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R's out there still going strong with no MAJOR issues over 100K? trying to figure out if I should keep it past 100K miles (it will be worth nothing anyway)
 

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Re: R's milage longevity? (row)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>row</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">R's out there still going strong with no MAJOR issues over 100K? trying to figure out if I should keep it past 100K miles (it will be worth nothing anyway)</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Count me as 1 with no major issues at 111,565 and plan on keeping her a LONG time.
 

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Like any other car, depends on the maintenance $$$ you are willing to throw at it.
 

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Re: R's milage longevity? (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Like any other car, depends on the maintenance $$$ you are willing to throw at it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>seriously, this question comes up all the time. Just take care of the car, and don't beat on it. In the end, it's a car. Just learn to do your own maintenance, and you'll be fine. <p>What millage are you at now? If you're at 100k, make sure you do your timing belt, it's really easy to do yourself.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Like any other car, depends on the maintenance $$$ you are willing to throw at it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You make it sound like you have to throw a ton of money to keep a car going above 100,000.<p>I just do the regular maintenance on my car (granted not an R but a MY2001 V70 T5 with some performance and handling upgrades) and it has been a champ; just turned 114,500 miles. Still original rear rotors, original clutch (no surprise there), original battery, has not needed any A/C repairs in its 8-year life...<p>What have I replaced (I will not count suspension items since those were replaced to enhance the ride and handling):<p>I am on my 3rd front brake pad set<br>I am on my 2nd rear brake pad set<br>Front rotors were replaced at 74,000 miles<br>Timing belt replaced at 97,500 miles<br>Accessory belt at the same time<br>Thermostat and water pump at the same time (all part of replacing the timing belt)<p>Only "major issues"; driver's seat module was replaced at 8,000 miles and the auto dimming rearview mirror crapped out at 104,000 miles. Oh, replaced one rear sway bar link at 48,500 miles and the other at 70,000 miles. Upper engine motor mount also replaced at 102,500 miles.<p>That has been it!<p>
 

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Re: R's milage longevity? (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Like any other car, depends on the maintenance $$$ you are willing to throw at it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Many of the common major failures on R cars have nothing to do with maintenance:<p>-slave cylinder<br>-spline sleeve<br>-wheel bearings<br>-angle gear (although more people are starting to change their fluids despite what Volvo suggests)<p>I am probably forgetting a couple. The maintenance certainly helps.
 

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Re: R's milage longevity? (GrecianVolvo)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You make it sound like you have to throw a ton of money to keep a car going above 100,000.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I did? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I just do the regular maintenance on my car (granted not an R but a MY2001 V70 T5 with some performance and handling upgrades) and it has been a champ; just turned 114,500 miles. Still original rear rotors, original clutch (no surprise there), original battery, has not needed any A/C repairs in its 8-year life...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Throw in an angle gear, questionable slave cylinder, and suspect wheel bearings into the mix and then compare it to an R. When you say "regular maintenance". does that include fluid chnages that Volvo does not recommend? If so, not really "regular" which was my point. For example, I just had all seven fluids changed in the R (after 5 years)....even though some of them are "never needs changed" accordig to Volvo.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>GrecianVolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You make it sound like you have to throw a ton of money to keep a car going above 100,000.<p>I just do the regular maintenance on my car (granted not an R but a MY2001 V70 T5 <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>...but my 2001 honda civic required even less maintenance....your post is totally irrelevant....<p>Rs eat engine mounts every 30k or so<p>and ~25% of the clutches have to be replaced due to bad slave cylinder<p>and then there's 4C, and the 'robust' AWD...all things that break, are expensive to fix, and are absent in your T5<br>
 

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Problems with window regulator, gas door hinge, bearings, engine mounts, rims, updates, radio, turn signal stalk and rattles like no other at 42,000 miles. I can't wait for 100k miles.
 

