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Advice on V70 D5 - Looking to buy

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Old Jul 2nd, 2020, 07:19   #11
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thats great thank you, i guess if i think of say 2 oil dump's for the cost of a clutch change mileage wise i won't go far wrong. Thanks all, hopefully i can find a good 1!
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Old Jul 2nd, 2020, 08:03   #12
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Originally Posted by watson54z View Post
thats great thank you, i guess if i think of say 2 oil dump's for the cost of a clutch change mileage wise i won't go far wrong. Thanks all, hopefully i can find a good 1!
A couple of dumps will be way less than a clutch change. It’s a fairly easy DIY job and if you get oil from eBay in 10 litre tubs, its costs around £32.

Just doing the same on my ‘new’ V70 which has higher miles than you are looking for.
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Old Jul 2nd, 2020, 10:01   #13
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I tend to keep an eye on my local specialist, Horton Cars. They’re a Volvo specialist that also sell loads of used Volvos.

They also guarantee the vehicles that they sell and have a high customer retention.

As a family, we’ve now purchased six used Volvos from them - a P1 V70, a P2 V70, a P2 S60, a Mark 1 C70, a P3 XC70 and a V60. All of these cars were good examples and any issues were sorted without quibble.

Currently, they have a nice-looking 2013 V70 D5 SE Lux Geartronic for sale at £7985.
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If you go for the manual , have you added in the cost of a new dual mass flywheel to the clutch change. Not just a clutch but the whole kit and caboodle. Having said that my V70 2007/8 model had 146k on it when I sold it . Still on original clutch and still working fine. My advice would be that if you find another wise nice car with ? Over the clutch and not priced accordingly ,walk away . Similarly auto boxes with high miles that have not had fluid changed can be a problem .
Listen for any creeking from rear suspension. This is likely to be rear trailing arm from bushes and will set you back about £300 at a garage. Listen for slight knocking from front suspension when driving over slight road undulations . This will undoubtedly be front shocks and top mounts. I replaced my own at a cost of around £250.
The good thing about Volvo is that their servicing has been computerised for some years so any servicing can easily be checked. Timing and auxiliary belts are crucial.
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