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Anyone own a Volvo or know how they hold up? Always think of them lasting forever but no experience. Looking at a 02-06 S60 2.5T.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:47 AM

Just wondering if anyone is familiar with some of the Volvo's. I am looking to pick an AWD one up possibly for this winter and just to have in general. Seen some really good deals on some 2002-2006 ones locally. I am looking for either the S60 or the S80 most likely. And would definitely be the AWD ones. Turbo model would be nice as well.
Anyone know how these are off hand? Any big flaws or issues or anything?

Seems like Volvo's last forever but is that just the older ones possibly?

Any input would be appreciated.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:57 PM

I'm not sure about the later models, but there was a point where Volvo was partially owned by Ford, and most of the parts were the same found on the focus/taurus. So I can't imagine them lasting forever. With that said, I do see a lot of the older "box" volvos from the '90s and '80s that are still on the road today.

From my personal experience, if you want reliability Honda is hard to beat...
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:03 PM

The "brick" volvos are awesome. Buy one.
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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:06 PM

Well Honda doesn't make any nice awd cars so no options there. Those older ones seem to be super reliable but hate how they look and too old so don't think I want one of them.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:52 PM

I can tell you one thing
My mechanic hates Volvo

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 02:48 PM

talk to ray (dylan hunt)
he works on them for a living

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 03:17 PM

My mother had a volvo S80 and the thing drove like a tank. It was bought new 2006 or 2007. It was an okay car for the first two years then she started having issues. First major issue was electrical, second was trany (automatic). Both were fixed, but something just didn't feel right about it. At strange times it would bog when driving. She wasn't too happy and ended up trading it in for an Acura TL (Volvo owned for 4 years). This is coming from someone who typically keeps their cars for 6-8 years. If you're looking for an awd winter car, I'd consider some form of Subaru.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 04:40 PM

Awd subaru is the best bang for your buck. Just be careful on used wrx's as a lot of kids screw em up and sell em

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 06:36 PM

Yeah been looking at the Subaru's but the ones I would want would be around 10 grand and don't feel like spending that much really. I would have to stay away from WRX as I would want to mod it right away and would be another money pit lol. Feel like I would leave a Volvo stock so would save money that way haha.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 11:05 PM

 orangebarius, on 05 September 2011 - 02:48 PM, said:

talk to ray (dylan hunt)
he works on them for a living


Thank Barry, I'm still here =)


please feel free to pm me with any questions. If you had a specific volvo in mind I can tell you what the common things to look for are. You should definitely take a volvo in for a ppi with a reputable volvo specialist or the dealer. If you find one in NNJ and they don't mind driving it to montclair I can take a look at it for you.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:19 AM

 Moddiction, on 04 September 2011 - 05:06 PM, said:

Well Honda doesn't make any nice awd cars so no options there. Those older ones seem to be super reliable but hate how they look and too old so don't think I want one of them.


Honda makes plenty of AWD cars, if you think they are nice is a matter of taste I suppose....

Pilot
Element - I think they have AWD option
Accord Crosstour
MDX
RDX
RL (I personally own and love this car)

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:06 AM

Those are all in a completely different cost bracket from what I am looking at and most are suv's not cars which I am looking for. So nothing in the market to compete with the cars I am looking for. If they had an early 2000 Accord awd or something then they would have something I would be interested in but unfortunately they don't.

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 07:16 AM

I can't think of any AWD cars from 2000 except the Audi ,and the Subaru models.....I think I would stick to a subbie over a Volvo, but that is just me......good luck with the search

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Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:57 AM

A coworker of mine has one and totaly hates it. Before buying any car that has good deals out on the market do as much research as possible. Most used cars that are out there on the cheap most of the time is for a reason.

Here is some stuff that I quickly found to help you stay away from.

S60
05-06
suffers a lot from engine cooling issues. Stay away from those.
02-04
Tranny issues especially with the 02.


S80
02-engine issues, major

Out of those two models and years you mentioned the S80 '04 is your best bet.
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Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:02 AM

 Dylan Hunt, on 05 September 2011 - 11:05 PM, said:

 orangebarius, on 05 September 2011 - 02:48 PM, said:

talk to ray (dylan hunt)
he works on them for a living


Thank Barry, I'm still here =)


please feel free to pm me with any questions. If you had a specific volvo in mind I can tell you what the common things to look for are. You should definitely take a volvo in for a ppi with a reputable volvo specialist or the dealer. If you find one in NNJ and they don't mind driving it to montclair I can take a look at it for you.


:hello: ray. good seeing you and grunt on sat.

ryan, take ray up on his offer. btwn him and his uncle, they have over 30 yrs of volvo experience and own a volvo specialty shop.

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 12:24 PM

Does Volvo still make a 5 cylinder engine in any of their cars?
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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:00 PM

 147mphAllDay, on 07 September 2011 - 12:24 PM, said:

Does Volvo still make a 5 cylinder engine in any of their cars?


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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:08 PM

 Nick., on 04 September 2011 - 05:03 PM, said:

The "brick" volvos are awesome. Buy one.




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Posted 07 September 2011 - 08:08 PM

 Nick., on 04 September 2011 - 05:03 PM, said:

The "brick" volvos are awesome. Buy one.




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