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I am looking at buying a 1999 v70R. It has 100,000 miles. I trust the dealer and they say they have done all the service since new. It has new Belts, new ABS computer, Tires, and some other work done. What are other things i should look for on a car like this? What is likely to go wrong in the next 20,000 miles? Thanks.
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (brick racer)

Wrong forum, this is for NEW (04 and newer) R's.<br>You want to ask in the V & S70 forums (3 down)<p>What can go wrong? Everything, anything and maybe nothing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <br><B>You need to get the actual service records</B> and see <B>WHAT</B> has been replaced. DON'T trust the dealer by his say so, (<B>I'm</B> a dealer BTW).<br>If nothing has been replaced you're looking at rebuilding most of the suspension at best
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (JRL)

You are better off with a 98! A little less power, but much more trouble free.(engine and electrical) Make sure you have the drivetrain fully checked out, by another dealer!!!!!! That is where it will cost you serious cash! Make sure that the service records state that the PCV and Rear Main Seal have been checked or have been replaced, as they will be going soon <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">. As JRL stated make sure that the Nivomats are in good shape.<br>Cheers!
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wrong forum, this is for NEW (04 and newer) R's.<br>You want to ask in the V & S70 forums (3 down)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Unless I am mistaken, this is the "R" forum; not the "2004 to current R" forum. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (MagoonR)

See....<br>I told you people would jump down the throats of someone who posted here with a previous generation R. I talked about this a few weeks ago. The administrators of this site need to make the forum the R forum (2004-current) just like all the other models. Shouldn't be that hard to do <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> :
 

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The Forum just says R. If you want to attract new readers, don't jump at them for not knowing the whole history of the forum.
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (soledoc)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>brick racer</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Forum just says R. If you want to attract new readers, don't jump at them for not knowing the whole history of the forum. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Allow me to welcome you to SS. You will learn that JRL is a bit crabby at times but is also a wealth of knowledge.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The administrators of this site need to make the forum the R forum (2004-current) just like all the other models. Shouldn't be that hard to do <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> :</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Under that logic, we should all hang out in the S60 (2001-current) forum.
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (MagoonR)

If you look at the name of the forum on the main page, this is what it says:<p>"<b>R Forum</b> Discussion area for the Volvo S60R & V70R."<br>
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (Volvo Grrrr)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo Grrrr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you look at the name of the forum on the main page, this is what it says:<p>"<b>R Forum</b> Discussion area for the Volvo S60R & V70R."<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>And the original poster was inquiring about a V70R so IMO, this is the correct forum.
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (Volvo Grrrr)

And if you'll read the title to this thread, it says, "1999 <b>V70R</b> advice."<p>This forum IS for discussion of ALL Volvo R models per Swedespeed administration. That fact is not up for debate in this forum.<p>If anyone has a problem with this policy, please comment in the appropriate location (i.e. NOT this forum), which is <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zeroforum?id=7" TARGET="_blank">The Suggestion Box</A>.<p>All R Forum participants are encouraged to be mature, polite, and inviting toward anyone who posts in the forum.
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (brick racer)

Welcome to swedespeed!<p>On a '99 R with that kind of mileage I would be focused on the bevel gear, air conditioning, and transmission. Have the car gone over by a knowledgeable Volvo mechanic to see that it checks out. <p>Good luck!
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Allow me to welcome you to SS. You will learn that JRL is a bit crabby at times but is also a wealth of knowledge.<br> forum.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>This is not crabby, it was pointing him in the right direction<br><B>"Wrong forum, this is for NEW (04 and newer) R's.<br>You want to ask in the V & S70 forums (3 down)"</B><br>It was helpful<br>I still don't see anyone answering his questions <B>HERE</B> now are they?<br>(except Wayne)
 

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Re: 1999 v70R advice (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">This is not crabby<br><B>"Wrong forum, this is for NEW (04 and newer) R's.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wrong. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Volvo Grrrr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">If you look at the name of the forum on the main page, this is what it says:<p>"<b>R Forum</b> Discussion area for the Volvo S60R & V70R."<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>He's asking about a V70R.
 
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