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There is a T5 near me that has 81,500 on it and they are asking $9k. I'm going to check it out tomorrow, is there anything to look for when looking the car over and test driving in particular or anything I should ask about at this mileage? Its a local dealer so I doubt I can ask about service records. Thanks for the help!
 

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Re: Interested in an 00 S70 T5, what to look for? (Bilybobjef)

Look for service record <B>stamps in the maintenance book.</B><br>Look for rear main or turbo return line leak, (up on a rack, right side of engine)<br>While on the rack check the underside in general<br>Check trans fluid<br>Check all suspension components, for cracked strut mounts, worn sway bar links and worn out tie rods<br>Check ALL switch gear, try out <B>ALL</B> the buttons and switches incl. the seat switches. (they go bad)<br>Naturally see if the A/C blows ICE cold and obviously the general condition of the car<p>What's a litigation support specialist,<br>You break arms <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> ?
 

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Assuming this all checks out am I going to be in for a big service cost coming up and are these cars fairly reliable? The other car I'm looking at this weekend is a 2000 Toyota Solara V6 coupe which I know I need to have very little concern for liability but Volvo's I don't know as well.<p>As for lit support, the easiest way to explain it is I'm a computer guy with a little bit of legal knowledge and I do the tech work for the attorneys for trials.
 

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With that many miles I'm surprised JRL didn't recommend checking if the timing belt and accessory drive belt had been replaced. If the the timing belt has been done there's usually a Volvo sticker with the mileage indicated. You usually find this on the top of the ECU box (with the hood open this is the black box to the left of the radiator that has a cooling duct that looks like it runs into the radiator). Also check that the power antenna works and the condition of the brakes.
 

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Re: Interested in an 00 S70 T5, what to look for? (Bilybobjef)

Is it a 5 speed Manaul? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Sounds like a good price, if it checks out....<br>Check the AC!!!!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvdog</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">With that many miles I'm surprised JRL didn't recommend checking if the timing belt and accessory drive belt had been replaced. If the the timing belt has been done there's usually a Volvo sticker with the mileage indicated. You usually find this on the top of the ECU box (with the hood open this is the black box to the left of the radiator that has a cooling duct that looks like it runs into the radiator). Also check that the power antenna works and the condition of the brakes.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Timing belt is 105 for a 2000 and even for time (7 yrs) he has another year or so. Sure, you can check the serpentine too but it's just normal maintenance and is rather cheap to replace.<br>Antennas actually went UP in price but are still prety cheap, around 40 bucks now, a DIY in 5 minutes<br>(I changed my 99 early, for time and that car also has (had <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> ) a LOT of power and revs high)
 

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Re: Interested in an 00 S70 T5, what to look for? (dicostal)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dicostal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is it a 5 speed Manaul? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Sounds like a good price, if it checks out....<br>Check the AC!!!!</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Who said that, he didn't?<br>One of the 75, doubtful and spell <B>manual </B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> correctly
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Bilybobjef</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Assuming this all checks out am I going to be in for a big service cost coming up and are these cars fairly reliable? .</TD></TR></TABLE><br>This is a can of worms.<br>"Are they reliable"?<br>If you are comparing it to a Camry, absolutely NOT. They require more maintenance and small niggling things can go poop at any time.<br>Is it more fun than a Solara?<br>(I think you meant REliability, not Liability, you've been working too hard) Absolutely. <br>Is it more comfortable? Not even a comparison there<br>You will havethe 90K service soon enough (about $300 to $500 depending on who does it and a timing belt at 105K or sooner, (about $400).<br>Do NOT think you can neglect these cars and just drive, they do not like being neglected
 

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Re: Interested in an 00 S70 T5, what to look for? (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"><br>Who said that, he didn't?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I didn't.<br>Thank you for translating, I am sure many would have had a hard understanding that one <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><br>
 
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