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Buy or no? 1999 S80 T6

Old 12-04-2007, 10:52 PM
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One of my friends buddies has a 1999 S80 T6 with 63 thousand miles on it. He is moving away so he said he would sell me the car just to make some extra $$ for 5 thousand bucks. It just had the oil leak fixed which was pretty pricey and the computer was also just replaced. Beyond that I haven't seen any paperwork on what else has been done but hopefully beyond that it should be alright. My question is, should I buy this car? I can't see myself letting a high end volvo go for 5 grand with only 60K on her. I have read about the timing belt issue and this concerns me. I also have read alot of reviews saying how this car is a huge headache etc etc. But the other half says its an awesome car. I do cross country driving year round, so a reliable car is obviously essential...more so than a town car, I could be in the middle of kansas for all I know... Any help is appreciated. Thanks
Old 12-04-2007, 11:20 PM
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If it runs well, I would get it. Just be sure to do the timingbelt when it should be done.
Old 12-04-2007, 11:24 PM
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When should the timing belt be done? how much would it cost to do on average? Also, what is the deal with this model? I heard that if you get the software in the computer updated all this crazy flaws just somehow disappear? True? thanks
Old 12-04-2007, 11:34 PM
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I wouldn't buy the car. Its a load of headache. More over, the car doesn't come with a documents that give the history of repairs.

If you decide to buy it - as Tech suggested, it is better to the timing belt around 70K miles. Dealer's cost $700 - $800 (50-50 parts-labor).

Old 12-04-2007, 11:37 PM
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I think it comes with most of the repair history. The computer was also just replaced, so I don't know. Can only a dealer fix a timing belt on this car? If I did buy it, and replace the timing belt, how should the car be from there on out? I know you can't say for sure but hypothetically if everythign was done properly. Thanks alot guys!
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