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I recently totaled my car and am going to be getting around $5500 from insurance... I just found a post for a 1998 C70 for $4000<p>What should I look for if im considering buying this car? it says it has 100k miles, but judging from my last volvo (2001 v40 - sandwiched between 2 suvs - 98k miles) it should run fine for a while..<p>I'd really only expect a good 50k more miles, realistically... Would it be able to pull it off?<p>Would there be anything I should spend the extra money on?<p><br>I'm waiting for the guy to email me back - should I ask him anything?<p>and I'll know tomorrow whether my car is really totalled (i got 3 friends working at a body shop and the concensus was that it is DEFINATELY totalled).. btw i swiped a tree on the right side and it grabbed the door and pulled it back - pushing it into the back door, pushing it into the rear qt. panel...
 

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Re: buying a c70 (bdimag)

Sorry about your V, but that's why we buy these cars; so that we can walk away from accidents like these.<p>I bought my C70 with 192,000km (119,300mi) and have put driven 9000mi in the past 2 months and she runs great. I love her more and more with every km<p>There are a few things to look for, some more important than others; AFS, timingbelt, ABS module (common 70 series problem), brake shoes, power windows (squeek like crazy in hot weather), power antenna (might be stuck). I'm pretty sure I'm missing a few things, but those are the ones I had to deal with when I got the car, not too expensive to fix/replace, not enough anyway to deter my love for my baby!<p>Pending on whether its a HP of LP and an AT or MT, that sounds like quite a deal! What color?<p>Good luck on your new purchase
 

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its black with leather interior..<p>but im looking at the post right now, and I fear i didnt get as lucky as i though...<p>"1998 C70 Volvo Four door sadan".. <p>not quite sure what to think, so now i really need his email back..
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bdimag</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">"1998 C70 Volvo Four door sadan </TD></TR></TABLE><p>They call it S70 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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BenES, thats exactly what i thought, just never seen it like that...<p>we'll see what happens though, i have some browsing to do... <p>I just talked to a guy in an email selling his 2001 s40 for 4500, he says that he had it shipped to sweden when he moved there (from the US) but didnt realize he would have to pay the cost of having all the emissions and sh*t converted (or whatever)...<p>just out of curiousity, how much and how long does it take to have a car shipped from europe?
 
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