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I'm praying the R isn't as expensive to maintain as my C70, otherwise its going up in to classifieds very quickly. Once the warranty is gone, its gone for sure.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>PM</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm praying the R isn't as expensive to maintain as my C70, otherwise its going up in to classifieds very quickly. Once the warranty is gone, its gone for sure. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, etc. are the same way.. Anyway there are at least a few on here that have hit the century mark twice; I have quite a bit of faith in Swedish engineers and believe that the engines & transmissions in these cars are designed to last well beyond the norm IF maintained properly. The rest of the stuff depends on how long you want your car to drive as "new." The suspension components will likely be the source of the greatest pain..
 

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163,700+ miles on mine. Main issues have been angle gear failure at 140k miles (my fault for stomping on it in the rain while making a 90 degree right turn from a standstill out of my neighborhood), faulty turbo replaced under extended warranty at 70k miles, and right front CV joint boot finally ripped at 163k miles. That is it. Pretty good I would say.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scootss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, etc. are the same way.. Anyway there are at least a few on here that have hit the century mark twice; I have quite a bit of faith in Swedish engineers and believe that the engines & transmissions in these cars are designed to last well beyond the norm IF maintained properly. .</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Completely agreed.
 

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Re: R's milage longevity? (Tigers1981)

I have 154,000+ miles with nothing outside of the ordinary for maintenance items.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>scootss60</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, etc. are the same way.. Anyway there are at least a few on here that have hit the century mark twice; I have quite a bit of faith in Swedish engineers and believe that the engines & transmissions in these cars are designed to last well beyond the norm IF maintained properly. The rest of the stuff depends on how long you want your car to drive as "new." The suspension components will likely be the source of the greatest pain..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>My DD is my C70. Its got over 230,000 miles, and I spend about 300 to 400 a month on maintenance and repairs of stupid little things. Nothing major has ever gone out. Still has the original engine and transmission, but its a money bit for sensors, cosmetic stuff and stupid little things. I still love driving it. However, if this what I have to look forward to after the warranty is out in order to keep it looking and running like new, I think I would rather buy a new car. <p>
 

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The phrase "pay to play" comes to mind. Certain aggressive modification and lead-footed driving will exacerbate any existing problems and generally cause things to break prematurely.<p>I agree with the above, that Volvo is going to produce an above average product - so long as the equipment is treated in a respectable manner.<p>So, if the concern is whether the R will hold up under regular driving, I don't see why it wouldn't be a quarter-million-mile machine. But as many of the board members, myself included, are interested in spirited driving - my expectations are half that.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>m3nt0s</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>So, if the concern is whether the R will hold up under regular driving, I don't see why it wouldn't be a quarter-million-mile machine. But as many of the board members, myself included, are interested in spirited driving - my expectations are half that.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Seems like a fair assessment since most of the problems and maintenance issues I've had has been a direct result of parts/mods that increased HP and TQ.
 

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Luck and individual build quality must come into play:<p>I had my '04 V70R left rear wheel bearing go out at 5k miles and two weeks ago had the angle gear replaced at 44K miles. Control arms and upper strut bushings replaced at 42K miles. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: R's milage longevity? (TexasV70R)

Mmmmm Let see:<br>In 54,000 miles the car needed:<br>(2) sets of axles<br>steering rack<br>upper and bottom engine mounts<br>slave cylinder<br>Control-arm bushings<br>Fuel sensor (sputtering)<br>a/c evaporator fan<p>Aside from that it's been great. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> Bottom line is that the car is paid for, worth maybe 12K, what else can I get with the performance and comfort? I am figuring out if I keep it for another 5 years and I have to dump another $5K in it for repairs it would be ok. (mentally preparing for it)
 

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Mine has been pretty trouble free overall. I have 88,5** miles on mine and plan on keeping it till at least 140,000 miles. I do keep up with the normal maintenance issues and if I sense a problem, I have it taken care of. In the next 6 months I plan on doing the timing belt at around 95,000 miles; maybe a bit early but better safe then sorry.... That way it will last till I get rid of the car.
 
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