1998 S70

Discussion in 'Volvo S70' started by Bubba, Aug 26, 2007.

  1. Bubba

    Bubba Guest

    We are looking for a first car for our 18-year-old son. We found a 1998 S70
    on ebay which happens to be located in our area. The car has 175,000 miles.
    The auction says "local trade" but the car has a New Jersey dealership name
    plate on the back. I haven't sprung for the Carfax report yet.

    What sort of maintenance issues might I expect from an S70 of this vintage?
    It evidently is not a turbo. Some of the issues listed on the auction page
    are evidently common with this model. Safety is our main concern, so we are
    leaning toward a Volvo of some description. Any advice will be appreciated.
    Here is the vehicle description from the auction:

    Vehicle Description

    1998 volvo s70. Local trade. This car is in good condition runs and
    drives great and looks good. this vehicle has a lot of equipment and ice
    cold a/c. I have receipts dating back a year for tires oil changes and a
    recent tune up. the car is mechanically sound with a few minor flaws. there
    is a dent on the driver side rear corner see pics. The driver rear door will
    not unlock. the power door locks does not operate the pass door. there is a
    stain on the driver side floor behind the driver seat. I can not get the
    radio to come on. the paint is glossy and looks great other than a few minor
    scratches on the trunk. The car needs nothing to drive anywhere.

    Bubba, Aug 26, 2007
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  2. do your carfax report and have a VOLVO mechanic(of your choosing) do
    check up...pay attention to compression...good luck !!
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Aug 26, 2007
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