What's wrong with a 1997 960?

Discussion in 'Volvo 960' started by David Schierholz, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. My Dad sold me his mostly dealer overmaintained 960 for $1500- in
    April. (spent $1700- on belt & some other stuff just before he drove
    it up from Florida). I am looking at taking a job with a fair amount
    of mileage in Suffolk County, Long Island, New York.

    Is this the vehicle?

    David Schierholz

    PS- AC dies at 95 dregrees with the humidity we have had the last few
    weeks. Is this a design problem?

    PPS- any good shops on the island?
     
    David Schierholz, Aug 10, 2007
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  2. over maintained is always good......whats the miles?
     
    ~^ beancounter ~^, Aug 11, 2007
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  3. David Schierholz

    NoOne Guest

    The 97 960 is an excellent car. I should know cause I had a 95 960, a
    97 960 and currently a 98 S90 (960 re-badge).

    The car will eat its brake pads and discs will get warped. In
    particular if you do only city driving and/or women driving.

    Parts are rather pricey, but it's a luxury car, they'll tell you.

    It is an AMAZING Volvo! Apart from brakes and expensive parts, the
    car is as close as perfect as you can find.

    The A/C will need repairs after 4-5 years, just like 90% of all "old"
    Volvos.

    There was a MAJOR re-design of the 960 in 95. The car is a true
    reliable, luxury sedan.

    Good luck.
     
    NoOne, Aug 11, 2007
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  4. 127000+.

    I asked because of the list in the "My first Volvo" thread.

    Still looking for good shops on Long Island. It would be factored
    into where we land for the next year.

    David
     
    David Schierholz, Aug 11, 2007
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  5. David Schierholz

    James Sweet Guest


    If well maintained, that car is still in its prime. Keep up on the
    maintenance and it should serve you well.
     
    James Sweet, Aug 11, 2007
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  6. Have a mechanic look at the temp sensor in the back of the engine - a
    very cheap fix - when it goes, it kills the AC when it heats up.
     
    Bob (but not THAT Bob), Aug 14, 2007
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