What does an average 90,000 mile service cost?

So Im approaching 90k miles on this 1994 850 NA and I've been reading that prices generally cost about $1200.00 to perform the 90k service.
This seems ridiculous to me, so what are you paying at the dealer for this service, or elsewhere?
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90K service runs usually about $600.00 the service is usually charged out @ 3.50 Hrs Labor @ whatever the labor rate is EX $91.00 X 3.50 =$318.50 Then figure all the parts in Engine oil & Oil filter Sparkplugs Fuel & Air filter Pollen Filter & you come pretty close to the $600.00 you have to shop around to see what your local Volvo dealer charges & what your local Volvo specialist charges & make a choice of who will repair your Volvo
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On Sun, 29 Feb 2004 20:19:53 GMT, GamePlayer No. 1058 ( snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com) wrote:

This seems high.

I calculated it to be about 4 hours of labor, and my local dealer charges $650 for this service, parts included. The work they do is: a) replace spark plugs, b) new air filter, c) new brake fluid d) lubricate belt tensioners e) lubricate all hinges f) clean antenna g) new pollen filter i) oil and oil filter j) clean flame guard k) rotate tyres
$650 is quite a good deal I think - Fields Volvo in Chicago.
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Hmmm, seeing as I contract to work for a large auto dealer conglomerate (owns over 150+ dealers across the U.S.), and one of them is a Volvo dealer down the street from my office at their Honda store, I think I'll pop by on monday and talk with the service manager and see what he can do the 90k service for on my vehicle.
I do know that these 3.5 and 4.0 hour times are what is charged, but not what it takes to do the job, the job actualy takes a little over an hour to do.
At our honda store, the 60k service books at like 3.5, but these guys all do it in less than an hour for the more experienced and those that want to make as much money as they can per day, and about 2 hours for those less experienced and less motivated.
Thanks all for the info.
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What you are paying for is the book time assigned to perform this repair usually in most shops is the technician who has the most experience performs most of these services wither he performs the job in 2 hours or the 3.50 hours you still get charged the book time that is just the way most repair shops work wither it is the dealer or a local Volvo repair shop the only difference will be the hourly labor rate charged by the different shops
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Thanks, I realize that, its the same way it works in the Honda store that I have an office setup in. I was just commenting that I will ask the service manager what he can give it to me for. Since this particular service manager started out as a floor sweeper, and worked his way up to service manager back when my parents owned the dealership, so he should probably give me a break on the price. Hell... He could give it to me at internal rates and not lose anything, but i'll have to see what he can do tommorrow to be sure.
If he can't meet my local garage, then I'll just go to my garage and watch over them that they do it explicitly by the book and put everything back as it was before they laid a hand on it, which they have been known to "quicktie" some of the wires in my Jeep until I stood over them and made sure they did it right.
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That is a rediculous amount of money! I had my 96K KM service done at Volvo of Durham and it cost me just over $700 CDN. That included:
Timing belt replacement Oil and filter change Pollen filter change Tire rotation Transmission fluch and fill Various diagnostics run And all 5 spark plugs replaced because one had caused a fault in the OBDII
$700 CDN translates to about $500 US so I think you shop around a bit. Does the 90K Miles service do anything more than the above?
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On Mon, 1 Mar 2004 20:11:57 -0500, Jordan B. ( snipped-for-privacy@nospam.sympatico.ca) wrote:

Interesting. My Volvo dealer will not do a transmission flush on a 850 or an S70. They will add more fluid, though.
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My dealer says they still flush the trannies on the newer cars, feels they last longer that way.
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On Tue, 2 Mar 2004 19:01:12 -0500, Rob Guenther ( snipped-for-privacy@sympatico.ca) wrote:

I generally think that is a good practice.
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Okay, well I went into Volvo of Santa Monica, and the service advisor gave me their latest coupon, it lists the 90k for 5 cyl models at $355.00 and 4 cyl at 385.00 So Im going to take it in next week and have it done there since that seems a good price. As far as the T belt is concerned, I dont think thats part of the package price of this dealer, but mine was done 700 miles ago by the previous owner anyway.

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My recent 90k service cost 330 (so around $600), this figure included a couple of extras that needed doing, namely thermostat and top engine mount, this was at a main dealer.
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