to buy a '95 960 or not?

Discussion in 'Volvo 960' started by James B., Dec 6, 2006.

  1. James B.

    James B. Guest

    I have the opportunity to trade my '91 740 wagon in on a 1995 960 sedan with
    about 115,000 on it. Has new tires,rear rotors and brakes, recent motor
    mounts and looks pretty good other than a few dings to the front and rear
    bumper...which don't bother me. Volvo mechanic said that about 140K I would
    need a new timing belt that would run about 4-500 bucks.
    Does anyone have input about the 960. I've been driving a 240 or 740 for
    about 9 years and have been very satisfied.
    Thanks for comments.
    James B., Dec 6, 2006
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  2. In <>,
    Should be a good car. The inline-6 engine is not nearly as bullet-proof
    as the 4-banger in the 740, but with care should run a long while. It is
    an interference design, so that timing belt change is a must.

    This was the last RWD Volvo made (960/S90/V90).

    All in all a good car, and probably worth around USD $5000 - $7000.

    Aawara Chowdhury, Dec 6, 2006
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  3. James B.

    Tim.. Guest

    The I6 indeed isnt quite so bullet proof, however I have a customer with a
    97 960 3.0 that was LPG'd at 180k miles, and its now at 280k and still
    running sweet. Does burn abit of oil though...

    Surprisingly, the auto box is fine still too!

    Tim.., Dec 6, 2006
  4. James B.

    Per Mathisen Guest

    But much, much more bullet-proof than the V6 in 260/760 :)

    Per Mathisen
    -88 780 with SBC 350TPI/TH-700
    Per Mathisen, Dec 11, 2006
  5. James B.

    Roadie Guest

    The 960 is a nice riding and driving car with one of the smoothest
    engines I've experienced. Almost turbine like when in good tune and
    has plenty of power. You might also look at the maintenance records.
    The trans and power steering should have been flushed at least once and
    the brakes and coolant should have been done several times and regular
    oil changes should have been done.

    Also compare the offering price to
    Roadie, Dec 12, 2006
  6. James B.

    Roadie Guest

    That's the Volvnault car.....

    Roadie, Dec 12, 2006
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