"Vector Newman" <realmenuselinuxlikeme.org> wrote:
> Going to check one out later on today. Looks in top shape with under 80K.
> Silver with black interior. I believe this must be the 2.3L 246 hp I5
> engine right?
> Anything I should look for? Any history of probs? Any help/links
If it was driven with a spare tire or the front and rear tires were not
rotated religiously, it could have smoked the AWD mechanism. Apparently
that is fairly common because lots of people keep bad mouthing "viscous
coupling" which a '99 V70 AWD would have and that is about the only
problem viscous coupling has. In general, the '99 & '00 V70 are
considered the best used Volvos on the market and among the best used
cars on the market. See if it had regular dealer service. It it did,
see if they will let you see the service history and see if the tires
were religiously rotated or there were other problems.
Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.