How to Buy A P80 Volvo

88760RICH asks about buying a P80 Volvo. We are considering purchasing a V70. Would appreciate any suggestions/warnings as to areas of concern. We have seen multiple ads for automatic transmission problems from 180K-200K miles. Is that to be expected? Any feedback on turbo vs. non-turbo models? Any feedback on All Wheel Drive? What is the […]

The Volvo 850 That Got Away

It’s a sad tale, but one to learn from. Keep your eyes open for another. There are more fish in the sea. Great Volvos are out there. Now go find one. Well as of the e-mail I got at 11 this morning, the vehicle has been sold. Crap. Thanks again for all the input guys. […]

850: Well Bought, Well Restored to Stage 0

This is the first time I have worked on anything other than a Japanese vehicle, so the repair wasn’t without a learning curve. Now I am more prepared for the work I still have remaining. Finally I used some scratch remover and wax and finished cleaning up the outside. I can’t believe how nicely the […]