Tag: buyers guide

2007-2011 Used C70 What Do I Look For?

Look for the service records in the documentation in the glove box. If there is not any walk away or offer a lowball price (especially if it was serviced by anybody who was not a Volvo specialist – i.e. jiffy lube). Any Volvo that has been properly serviced should last 200K without any too much trouble. Every model does have its quirks but they are usually easy fixes. The 2010+ engines (maybe earlier) have coil on spark plug and that could be a blessing or a curse. Matthew has a great repository here on 90’s and early 2000’s but anything less than 10 years old has little or no documentation but his database is growing. I had a ’96 850 that ran for 15 years and 185K miles until it was killed by a Ford LTD that ran a light.

XC90 Advice on Purchase Needed

This one has very low miles, but accordingly is a bit pricy for an ’04. It is 2.5T but doesn’t say if it is AWD–something we neither want or need in our climate, so FWD is the first criteria. We plan to look at it tomorrow morning just to see if the entrance/egress is good for our senior selves.

Craigslist Volvo Ad – When Something’s Not Quite… Right

Here’s an example of a denver.craigslist.org ad that ain’t quite right. I’m waiting for a call back as I type to confirm it. I don’t want to text because if it’s what I think it is, my phone number will be forever on robo-texting scam lists.

Anyway, the points in the image are probably self-explanatory, but I’ll go over them:

Volvo S70 As A Winter Car?

Forum member volvooh wonders if a front-wheel drive S70 will be the same or better than a front-wheel drive V70, given the same years. “We are considering an S70 as a winter driver. We have V70 wagon (FWD)- its okay in the snow but far from being a billy goat. I was wondering how an S70 (FWD) would perform. I have always attributed the light body weight and elongated frame on the V70 to is lack of winter handling.”