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Is this a new way to pick my pocket Polestar Optimization software update S60

I received an e-mail from my local dealer announcing a software update, they;ve named it the Polestar Optimization and it is available for most all vehicles.

They say it takes and hour and --- hold your hats -- it will cost ---

"Average Cost for the Polestar Optimization Software is only $1,350* (based on a new 2019 model)."

What the %#%#%#%! They disconnect the battery, attach a charger to the system and hook up other wires for the update. And then they sit there.

They expect me to pay $1,350 for the above? I don't think so and one more way to pick our pockets in the digital age.

"The Polestar optimization software is offered on every current Volvo model, in addition to many older Volvo models. Call the Service or Sales department to learn which model years and models qualify to receive this exciting upgrade! "





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    Do some research first.

    I'm going to be doing this upgrade to my 2012 Volvo XC70 T6 model this summer.

    I called 13 Volvo Dealerships within a 150 mile radius. I received pricing from $650 - $1,800 for doing this to my car.

    Once you have this done to the car you will have 30 days to keep or go back to old setup.

    Also, look online at the Volvo dealerships websites and look for coupons on this service. The Dealerships did not mention that they had coupons for this online. I found several were offering $150 off of this service.
    Then Contact Volvo North America in NJ and they may send you a voucher for additional monies off of this at the dealership.

    I can get this done for under $400 one time charge.

    I hope this helps.



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    This is a trend with corporations,
    and in the medical profession called a Cashechtomy.
    You should email the dealer for a $1300 discount code,
    or just vote them #1 with the usual digital signal and forget it.

    Bill



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      I choose to give them the #1 vote!



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    Well, you could drop off the car along with your debit card & PIN, then tell the dealer to do what ever they pleased.

    BTW, the battery does not have to be disconnected, nor a charger used. The update changes the ECU and TCU for more boost and faster shift points. Understated "wow"...
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    Keeping it running is better than buying new



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      Thanks.

      I think I'll pass on it for now.



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    Volvo has to recoup the money they spent buying out Polestar. When the $1350 becomes $135 let me know.
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    Current rides: 2005 Volvo S80 2.5T, 2003 Volvo V70 2.4NA, 1973 Volvo 1800ES (getting ever closer to road worthiness)



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      They are hoping to get the deep pocket people who don't care. Yep - I could fall into that category but I am not a fool and his money. For $135 to $200 it would be a reasonable purchase with the dealer making money and me feeling satisfied.

      But at $1,350 it is nothing less than financial rape!



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