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What's your model Volvo and what DONT you like about it?

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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 13:03   #11
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2006 S60 D5,

I don't like the fact that it got attacked by the kerb (just as a hit the brake pedal, the nearside wheel rolled into a dip in the floor) in a car park after i'd had it 2 weeks, now has a scratch on the bottom of the bumper!!

I also don't like the fact that its not an R - but I'm only 27 and need to save for a house so I can't justify spending all my money on fuel/insurance!
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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 13:46   #12
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2005 S60 2.0T SE

1. The Turning Circle
2. The Turning Circle
3. The Turning Circle
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+1, I forgot about that! Problem is, whenever i complain about it, there is someone else in the car so it sounds like I'm making excuse for bad parking manoeuvres
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2005 S60 2.0T SE

1. The Turning Circle
2. The Turning Circle
3. The Turning Circle
If you think that's bad, try a C70
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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 14:40   #15
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What I don’t like about my 855 T5
There is a hole in one of the pistons so compression is a problem
There seems to be a lot of smoke as well, when I say a lot I mean a mega amount of smoke
I don’t like the fact that its emptying my bank balance at an alarming rate

What I do like is, I have a V70 R AWD 240bhp engine to go in complete with torque converter and 16t turbo with less than 125k thanks to Iain and Paul
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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 15:48   #16
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My 340's can sum them both up together really:

Parts availability
Rust
Parts availability for rusty bits
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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 16:06   #17
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1980 244:

1. Rust trap around rear mudflap/spare wheel well
2. It is addictive and driving me insane not being able to drive it
3. Parts availability for the early models is getting worse

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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 16:42   #18
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Some interesting thoughts there so far.

OK, my 2000 V70 Classic.

1, It's silver. I think they look much better in dark colours and silver always looks dirty.
2, Colour keyed bumpers particularly in front of the boot area where it's obviously going to get chipped and scratched when you put things in - come Volvo what where you thinking?
3, The ride can be a bit harsh at slow speeds.

Generally speaking though I like it although I'll probably find something else to criticise it about if/when I have to do any major mechanical work on it. 2/7/9 series owners don't know how lucky they have it when it comes to access for the spanners.
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Old Jan 19th, 2009, 16:45   #19
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having a fuel flap release button on the dash, always forget to press it
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1: being a 4 stud so limited volvo wheel choice.

2: clutch biting point too high and hard to balance either too sharp or end up slipping it.

3: not being able to buy halo/angel eyes as mines a s1.

apart from that it's lovely and the above is probably knit picking.

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