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V70 Test Drive - What do I do!?

Help, Advice and DIY Tutorials on Volvo's extremely popular car line -- Volvo's 1990s "bread and butter" cars -- powered by the ubiquitous and durable Volvo inline 5-cylinder engine.

1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: V70 Test Drive - What do I do!?

Post by rspi » Tue Feb 09, 2016 2:14 am

Purchased mine at 188,000, now has 305,000 and going strong. If you like to drive and tinker, you'll love it. If not, you won't have it long.
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Re: V70 Test Drive - What do I do!?

Post by markjcm » Tue Feb 09, 2016 3:29 am

Just remember... it's not a Toyota :mrgreen:

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Re: V70 Test Drive - What do I do!?

Post by abscate » Tue Feb 09, 2016 5:01 am

I almost threw my V70 away in 2010 at 130k miles. I've updated suspension, fixed AC, PCV ( not needed) and am now at 175k of fun filled high pressure turbo 5 speed fun.

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Re: V70 Test Drive - What do I do!?

Post by pkc303 » Fri Feb 19, 2016 7:37 am

Well, I have a 97 850R that was poorly maintained, and has cost a small fortune to keep running. On the other hand, I have a 95 T5-R with 256,000 miles that has been a joy to work on, and runs like a top. So, it really just depends on the TLC it has been goven over the years.
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