Buying Advice - Volvo V70 Vs. Mercedes E320

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by as400will, Oct 22, 2007.

  1. as400will

    as400will Guest

    I'm having a baby and I don't like SUVs or Minivans. My search has
    been narrowed to these two wagons. Volvo is a favorite given its
    safety, Mercedes is considered for safety and everything else
    Mercedeses are all about.

    I'm faced with the following questions:
    1 - MAINTENACE - If the price of the cars is about the same, is
    maintenance any different? I'm hearing scary stories about regular
    oil changes (usually priced about 30 for my Honda Accord) are about
    $100 for Mercedes since they use Synthetic oil.

    2 - TUNE UPS - Is the price of a full tune up (spark plugs, wires,
    filters, etc) much different on a Mercedes. Here I'm once again
    scared with 200 for my Honda versus 600 for a Mercedes. Is there any
    truth to this?

    3 - Now the most important question, notice how I'm comparing
    maintenance expenses with a Honda. Is the maintenance on a Volvo
    cheaper than on a Mercedes?

    4 - What should I look after when purchasing an E320. What are the
    next huge schedule maintenance, say at 100K.

    5 - Which of the two cars tends to hold on to their value better.

    6 - What other reasons should I consider when choosing between these

    By the way, the reason I'm getting a Station is my dog and the 3rd
    seat I use with all my nieces and nephews.

    Thanks for all your help.
    as400will, Oct 22, 2007
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