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Old 02-05-2017, 09:03 PM   #1
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Volvo S60 D5 2002

Purchase Day

So as much as I wanted to get the golf up to a half decent standard, it was starting to eat money and it really wasn't practical enough. Even moving to a smaller pram recently (this is the reason I got the golf thinking it would be easy to fit in) it just didn't work for me. Plus with the baby seat in the back and the front passenger seat usually had to be moved forward, then it messed with my vision when the seat was occupied. Anyway the golf was sold after some Ebay timewasters.

Flicked through looking at a bunch of E46 & E39 BMW's, even some T30 X-Trails (I work in Nissan parts so this was a £££ saver, but none ticked the boxes really).

I was also looking at S60 and S80 even though an estate would have been more useful, the looks of the V70 just don't appeal to me.

Got in touch with a car trader, 2002 Volvo S60 D5 SE Automatic. 163 BHP full leathers etc etc. £995 Strictly no offers.

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There were a bunch more photos but I won't list them all. 124K, tonnes of paperwork which I will get too shortly. The deal was done and I purchased the car. My first Volvo.

Stuck some fuel in at a local Shell.



Now there are some issues which far as I am aware are common issues and I will get on to them pretty shar****.







Managed 54mpg round the M25 in the outside lane on the display which I have also read seems a bit optimistic but beats the thirsty 1.8T golf.



Now I didn't just buy a 124K car with issues for no reason. The car has had 2 cambelt changes, the most recent carried out at volvo after an oil leak in that area. There are a tonne of invoices for services, tyres, MOT's and repairs. Check out some of the paperwork below. It's had a full set of Bosch injectors, intercooler, steering rack work, hoses and bushes. Although looking at the most recent service invoice carried out in May, there's a piece of paper with some recommendations on and I feel the owner decided to think enough is enough and decided to move on. The MOT runs out end of June.











Gutted I never see that last sheet of paper until I got home and organised all the paperwork. At the end of the day its a sub £1000 car and I wasn't there to hustle. The car needs a O/S/F fog lamp and a N/S/R lamp lens. Oh and a pair of wipers!

I will get the car on the ramp tomorrow and see whats going on and knuckle down with the oil leak.

Any advice will be great as I am currently in no mans land apart from looking at a few PH posts and I have just signed up to Volvo Forums . ORG

Updates soon and mainly phone photos for a little while.
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:17 PM   #2
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How very sensible!

Looks smart though!



rust around discs! aren't they all?!?

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That didn't take you long I've had a few volvos all T5s great motors and as long as there well serviced will live forever
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Old 02-05-2017, 09:31 PM   #4
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That's a lovely big car chum. I really like volvos, although Id love a big v70 at some stage.

Keep the updates coming!!

Health to enjoy btw.

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A huge amount of car for only £995!
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:28 PM   #6
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had a 2004 D5 SE almost from new and LOVED it - did a lot of long journeys and nothing beat it for comfortable cruising with all the toys Still miss it and shouldnt have sold it when I did, but thats life.

Hope it turns out to be a good 'un for you.
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I like the idea of this! I've followed all of your threads and I always enjoy your updates so I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll do with this one.

I wouldn't worry too much about that list a fair few of them look very simple fixes, hopefully all of them turn out very simple.

Good luck with it buddy
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How very sensible!

Looks smart though!



rust around discs! aren't they all?!?

Ha I am pleased with it especially with the price I paid. I will get the wheels off today hopefully and have a look! Check the suspension then too

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That didn't take you long I've had a few volvos all T5s great motors and as long as there well serviced will live forever
I did consider a T5 but I miss diesel economy. My friend had a T5 C70 and it was very smooth and fast. It's been serviced alot, oil and air wise anyway. Gonna have a full service done myself. I can't seem to see anything mentioning pollen or fuel filter on the paperwork and from what I have read online, indys won't touch these filters.

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That's a lovely big car chum. I really like volvos, although Id love a big v70 at some stage.

Keep the updates coming!!

Health to enjoy btw.

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I wanted an estate really but theres something about the v70 in this age that was a touch too mature for me

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A huge amount of car for only £995!
It's had almost half of that spent on it this year alone. Perfect.

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had a 2004 D5 SE almost from new and LOVED it - did a lot of long journeys and nothing beat it for comfortable cruising with all the toys Still miss it and shouldnt have sold it when I did, but thats life.

Hope it turns out to be a good 'un for you.
Thanks, all seems good so far, few small niggles to sort but that no biggie. I'm quite happy with the Dolby 13 speaker setup

I've also never been so comfortable on the M25 on the way home

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I like the idea of this! I've followed all of your threads and I always enjoy your updates so I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll do with this one.

I wouldn't worry too much about that list a fair few of them look very simple fixes, hopefully all of them turn out very simple.

Good luck with it buddy
The only worrying bit is the oil leak but I have already spoken to the technicians at my work who are gonna look for me.

I have been informed on a Volvo forum that the oil leak could be related to a core plug between engine and gearbox and it quite often writes the car off. Not for me, the box will be coming out

Will have it on the ramp and start checking this lot out.

First thing I am ordering today though is some new wipers.
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Looks lovely that buddy, I've always fancied one of these with the same engine. I've found Volvo's seem fairly simple to work on in my limited experience with them
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Lovely jubbly, this is going to be an interesting one, don't think I've seen one of these Volvo motors on here before, good luck with this one mate.
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