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How much does it cost to maintain a Volvo?

I am considering buying a 2001 Volvo s40 from a small dealership not associated with Volvo. How much do you think it would cost to get the car serviced and for parts if needed? My parents are considering this as my first car. I would take on the responsibility of maintenance since I'm in college and have a decent job. I'd just like to know before I get myself into something.

Asked By: - 8/19/2011
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Volvos are *very* expensive to maintain... More
Answered By: Sayswho - 8/19/2011
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Sayswho is correct. Especially if you do not know anything about Volvos. I have 4 Volvo's and a Saab. I like them all, but I do my own maintanance (and repairs, if they need them, which is rare). I have a 240, V90, V70XC and an S80. I can tell you that the newer Volvos have some electrical (computer software upgrade... More
Answered By: houstonguy72 - 8/20/2011
 
you would better start searching for a cheap dealer http://www.volvo-dealers.com
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Answered By: Tom Crawford - 8/22/2011
 
I spent a little over $8000 on parts and service in 5 years on a 2000 S80T6 I bought for $8500 in 2005. I got $1000 for it on a trade in for a 2011 Hyundai Sonata SE last November and I was glad to get rid of it!
Answered By: Lear 45 Continued II - 8/22/2011
 
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