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Old 07-13-2005, 08:02   #1 (permalink)
rastlouis@rogers.com
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240 with 185,000 miles - concern?

Made an offer on an early 90s 240 with around 185,000 miles. Single
owner, well maintained, good records, runs well. Should I be
concerned? If I can get another 75-100k miles out of it I'd be really
happy. Thanks.

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Old 07-13-2005, 13:02   #2 (permalink)
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Re: 240 with 185,000 miles - concern?

Look...

Not even the Volvo techs here with years of experience can look inside the
car and see failures coming in 28,287 miles!
The best you can do is be careful and you are being very careful.

It sounds ok to me, my biggest fear is the trans in old cars, but anything
can go--drive gently use sensible maintance and you are doing the best that
one can!

<rastlouis@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:1121263917.487606.293000@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Made an offer on an early 90s 240 with around 185,000 miles. Single
> owner, well maintained, good records, runs well. Should I be
> concerned? If I can get another 75-100k miles out of it I'd be really
> happy. Thanks.
>



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Old 07-13-2005, 23:02   #3 (permalink)
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Re: 240 with 185,000 miles - concern?


<rastlouis@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:1121263917.487606.293000@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> Made an offer on an early 90s 240 with around 185,000 miles. Single
> owner, well maintained, good records, runs well. Should I be
> concerned? If I can get another 75-100k miles out of it I'd be really
> happy. Thanks.
>


It's impossible to say from the mileage, 240's are well known for going 300K
or more, but that's certainly not to say nothing will ever go wrong. I
regularly work on a few ranging from 120K to 270K and generally the lower
mileage one has more issues, probably wasn't as well maintained.


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Old 07-14-2005, 17:02   #4 (permalink)
rastlouis@rogers.com
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Re: 240 with 185,000 miles - concern?

Thanks for your thoughts.
My offer was accepted and I'm getting the car (92 wagon) for a
reasonable price. I brought it into a Volvo mechanic who has given it
a clean bill of health. Compression on the engine was very good, no
mechanical issues to speak of except a sticking handbrake which will be
repaired.
Looking forward to Volvo ownership!
Cheers!
--Robert

James Sweet wrote:
> <rastlouis@rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:1121263917.487606.293000@g43g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Made an offer on an early 90s 240 with around 185,000 miles. Single
> > owner, well maintained, good records, runs well. Should I be
> > concerned? If I can get another 75-100k miles out of it I'd be really
> > happy. Thanks.
> >

>
> It's impossible to say from the mileage, 240's are well known for going 300K
> or more, but that's certainly not to say nothing will ever go wrong. I
> regularly work on a few ranging from 120K to 270K and generally the lower
> mileage one has more issues, probably wasn't as well maintained.


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Old 07-15-2005, 06:02   #5 (permalink)
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Re: 240 with 185,000 miles - concern?


<rastlouis@rogers.com> wrote in message
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> Thanks for your thoughts.
> My offer was accepted and I'm getting the car (92 wagon) for a
> reasonable price.


Good luck with your "new to you" Volvo... You mind telling us the reasonable
price?

Ahmet


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Old 07-15-2005, 12:02   #6 (permalink)
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Re: 240 with 185,000 miles - concern?

"reasonable" is a relative term, I know. I paid $1700 cdn for it
(about $1200 US?). Original asking price was 2.5 times that. I'm very
pleased with my purchase.

dragon wrote:
> <rastlouis@rogers.com> wrote in message
> news:1121357425.842556.32370@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > Thanks for your thoughts.
> > My offer was accepted and I'm getting the car (92 wagon) for a
> > reasonable price.

>
> Good luck with your "new to you" Volvo... You mind telling us the reasonable
> price?
>
> Ahmet


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Old 07-15-2005, 17:02   #7 (permalink)
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Re: 240 with 185,000 miles - concern?

Dude...Sounds like a STEAL!
(hope that does not jinx you)
2 years with not too many problems and it owes you NOTHING!

Good Luck!


<rastlouis@rogers.com> wrote in message
news:1121447388.675654.281890@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> "reasonable" is a relative term, I know. I paid $1700 cdn for it
> (about $1200 US?). Original asking price was 2.5 times that. I'm very
> pleased with my purchase.
>
> dragon wrote:
> > <rastlouis@rogers.com> wrote in message
> > news:1121357425.842556.32370@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> > > Thanks for your thoughts.
> > > My offer was accepted and I'm getting the car (92 wagon) for a
> > > reasonable price.

> >
> > Good luck with your "new to you" Volvo... You mind telling us the

reasonable
> > price?
> >
> > Ahmet

>



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Old 07-16-2005, 21:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: 240 with 185,000 miles - concern?

On 15 Jul 2005 10:09:48 -0700, rastlouis@rogers.com wrote:

>"reasonable" is a relative term, I know. I paid $1700 cdn for it
>(about $1200 US?). Original asking price was 2.5 times that. I'm very
>pleased with my purchase.
>


Congrats Robert!

BTW, at today's exchange rate $1700 CDN = $1392.56 USD--or roughly
$1,400 USD.

I looked at the pics you sent me and still think it was a very good
buy.

Regards,

Doc
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