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Old Jul 26th, 2019, 11:49   #1
Aristotles Lantern
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Hi all, it's recently come to my attention that my 2011 v50 D3 is actually an ex unmarked police car...

I've also noticed on the log book it says "VOLVO V50 2.0 D3 AUTHORITIES" which because I didn't notice; isn't what is declared on my insurance documentation. When I insured it I just gave them the reg number and they confirmed it was a Volvo v50...

Should I let them know? Do any of you have the AUTHORITIES editions? It's not even in the list on the insurer's website

I know it's got bigger brakes than spec (with wear sensors - which is how my mechanic found out it's an ex police car - the computer was going mental saying it'd run out of brake fluid, which it hadn't but the wear sensors are jerry-rigged into the fluid warning system). It's got all the blues in the grill but they've obviously been disconnected. Do you guys know any other differences between this car and stock? it goes pretty quick but I assume it's the original engine maybe with a bit of tuning?

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Old Jul 29th, 2019, 20:50   #2
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Hi,
Yes I certainly would recommend advising your insurer of this. Hopefully it won't make any difference.
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Old Jul 30th, 2019, 08:15   #3
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As far as I know from what I've seen on here; Police models seem to include uprated alternators, bigger brakes and I think beefed-up road springs for the equipment normally carried in the boot.

The jury's out on whether the engines are 'tuned' some say yes, some say no.
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Old Sep 12th, 2019, 00:18   #4
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Found this on here and it's regards to xc70s and those had engine modifications from polestar to increase the HP, so most likely the V50 has most likely gone through the same treatment.

https://www.volvoforums.org.uk/newre...te=1&p=2540480

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