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<A HREF="http://parkplace1.com/detail.php?id=819&year=&make=volvo&model=&cartype=&numrecords=10" TARGET="_blank">http://parkplace1.com/detail.p...ds=10</A> <p>Here's the link. My friend is looking at the car. Seems clean. What was the SE? What special things did it have?
 

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Re: Is this a good deal on a 2000 V70SE? (Mk1Racer)

The price looks good and the interior looks like it's in great shape.. but what really matters is what's under the hood. At least in California, used car buyers are entitled to take a car to a mechanic of their choice to have it inspected prior to purchase. Worth a thought. The dealer doesn't list any of the "under the hood" specs, so that concerns me that they may not have the kind of in-depth knowledge about Volvo's you'd get from a specialist doing an inspection.<p>I compared an SE to the GLT I now own when I was shopping around in early 2005. Main differences I noticed were the wood paneling, two-tone wheel (which I actually dislike), and dash (same comment). My GLT came with the same radio that was in the GLT SE, but I don't know if that was an upgrade on my GLT or not. I didn't notice any other differences as far as engine/other core components, etc. <p>(Main thing that drove me away from the SE was that it was a rental early in its life, and showed the increased wear associated with that, even though it was two years newer)<p>The price on that wagon is only $2000 more than I paid for a 98 GLT with significantly more mileage on it (but I live in the bay area, and volvo's seem to be more expensive around here - that may be high for other areas, dunno). If I'd seen a similar car when I was shopping around, AND the inspection from my favorite bunch of mechanics came back clean, I'd have seriously considered it. <p>Just a reminder for your friend, if the 2000 has the same service interval as my '98, it's going to be due for a timing belt change at 70,000. Definitely not a reason to not buy the car, but just something to budget for.
 

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Re: Is this a good deal on a 2000 V70SE? (kageryu)

He bought it for $11,300. I drove in it last night. Nice ride. Decent pickup even compared to mine (turbo lag). Strange though it didn't come with floor mats, remotes, or an owner's manual <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> I certainly would have demanded that. I have already warned him of what to expect. I do like the color...deep blue metallic?
 

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Re: Is this a good deal on a 2000 V70SE? (soledoc)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">He bought it for $11,300. I drove in it last night. Nice ride. Decent pickup even compared to mine (turbo lag). Strange though it didn't come with floor mats, remotes, or an owner's manual <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> I certainly would have demanded that. I have already warned him of what to expect. I do like the color...deep blue metallic?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>He didn't insist on the remotes??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Is this a good deal on a 2000 V70SE? (soledoc)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> I do like the color...deep blue metallic?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Nautic Blue
 

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Re: Is this a good deal on a 2000 V70SE? (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>Nautic Blue</TD></TR></TABLE><p>It is? It just didn't look to be the exact same nautic blue as my T5.
 

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Re: Is this a good deal on a 2000 V70SE? (soledoc)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>soledoc</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>It is? It just didn't look to be the exact same nautic blue as my T5. </TD></TR></TABLE><br>THAT IS Nautic Blue<br>There were no other blue's except blue/green metallic besides the picture is quite clear, Nautic Blue<p>To the other poster, 99's and 2000's timing belts are at 105,000.<br>A V70SE is basically a loaded non turbo wagon, All options, leather, moonroof, BOTH power seats, homelink, wood dash, CD and Cassette, etc.<br>Only differences are turbo or non turbo. Most of these wagons I see now are V70SE's, few GLT's<br>That was it for 2000, either a base wagon or these, no middle ground except for GLT's which there were few made in 2000
 

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Re: Is this a good deal on a 2000 V70SE? (JRL)

But my friends' new V70SE doesn't have power seats on the passenger side. It also says sportswagon on the back. Is that the designation instead of SE? So my friend's timing belt doesn't need to be changed until 105K miles? I thought it was 70K.
 

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Re: Is this a good deal on a 2000 V70SE? (soledoc)

Well, I was the one that bought this Volvo. I traded in my 97 XJ6 with 150k miles and given that I had almost $3k worth of work that needed to be done on it, I got a decent net trade. Actually, I have bought my last 3 cars (two of which were Volvos) from this dealer and the buying process has always been great and fair. Peter does a great job with picking cars for re-sale. (The service department has more ups and downs) <p>It has been a month and <knock on burlwood> no issues yet other than the much anticipated CEL. There are a few things that I would like to do, some mechanically unneccessary but first I need to get two recalls taken care of (ETM) I am unsure of the other one (MAF sensor maybe). The front sway bar or stabilizer bar or whatever was replaced and they did their standard onceover like a detailed clean, fluids, plugs, replaced the oil, etc. A step above Jiffy Lube...<p>I just received my VCOA member card in the mail so I am planning on taking it in for the rest of the 60K service (getting my discount) and the two dealer recalls. My dealer doesn't handle recall items so I am going to a true Volvo dealer but I did purchase a 'full' warranty which I can take anywhere. The missing manual and key fobs weren't a make or break deal for me. For anything that the warranty doesn't cover, I get parts at cost and a discount labor rate. Not a big deal but it will help.<p>As for the Sportswagon emblem, I'll remove it as it doesn't belong. The dealer didn't sell it as a sportswagon so no big deal. Besides, that is where the "my son blew his nose in your son's report card" bumper sticker is going to go.
 

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Re: Is this a good deal on a 2000 V70SE? (CharlesA71)

You didn't get a manual with your car?<br>Never fear, it's on-line:<br><A HREF="http://new.volvocars.com/ownersdocs/2000/2000_SV70/00sv70_00.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://new.volvocars.com/owner...0.htm</A>
 
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