Look for service records, make sure the timing belt has been changed, check the PCV system (glove test). And check stickied threads in the s40 forum for everything you need to know. With that mileage there will undoubtedly be some things that need to be addressed.The example in question has 155k on the clock. What major parts that definitely need scrutiny?
lots of similarities in the mechanicals, not in the body though. they look similar but afaik there aren't any interchangeable parts.To what extend the C & S are identical for the T5 variant? The headlights look the same to me. Maybe it's good to stock up parts since all P1 has gone EOL.
Expect to do a full suspension swap on the car. I have a 06 and friend has a 07 c70 both needed it. I have 107k they have 80k... From what I've read it's pretty common.Hi all,
I'm looking to get an 06 as a DD. Tried Google search to find what to look out for to no avail.
Thx in advance for your pointers.
To bump it up. It was WELL worth it. I should have done that swap from the very start. 5 months later and they still feel new. You won't be hugging corners but the ride quality will be very nice.Great information on the suspension parts. Expect mine will need this treatment soon (94k now).