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Hello Everyone,<P>This is the first time that I've posted to these boards, but I figured that you guys would be the best to ask. I am trying to replace my 90 Chev Lumina becuse it is ready to die on me. I looked at an 850 Turbo the other night and loved it! It drove great, and was in great condition. It was a 1995. The big problem was that it had a TON of miles on it... 160k <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"> He was asking $5900 which is very below the TMV according to edmunds.com. I am a college student, and I don't want to buy a car that is going to crap out in two years, and I have always heard that volvos will go forever. Any advise would be greatly appreciated. <P>Thanks,<BR>Greg Andrews
 

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I don't know much about the 850 series of volvos, but my mom's '91 945 has 178k miles on it, and its about to die. 178k miles is a LOT on a 4 cylinder and I don't think we have ever replaced the turbo. Even though the 850 is 5 cylinder, it has pretty high miles. I am sure you can find another one with less miles or find a 940. <BR>I am sure you might know about these sites, but here are some links to internet postings of used cars. <A HREF="http://www.autotrader.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.autotrader.com</A> <A HREF="http://www.cars.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.cars.com</A> and <A HREF="http://www.carsdirect.com" TARGET=_blank>http://www.carsdirect.com</A> <BR><p>[This message has been edited by omega6_virus (edited 06-11-2002).]
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by omega6_virus:<BR><B>178k miles is a LOT on a 4 cylinder and I don't think we have ever replaced the turbo.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>200K on a water cooled turbo is not difficult with good maintenance and no abuse. There's a guy with a non-watercooled 740 turbo with over 100K MORE miles than what you mentioned (290K miles, I think).<P>Always look for frequent oil changes and strict maintenance on turbo cars with a lot of miles. At 160K, that 850 Turbo could go another 50K+, or it could need a turbo soon. Have it checked by a Volvo mechanic.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B> 200K on a water cooled turbo is not difficult with good maintenance and no abuse. There's a guy with a non-watercooled 740 </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I don't know of a more abusive driver than my mother. I mean, wow, can she **** up a car.<P>
 
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