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Old 04-20-2017, 10:47 AM
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Exclamation Advice buying 2010 or 2011?

I found a good deal on a 2010 FWD xc60 and before I pull the trigger I was wondering if there are any issues with the year-model. Is the 2011 better?? The same dealer has a 2011 in excellent shape, but outside of my budget. Any replies will be very helpful.
Also, both cars have around 80k miles. Any significant services coming??
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:01 PM
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Reliability they are pretty equal. Some burned oil. Leaking vacuum pumps. Failed PCV breather boxes. Been seeing a few with locked up idlers or tensioners. Compressors fail a lot too.

90k service is due soon, which is just an oil change, rotation and cabin filter. Spark plugs should have been done already at 75k.
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See if you can find the maintenance history - if the car was dealer serviced Carfax will show it. If the car is at a dealer you can also ask if they completed a "100 point" inspection (most reputable shops do this) - the question is whether all servicing is up to date and if there are any known issues. Its impossible to predict what will fail in the future, that's really a general reliability question for the make/model/year.
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So the quality is very poor then? Is the xc70 or s80 a better choice?
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Aside from the oil burners, I would not say very poor reliability. I work on them all day, so I can name 5 or 6 common problems with any Volvo model.

The S80 and XC70 from 2007 on are the same platform, so same problems.
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