Volvo S70 Made from 1998 to 2000, this sporty model replaced the 850 sedan and instantly became a hit.

Potential New Owner

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Old 06-23-2017, 09:27 AM
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Hello,

I am looking at potentially picking up a 1998 S70 with an indicated <100k and asking price of 2k.

The car is cosmetically clean, I'll see how it looks mechanically when I drive it. Assuming that's all good, would the S70 be a good car?

That's a heavy question, but I live in the south and have a rundown '85 Porsche that I picked up 6 years ago and it has lasted me well with only a few weekends per year that I needed to work on it.

I'm moving to Canada for a year this fall, so I'm hoping for a good reliable tank that can (at the very least survive the drive up north) and keep me alive in snow (with proper tires). Ideally I don't want to have to do anything major repair/maintenance wise for my time in Canada, because I don't know if I'll have a proper garage to work on it there.

Would the S70 in general, and hopefully this one specifically, be my reliable tank?

Thanks
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 12:42 PM
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Originally Posted by stofenism View Post
Hello,

I am looking at potentially picking up a 1998 S70 with an indicated <100k and asking price of 2k.

The car is cosmetically clean, I'll see how it looks mechanically when I drive it. Assuming that's all good, would the S70 be a good car?

That's a heavy question, but I live in the south and have a rundown '85 Porsche that I picked up 6 years ago and it has lasted me well with only a few weekends per year that I needed to work on it.

I'm moving to Canada for a year this fall, so I'm hoping for a good reliable tank that can (at the very least survive the drive up north) and keep me alive in snow (with proper tires). Ideally I don't want to have to do anything major repair/maintenance wise for my time in Canada, because I don't know if I'll have a proper garage to work on it there.

Would the S70 in general, and hopefully this one specifically, be my reliable tank?

Thanks
pretty low miles - sounds like a good ride to me. Plus it does not have the troublesome etm.
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 08:55 PM
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It will needs timing belt ASAP
 
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Old 06-23-2017, 10:39 PM
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They are incredibly reliable. The 99 has a reputation for being incredibly unreliable. It's amazing what difference that one year makes.
 
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