Thursday, March 09, 2006

Never buy a Volvo

Unless you are into unreliable, badly built cars.

We have a 2001 Volvo S60 with about 43,000 miles on it. We've had to have both front struts replaced, a bunch of other stuff go wrong and, now, the transmission has gone bad. Yes, you read that right. The transmission is going out on the car at 43,000 miles. Fortunately, the dealership has responded to my husband's annoyed phone call and between them and Volvo of North America, they'll cover part of the repairs. But it's something that shouldn't have happened in the first place. You ought to be able to get 80K plus out of a car before having transmission problems.