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Volvo: yea or nay? - CityWoman - 09-15-2019

What is your opinion on Volvos?  I searched and found a few posts here that gave high praise for the XC70. And others say Volvos are very reliable. I've always had the impression they are very safe cars.

I also found other posts saying Volvos are "always in the shop" for repairs. 

It seems every vehicle has its fans and haters, but can anyone tell me what models of Volvo wagon or SUV might be worth a look?  How old of a Volvo would you consider, and what issues would you look for in an older Volvo? How difficult are they to maintain?

There are a number of Volvo wagons for sale at a decent price in my area and they look comfy/roomy enough to sleep in.

Also, a few posts mentioned that "pre-injection" Volvos were some of the best vehicles made, but what does pre-injection mean?  And what years would Volvos have been pre-injection?

Thanks!!


RE: Volvo: yea or nay? - Queen - 09-15-2019

Nice vehicles but hellaciously expensive to repair. Also, not a lot of dealerships if you need work while you’re wandering.


RE: Volvo: yea or nay? - CityWoman - 09-15-2019

(09-15-2019, 09:20 AM)Queen Wrote:  . . . not a lot of dealerships if you need work while you’re wandering.

Do you mean that one can only get repairs at a dealership? What about indie mechanic places?


RE: Volvo: yea or nay? - B and C - 09-15-2019

I have never owned one or know anyone who has. That being said, they are one of the safest cars on the road, if not the safest. Just remember these are made in Sweden (IIRC) and some part you might need may still be in Sweden. Domestic vehicles or common japanese/korean vehicles would be a better choice in my opinion. Parts more readily available.


RE: Volvo: yea or nay? - tx2sturgis - 09-15-2019

A Volvo car would not be on my list...they are too hard to re-sell. You will sit on that thing forever trying to find a buyer for it. I would imagine that routine maintenance should be easy, but major repairs might be expensive and time consuming.

I add the word 'car' because Volvo trucks are very desirable in some applications. I know you are not looking at Volvo trucks but some readers might land on this thread and wish to add comments about Volvo VNLs and other V-series trucks.


RE: Volvo: yea or nay? - Groovy2 - 09-15-2019

watch Scotty Kilmer car mechanic on YT

search- Scotty Kilmer Volvo -

I just watched one of Scottys vids and he said
parts only available thru dealer - so super expensive


RE: Volvo: yea or nay? - Queen - 09-15-2019

(09-15-2019, 09:30 AM)CityWoman Wrote:  Do you mean that one can only get repairs at a dealership? What about indie mechanic places?

My understanding is parts a very difficult to obtain except at a dealership.


RE: Volvo: yea or nay? - CityWoman - 09-15-2019

Hmm, looks like Volvo should be taken off my list to consider.


RE: Volvo: yea or nay? - RVTravel - 09-15-2019

Beautiful car but likely xpensive to get worked on.


RE: Volvo: yea or nay? - maki2 - 09-15-2019

I will get back to you on this. My friend recently bought a used XC70. There were good years and bad years for them. He knows as he did extensive research. Not sure if I will be seeing him before Tuesday but I will ask in text messaging. Oh and there is typically going to be a check engine light showing on the dash to do with some sensor that is in a very difficult to reach space. Not a critical repair thing so you will want to know the ODB code for what that one is because it will be shown if you do a scan and you will see the light on the dash showing check engine. So remember not to panic if you see that when you go shopping for one.