Great Car, Nothing like it
By Jamezers on Saturday, November 24, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
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Pros: "Luxury, economy, safety, reliability"
Cons: "Expensive parts, poor air condition, depreciates"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I have ran an 850 wagon SE last 8 years, bought same in a GLT sedan for my son (it is fast), and couldn't resist the low price for an S70 T5 SE (I can't stop working on and detailing to make perfect it is that nice). People joke about how well I keep my cars, the 850SE wagon has 450Km and runs and looks like new. Mind you I am the kind of guy that goes into thrapy of the slightest dome light goes out.
The GLT feels like a rocket, nothing touches it on the road, and my sone an I are in debate whether it has been chipped, given the more luxurious T5 SE doesn't seem as fast, or rather the acceleration isn't felt as it seems like a slightly heavier car.
I have had two 244 DLS as well years ago, I know Volvos.
They don't break often. When they do, avoid the dealers, they are a fortune. If one shops for the original parts on online and has a mechanic than stealership install, it will cost less to drive a better car than anything North American or Offshore.
What ever they aspire to do, Volvo has done. My SEs are luxurious, the GT is light and nimble, all are bullet proof as their greatest strength. Very relaxing for very long drives. They are the best, literally. Mind you I bought these in fear that 96-98's are becoming scarce and I understand they are the best ones. After Ford took them over. I don't know, I read a lot of horror stories.
Get on in good condition as major parts are expensive and you may be driving years and maintenance free. I can't say enough about them, they are great."
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