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Just test drove a '98 V70 R and a '99 V70 R

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Re: Just test drove a '98 V70 R and a '99 V70 R

Post by JRL » Sat May 08, 2010 8:21 am

Both are 98s
Both look like crap and I've NEVER seen one without a trip computer, it's standard equipment
Are you sure it has no TC?
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Re: Just test drove a '98 V70 R and a '99 V70 R

Post by matthew1 » Sat May 08, 2010 9:08 am

Yes, absolutely sure. There was only a factory blank where the switch would have been.

I wish id taken a photo of the manufacture plate. Having so many owners, who knows, maybe one of them faked an R (with a AWD) with paint, wheels and seats (which were correct R).
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Re: Just test drove a '98 V70 R and a '99 V70 R

Post by JRL » Sat May 08, 2010 10:50 am

Yeah, I'm sure
Possibly a bad switch or broken trip computer.
Removed swich and replace with a $1.00 switch blank
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Re: Just test drove a '98 V70 R and a '99 V70 R

Post by matthew1 » Wed May 13, 2020 6:29 pm

Bump for a 10-year-old mystery. I'm still curious what happened to that Saffron to make it so odd.
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Re: Just test drove a '98 V70 R and a '99 V70 R

Post by abscate » Thu May 14, 2020 4:02 am

Its now a “brave little toaster”

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Re: Just test drove a '98 V70 R and a '99 V70 R

Post by matthew1 » Thu May 14, 2020 1:14 pm

It's probably this car viewtopic.php?f=4&t=93714&p=542375#p541208

If you know that feeling you get in a creepy old vacant house, that's the feeling I got in this Saffron.
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Re: Just test drove a '98 V70 R and a '99 V70 R

Post by Clemens » Thu May 14, 2020 2:13 pm

I test drove an E class Mercedes wagon once that gave me that feeling. The seller had even advertised it with the wrong phozo of his previous wagon, the one I looked at eas in way wirde condition. Buying old luxury cars is a nightmare over here...
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