S70 Life Expectancy? bb

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  1. Guest

    What is the typical life expectancy of a 2000 S70 with 100,000 miles?
    What major repairs can be expected and when? What are some things to
    look for when purchasing this car?
     
    , Sep 29, 2005
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  2. mdrawson Guest

    It all depends on how the car has been used and maintained. That model is
    due for a major checkup at 105K mi, including replacement of the drive
    chain. IF well-trteated and regualrly maintained, these cars should be good
    for 200-300K mi. The 5-cylinder engine is superb, and especially agile if
    equipped with a turbo (I prefer the T5 which is a higgh-pressure turbo ---
    goes like a rocket).

    <> wrote in message
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    > What is the typical life expectancy of a 2000 S70 with 100,000 miles?
    > What major repairs can be expected and when? What are some things to
    > look for when purchasing this car?
    >
     
    mdrawson, Sep 29, 2005
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  3. John Horner Guest

    wrote:
    > What is the typical life expectancy of a 2000 S70 with 100,000 miles?
    > What major repairs can be expected and when? What are some things to
    > look for when purchasing this car?
    >


    Lots of ancillary parts are possibilities at that age including
    expensive ABS controllers, automatic transmission, etc. It is very
    much a crap shoot. Only even consider it if complete service history
    showing every factor service has been done on time is available.

    John
     
    John Horner, Sep 30, 2005
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  4. James Sweet Guest

    "John Horner" <> wrote in message
    news:5r4%e.29171$y64.3790@trnddc06...
    > wrote:
    > > What is the typical life expectancy of a 2000 S70 with 100,000 miles?
    > > What major repairs can be expected and when? What are some things to
    > > look for when purchasing this car?
    > >

    >
    > Lots of ancillary parts are possibilities at that age including
    > expensive ABS controllers, automatic transmission, etc. It is very
    > much a crap shoot. Only even consider it if complete service history
    > showing every factor service has been done on time is available.
    >
    > John


    I dunno, 100K isn't bad, depends on the price I guess. I've never owned a
    car with less than that. Expensive parts can break at any mileage, I
    wouldn't expect much to go wrong by then though.
     
    James Sweet, Sep 30, 2005
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  5. Steve Guest

    I have always had cars with over 100K
    67 ford falcon--first car--did a total engine and trans overhaul, then
    crashed it--IDIOT! 170CI 6
    72 Chevy Impala got worse and worse, but drove forever with tappy lifters
    and just 5 cyl working at the end--got 140,000 then my friend took it from
    colorado to conn. and used it a year. 350 v/8
    73 Plymouth fury 1 ex nj state police undercover car 318 V/8 no failures
    just kept going and going and going 180k sold to buy
    1974 datsun 260Z awful emissions carbs, loads of silly problems--bought new
    side drafts with c/v and was fine till I crashed into an idiot who blocked a
    road--I did not see him coming, officer. The motherf***** signed a
    complaint against me! I won in court...well over 100k no major issues
    besides a clutch
    1968 type 3 webber downdraft--drove it till the clutch cable stops rusted
    out, and driving by rev matching eventually ruined the trans...200,000 plus
    1977 scirocco I was totaly at fault for crashing the most beautiful car I
    ever owned
    1975 Honda civic CVCC was a lot of trouble never ran right worse car I ever
    owned,. sadly put me off hondas for 15 yrs--but I love hondas and acuras now
    197x ford fiesta no radio no nothing, it just ran and I loved it--orange
    with a sun roof that poped out and a 4 speed. Just fell apart, but I loved
    it. 140k
    197x mercurry zepher 200 ci six drove fine but the rear seized well over
    100k
    198x rabbit with a automatic died with a busted head gasket b/c I did not
    fix the power steering pump and it broke fan belts and guess the rest--prime
    example of penny wise pound foolish--I was so stupid!! still 110 or 120,000
    1990 Taurus 168,000 and some girl runs a stop and my wife hits her, wife
    refuses to drive car anymore. Needed a trans 2x a ford problem of that
    vintage ate the a/c compresser every year, just put in a new one under
    warranty
    198x trans am was fine till it was stolen
    1991 acura integra--still have, 140,000 on it
    1997 taurus was fine till around 60k some guy in a miata racing a BMW loses
    control and misses a head on with me by inches. The Taurus saved my life--I
    was basically unhurt, side steel beams are wonderful. I will buy no cars
    without side air bags.
    1997 Volvo 850 reflexive purchase after near death accident, 135 on it now
    no problems save abs unit.
    1994 940 turbo s/w 173,000 on it just bought it love it a/c leaks freon in 2
    weeks otherwise seems fine radio know shorts out left spkrs too. 20.5-22
    mpg driving careful very comfortable.

