Re: How much is the volvo worth?
> Darren (Dazza) gurgled happily, sounding much like they were saying :
>>How much is this white ex-police T5 ... worth with 196,000 miles
>>Would it not be sensible to pay more money for a lower mileage one?
>>A non ex police red ... with 141,000 went for 2,150.
> Irrespective of Ovlovs and ex-plodness, by they time you're at 140k miles,
> the difference to 200k is relatively academic.
> It's condition, condition, condition.
> 140k could be utterly shagged and worn out if not properly maintained.
> 200k could be fresh as a daisy.
Agreed, my father has a T5 V70 with 130k on the clock and it goes like
stink... - Look out for an oil leak under the engine bay, caused by blow
back pressure in the block, blowing out the main crankshaft to gearbox
seal. (Big problem with these)
Also look out for blue smoke under acceleration, indicating worn turbo
seals and possibly bearings.
Remember the turbo is a very special peace of kit on this car, it's
where all the power comes from, check it out carefully, they can be a
The police look after there cars very well.
Expect 27mpg tops though!!!
I think a T5 for a grand is a real bargain, irrespective of a few faults
and high milage....
Once you have driven one!, they are addictive.