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2000 Volvo C70 T5 Coupe manual, Facelifted

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Old Jul 21st, 2019, 12:59   #1
Redskiies
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Default 2000 Volvo C70 T5 Coupe manual, Facelifted

I am regretfully trying to get myself to sell my beauty and beast in one for the last couple of weeks.

She is a rolling project, so she is roadworthy, but some things needs to be done on her, as on every old car. The old lady never let me down, starts every time, battery doesn't drains in weeks.

She is mechanically sound, loves to boost, sounds like thunder and hurricane even with stock exhaust.

She has been dailied for 19years, so expect a few marks (and 2 dings, took me a month to find the 1st one and over a year to find the 2nd one, so they're less than minor, but pics included).

Funny enough, I thought I'll end up selling her because of the ULEZ extension, but now, I am driving through heavy traffic, so I need to convert myself into driving an automatic and where I live, I cannot keep 2 cars at the same time.

about the car:
2000 Volvo C70 T5 Manual, GS, 426-26 silver on black (the lesser? we'll see) model. There is no dated wood trim here.

Manual t5 coupes being quite rare (less than 80 left in the UK roads) and GS-es being even rarer (15ish left in total), 603 manual t5 coupes been sold around the world originally.

She has all optional extras except the 6cd changer (got yatour instead) and electric seats.
this includes but probably not limited to:
-Winter pack (heated seats, traction control)
-roof window
-dolby prologic/dynaudio speakers all around
-sc901 with all the bells and whistles
-bbs alloys all around
-cruise control
-trip computer

she has the following upgrades over the standard stuff:
-facelifted front and back! (i've bought and broken a convertible just to do so!)
-oem volvo strut brace on the front, painted black (i've got lucky on that one, I admit)
-cone air filter (original air filter box top comes with the car, she just pulls nicer with it, 2mins to swap it back if needed...)
-drilled and grooved brake discs and new pads last year
-adjustable coilovers (yeah, I had to choose, as the car came on knackered suspension)
-adjustable droplinks
-boot net (does this even qualify?)
-upgraded turbo to intercooler pipe (previous owner's son done it)
-yellow sticker throttle body @98k ish (so no problems there)
-timing belt was done at the same service @98kish
-Yatour bluetooth unit (half installed, I could install it properly in 20mins, but I get no phone calls, so didn't bother)

from these the only real big one is the coilovers, everything else is positive, and compelling, so I would pretty much deem her mostly unmolested.

I've done these fixings/services during my time with her:

@ 111.500~ish miles:
-oil change (just before MOT, that's why it reads slight oil leak, we didn't clean that one up properly, she hasn't used 1dl of oil in the last 1k miles.)
-pollen filter (exact same time)
-cone air filter (if it qualifies as new air filter)
-spark plugs
-coolant fill
-new MAF sensor
-adjustable coilovers (so expect some coilover noise, and knocks on speedbumps, but tbh, it helps a lot on the handling and the complaints about how the stock suspension car turns are completely gone)

@when I got to break the convertible:
-new passenger side window (the original was knocking on the way up)
-new front bumper (the old one was sundried)
-new subs in the 2 doors (the old ones were rusted away)
-new drivers side mirror glass (the old one was separated from the heater panel)

@whenever needed
-brand new brake position sensor (so cruise control works properly)
-5 brand new tyres (4 before MOT, 1 after when I had to...)
-3x new drivers side window switch (2 got eaten in a week, the 3rd one is working for over a year now)
-new headlight wipers
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2000 C70T5m Coupe GC 1 of 9 left on the uk roads
Status: Bought as a project, fell in love with it. Contemplating to sell it due to ULEZ extensions in 2020... Can't get himself to do it just yet...

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