    Do not be scared of miles in a car not from the inner city in the usa. It
    will be fine!

    "James Sweet" <> wrote in message
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    >
    > "John Horner" <> wrote in message
    > news:5r4%e.29171$y64.3790@trnddc06...
    > > wrote:
    > > > What is the typical life expectancy of a 2000 S70 with 100,000 miles?
    > > > What major repairs can be expected and when? What are some things to
    > > > look for when purchasing this car?
    > > >

    > >
    > > Lots of ancillary parts are possibilities at that age including
    > > expensive ABS controllers, automatic transmission, etc. It is very
    > > much a crap shoot. Only even consider it if complete service history
    > > showing every factor service has been done on time is available.
    > >
    > > John

    >
    > I dunno, 100K isn't bad, depends on the price I guess. I've never owned a
    > car with less than that. Expensive parts can break at any mileage, I
    > wouldn't expect much to go wrong by then though.
    >
    >
     
    Steve, Oct 1, 2005
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  6. jg Guest

    "James Sweet" <> wrote in message
    news:B0f%e.865$kl3.416@trnddc08...
    >
    > "John Horner" <> wrote in message
    > news:5r4%e.29171$y64.3790@trnddc06...
    > > wrote:
    > > > What is the typical life expectancy of a 2000 S70 with 100,000 miles?
    > > > What major repairs can be expected and when? What are some things to
    > > > look for when purchasing this car?
    > > >

    > >
    > > Lots of ancillary parts are possibilities at that age including
    > > expensive ABS controllers, automatic transmission, etc. It is very
    > > much a crap shoot. Only even consider it if complete service history
    > > showing every factor service has been done on time is available.
    > >
    > > John

    >
    > I dunno, 100K isn't bad, depends on the price I guess. I've never owned a
    > car with less than that. Expensive parts can break at any mileage, I
    > wouldn't expect much to go wrong by then though.
    >

    Barely run in. Sometimes you're better off after the age when someone else
    has had to rebuild the motor or gearbox.
     
    jg, Oct 3, 2005
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  7. wrote:

    > What is the typical life expectancy of a 2000 S70 with 100,000 miles?
    > What major repairs can be expected and when? What are some things to
    > look for when purchasing this car?
    >

    Replace timing belt 105k miles.

    squeaky dash, nobody knows how to fix that

    replace air mass sensor (or something to do with that)


    30 mpg on hiway

    23-25 mpg in town

    check engine light problems endemic for this car

    otherwise great car

    j.
     
    A faint wind, blowing from World's End, Oct 11, 2005
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  8. ("A faint wind, blowing from World's End" <>) :

    > wrote:
    >
    >> What is the typical life expectancy of a 2000 S70 with 100,000 miles?
    >> What major repairs can be expected and when? What are some things to
    >> look for when purchasing this car?
    >>

    >Replace timing belt 105k miles.
    >
    >squeaky dash, nobody knows how to fix that
    >
    >replace air mass sensor (or something to do with that)
    >
    >
    > 30 mpg on hiway
    >
    > 23-25 mpg in town
    >
    >check engine light problems endemic for this car
    >
    >otherwise great car
    >
    >j.


    uh-huh - that is correct.
     
    Debbie Monitor, Oct 11, 2005
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