IPD sale XeMODeX - Experts in Volvo Electronics
MVS-Amazon link helps MVS!

Get email notification of topic replies. Log in or register (free). Amazon Link Buy anything with this and it helps MVS!

The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

Post Reply
User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 23694
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 440 times
Been thanked: 1331 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by abscate »

IS 50 quid an hour the going rate ther?

It's easily twice that here
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary
User avatar
Cookeh
Posts: 421
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:00 am
Year and Model: 1996 Volvo 850 T5
Location: Ceredigion, Cymru
Has thanked: 68 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by Cookeh »

£50 is a very expensive one. Sadly the one within biking distance of me happens to be very expensive. Most independents are £30-40 per hour, with smaller ones oop noorth being more like £25-30.
scot850
Posts: 6482
Joined: Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:46 pm
Year and Model: 2000 V70 R
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Has thanked: 22 times
Been thanked: 301 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by scot850 »

Cookeh has a good point! If a local repair shop is delivered the parts, what do they charge for fixing it? Volvo, oh, probably around $150 CDN!!

Neil.
2000 V70 R - still being an endless PITA
2006 XC70
2003 Toyota 4Runner V8 Limited
2015 Kia Sportage EX-L
1993 850 GLT -Sold
1998 V70 XC - Sold
1997 Volvo 850 SE NA - Went to niece in California - Sold
2000 V70 SE NA - New project and test bed - Sold
User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 23694
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 440 times
Been thanked: 1331 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by abscate »

Cookeh wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 2:21 pm £50 is a very expensive one. Sadly the one within biking distance of me happens to be very expensive. Most independents are £30-40 per hour, with smaller ones oop noorth being more like £25-30.
Amazing. My cheap independent is now at 70 GBP per hour and a dealer is easily 120 GBP an hour.
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary
User avatar
Cookeh
Posts: 421
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:00 am
Year and Model: 1996 Volvo 850 T5
Location: Ceredigion, Cymru
Has thanked: 68 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by Cookeh »

Not to discredit mechanics but that's extortionate pricing. The Irish in me would be sobbing into my stout if I had to pay that. I guess it pays to be willing to get stuck in over there, even more so considering the average salary is comparable between our two nations*.

* Figures retrieved from 30 seconds on Google, so may be out of date and wildly inaccurate. I failed as human and didn't check sources for reliability.
User avatar
June
Posts: 1966
Joined: Wed May 04, 2016 11:18 am
Year and Model: 2004 S80 T6
Location: Jacksonville, Florida
Has thanked: 370 times
Been thanked: 185 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by June »

I think I'm paying $150 per hour at my dealership. I haven't seen $120 a hour in at least 20 years if not more. June
My Volvo cars owned
1989 740 GLT ordered
1994 850 4door standard shift ordered
1996 960 ordered
1998 S90 ordered totalled after 3 weeks
1998 V70 GT dealer stock car
2002 S80 T6 ordered totalled
2004 S80 T6 dealer stock car and current car owned
User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 23694
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 440 times
Been thanked: 1331 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by abscate »

Without getting too political we are seeing the difference between societies where health care and retirements are socialized.
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary
User avatar
Cookeh
Posts: 421
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:00 am
Year and Model: 1996 Volvo 850 T5
Location: Ceredigion, Cymru
Has thanked: 68 times
Been thanked: 42 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by Cookeh »

Oh, no, I understand the premise - there are an awful lot more overheads that need to be covered. As you say, best to avoid politics and I shall stop derailing the thread.
User avatar
Ocelot
Posts: 123
Joined: Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:13 am
Year and Model: 1998, S70
Location: Hattem
Has thanked: 47 times
Been thanked: 8 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by Ocelot »

June wrote: Sat Oct 17, 2020 4:36 pm I think I'm paying $150 per hour at my dealership. I haven't seen $120 a hour in at least 20 years if not more. June
Some insight in the Dutch prices. My local Volvo dealer asks 65 euros per hour, that's somewhere around 70 dollars I guess. I also go to a local DIY-garage where I can rent tools, a bridge, et cetera, even the help of another mechanic for 40 euros per hour (45 dollars?).
'Hij die zonder zonde is, werpe de eerste steen. Ik buk wel'. Simon Carmiggelt

Recent car
'98 Volvo S70 2.5 10V Europa edition (Freya)
Previous owned Volvo's
'96 Volvo 440 Si 1.8
'87 Volvo 340 GL 1.7
'85 Volvo 340 DL 1.4
User avatar
abscate
MVS Moderator
Posts: 23694
Joined: Sun Feb 17, 2013 5:54 pm
Year and Model: 99T5 ,99S70,2005V70
Location: NYC, ALBANY NY
Has thanked: 440 times
Been thanked: 1331 times

Re: The Resurrection/Insurrection of GrunHilde - 1998 V70 NA M56 421 Green

Post by abscate »

I also go to a local DIY-garage where I can rent tools, a bridge, et cetera, even the help of another mechanic for 40 euros per hour (45 dollars?).
This is another area where this is rarely found here, and my guess is that liability is the hard part here.
Empty Nester
A Captain in a Sea of Estrogen
1999-V70-T5M56 2005-V70-M56 1999-S70 VW T4 BMW
Link to Maintenance record thread
Link To Volvo Glossary
Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post