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POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
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P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

$0
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38%
$100
5
12%
$200
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19%
$300
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7%
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2%
$500
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2%
$600
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2%
$700
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5%
$800
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$900
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7%
$1100
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$1200
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$1500
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$1700
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Total votes: 42

tardcart
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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by tardcart » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:05 am

I bought a 960 years ago, with 120k miles and it came with a 6 inch high stack of service bills from the dealer. It added up to
over thirty thousand if I remember correctly. Nearly every one was 900. There was some for accident damage though. I thought the car must be a lemon, but now I know better.



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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:03 am

tardcart wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:05 am
I bought a 960 years ago, with 120k miles and it came with a 6 inch high stack of service bills from the dealer. It added up to
over thirty thousand if I remember correctly. Nearly every one was 900. There was some for accident damage though. I thought the car must be a lemon, but now I know better.
Wow, it's insane that people spend that kind of money on labor!


1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 191k
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 188k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 151k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 collection of parts... crushed... still have parts, PM if interested!
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Still kicking myself for getting rid of this one

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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by erikv11 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:56 pm

I wish it was zero for me but it isn't, due to:

- I occasionally buy tires
- mine have all needed at least one exhaust repair (I take them to the muffler shop for this)
- machine shop work years ago for a couple head repairs

Been lucky so far, the P80s have never needed repair while living out of town, that couldn't wait until I traveled to the car or it came back here. So far I have been in the right spot (for me) between maintenance and restoration.


'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 140k
'98 S70 NA, 205k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 275k
'06 S60 R, 155k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by tardcart » Tue Mar 12, 2019 4:33 pm

skit
Volvo driver " what do you think is wrong and how much do you think it will be?"
Volvo service manager " what ever it is, it will be about 900"



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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by RickHaleParker » Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 pm

Would be nice if paying myself made sense.


Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by bmdubya1198 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:30 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:08 pm
Would be nice if paying myself made sense.
I wish! I'd be making some serious cash with all the time I've spent working on my V70R!


1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 191k
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 188k
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 151k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 collection of parts... crushed... still have parts, PM if interested!
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k- Still kicking myself for getting rid of this one

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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by manovlov » Wed May 08, 2019 2:43 am

Hy,

I will full the page. I've just picked up my new car, 850. Everything seems to be from the origin statement. I need to change belts, spark plugs, oil, filters, coolant, brakes for the most importants points.

Upgrade to a "C70" audio environnement, excepted that in C70, there are too much speakers than allowed in the 850...

Manov


Vroum !

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Re: POLL: P80 - How much do you spend on labor per year?

Post by shegarty » Wed May 08, 2019 6:34 am

I agree with all those who have already posted ... over the lifetime of owning 3 older Volvo's now I have only ever taken them to a garage for an alignment or a safety inspection. Thanks to all the helpful advice here I've always been able to tackle jobs myself. Besides, I don't trust anyone around here to take the time needed to do things right on these cars ... and parts are difficult to get and most often have to be shipped in from the states, no shop around here is going to deal with that hassle.


current - 98 S70 T5 SE (225k km)
previous - 90 745T (400k km - sold); 94 855 T5 - (206k km - blown timing idler bearing)

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