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Volvo XC70, Volvo V70, Volvo V70 R, Wagon
#130 of 390 Re: 99 V70 Stick shift.... [sugaree]
Jan 23, 2005 (2:09 pm)
wasn't planning on writing to anyone till I saw your letter. I hope that I'm not too late. DO NOT BUY THAT CAR. We purchased a 99 XC70 brand new 5 years ago. Love the car but hate the extra $2700 we've put in the car repairing expensive engine oil leaks. two of them ($1500), computer chip replacements (1200.00). Save your money and look into the 2002-2003 models. Supposedly, Volvo has improved on the computer problems. I don't know if they've improve the engine seal problems. Good Luck if I didn't get this Advice to you soon enough.
#133 of 390 2004 Volvo V70 T5
Jan 31, 2005 (7:31 pm)
Loaded...leather, 3rd seat, sunroof, computer, tinted windows, cold wx pkg, 19,000 miles...$30,000 in April 2004...FYI
(sold my nephew the 1997 850 w/115,000 for 6K...gave him the fam discount...)
#134 of 390 Re: 2 questions re: 1-Incentives and -Factory ordering a car [wyatt]
Feb 06, 2005 (9:58 am)
Have you tried plugging your specs into the Edmunds TMV estimator? I came up with $40,516 as "what others are paying"in my region (Baltimore/Washington/Mid-Atlantic).
So, it looks like you'd be in the same ball park if the incentives really do apply.
If I were you, I'd ask what's the closest car to your specs they can find, compromise on some of the options (wooden steering? xenia wheels?), take the same or better per cent over cost, and lock in the current factory incentive.
#136 of 390 Re: 99 V70 Stick shift.... [jah3z]
Mar 06, 2005 (9:25 am)
Recently I've looked at a 2000 V70XC with automatic transmission. I was surprised to learn that after 42,000 miles the car had had a new engine, turbo, and oil pump installed. Since that time it has only been driven 100 miles, and the owner is trying to sell it. The owner told me the original oil pump was defective (It didn't pump oil to one of the cylinders.). Since you recommended that "Stick shift" avoid the 1999 model above, should I be suspicious of this 2000 unit as well? I've never owned a Volvo; were there problems with oil leaks that need to e avoided? I'd appreciate you feedback.
#137 of 390 Re: 99 V70 Stick shift.... [zsteve1]
Mar 06, 2005 (5:30 pm)
I'm sorry, this discussion is about Prices Paid & Buying Experiences. Your question really belongs in the main Volvo V70 / XC70 discussion where it can be answered.
Mar 09, 2005 (4:04 am)
I got mine for about $2800 under invoice. (Premium, Weather, Sirrius, metallic paint)
#139 of 390 Lease of XC70
Mar 10, 2005 (8:58 am)
Is this a good deal for a new fully-loaded XC70 AWD(with third row option): 36 month lease, 12K miles per year, $2,500 down and $485 month? Please advise. Thanks.