Volvo V70 T5 2005 too much mileage. Is it reliable to be bought?

Discussion in 'Volvo V70' started by FA, Mar 22, 2007.

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    FA Guest

    Hi there,
    I am in process of buying a second hand Volvo V70 T5 (2005) in Houston
    USA.
    The car has 40K mile on it. I looked at the CarFax report. It shows
    the first owner put 38K clicks on it within one year, and the second
    owner had it for one moth and added 2000 clicks. Close to 9 months car
    was in Dealership before it was sold to the first owner, and three
    months when it was out for resale in Houston.
    The car looks great and is certified by Volvo dealership. I like the
    car and its looks. However there are some concerns that I appreciate
    if you can share your opinios
    1- Don't you think that 40 K/year is too much for a car? Is this car
    reliable even if it is certified by dealership?
    2- I have noticed that Volvo discontinued V70 T5 (which is tubo charge
    engine) as of 2006. Do you have any idea about the good/bad things of
    Turbo engines? A dealer told me that tubo engines are proned to
    failure often as they are under too much load.
    My another option is to go with Lexus 2003 RX 300. The car does have
    28K clicks and is certified. It looks great. BUT I like Volvo and its
    known safety features. Any idea on this?

    I appreciate your help.
     
    FA, Mar 22, 2007
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    Marinus Guest

    1- Don't you think that 40 K/year is too much for a car? Is this car
    With 40k the engine is just run-in.
    I just bought a V70 D5 with 120K (miles) in 3 years. Runs like new....

    Marinus
     
    Marinus, Mar 22, 2007
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    Lloyd Wells Guest

    The 40K is probably long distance highway driving (same w/ 120K in 3
    years) - that kind of use is very easy on an engine.
     
    Lloyd Wells, Mar 22, 2007
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    mdrawson Guest

    I'd have little concern about the T5 --- it's a fantastic turbo on a
    terrific engine. I never had any problem with mine in over 100K mi. I've
    had several Volvo high-pressure turbos with never a problem --- SO LONG AS
    THEY'RE MAINTAINED ON A REGULAR BASIS.

    If the car you're looking at has primarily highway miles (and it would
    almost have to with that many miles in the time you describe), and it's been
    well-maintained, both the engine and turbo should be in good shape.
     
    mdrawson, Mar 23, 2007
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    Nick Guest

    I had a Turbo 850 and from the day I got it ( around 65,000 miles, the turbo
    had an annoying whine ( very noticeable)
    but as it had a dealer 12 months parts warranty I wasn't too worried - I put
    some 15,000 miles on it and it didn't get any worse, but I do believe it was
    the start of it breaking..

    Nick
     
    Nick, Mar 23, 2007
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    Henry Guest

    Erm ... it's 'cool' to use slang and everything but you need to get it
    _right_ in order to be effective. Miles are miles and 'clicks' are ...
    _kilometres_ ! Not interchangeable.

    cheers,

    Henry
     
    Henry, Mar 23, 2007
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    James Sweet Guest


    Some turbos just whine, the one in my 240 has howled like a banshee for
    years, I've always thought it sounded kinda cool.
     
    James Sweet, Mar 24, 2007
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    FA Guest

    That's klick. I meant click for odometer. Anyway, thanks for your
    feedback.
     
    FA, Mar 28, 2007
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