Thinking about buying a '99 V70 XC is this a good model?

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by Joe, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. Joe

    Joe Guest

    My wife found this for sale at a dealer for about 10,999 with 66k
    miles. I was just wondering if it's a good year for Volvo. I've read
    conflicting accounts on KBB and Edmunds about this model and year.
     
    Joe, Sep 19, 2007
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  2. This was one of the very best years for the FWD model. The '99 XC AWD
    model had more than its share of problems. The '98 XC AWD was a much
    better year. However, I have an '01 which is even worse then the '99
    and have had no problems. It has been a very solid car for me. I plan
    on keeping it to at least 180,000 miles, perhaps longer. So the term
    'bad year' is relative.
     
    Stephen Henning, Sep 19, 2007
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  3. Joe

    Joe Guest

    I believe the car I'm buying is AWD, I guess I should stay away. Too
    bad, my wife really liked that model.
     
    Joe, Sep 20, 2007
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  4. Joe

    John Smith Guest

    Mate

    Live a little and buy it if you like it - it may turn out to be the best
    damn car you've ever had!!! Wouldn't that be terrible. If it is a dud,
    sell it!! (Bet it's not though...) Stats should be used as a guide but
    not the rule!!!

    Good luck!
     
    John Smith, Sep 20, 2007
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  5. Joe

    Roadie Guest

    Consider that the car is now 8 years old and that any early problems
    will have been resolved by now. I would check the price on Edmunds,
    have the car evaluated, check the CarFax and if it looks ok go for
    it.
     
    Roadie, Sep 20, 2007
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  6. Joe

    Jabber Guest

    It has the Haldex AWD system. Run as fast as you can from that deal.
    Unless you want to replace all four tires everytime one gets a bit
    "lower" than the others.


    Jordan.
     
    Jabber, Sep 22, 2007
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  7. Joe

    Jabber Guest

    Sorry! meant to say that is doesn't have Haldex AWD. It has the
    viscous system... My bad..
     
    Jabber, Sep 22, 2007
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