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
  4. Joe

    John Smith Guest


    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
  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
    Roadie, Sep 20, 2007
  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.

    Jabber, Sep 22, 2007
  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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