For 1998 the R was available in six colours: Black Stone, Nautic Blue, Silver Metallic, Coral Red, Regency Red, Saffron. The petrol versions were part of the Volvo Modular Engine family. Retrieved 24 September 2017 — via Youtube. I am tired of this car soaking my bank account. I'm ready to turn 205K and she still runs like a raped ape.
The only observations about driving it are that the steering is pretty light, and the shifter isn't as precise as the Honda's was, and it isn't quite as agile or fast. I have no doubt I could have seen half a million on this engine without a problem. Integrated sun blinds and booster seats are a nice touch. Keep your vehicle engine at safe operating temperature for efficient engine condition. Volvo Cars of North America. The common problems were fixed under warranty: upper motor mount, main window switch, light bulb sockets. The new generation featured construction as opposed to in key areas, with Volvo claiming the new body to be 70 per cent more rigid than its predecessor.
Maybe you can be reimbursed for the previous replacements - it's worth a shot. If you have to use the dealership to get your tires rotated, you're better off with a Toyota. Archived from on 15 September 2015. All P2 platform Volvos received a across all markets for 2005. The name V70 combines the letter V, standing for versatility, and 70, denoting relative platform size i.
Mechanic suggested trying another key to start the car, and it seems to work. Top Gear 1977 Television production. This removed the neutral control function and makes everything reliable. Rockleigh, New Jersey: Volvo Cars of North America. To be fair - this car was purchased cheap and had a hard life with myself and the previous owner. It's a solid car that drives well and gets up and goes quite nicely. But if you think about having a car for 11 years and this is the only real maintenance you've done, then it's a pretty good deal.
Archived from on 10 February 2010. It is now 11+ years old and has 183k on it. Volvo Cars of North America. I'm a 'larger gentleman' and found the old Swedish barge to be very accommodating. Archived from on 21 February 2015. Mechanic suggested trying another key to start the car, and it seems to work. A lot of things the Volvos need around 100k are simply not needed for the Hondas and Toyotas.
The sedan model was called. I would never run a car into the ground while doing nothing! The light-coloured leather seats showed the dirt and were quite cracked. Released in 2003, the model pioneered many firsts for Volvo. So far I am highly impressed with my 99' S70 which currently has 104,000 miles. Here is one that I wrote up should be similar to your '98 that covers the water pump and all of the rollers. Safety options include active-bending xenon headlights, auto dipping main beam, City Safety which includes pedestrian and cyclist recognition software , Collision Avoidance, adaptive cruise control and traffic following, driver alertness monitoring and lane departure warning.
Throttle module cleaned 2 times. The R was available with a six-speed manual or a five-speed automatic transmission. Great car overall, has 385k on it now. The issue im dealing with is our 2007 xc90 seems to be at the shop for everything and anything, its not as user friendly. An extended warranty is absolutely mandatory on the latest models, along with a good prayer that Volvo will respect it.
Great paint job - great ride. The ride is fairly stiff but handling is secure. In the past, I've only owned Honda, Toyota, and Nissan and have paid very little in repair or maintenace costs. The maximum effect was achieved in urban traffic and strong sunlight. Archived from on 17 October 1997. Year of manufacture 1999 First year of ownership 2013 Most recent year of ownership 2017 Engine and transmission 2. No diesel version was offered for the North American market.
However, the engine didn't burn a drop of oil and pulled as hard as ever even with nearly 400,000km on the odometer. The xc90 is the wife's, we are keeping that. Best yet, is the price! Bi-Fuel models were only sold with the 2. Volvo fanbois say 250k miles is no problem for the drivetrain, but the number of vehicles for sale and the relatively low asking price makes me question the actual value of one of these vehicles. A more powerful, turbocharged six comes with the T6 trim. Our non-turbo was no more than adequate off the mark, but felt under-stressed and cruised beautifully at highway speeds. To repair that section must come off, all wheel components are in the way, simply translated.
While I only get ~ 22. I always changed oil, checked brakes, tires, steering, safety checks, etc when kids were home on breaks. General Comments: It is nice car to drive, but it is too problematic. A rear-seat table, waste basket and cargo net were integrated into the rear seat backs. If you are handy with a wrench and can change most of at least the minor things yourself it will be a great car for you for years ahead. Primary Use: Commuting to work I Think You Need A Flat Cap And Driving Gloves, Because You Just Became Old! Gothenburg, Sweden: Chalmers University of Technology.