Hello BLW!BLWhoo wrote: ↑Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:03 amI am considering purchasing a 1999 V70 XC, it's got 168,000 miles on it. Looks pretty good. Drove it around the block, sounded great no hesitations etc, but it did have the engine light on. Seller told me he had taken it in to have it hooked up and was told it is the O2 sensor (which he said was not much of a big deal). My question is this... I am a single mom with a very tight budget. Would this be a reliable car, and are there any questions I should ask before buying? From what I know, he is the 2nd owner. He's asking $3k for it, but states he's willing to go down a bit on price.
Any advice? Should I avoid it? Or would it be a good idea? Would it be a vehicle I could take a road trip in?
Thank you in advance!!
How much do you drive every year in miles?
These are great cars butbaspinted out above there are a couple of major items that cost big money.
Usually the codes that lead to an OXS sensor error are not caused by the OXS sensor but other stuff, like loose hoses
The car should probably be in the $1500 range if the seller can't provide it error free.