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Re: Long term reliability? (MadeInJapan)

MIJ, http://********************/smile/emthup.gif Good one.

Speaking on the subject, I dont think author should expect the high level of reliability in next five years. Your car is already getting to the point you've mentioneed you saw in Sweden (113kMiles is not far from 200kMeters). If you expecting to have the same car for 5 or so years, sell it. It never will be reliable as a new viehicle. True, you never mentioned what you going to get instead, new car or used. Also you haven't mentioned any particular problems you went through. Any car has specific issues, Volvo as well. Some of the problem youv'e experienced could be common..
On another hand I would never went to the dealer with 6years old car, because they always could find something to fix.

I have 149+ kMiles on my car. Bought it less then 3 years ago with 78000 miles. Drive a lot. Maintain (mostly) myself. Upgrade it myself too (when have extra$$). Just bought a house. Planning to keep the car at least 2 more years. This car never let me down.
Good Luck with any decision you going to make.
BTW what gas you getting (or your wife, who ever use this car)?
 

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Re: Long term reliability? (dmocek)

I use Haynes manual for 850(you know these are sisters). Also you could buy UK manual for S/V70( $23 here -http://ipdusa.com/ProductsCat....D=629). I use mostly OEM parts, as I had some negative experience with automarket parts. I have a good discount from my dealer, but you could buy the same OEM parts from several dealers with almost the same discount online or over the phone . For instance http://fcpgroton.com/ .
This car is mostly friendly to work with, and if you have some skills and metric instrument from AutoZone you shouldn't have any problem. Only once I had to buy a socket from Snap-On tools.

There are lot of online sources describing repair steps for lot of common issues. One of the great source I've used several times would be this page
http://volvospeed.com/bay13.htm on Volvospeed forum.
 
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