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1997 V70 TDI CD (top spec)

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#1 OFFLINE   warninglight


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:54 PM

Available in the next few days, and possible free delivery if it's on my way from Cumbria to London...


I'm selling this and my 2004 TD5 Discovery, as I've added up what I pay in tax, insurance, MOT etc. x2, and I'm going to change to one modern daily for similar money overall, and push the Amazon into service as the backup...


I bought this in May last year, with 227k on the clocks, it's now pushing 239k and still running brilliantly. I've had an actual 60mpg on a round trip from Cumbria to London in it (600 miles on a smidge under 10 gallons, filled up at the same pump when I got back!)


MOTd til August, I changed all the discs and pads, as well as the handbrake shoes and front brake hoses for MOT.

I have it on winter wheels at the moment - its original Perfo 16" 'T5' wheels are here with 2 good Goodyears on them, the other 2 Goodyears are worn out. It has a set of 4 Avon WV7 winter tyres on currently, fitted new in November at £70 each. Both sets of wheels can go with it.


There's the usual wear in the driver's bolster but it has proper carpet mats, aircon works, in fact I've made sure everything works, fitting loads of bits from my stash of parts for these (I'll throw whatever I have in the boot too, so it can be kept going!) however cruise control stopped working over Christmas and I haven't had a chance to investigate why.


I fitted a pair of new pattern headlamps as the original reflectors were totally shot.


Paint is all original, the lacquer is fairly well gone on both bumpers but other than that, I think it hides its age and mileage well. The Perfo alloys are scabby and could do with a paint.


It's the old VW AEL engine which is much more frugal and simpler than the later D5, I've had a few of these and love them. Since May I've had it home in Ireland, camping on Mull and Islay, in London a couple of times, never missed a beat!


My MOT man did advise on a slight weep of PAS fluid on the rack, I gave it a clean up and some Lucas PAS stop leak on his recommendation and since then in August it hasn't needed topping up, so I'm pronouncing it alright.


It does stick the low coolant light on roughly every 1000 miles - I pressure tested it last week (after finally buying the kit!) and found it slowly weeping at the top hose. I got a couple of turns on that jubilee clip so time will tell if that's cured it. Heater matrix is often the culprit on these but the inside stays dry.


It's the CD model so has wood trim, heated seats, the stitched door cards that don't separate like the cheaper ones, heated mirrors, electric sunroof etc.


I've also fitted a Pure DAB stereo, this does USB, Bluetooth calls and audio, CD, FM etc etc. with a GENUIIIIINE Volvo cubby storage pocket, happy to put the original double DIN back in if preferred...


Oh and as all Volvos should it has a towbar and twin electrics.


The family I bought it off had it since it was a year old, the service book is full of services every 6000 miles.


Not entirely sure what it's worth to sell? I know it's worth a lot more to break, but it's a shame to do that when it has 7 months test and lots of miles left in it. I'd like close to £1000 for it, there's £250 in the stereo and new headlamps, A set of Perfos with 2 Goodyears is £100+, it'll come with a spare injection pump, steering rack (in need of refurb, it's the original as the current one is only 4 years old) and whatever else I find.


First couple of photos are as I bought it in May, went to Swindon for it!







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#2 OFFLINE   Lacquer Peel

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:50 PM

£750 minus the stereo?
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 07:52 PM

Very nice indeed.

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#4 OFFLINE   warninglight


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Posted 17 January 2018 - 08:05 PM

£750 minus the stereo?


£150 of that £250 I mentioned is in the headlamps, poor wording on my part!


I could drop to £750 with the original stereo in - but I'd keep the winter wheels and get 2 tyres on the Perfos for it to go on, as I'd want to hang on to some of the spares as well as the winter wheels.

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