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Old 01-14-2013, 07:36 AM
UncleJ UncleJ is offline
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Chris -- all BMW dealers are not stars either so that might not be a fair comparo to make. You will (probably) find more BMW stores around than Volvo outlets though -- at least that is the case down here. Both my daughters have Volvos, an XC70 and XC90. Both have been remarkably trouble free and are very solid. Son in law has a 5 series and lately it has become a money pit. My X3 is approaching 90K and shows all the signs of following the 5er into money pit land. My personal opinion is "it depends on the individual car you get" -- some are problematic from the get go -- others not so much. All of them do need work as they age and pass the warranty period. If you get one, get the extended warranty -- I didn't and I regret it. I would go with the Volvo.
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