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General Information

Year
2007
Make
Volvo
Model
XC90 V8 Sport
Color
Black Sapphire Metallic
Packages
V8 Sport
History
One owner car purchased at Don Docksteader Volvo/Subaru in North Vancouver BC. Original owner had it serviced there its entire life.
My first Volvo… and it’s not Turbo!


…but it is a V8! The XC90 was initially my second choice after wanting a 2010+ XC70 T6, but I soon realized that nice examples were a fair bit out of my price range with low mileage… so I moved to my second choice and found the nicest example that I could for what I could afford.

My example is a Sapphire Black Metallic V8 Sport that saw its whole life in NorthVan and the Lower Mainland of BC. The mileage was a bit high for my liking, coming into my hands with 211,000km… but what really sold it was the fact that it was one owner with service records since new. The previous owner was religious with servicing… every necessary repair was made, never “skipped for later.” And it drives like a new car… There are typical aging Volvo squeaks and rattles in the interior, but those are more than acceptable given how it runs down the road.

Ironically enough, I probably could’ve found a lower mileage example for a bit more, as I had to pour $3k in repairs into the car the first two weeks I owned it… in reality those repairs were new ceramic-blend front brakes, new drivers outer tires rod and new tires… The latter of the 3 was really optional, but I needed winter tires soon, and I decided on Goodyear Assurance Weatherready 4-season tires.

Update since purchase: I had my local Volvo specialist shop perform their recommended synthetic oil change and full “peace of mind” inspection, to which it flew through with no snags anywhere! Since purchase, I have installed the Legend 10.1” head unit:

As well as IPD‘s Strut Bar Mount conversion kit:



Now we wait until spring for the more intrusive work, custom exhaust and full paint correction with ceramic coating!

Modifications

Drivetrain
B8444S AWD TF-80SC AWD DENSO
Interior
Black Leather w/White R-Design Accents & Blue Gauge Faces
Exterior
Sapphire Black Metallic
Wheel and Tire
OEM ‘VULCANIS’ 19x8” wheels with Goodyear Assurance Weatherready tires.

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