Re: Considering buying high mileage Volvo v40 T reg
"rowy" <UseLinkToEmail@AutoForumz.com> wrote in message
> Thinking about buying one of these but really concerned about the
> mileage - 148,000 on 1.6 engine. should i be or is there anything
> specific i should be checking out? :D
Personnally big miles on a small engine with a relatively heavy car is not
good- the engine is working pretty hard most of the time- if its an estate
potentially more so.
If you must have it, look for spot on maintanance with at
least-as-often-as-recommended oil changes. If so you could potentially get
around 200k from this engine before thinking about work.
The standard 1.8 is actually better on fuel than the 1.6 due to more ideal
gearing and having the torque to propel the car without labouring so much.
Avoid the 1.8 GDi, they are fraught with problems. The 2.0T coupled to the
autobox is the best combination.