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Looking to buy a 7 seater next month around a 53 plate,any advice on what is reliable?

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Looking to buy a 7 seater next month around a 53 plate,any advice on what is reliable?

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Looking to buy a 7 seater next month around a 53 plate,any advice on what is reliable?

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Re: Looking to buy a 7 seater next month around a 53 plate,any advice on what is reliable?

Post by JRL » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:30 pm

Almost everyone outside of England has no idea what a "53 plate" means, including me.
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Re: Looking to buy a 7 seater next month around a 53 plate,any advice on what is reliable?

Post by scot850 » Thu Jan 07, 2016 1:43 pm

Even though this system came in after I left, I believe it means the vehicle is an 03(?) or newer (format is something like number 50 + year).

So assuming I am correct on this, then prior to the XC90 coming out the only Volvo option would be a 7 seat adapted V/XC70 wagon. At earlier than 05 model year I would not buy a XC70, and a V70 not before 03 (I think that is the year the ETM changed). XC90 came out in around 04 year. Again wouldn't recommend one before 09 model year when driveline was improved. Advantage you would have in UK is you have the D5 engines.

I would only look at the 5 cylinder turbo engine or better still the D5 option. Earlier than 09 year there are issues with the prop-shafts and wheel bearings. If the car is well looked after or has had these replaced then you should be ok.

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