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I Love Volvos...I cannot lie

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by STBNE, Aug 30, 2018.

  1. hpsVFR

    hpsVFR Hoosier Daddy Supporter

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    ‘04 xc70.
  2. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Just posted this elsewhere but it qualifies for several threads.
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  3. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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    Tough call..whatever is the least expensive option..fix it or buy another...is what i would do...personally i'm into repair and recycle and reuse shit...so if it was feasable ..i would fix it...Good luck with that...
  4. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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    Love that!!!
  5. Saso

    Saso Happily sporting the DRD4 gene Supporter

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    This recently arrived in the hood.

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  6. anotherguy

    anotherguy Long timer

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    Hell I'd drive that.
  7. Vinz Klortho

    Vinz Klortho Square Peg

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    Holy shit! That thing is a beauty!
  8. hpsVFR

    hpsVFR Hoosier Daddy Supporter

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    I'm going to see about getting the trans fluid swapped. Didn't have much problem with it today, and I'm starting to wonder if it's my serpentine belt slipping occasionally on AC load, or the AC clutch slipping. It doesn't seem to happen (maybe?) if the AC isn't on.

    I will look into replacing the serpentine belt and idler too.

    Both are cheap, and if it is the transmission, I'm not out much time or money by eliminating the alternatives.
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  9. Oldenuftaknowbetter

    Oldenuftaknowbetter Long timer

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    I printed this out for my favorite ex. She learned to drive in one of those, circa 1968. It had a straight thru muffler and would pop a little on deceleration. Lots of fun in the tunnel on Hwy 41 going into Yosemite valley.
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  10. jimroid

    jimroid Long timer

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    Oh Volvo! I thought it read vulva. Cool wagon by the way.
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  11. Tmaximusv

    Tmaximusv Long timer

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    Anyone need a front drive axle hub for an 850 or some XC70s? I bought two of these when I had one and only replaced the right side. This is new in box. Not OEM.

    Cover shipping ($15) and it's yours.

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  12. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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  13. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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  16. Blackshirt

    Blackshirt Been here awhile

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    I had a '72 145. It was good in the snow and had great gobs of space within. It was pretty easy to work on, too...which was a good thing; something didn't work at any given time. Sometimes a non-functioning instrument would suddenly come alive, but something else would quit moments later. Though it never stranded me and served successfully for a little over a year, it was not very satisfying to own.

    My son had a Saab. He loved it, but it didn't love him back. Perhaps my family carries a Nordic curse...
  17. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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    Saabs are the worst cars..I would avoid them like the plaque...Newer Volvos are prolly better than the '72...and by newer i mean anything up to 1998..the last year for RWD Volvos...
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  18. STBNE

    STBNE Yamaha Guru

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    My 1997 960 and my '97 S90..(yes thats correct) the last '97 models became the S90 and 1998 was the last year for the 960/S90 model..
    Anyway the Gold 960 has 250000 miles now and is damn near bullet proof..and my cherry S90 only has 90K original miles..is also a fine car to drive..and IMO are the best of all the Volvo rwds'
  19. Krantz

    Krantz OMG aka WTF

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    Anyone has experience with “15 or “16 s60 / v60? unfortunate accident totalled my “10 golf. I have tried a few cars and here is the thing-most have cvt transmission. No. Apparently, to get normal tranny, you need to go upscale shopping. Then it occurred to me I have never tried Volvos. So today I did. V 60- this car is nice! But not much info regarding reliability. What are they like long term?
  20. peoples1234

    peoples1234 Adventurer

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    Long term they will great. I’d scoop one up but they stopped making them in a stick. They have shit resale, so they can be a great bargain.