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Life of your Volvo?

How long do ya'll presume the R will last if it is maintained properly with minimal mods, and by how long I mean milage? <p>I am sure many of you have owned other boosted Volvos...what is your take? Aren't Volvo's known to run up to 400K with same turbo/tranny/etc. and maintain reliability? <p>Thanks
 

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drivetrain should last a very long time if maintained, everything else not so much. Suspension and electric wiring gremlins will crush you though.
 

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Re: Life of your Volvo? (The Sickness)

You'll probably go through 8 angle gears at least. Volvo will probably run out by then.
 

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As far as the 5cyl ( the old style pre new s40 ) is a great motor i know and have owned many volvos with over 200k on the original motor as far as the electronics well not so much lol
 

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My 940 will outlive all the aluminum engine series vehicles, but I would say an R could easily go 300,000+ without major rebuilding if properly maintained. Perhaps longer; I believe there are some 850s running with a half mil on them right now.
 

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Very true the Red motors are almost indestructable i have seen people abuse them and not want to put a heagasket on it casue it blew and had 200k plus miles on it we get them put a lil time in it and they are sold and still going
 

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I'm expecting my R, which is pretty well tuned, to last anywhere from 125-175k miles until it's just too damned expensive to maintain. Keep in mind, I am willing to go to a much higher price point to keep my car running than most seem to be.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I am willing to go to a much higher price point to keep my car running than most seem to be.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>+1<p>My SHO has 170 on the clock and it runs like new. Ask me how many transmissions I have had though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm expecting at least 125 from the R. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scootss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My 940 will outlive all the aluminum engine series vehicles...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>In all likelihood, it would.<p>940s were the best-built and designed Volvos since the 544.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RearWheelPaul</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>In all likelihood, it would.<p>940s were the best-built and designed Volvos since the 544.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My 960 has tons of little annoyances from window regulators being bad to me about to have the A/C lines replaced (for the second time), but outside of the starter needing to be replaced soon, it runs incredibly strong.
 

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There are cars out there that will run amazingly, but all of the little things crap out. We still have the hope that a cure for the angle gear could be developed. Sometimes hope is enough <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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A Volvo's life span is averaged to about 18.5 years. Whether or not these new, computerised ones will follow the suit of the Volvos of old, we'll have to wait and see. <p>I love my R, and really would only get rid of it for a V70R at this time.<p>Or an M5..... or S5.... or Porsche, Masterati, or Aston.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MancUnited1 at 12:22 PM 5-3-2009</i>
 

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I had inherited a 5 sp. manual Lincoln LS which gave me <U>far</U> less problems than my Volvo, and I couldn't wait to get rid of it. This R, though, has a hold on me......spooky.
 

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Wow you had an LS that had less problems than a volvo you got a lucky one then i work at a lincon merc volvo dealer and those LS's are junk we got like 3-4 a day in with seriuos problems lol as long as a volvo is maintained the motor/trans will outlast the car lol
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SHOlover</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My SHO has 170 on the clock and it runs like new. Ask me how many transmissions I have had though. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>The 60K valve jobs are fun as well.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm expecting my R, which is pretty well tuned, to last anywhere from 125-175k miles until it's just too damned expensive to maintain. Keep in mind, I am willing to go to a much higher price point to keep my car running than most seem to be.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>If you keep up with the maintenance and you stay true to your last sentence, it should never become cost-prohibitive to own. The truth is, every Volvo hits a "hump" usually around 15 years old and/or around 170K miles where components outside of the engine/tranny will be ready to be replaced. This "hump" usually requires an investment of $6 - $7K, usually not all at once, but in short succession. However, once the hump is passed and necessary things replaced, they're good to go again for a long time. Having a good local mechanic that doesn't charge dealer labor and parts rates WILL 100% make the difference whether you stay with these cars for any real extended length of time or not (beyond 100,000 miles). *Certain* dealers foam at the mouth when you pull in the bay with an older, high mileage Volvo, and will rob you for every dime you have with unnecessary repairs.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by scootss60 at 3:45 PM 5-4-2009</i>
 

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00R 200k+<br>98R 140k<br>98C 120k
 

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1996 850 NA: 196K on it when it was sold and is still driving around town that was 2 years ago<p>1997 850 turbo: 156k on it when i parked it and got the R<p>2004 R: 84k when purchased 2 months ago now 88k<p>Its really all in the maintnace my boss has a 1997 850 with 305k on it just maintaine them and it will be a great car
 
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