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Old 02-20-2014, 10:37 AM
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Hi everyone!

My fiance bought me a 1998 V70 Station Wagon for a beater, it has 136k. My daily driver was my RX-8 sooo needless to say, the Volvo was necessary.
I've had it for over a month now and I was going to sell it but the more I drive it, the more I actually love it. It's not AWD or turbo, and it's an automatic.
I plan on tinting the windows and putting new rims on it eventually.

I'll post pictures when I actually have it clean bc I've been driving it in the snow, which I have to say rocks!
I have one kid and both of us have 3 dogs combined so the Volvo seems to be a great investment. He works at a transmission shop so repairs are cheaper then what a normal person would pay.
If anyone has any tips or suggestions I am open to hear them all! I've had this car for a while now and it has it's little
Old 02-20-2014, 12:44 PM
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Hi and welcome to the forum.

The things that kill those cars are:
- Timing belt. Should be replaced every 70,000 miles.
- Coolant leaks. They can cause blown head gaskets.
- Leaking heater core (coolant leak). They leak coolant under the carpet on the drivers side.

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