V70 cupholder

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Tim Hobbs, Oct 20, 2004.

  1. Tim Hobbs

    Tim Hobbs Guest

    Minor niggle, but the mechanism that lets you adjust the width of the
    jaws has failed, so it's always wide open. It's been like that for a
    while (since I got the car in fact) but I've lived with it until the
    next service.

    Next service is on Monday. Apparently Volvo aren't replacing them
    under warranty, and they are hard to get hold off because people are
    breaking so many. I can feel a crusade coming on! If they are all
    breaking then there is a design fault and I am not going to pay £17
    for a new one.

    So, anyone else had this problem and is the new cupholder any better?
    I'll get the new one fitted on Monday (if they can get hold of one)
    and then fight for my money back. Surely Volvo aren't going to piss
    off people who buy £30,000 cars for a cheap bit of plastic?




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    Tim Hobbs

    '58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
    '77 101FC Ambulance aka "Burrt"
    '03 Volvo V70

    My Landies? http://www.seriesii.co.uk
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    Tim Hobbs, Oct 20, 2004
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  2. My '01 XC70 doesn't have this problem so I have never seen a "new
    cupholder".
     
    Stephen M. Henning, Oct 20, 2004
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  3. your dealer is full of ^%$#...it is a warranty item, tell your dealer
    you are filing a complaint w/volvo inc and the consumer protection
    agency your country uses...they (the dealer) are trying to nickle and
    dime you...imho...
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Oct 20, 2004
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  4. Tim Hobbs

    Tim Hobbs Guest

    My thoughts exactly. But I'd rather argue with the organ grinder, so
    let's see if they back down and how quickly!


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    Tim Hobbs

    '58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
    '77 101FC Ambulance aka "Burrt"
    '03 Volvo V70

    My Landies? http://www.seriesii.co.uk
    Barcoding? http://www.bartec-systems.com
    Tony Luckwill web archive at http://www.luckwill.com
     
    Tim Hobbs, Oct 20, 2004
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  5. Tim...make sure you "share with the group" the name of the volvo
    dealer service center and location. I would also share w/the service
    advisor your participation on the volvo newsgroup...and our sincier
    interest in how the dealer resolves your problem....I myself am
    willing to cross them off my list when i go to order my 2004
    s70r.....That should hit one of "their buttons"...
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Oct 22, 2004
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  6. Tim Hobbs

    volvoguy Guest

    There is no reason the Dealer shouldn't replace the cup holder under
    warrenty unless there is signs of obvious abuse. Or unless this is your
    second or third cup holder.
     
    volvoguy, Oct 23, 2004
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  7. Tim Hobbs

    Tim Hobbs Guest

    Well, there are apparently no cupholders to be had in the UK at the
    moment. They do seem to have backed away from the 'not under
    warranty' silliness, but I reckon I'm going to have to chase them up a
    bit.

    Service was good - 24K for £195. Car was fully cleaned inside and out
    and they also fixed a slow puncture I didn't know about. The usual
    dealer wheeze of finding split wiper blades and other minor
    consumables to fix didn't happen either.

    I reported an intermittent issue with the gearbox getting confused and
    slipping into neutral for a couple of seconds in the low gears. There
    is apparently a bulletin for this and some new software has been
    loaded. Thus far, no repeat of the problem, but it's early days.


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    Tim Hobbs

    '58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
    '77 101FC Ambulance aka "Burrt"
    '03 Volvo V70

    My Landies? http://www.seriesii.co.uk
    Barcoding? http://www.bartec-systems.com
    Tony Luckwill web archive at http://www.luckwill.com
     
    Tim Hobbs, Oct 26, 2004
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  8. any dealer thinking straight will remove a cup holder from a volvo on
    its lot and put it in yours.......sheezzee...not brain surgery
    here.....what is the name of the dealer?
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Oct 26, 2004
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  9. Tim Hobbs

    Tim Hobbs Guest

    It's the Barnsley dealership in South Yorkshire. I'm not pissed off
    with them (yet) - I haven't made a big deal out of it because frankly
    it isn't. They've been fine in other respects, so I'm not going to
    slate them too badly yet. I wouldn't expect them to compromise a car
    on sale for mine, but at some stage I will suggest that one of their
    fleet cars could do without a cupholder for a few weeks...


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    Tim Hobbs

    '58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
    '77 101FC Ambulance aka "Burrt"
    '03 Volvo V70

    My Landies? http://www.seriesii.co.uk
    Barcoding? http://www.bartec-systems.com
    Tony Luckwill web archive at http://www.luckwill.com
     
    Tim Hobbs, Oct 26, 2004
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  10. Why would anyone want a cupholder in a car?
     
    Geoff Pearson, Oct 27, 2004
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  11. Tim Hobbs

    Tim Hobbs Guest

    Tim Hobbs, Oct 27, 2004
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  12. uhhh....to put cups in......
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Oct 28, 2004
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  13. I'm with Geoff here. In all the hundreds of thousands of miles I've
    spent in cars, I've never once found that I need something to put cups
    in. I find it hard to think of anything less useful in a car, but
    judging by the number of posts we get in here about them, some people
    find them indispensible.

    Presumably they are meant for people whose lives are so rushed that
    they have to leave for work before they've finished their breakfast.
    How does the contents not get spilled during cornering or braking?

    Given that in the UK it is now illegal to use a hand held mobile phone
    whilst driving, I can see our current administration getting ready to
    ban cups, too.

    Maybe next year's model will have a little sink and a plate rack, too.
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    Stewart Hargrave


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    Stewart Hargrave, Oct 28, 2004
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  14. [Stewart Hargrave] (Thu, 28 Oct 2004 01:21:12 +0100):
    There are cups with lids, you know..
    And I would use it to keep a bottle of water.. with a screw-on cap..
     
    Svein Tore Sølvik, Oct 28, 2004
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  15. Yea, they are call "sippy cups."
     
    Stephen M. Henning, Oct 28, 2004
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  16. Tim Hobbs

    Mrs. Fricker Guest

    Isn't that what bras are for?!?!
     
    Mrs. Fricker, Oct 28, 2004
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  17. I rather like having a cupholder in a car myself when I have several
    hours of driving to do. A cup of coffee is nice after a few hours of
    staring at the road.

    These days, I rarely have to drive more than four hours or so, but
    not so many years ago I was making 16-hour trips several times a year.
    Stopping every time I wanted something to drink would have made them
    20-hour trips.
    There are areas in the US which have banned eating and drinking while
    driving. It doesn't seem to have reduced the practice any.

    --
    Michael Wojcik

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    Michael Wojcik, Oct 28, 2004
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  18. Tim Hobbs

    Guest Guest

    No, those are for jugs...!

    Tim..
     
    Guest, Oct 29, 2004
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  19. when possible, i like to use my hands for holding those...
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Oct 29, 2004
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  20. So is stopping and walking around the car and taking a whiz.
     
    Stephen M. Henning, Oct 31, 2004
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