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Should i buy a 1999 xcv70

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Old 01-26-2010, 07:15 PM
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Is there anything i need to know about these and is 4800 a good price car has 112kmiles
 
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Old 01-31-2010, 07:31 PM
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Wow, 45 reads and no reply?!

Car should:

Have had the timing belt done.
Shift smooth under regular and hard acceleration.
Have no vibrations at all. (Driveshaft & angle drive can be problematic, but should be good with 112k miles.)
Have no fluids leaking.
Have no oil stains on top or front of engine or any hoses/tubing. (PCV system maintenance)
Should not smoke at all.

As for the price - see what others have sold for in your area.
 
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Seems like a good deal if it checks out ok
 
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Is there any difference from 99 to 02?
I'm looking at an 02, 122K miler.
Any other things to look for?
 
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'98-'00 were built on V70 chassis. After '00, XC70 got their own chassis. Look at reliability ratings for them at MSN auto.
 
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I personally would buy the 99' because of the chassis. There is less roll on the older models. I have had this car off the road into a deep ditch, and it didn't roll. But my moms 03' xc70 has tons of roll through the corners.

Something to think about
 
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Originally Posted by Samr18 View Post
I personally would buy the 99' because of the chassis. There is less roll on the older models. I have had this car off the road into a deep ditch, and it didn't roll. But my moms 03' xc70 has tons of roll through the corners.

Something to think about
Aftermarket sway bars can cure that.
 
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