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New Guy With a Few Questions (2001 V70 T5)

Let’s talk 2001 V70 T5

 

Volvo V70 2001+ Buyer’s Guide Checklist

What to look for when buying a “P2” Volvo, especially a V70. ETM, transmission, suspension, etc… all the usual suspects to look for are explained in this Volvo Forum topic.

New guy with a few questions (2001 V70 T5)

Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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2 Comments

looking to buy 2002 volvo c70 convertible with 153,000 miles. The car is in excellent condition mechanically and cosemtically other than the seats which I plan to put covers over them. What should I check before making a commitment to buy? Any suggestions would be helpful, or should I stay away?

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