Volvo V70

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FarmerPug
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Volvo V70

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I got myself a Volvo, a 2004 V70 D5 with 47,000miles.

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Just drove it back home, it averaged a touch over 44 mpg, i was impressed with how solid these feel but yet still ride really well.

Already been doing some estate car duties :cheesy:
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Looks very nice, I love those seats - and with four spare wheels too. :wink:

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YES!

Welcome to the club :cheesy:

That's a good find for sure. Lots of fresh oil changes will help, that's such low miles :shock:
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#like :lol:

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Looks very nice indeed, come on then what did you give for it :P
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: ) for sale
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby ) sold
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

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dirtydirtydiesel wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:17 pm
Looks very nice indeed, come on then what did you give for it :P
Well um i paid £4750 for it, travel expenses to get it home about £250.

Great driving car, feels like driving a tank and great seats. The problem is how i drive, 5 miles to work, 5 miles back home, 5 miles to the shed and 5 back home, on small roads where an automatic was least efficient, the trip computer was averaging 30mpg it ended up using a full tank in 2 weeks.
My uncle does more motorway miles and has a Mercedes C270 which is quite rusty and troublesome, so I've sold him the Volvo today and am heading back across to the mainland to buy a 406 estate, and a 2 post lift with the spare change :cheesy:

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Frank,
You just can't get a better motor for the money :cheesy:
& you can't stay away :mrgreen:

On a side note its the economy or lack of it that keeps me away from a V70 D5,
I've already got a car with a drinking problem :lol:
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: ) for sale
1999 3.0 V6 SE coupe in Diablo Red ( my baby ) sold
2006 206 1.4 16v sport in Aegean blue ( wife's shopping trolley :roll: )

2006 BMW e61 535d m-sport :supafrisk: run's for cover :lol:

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The V70 lasted about a month, fuel consumption was horrific for a daily driver at 27mpg going to work. Sold the car for what i paid to a relative and bought the 406 and a 2 post lift with change to spare :cheesy:

That was back in 2018, last year i did go a bit mad and bought something also from the ford premiere auto group.

The Ford Scorpio Vignale:
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Obviously the 406 still gets used as the daily for the moment as it likes a drink
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Nice car :cheesy:

A friend at work swapped his troublesome Focus ST for a 3.0 auto Jaguar Mondeo.

To be fair he drove it quite hard, but his economy was so low he filled up once a week - around 150miles....
The local Esso garage was the Jags second home.

It's a nice car though, it's a lovely place to sit, and most gadgets seem to work.
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2005 Vauxhall Meriva
1998 406 V6 Coupe - Midlife crisis..!
PP2000 user, can help with faults / diagnostics in the Bournemouth area.

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GingerMagic wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 10:15 am
troublesome Focus ST
:?

Tell me more....
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