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Bought a 740 wagon from what I'm discovering is a pretty shady dealer. Be that as it may, this is my second Volvo, first was a total crap-out V70R, but I still like the cars and am mechanical anyway. What I'd like to know is what should I check the most on my new car when it arrives? 76K miles and looks OK. The car's seem simpler to work on and I'm not seeing prices of standard parts as too scary. <br>Plan is to put in a good sound system and debug any A/C issues. Auto tranny, do I flush now or flush only if the fluid is dirty? The ABS computer, can I have it re-manned like I had the V70 done? I'd like it to handle well so I plan some suspension mods/upgrades, mainly new struts, anti-roll bars, things like that. Will the car benefit greatly from a strut tower brace, Cold air intake? Fancy Exhaust system? I plan to commute 100 miles a day with the car, highway miles, what can I hope for mileage-wise? <br>Hope to be an active member here again. Thanks.
 

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Re: New 740 Wagon (rmmagow)

Welcome (back) to Swedespeed, Rich - it HAS been a while...<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=63290" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=63290</A><p>Congrats on your "new" 745 - turbo? What year?<p>Most answers to your questions are found here...<p><A HREF="http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900" TARGET="_blank">http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900</A>/<p>...and if not for sure by some hotshot RWD person on Swedespeed.<p>For an idea on parts and prices look this over...<p><A HREF="http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-700/c-1-70" TARGET="_blank">http://www.ipdusa.com/Volvo-700/c-1-70</A>/<p>Inspect the car for major chassis rot and/or collision damage before spending big bucks on improvements.<p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: New 740 Wagon (rmmagow)

I own a '91 740SE closing in on 300K which is not unheard for a B230FT/B230 engine. I'm sure there are a few with 500K on the odo out there too! With 76K on odo, your new ride is a "CHERRY!"<p>There isn't a better car out there with the simplicity and ease of maintenance as the 740/940 series. The '93-'95 are more refined then the earlier models because of the enhanced "squirter" engine lubrication system and the enhanced manufacturing process of the body assembley making for a much quieter ride.<p>A word of advice before making any big mods, <U>get the basics done first!!! </U><B></B><p>Good luck with your new ride!<p>Dave <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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