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Getting ready to buy a 2000 s80 T6...

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Old 12-14-2008, 09:31 PM
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Default Getting ready to buy a 2000 s80 T6...

DH and I are looking at buying the above car. This is the first time we have ever bought a car from a private seller and are a little nervous. We are getting a good deal. There are 2 things that are making me nervous. They are giving us a weak warranty

1: The check engine light is on, they told us what it is. It is o2 sensor. They took off enough money to get that fixed.

2: The 2nd time DH got in it, they had it started and going for like 30 sec. and it died. The guy had to put it into Neutral and re-start it.

3: There is a couple of re-calls. One for a fan, a master cylinder and speed control.

What do you guys think? It's 2000 w/94,000.
 
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:05 PM
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well it depends on the price.. as has been discussed before, its so much better to go for an 02 or newer if you really want an s80...
 
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:10 PM
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Well, we are getting it for about @2K below blue book price. So, the price is tempting.
 
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:24 PM
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If you can make sure they do all of the recalls for the car before you give them any money.
 
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Old 12-14-2008, 10:30 PM
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Does it matter who does the recalls. They weren't even aware of them until we got the carfax report. Like I said DH and I have never bought a car. We had my car that I came into the marriage with until it was totaled.
 
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Old 12-15-2008, 02:13 AM
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I think it matters if a dealer or a independent shop does the work. I would go with the dealer on getting the work done.

What needs to be done recall wise?
 
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:03 AM
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I'd dont think there is a recall for the master cylinder or the speed sensor, does car fax say that?, but definately a recallfor the fan. THere are recalls for the Fuel pump and ETM, well theyy extended the warranty for those up to 10 years 200,000 miles for the ETM and 10/150,000 miles for the fuel pump.

Also Volvo's like to have their timing belts changed at 105k, but alot of people do them early, since they tend to break earlier or they look worn/pitted. So that is a 1400$ service via Volvo, and when they replace the timing belt my local volvo delearship requires you change the Water pump also which is why its so expensive.

I'd also make sure the 90k 600$ volvo tune up was done for it too. My 01 s80 T6 requred me to do brakes and rotors around that mileage too so I'd make sure those are in good shape because Volvo charges a bunch load for that ... like 1000$ for all brakes and rotors.
 
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