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Hey everyone, looking at buying a 2006 R manual with 112,000 miles. asked for the service records and got this from the current owner. They are currently looking for the records from the previous owner.

Found the service records – other than oil changes
4/26/13 Front and rear pads and rotors 90,808 miles
8/10/13 Tires 93,994 miles
2/3/14 replace exhaust manifold gaskets
8/6/14 Major service, tighten drive shafts and suspension, replace left/right front control arms, replace front sway bar links
2/16/15 Tires 108,197 miles

Was hoping to see that the shocks were recently changed but hopefully the previous owner did that since from what I read it should have been due for them by now.

Anything else I should look out for/check? Definitely don't want a money pit. I'm no mechanic but I have been around cars for a while and do most of my own work (although these Volvos sound a lot more complicated than working on Mustangs like I am used to).

I'll check what I can and if it looks pretty good I will likely still have a local Volvo specialist take a look before I buy.

Thanks in advance!
Daniel
 

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Do you watch the market that closely? Lol or are you just going off the records that I posted up?
Ahah just going off what you posted and since you didn't mention the TB, I'd like to think that's not done :p

JRL's the market watcher aka R whisperer
 

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May be recommended but that's really pushing it. I always did things earlier to keep myself in the clear, and that worked well because mine never threw a CEL or bailed on me the 3 years I owned it :)

I'm cautious of buying a used car from someone who leaves items to the last minute / doesn't do them at all, because I take it as there's a likelier chance that there may be more items that they will not disclose about the car.
 

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[QUOTEDefinitely don't want a money pit. I'm no mechanic but I have been around cars for a while and do most of my own work (although these Volvos sound a lot more complicated than working on Mustangs like I am used to).
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There is allot to like about these cars but even one that checks out solid could very well want more maintenance than you are used to. Parts are spendy compared to domestics and the traverse FWD based packaging and AWD components makes them more costly to have worked on as well. Volvo designed these with long term post warranty owners in mind (unlike Audi), so they intended for them to stay on the road. But cheap to maintain they aint.
 
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