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Hey guys, i've a member here for a bit but i have an S60 so im not as familiar with the 1998-2000 models. I hear a lot of really good things and im am looking at a T5 wagon right now. I wanted to know of anything i should look for when i test drive it this weekend. The Car has a bout 80k on the clock and is a 1998. I has had only 1 owner and he has all the records. It sounds and looks nice but just wanted some advice or opinions. thanks http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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It'll feel totally different from the S60 for sure. It's a lot more raw. A bit nicer than an 850 in terms of finish and the way stuff is put together though...smoother maybe is the right word.

If the owner has good records on the car that's good piece of mind.
Regardless, make sure the timing belt was done at 70K miles or after 7 years. That's important.

Other than that, rear main seal is an expensive leak if that's leaking just b/c of the labor involved. Ideally the car will be dry underneath but most things are pretty easy to work on with the FWD cars. You'll probably want to get the car to a good "Stage 0" if you buy it even if the previous owner was careful about maintenance.

Good luck!
 

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you should buy my 01V70T5
 

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Re: Going from an S60 to V70 (bkrueger89)

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... not as familiar with the 1998-2000 models...just wanted some advice or opinions. thanks http://********************/smile/emthup.gif

Check out the "buying guide" above, by "Volvie!"

It has some hints & links that may help.
 

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Anything you can do to a 99 you can do to a 01 or newer car it just cost a little bit more.
 

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I went from a 2004 V70 R to a 1998 V70 T5 with 67k miles. I'm glad I did. Not as refined, but a lot less intimidating to do stuff with. So far, now at 79k, very reliable and only bulbs to change here and there, etc. Fun to mod.
 

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I cant agree more the ride on the 01 is much nicer but there are a ton more elctrical things to go wrong along with if they do go bad you cant fix them yourself


Major reason i am going and staying with the 00 and older

But I know eventually I will get a 02 newer xc for the wife in the near future thou
 

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Right, i do understand that having an S60 now, mine has not had really any electrical issues but they do happen. As soon as i sell the S60 im going to drive both a pre 2000 and a 2001 or newer, But Justin's 2001 is quite nice, so im leaning that way. What i do know is that whatever generation V70 i get it will be a T5 http://********************/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: (Chilled Man)

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I cant agree more the ride on the 01 is much nicer but there are a ton more elctrical things to go wrong along with if they do go bad you cant fix them yourself


Major reason i am going and staying with the 00 and older

But I know eventually I will get a 02 newer xc for the wife in the near future thou

Do yourself a favor and get a 03+ with the Haldex system.
 
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