the spacer through the window and that would work...
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    Thanks for all your help. I will try the plunger...

    Thanks for all your help. I will try the plunger method and if that doesn't work, I will have to resort to an expert:) I will let you know how it works out.
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    Paintless dent removal

    I received an estimate today to remove some door dings. The estimate was reasonable, but I was disturbed by the fact that the inside of the door would need to be drilled since Volvo has steel bars in...
  8. Thread: Volvo Parts

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    I purchased my cargo cover and mat from...

    I purchased my cargo cover and mat from http://www.volvopartsworld.com. Call their 800 number since they don't have many parts listed on their website. They answered many questions and delivered...
  9. Thread: 2001 Xc

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    I guess the two Volvo dealers represent the...

    I guess the two Volvo dealers represent the differences among dealerships that people mention here. What repairs did the first dealership indicate you might need? I think the second dealership sounds...
  10. Thread: 2001 Xc

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    Be sure to get or have the dealer provide a...

    Be sure to get or have the dealer provide a Carfax. It will give you some idea of the history of the car. For example, if it was a lease car, most likely it had the required service checks. Are you...
  11. Thread: 2001 Xc

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    Yes, that is an outstanding price for the car. I...

    Yes, that is an outstanding price for the car. I purchased the same car about two months ago. The service is more expensive than any car we have owned, including our Mercedes (675.00 for the 67,500...
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    Be sure to call!!!

    Be sure to notify http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/. I recevied a follow-up call within a week of my phone call and the representative said that they could only approach Volvo with documentation like my...
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    I was in the same sitituation as you are Greg....

    I was in the same sitituation as you are Greg. Fortunately, I was able to locate the service records and found that the throttle had indeed been replaced. If I had not found the records, I was...
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    dtlayman, I am working on that:) I was rubbing...

    dtlayman, I am working on that:) I was rubbing what I thought was a spot behind my door latch, and my finger nail proceeded to reveal more of the wood grain. Volvo should come out with a matching set...
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    ArtSmart, ironically, the cladding on my vehicle...

    ArtSmart, ironically, the cladding on my vehicle that is in the best condition with no white spots is the rear bumper. I do agree that there must be a better way to make this cladding. There should...
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    No, Black Again only restores the cladding. Black...

    No, Black Again only restores the cladding. Black Again does have a product that is a black dye, but I have never heard of anyone using it, nor would I dare. I don't know if you can have the bumpers...
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    Shoe, you can buy a new one from...

    Shoe, you can buy a new one from http://www.volvopartsworld.com/index.html for 84.00 plus shipping. They are great, I have purchased my cargo cover and cargo mat from them. They are also very helpful...
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    I have had good luck with Black Again. Do an...

    I have had good luck with Black Again. Do an internet search, but I purchased mine from autogeek.net. It takes a little more work to apply, but well worth the results. When I purchased my last...
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    The one at Home Depot was in a single pack. This...

    The one at Home Depot was in a single pack. This is what I used http://www.staples.com/Catalog/Browse/Sku.asp?PageType=1&Sku=496634
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    Grab bar nicks improved with "fix"

    I was walking through Home Depot and they had a metalic Sharpie (fine point permanent marker) for marking dark items. I took a chance and gently dabbed it into the little black nicks in the grab bar....
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    Reminder to all: Even if your vehicle is not...

    Reminder to all:
    Even if your vehicle is not affected or if the unit has been replaced, just think, you might be following an affected unit on the highway that comes to a sudden and unexpected...
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    I think that each incident needs to be reported...

    I think that each incident needs to be reported to www.nhtsa.dot.gov as well as Volvo. Just posting it here educates some people, but this needs a RECALL before someone is killed.
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    Thanks for the suggestions since I have scheduled...

    Thanks for the suggestions since I have scheduled the 67500 check up. All of the work has been done by the dealer. Some of the other work done included the brake booster, air flow sensor, rear axle...
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    Should I sell it???

    I recently purchased a 2001XC which I love, but I have gotten very nervous reading through the archives. I have all of the service records and the previous owner spent thousands in repairs which...
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    Try to buy a car with all the service records....

    Try to buy a car with all the service records. That way you can anticipate the costs if certain maintaince was not yet complete. For example, if you buy a car at 50,000 miles, you can anticipate...
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