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So, recently my wife has had some health issues that have made driving stick difficult and on some days impossible. Her doctor this week recommended that she get rid of her beloved Mazda 5 Sport and get something with an automatic.
Her dream car has always been a Red (Passion Red only) Volvo wagon. Unfortunately I couldn't find one new enough and after driving the XC60, XC90 and XC70, she decided that she preferred how the XC70 drove and looked and the 3rd gen XC70 was never offered in Passion Red
After an extensive research for the right one, we started driving all over the north of Boston. We drove a bunch and eventually I got a call from this dealer who wanted to do a KBB Cash Offer on my Mazda 5, so we went that way with no notice to look at it.
It was REALLY clean and drove great. 2012, T6, fairly loaded and had 120k miles on it.
After speaking with them we were allowed to take it home from Salem NH to Salem MA for a PDI on a dealer plate. PDI checked out great. The shop said it was due for belts and pulleys, but noted that the belts were new but the pulleys weren't (Is this a part of the maintenance? I could only find information on doing the belt at 120k) and the vacuum pump needs a rebuild. Total cost to repair that is like $700. I was able to get the cost of the car down a bit, get a good rate and walked out as the proud owners of a new XC70 T6. My wife loves it and that's all that matters.
Next steps: we want to get a cargo liner for the rear and the steel cargo barrier to keep my crazy dog secure in the back and the hair at bay.
any leads on where to get those without breaking the bank would be great.