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after a long and gruesome search, i finally bought a Silver on black leather '00 S70 (sunroof and wood-grain trim) with only 54.000 miles. i feel i overpaid ($7900) but my mechanic did say it was in excellent condition.<p>so being this my first used car, i'm not feeling like it's mine yet. so i want to personalize both the interior and exterior, mainly cosmetic. not sure if i should upgrade it mechanically. <p>any suggestions?
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (scorpioneyes)

First you did NOT overpay if the car's condition matches the mileage.<br>You're almost due for the 60K service, do it now along with a timing belt and tensioner. <br>(You're at 10 years, 3 years overdue on time)
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (scorpioneyes)

Definitely do what JRL has said.<p>As for interior mods, hmmm; <p>Audio upgrades, new head unit with ipod capabilites / sub;<br>Aluminum pedals;<br>Dash mounted bobble heads;<p>Exterior upgrades I am not sure about for a S70. All body kits look way to foofy IMO.<p>Mechanical mods are where its at by the way. Once you get sucked in there is no turning back.
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

Hi scorpioneyes,<p>Congratulations on your purchase! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scorpioneyes</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">after a long and gruesome search...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I certainly know what that is... I'm glad you were able to find a car that meets your needs!<p>A question of curiosity:<br>I remember one of your other posts where you were looking for a wagon to replace your 240-- was this S70 just too good to pass up or were you looking for a sedan?<br>(Are you keeping the 240?)<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Exterior upgrades I am not sure about for a S70. All body kits look way to foofy IMO.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well, if you follow Volvospeed's trends: tint, wheels, spoilers, and headlights are where its at. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>*Edit: Other popular external mods include front R bumper and mesh or egg-crate grille. <br>End edit*<p>But, seriously, if you are looking to do any modifications to your S70, take the time to look at the Volvospeed forums, most of the members there own and modify the FWD Volvos. There is also a Bay13 section with a number of how-to articles:<p>Homepage:<br> <A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/" TARGET="_blank">http://volvospeed.com/</A> <p>Cosmetic and Performance Modification Articles:<br> <A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/performance.shtml" TARGET="_blank">http://volvospeed.com/performance.shtml</A> <p>Forums:<br> <A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php" TARGET="_blank">http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php</A> <p>Examples of interior modifications that Volvospeed members have done (in addition to what 850arrrsaylikepirate mentioned):<br>-Two tone interiors<br>-Change the headliner material / color<p>More ideas can be found in the Showroom and Cosmetic and Detailing forum sections...<p>An FYI:<br>There is a lot of sillyness over at the Volvospeed forums. <br>Some people are turned off by it, but there is a lot of good information there and a number of helpful people (make sure you search before posting so you don't get the typical "search noob" answers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> ).<p>Please keep us updated with your progress and post pics!<p>Good luck,<br>volvie! <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by volvie! at 1:37 AM 6-21-2009</i>
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (scorpioneyes)

Not much to mod externally, IMHO. I put a new set of wheels on my GLT when I bought in January. I would like to do the grill and clear headlights but that will have to wait awhile. Interior mods have consisted of replacing all the burned out bulbs, lol, and a new leather automatic shift knob.<p>Check out Chris' posts about his return to Volvo and some great things he has done to his '98 T5 wagon.
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">First you did NOT overpay if the car's condition matches the mileage.<br>You're almost due for the 60K service, do it now along with a timing belt and tensioner. <br>(You're at 10 years, 3 years overdue on time)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Thanks Jim. Will definitely get that changed.
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (scorpioneyes)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvie!</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>A question of curiosity:<br>I remember one of your other posts where you were looking for a wagon to replace your 240-- was this S70 just too good to pass up or were you looking for a sedan?<br>(Are you keeping the 240?)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes you are right. I had given up on replacing it because it still ran ok and I carpooled daily with a friend's car. But then while doing a routine oil change, my mechanic noticed a leak in the water pump (?) because the oil leak was burning it up. On top of that the brake fluid was leaking slightly. So he said find something real soon. So I found this on carfax.com the very same day, sitting at a Mercedes dealership. If I had a choice, I would've bought another wagon, but this was too good to pass up.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>volvie!</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Well, if you follow Volvospeed's trends: tint, wheels, spoilers, and headlights are where its at. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Other popular external mods include front R bumper and mesh or egg-crate grille. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Do you have any pics of an R bumper on an S70? <p>Here's an image of a car for sale a while ago on IPD; I really like the grill and clear lens:<p>And thanks for all the links. Will def check them all out. <br><IMG SRC="http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/krislai/s70.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (scorpioneyes)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scorpioneyes</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Here's an image of a car for sale a while ago on IPD; I really like the grill and clear lens:<br><IMG SRC="http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/krislai/s70.jpg" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p>I believe the car pictured above has a R bumper.<br>The grille looks like it was painted (plastidipped).<p>Here are a few more links:<br>R bumper & platstidipped grille:<br> <A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=94128" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=94128</A> <p>Related topic (exterior styling):<br> <A HREF="http://volvoforums.com/forum/showthread.php?t=27871" TARGET="_blank">http://volvoforums.com/forum/s...27871</A> <p>More about grilles:<br> <A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php/topic/23730-plasti-dip-worked-good-thus-far/page__p__267999__hl__plastidip__fromsearch__1&#entry267999" TARGET="_blank">http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum...67999</A> <br> <A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php/topic/100833-grille/page__st__20__p__1349645__hl__egg%20crate%20grille__fromsearch__1&#entry1349645" TARGET="_blank">http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum...49645</A> <br> <A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php/topic/114432-xc-honey-comb-grille-for-s70-t5/page__p__1541284__hl__egg%20crate%20grille__fromsearch__1#entry1541284" TARGET="_blank">http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum...41284</A> <p>Hope this helps!<p>Take care,<br>volvie!
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (volvie!)

Yep that sure is a R bumper, looks good too.
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (850arrrsaylikepirate)

wow, i love that bumper. thanks Volvie, for all the links to the threads. <p>so the R bumper fits all 70 series models; does this include the rear bumper as well? or do you recommend the front bumper only. i'm assuming i can just buy this new from a volvo parts dealer.<p>also, the car has it's normal wear on tear /scratches throughout the car. would i need to paint the entire car just to match the new bumpers, or would it look mismatched by adding the newly painted bumper to the car?
 

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Re: New owner of '00 S70 GLT ... mod recommendations? (scorpioneyes)

There is no such a thing as n R rear bumper, all the same<br>Paint will probably match perectly
 

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after looking at the above picture with the r bumper<p><IMG SRC="http://i1001.photobucket.com/albums/af135/krislai/s70.jpg" BORDER="0"><p> i cannot see much difference when looking at what i thought was a nonr bumper<p>whats different about the two? i couldnt tell...<br>also what wheels are on it? OEM?
 

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The entire lower half juts out forward where a normal 70 bumper actuallyforms backwards.<br>In person there's a big difference.<br>All the lower grills are different and shaped differently, the regular 70 series lower grills will not fit, the openings also are very different<br>Here look at mine close up;<br><IMG SRC="http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww329/JRL1194/ECodespartduex.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>From the middle line of the bumper down it's quite different, you have about a 2" lower "shovel" that goes forward where a regular bumper goes BACKWARDS.<br>It makes the car look longer (it is), and makes the entire car look lower!
 
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