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by fairmont50
Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: This is for buying tips and tricks - ads, Craigslist, looking under the hood, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1918

Re: This is for buying tips and tricks - ads, Craigslist, looking under the hood, etc.

One more from recent experience: If it is a modern car (security key) that does not come with at least two working keys, discount your max price by $250 - $500 depending on the car. Do your research and have some knowledge going in. I recently purchased a 2004 es330 and assumed that the key programm...
by fairmont50
Fri Jul 21, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: This is for buying tips and tricks - ads, Craigslist, looking under the hood, etc.
Replies: 13
Views: 1918

Re: This is for buying tips and tricks - ads, Craigslist, looking under the hood, etc.

fresh off a search for a car here with a couple of observations: 1. It is a bit of a cliche, but if possible check the carfax or service history. I found a S60R semi locally that looked good and was priced reasonably. After looking at it I checked the carfax on autotrader and it had showed up for sa...
by fairmont50
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:51 am
Forum: Volvo Classifieds
Topic: 1999 V70R 320k miles (bad trans, no reverse) $800 OBO
Replies: 15
Views: 2330

1999 V70R 320k miles (bad trans, no reverse) $800 OBO

It is a laser blue 1999 with a tan interior, the body is in good condition with no dents or rust (rock chips on the front though) and the interior shows the usual wear (320k on the car). The tires are pirelli P4s with about 50% remaining. New windshield put in a few months ago. It has a 2.4 of about...
by fairmont50
Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: opinion on second gen v70r
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: opinion on second gen v70r

I will get a few pictures and post it in the classifieds either later tonight or tomorrow morning. If it is a problem here, I can edit or delete the post, just let me know.

Thanks,

Chris
by fairmont50
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:21 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: opinion on second gen v70r
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: opinion on second gen v70r

I would like to thank everyone for the advice. Needed a car quickly and could not find a good volvo so I purchased something that is almost as exciting as a fridge with no beer in it (es330 lexus). Now I need to get rid of the V70R and would rather not just send it to the junk yard if there is someo...
by fairmont50
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:58 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: opinion on second gen v70r
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: opinion on second gen v70r

I replaced the engine at 290k and knew that the trans was next but as always I expected it to last another day.

Chris
by fairmont50
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:56 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: opinion on second gen v70r
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: opinion on second gen v70r

not greedy, just looking for opinions on the reliability of the 2nd gen cars.

Thanks,

Chris
by fairmont50
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: opinion on second gen v70r
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: opinion on second gen v70r

cn90,
I know that the aisin trans is good (the current one in the car has ~280K on it) but as always, I was hoping it would last longer. That day always comes sooner than we think. At least it failed at home, the car has only left me stranded twice in the 12 years and ~200K that I drove it.

Chris
by fairmont50
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: opinion on second gen v70r
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

Re: opinion on second gen v70r

tryingbe,
That is one of the things I was worried about, do you know if those required or can you replace them with the standard struts?

Thanks,

Chris
by fairmont50
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:15 pm
Forum: 850 and S70, V70, C70, V70-XC 1992-2000
Topic: opinion on second gen v70r
Replies: 17
Views: 1804

opinion on second gen v70r

Not sure if this belongs here, but I would like some opinions on the reliability of the second gen v70 (R in particular) versus the first gen cars (1998 - 2000). I have a 1999 r that the trans failed on today (big bang in reverse and now no reverse, seems to go into gear but nothing) and I am lookin...