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Hey, all....new to the forum here. I am looking at a used '05 R 6spd at my local dealer.....What are some things I should look for?? Known problem area's?? I took it for a test drive and at low speeds when engaging and dis-engaging the cluth I can hear a clicking sound comming from the front driver side wheel area.....is the axle shot?? Other than that, the car is simply amazing to drive, like night and day between comfort and advanced....I love it!!! Anymore input will be greatly appreciated. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (s60rdood)

Axle ping, known problem. <br>Fixed with Locktite (really), sometimes works, sometimes not.<br>Usually has to be redone every 5 to 15K miles, warranty deal
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (JRL)

Wow, this forum is incredible....that was the fastest reply I have ever gotten....The car has just over 19k miles (about 19,160mi)...I mentioned it to the sales man (personal friend) and they said that when I get it, they will look closely into it and fix it...Other than that 1 known problem I already found, are there any other things I should look at?
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (s60rdood)

Search function is helpful as well..<p>JRL lives on the forum... Answers and criticism comes quick
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (cschmelz)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cschmelz</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Search function is helpful as well..<p>JRL lives on the forum... Answers and criticism comes quick</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Damn tootin'<p>There are a myriad of potential problems but in the same breath, many have had next to no problems, luck of the draw.<br>If everything else seems OK, have it checked out, have the WARRANTY work it had checked out at a Volvo dealer, go buy it and join the club.<br>If it's a Volvo dealer and you plan on keeping it after the warranty period, it would be worth your while (and the extra money <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> ) to ask them to certify it, unless it already has been.<br>As much fun as these can be there's NO WAY I would own one unless it had a warranty for as long as I was going to keep it<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by JRL at 6:04 PM 6-2-2006</i>
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (JRL)

Just to chime in...I've had my R for over a year and 15K miles. I've had no problems other than the axle ping issue which was repaired at 5K and haven't had anything else. The car has been very reliable so far.<p>One thing I'm happy I did was I extended the factory warranty (from day one) to 7 yr/100K miles. I paid (if I recall correctly) about 1900 for that.
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (paul_da_programmer)

Is there any type of "new car" warranty that will come with the car when I buy it?? My last vehicle I bought had 30k miles when I got it, and was still under "new car" until 36k miles......Does the Volvo have something like this as well?? Or will I have to purchase a separate warranty?
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (s60rdood)

All Volvos come with a 4 year, 50K mile new car warranty. Bumper-to-bumper, with the exception of wear and tear items.<p>And, of course, you could always just buy my car:<br><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=58147" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=58147</A>
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (R Salesman)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>R Salesman</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">All Volvos come with a 4 year, 50K mile new car warranty. Bumper-to-bumper, with the exception of wear and tear items.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And since it's a 2005, you'll get the 22.5K and 30K maintenances done at no charge. I would recommend that you have the oil changed to full synthetic if it has been done already.
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (R Salesman)

R- Your car is absolutely beautiful.....too bad it's so far away <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I hope mine will look as good when I am done with it.<p>
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (MagoonR)

Mag (or anyone else as well)- Is there somewhere that has a list of what gets done at the scheduled service's?? I am very mechanically inclined, and was wondering what is done, I can prob. do it all myself, but would prob. just have the dealer do it, since it will be free anyways.
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (s60rdood)

Buy it and I'll meet you halfway <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (R Salesman)

R- You're killin me!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> haha, I wish I could, but I'm relying on my trade in (03 Avalanche) to help knock the price down and help me out a little.
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (s60rdood)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60rdood</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">R- You're killin me!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> haha, I wish I could, but I'm relying on my trade in (03 Avalanche) to help knock the price down and help me out a little. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ummmm.....I am sure that R could run it through the dealership he works for.
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (MagoonR)

Mag- If he can that would be the best thing I have heard in a long time! Maybe my local dealer could "aquire" it from his dealer....ship it up here for me.....and I could then purchase it.
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (s60rdood)

Take it to Carmax . . . they'll give you a written cash offer in about 30 minutes. At least then you'll know the "worst-case scenario" amount of money you can get for your current car.<p>If you can come to my dealership, I can appraise your vehicle and get cash offers from several wholesalers. You can take the highest bid, whether that be one of my wholesalers or Carmax.<p>Feel free to contact me off-forum if you have any further questions. Just because you have a trade doesn't mean you can't get my car.<p>I had a guy drive all the way up from Columbia, SC to look at my car today (it's about an hour and a half drive to Charlotte) because he's been looking high and low for a car like mine. So he shows up, we crank up the car, and it's <i>too loud</i> for him. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> So I inform him that I've still got the stock cat-back, and that I can install it in about 30 minutes and it will take the exhaust sound back down to stock levels. He says, nah, the car's too loud. "Yeah, but it WON'T be when I <b>PUT THE STOCK CAT-BACK ON!!!</b>." <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Point is . . . 1 not so nice guy down, who knows how many to go, and I want to get my car sold. My wife and I are really trying to get our debt minimized, and this would be a big help. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (R Salesman)

Wow what a tard!!!<br>Well R salesman i doubt you will have your R within a year (i plan to get my R when i get back form Korea), If i choose not to go new i will def, purchase yours!!
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (s60rdood)

When they fix the axle, make sure that the change the seal, not just apply locktite. Also, you may want to make sure that the angle gear is in good condition.
 

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Re: LTB '05 S60 R (s60rdood)

the remainder of the factory warranty will be carried over to you.<p>a warranty travels with the vehicle...NOT the owner <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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