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My VR hit 100k miles today on our Texas road trip. This is appropriate since most of the miles were logged in TX before moving to KS. All miles were logged by me. I didn't purchase the VIP extended warranty and was always apprehensive about that decision. Well, I came out ahead - I had to pay for a condenser and fortunately that has been the only major component. (knock on wood) I attribute the low maintenance cost to lots of highway miles and staying on top of the required maintenance. In keeping with tradition, here is a pic of the event.

Apologize for the poor picture - accidentally had my film speed set high from some night shots the evening before.


Modified by ZenZone at 10:19 AM 6-15-2009
 

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nice good to see one with milage going well. i bought mine with 84k miles on it and 3 months later knocking on 90k's door
 

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Re: (97GLTbrick)

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nice good to see one with milage going well. i bought mine with 84k miles on it and 3 months later knocking on 90k's door

This is my 12th Volvo over a 20 year period and the most reliable (contrary to many) so far. I had a 97 855R before this one, and it was a great car as well. The least reliable was a 97 S90 (960).

Glad you are happy with the SR.
 

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I have also owned a 1996 n/a 850 i sold it with 198k miles on it still driving around town. also i have still a 1997 850 turbo that has a modded 15g turbo, 3" dp and exhuast with 160k miles on it i absoulutely love volvos and im a volvo tech
 

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Makes me feel better that i'm at 85000miles, and I'm really scared to hit 100,000miles, so i've tried my best to not drive my car at all.

Have you done your timing belt yet?

We will do the timing belt when I return to KS - just before the recommended interval of 105k.

Drive your car - do the maintenance as called for and there should be few problems.
 

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nice to see my uncle has 200k on his 01V70T5 and its oringal tranny
 

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Re: Another VR Passes the 100k Mile Marker (Foreveradvanced)

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I like how your going 80 and at 3kRPM
Still accelerating in excitement I see


Grats though, good old volvos http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

Actually, the first picture I took was cruising at a slightly higher speed to match the mileage
, but thought our faithful moderator might not like that too much.

Denis, the angle gear is original. I have always taken care to avoid accelerating on wet surfaces and over bumps of any kind although I feel my time is coming. Actually, after installing the XC90 bolts, the drive train seems as tight as it was new. I have logged all the miles on this car.

Here's a pic I took with Husker Z back in March - I was in the low 90k's then - still looks the same.
 

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Re: Another VR Passes the 100k Mile Marker (ZenZone)

Wow Grats! I only have 32k on my 04 v70R. It's cherry and all original. Aside from the front strut plates it's been perfect. Looking forward to having it roll 100k in 10 years at the rate im going lol.
 

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Re: Another VR Passes the 100k Mile Marker (shrooman)

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Wow Grats! I only have 32k on my 04 v70R. It's cherry and all original. Aside from the front strut plates it's been perfect. Looking forward to having it roll 100k in 10 years at the rate im going lol.

Wow - sounds like your parts will actually degrade more with age over time than wear and tear over mileage http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Another VR Passes the 100k Mile Marker (ZenZone)

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Actually, the first picture I took was cruising at a slightly higher speed to match the mileage
, but thought our faithful moderator might not like that too much.

Denis, the angle gear is original. I have always taken care to avoid accelerating on wet surfaces and over bumps of any kind although I feel my time is coming. Actually, after installing the XC90 bolts, the drive train seems as tight as it was new. I have logged all the miles on this car.

Here's a pic I took with Husker Z back in March - I was in the low 90k's then - still looks the same.

Congrats Linc, it's nice to hear these stories once in a while as opposed to someone getting rid of theirs or having yet another problem.

And DAMN, those are two sexy R's in that pic!
 

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Re: (liv)

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Need a little silver in there to even it out though.

We'll give you a shout the next time we get together. VCOA has a regular monthly Friday meeting - I will email you a schedule of events so we can get that silver in there. http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: Another VR Passes the 100k Mile Marker (ZenZone)

Linc- Nice driving! Will you be getting the Volvo 100000 mile badge?
Scott
 

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Re: Another VR Passes the 100k Mile Marker (ZenZone)

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Denis, the angle gear is original. I have always taken care to avoid accelerating on wet surfaces and over bumps of any kind although I feel my time is coming.

Considering you live in an area that rarely, if ever, sees snow, doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of having AWD?

Keep driving that way, and you'll never notice the loss of AWD when it does happen
 

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Re: Another VR Passes the 100k Mile Marker (Warpedcow)

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Considering you live in an area that rarely, if ever, sees snow, doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose of having AWD?

Keep driving that way, and you'll never notice the loss of AWD when it does happen

He lives in Kansas now, AWD is needed here, quite a bit.
 
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