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  • There's a Car I Want To Buy Down the Street

    Since my trusty '01 Volvo died with 225,000 miles, I've been driving the '96 Volvo turbo wagon we bought for my daughter to use last summer. There is a real nice '03 Volvo XC down the street for $less than $7,000. I was planning on spending $23K+ on a Mini Cooper, so this may be a good option for a car that I love. Been a Volvo wagon guy for 12 years

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    I'm thinking about trading my 07 s40 for a newer xc60. I totally agree on the wagons but I need a bit more room. Sounds like a good deal.

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      And you've had good luck with em??? man, those cars scare me to death. Although, I drive a 1999 Acura 3.2TL, the dreaded transmission failure is always on my mind!!!!
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        Quote Originally Posted by almightycrunch
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        And you've had good luck with em??? man, those cars scare me to death. Although, I drive a 1999 Acura 3.2TL, the dreaded transmission failure is always on my mind!!!!




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          Quote Originally Posted by almightycrunch
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          And you've had good luck with em??? man, those cars scare me to death. Although, I drive a 1999 Acura 3.2TL, the dreaded transmission failure is always on my mind!!!!




          I drive an 04 The transmission is always on my mind too...****************ing ****************ers!
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            Quote Originally Posted by Ron Burgandy
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            I'm thinking about trading my 07 s40 for a newer xc60. I totally agree on the wagons but I need a bit more room. Sounds like a good deal.




            Wait a min ... I thought you made 975,000 last year



            Pissed me off cause you beat me by 50 grand
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              Quote Originally Posted by KCTigerChief
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              I drive an 04 The transmission is always on my mind too...****************ing ****************ers!




              I bought a brand new 2001 TL before, leased, and during the drive back down to the Twin Cities to turn it in , it started slipping on me at 52k, turned it in without incident. I rebought a 1999 because it has the original 4 speed tranny which had better failure record than the 5 speeds do. I had to rebuy the car because it is a fantastic car IMHO, fast, quiet, sharp, and the most comfortable car I've ever driven in.
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                Quote Originally Posted by almightycrunch
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                And you've had good luck with em??? man, those cars scare me to death. Although, I drive a 1999 Acura 3.2TL, the dreaded transmission failure is always on my mind!!!!




                I know folks that have owned an AWD and no probs including my wife's '04

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                • #9
                  seems like the choice between a mini cooper and a volvo should be an easy one.



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                    Quote Originally Posted by Stonedtone
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                    I know folks that have owned an AWD and no probs including my wife's '04




                    Oh, im not saying that you're going to absolutely have issues! I've seen plenty of testimonials of them going eleventy billion miles with only routine maintenance, also seen plenty of horror stories too, like everything.
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                    • #11
                      I have an 01 TL that has 176 on the clock and I'm scared to death over the transmission!



                      Glad to hear I'm not alone.
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                      • #12
                        My best suggestion is to buy a junkyard tranny, then buy a tranny kit, then pay a local tranny guy to rebuild it, before you need to do it. I just missed out on a 1999 black on tan with a bad motor for 500 bucks a month ago on craigslist, car was in beautiful shape, son of a bitch!!!!!!



                        It just sucks that this is an issue that cant be "resolved" its an inherent issue with the tranny, you can rebuild em all you want, but it will still fail eventually. your best insurance is yearly transmission fluid flushes, doing the 3x3 method. fluid dumping will only drain 1/3 of the fluid at a time, so you need to do it 3 times with 3 quarts each, drive the car for 3-5 minutes, and then dump and add another 3 quarts x3. shift solenoid cleanings as well. Sucks, cuz otherwise, its a phenomenal car.
                        Fiddles: Gibson Les Paul Classic
                        Warmoth homebuilt Strat
                        Xaviere XV-550

                        Amps: Splawn Quick Rod and matching 2x12
                        Laney VC-30112


                        good dealings with/trade references: MRAAJR, SMASHINGTIME, STRATOSLACKER, MASTERBURRFOOT, BLUPLIRST

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                        • #13
                          that's a really good idea actually.



                          Mine was a one owner car before I got it, so it's in great shape.



                          But I drive a pretty big commute every day and know it's taking it's toll on the car.



                          It is SUCH a nice car. I really have come to love it. I have the weird greenish/bluish/dolphin color.
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                          • #14
                            laguna green, my dad has a laguna green 99, mine is nighthawk black on black
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                            Warmoth homebuilt Strat
                            Xaviere XV-550

                            Amps: Splawn Quick Rod and matching 2x12
                            Laney VC-30112


                            good dealings with/trade references: MRAAJR, SMASHINGTIME, STRATOSLACKER, MASTERBURRFOOT, BLUPLIRST

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                            • #15
                              Found out today it has 117,00 miles. Now, I should get another 100,000 out of it, but I'm now a bit concerned. He said new timing belt and water pump

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