Last post on Aug 30, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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Volvo V70, Wagon
#1866 of 1905 Re: Electrical gremlins [fedlawman]
Aug 03, 2010 (1:41 pm)
I found out the hard way my upper tail markers are all out thanks to a diode bridge. Tried finding this part online. Apparently a dealer only thing. Searching for a junkyard. $210 from the dealer.
#1867 of 1905 Re: '04 V70 2.5t [volvoprospect]
Aug 03, 2010 (4:10 pm)
Yes, we are still enjoying our V70.Getting my list together for the 120,000 mile service.
#1869 of 1905 Re: '04 V70 2.5t [ronsteve]
Aug 04, 2010 (8:17 am)
Thanks for the reply ronsteve...
I'll probably go to dealer for a spare key and or remote unless I find a reasonable and reliable alternative. (right now, it looks like the dealer, but one never knows.)
On the tires: the fronts are worn pirelli tires, the rear are michelin and in pretty good shape.
My thought was to run the fronts as is until autumn (front end does no pull either left or right and the ride is smooth) and replace them with m+s or snow tires for the winter. (after winter I'd replace all 4 tires and have a viable set of winter tires for the front end next year.)
That's the plan in my head. Question is this: can anyone out there who has driven a V70 fwd on snow/ice tell me if they think I'll NEED snow tires? It's a very heavy car compared to what I'm used to driving and I worry about the wintertime handling.
or--is a set of new tires (which I'll do one way or the other) sufficient? (we're talking Indpls winter here, which isn't severe by any means...but we do get some tricky winter driving nonetheless.)
#1870 of 1905 Re: '04 V70 2.5t [fedlawman]
Aug 04, 2010 (8:21 am)
Thank you. Hopefully I'll be able to post future happiness here.
I'm grateful that this forum exists as a resource.
#1871 of 1905 Re: '04 V70 2.5t [ronsteve]
Aug 04, 2010 (8:22 am)
Thank you on the double-post ronsteve, I'll check it out!
#1872 of 1905 Re: '04 V70 2.5t [volvoprospect]
Aug 07, 2010 (1:06 am)
New tires should easily do the trick. I spent most of the 1990s in downstate Illinois and Indiana (Indy, West Lafayette, Champaign/Urbana) and got by with all-season tires on a variety of cars, all of them much lesser vehicles than the V70 with its traction control. If you can't get through in your Volvo without snow tires, it's bad enough that not many people in Indy will be getting anywhere.
#1873 of 1905 1998 V70 XC Turbo 5 cl Turbo Wagon AWD
Sep 15, 2010 (9:58 pm)
CONSIDERING THIS PURCHASE: I'm having a local certified Volvo specialist (much trusted by friends) check this car out tomorrow. I could hardly believe how tight and smooth it felt even after driving a couple of 1994 era 850's that were smooth as silk but looking tired. Surprised that the interior is spotless and leather is not cracked. Exterior shines. Serviced locally so I can request those records. Timing belt replaced at 180K.
Needs: I bop around town, carry a bike, a country stretch or mountain ski a couple of times in winter...around 10K a year. Enjoy good handling and uumph, but not a speedo.
With 213,000 miles (2 local owners) am I crazy or what? $2500 asking price. Needs tires. Waiting for the mehcanic's verdict. Any pointers welcome!
#1874 of 1905 Re: 1998 V70 XC Turbo 5 cl Turbo Wagon AWD [virtu]
Sep 16, 2010 (10:31 am)
Any car this age is going to require regular maintenance. If you are going to rely on paying a mechanic to do the work, costs are going to mount quickly.
If you are handy and willing/able to shop online for parts and do your own routine maintenance (fluids, filters, brakes, plugs, bulbs, etc.), then it sounds like a great car.
#1875 of 1905 Re: 1998 V70 XC Turbo 5 cl Turbo Wagon AWD [fedlawman]
Sep 16, 2010 (10:53 am)
I'm off to see the local Volvo cerified independent my friends trust. Able to handle the basics myself and keep the tools in the car. So perhaps this will work! Thanks for your feedback. I've babied Citroens and Peugeots for many years...how hard can a Volvo be? Looks much easier to work on.