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2012 XC90 Pre-purchase Tips/Advice

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2012 XC90 Pre-purchase Tips/Advice

Post by shiretowndown » Fri Jan 03, 2020 4:39 am

I am currently driving an ‘05 XC70 which I have really enjoyed driving but she has 160k miles and I am looking to upgrade. Looking at a ‘12 XC90 3.2L Sport with 89k miles.

Any specific things to look/listen for on this model?

These XC90’s have timing chains correct?

Looking at the CarFax it seems to have a decent maint history and it is a clean ride.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Re: 2012 XC90 Pre-purchase Tips/Advice

Post by matthew1 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:33 am

Chain, yes. Good work with the Carfax report, a simple, cheap bit of background you can't get anywhere else. Not foolproof or always correct, but CF is low hanging car buying fruit.

Some good reading:

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https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/which ... o-buy.html
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/which ... ation.html
which links to
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Re: 2012 XC90 Pre-purchase Tips/Advice

Post by xHeart » Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:53 am

matthew1 wrote:
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:33 am
Chain, yes. Good work with the Carfax report, a simple, cheap bit of background you can't get anywhere else. Not foolproof or always correct, but CF is low hanging car buying fruit.

Some good reading:

viewtopic.php?p=462200#p462200
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/which ... o-buy.html
https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/which ... ation.html
which links to
viewtopic.php?t=80267
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It is a good start if it has 3.2I engine type B6324S5
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Re: 2012 XC90 Pre-purchase Tips/Advice

Post by abscate » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:29 am

but CF is low-hanging car-buying fruit.
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