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Volvo S60 Roffle at £7 a go with Consolation prizes, DRAWN


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#1 OFFLINE   carlo

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:41 AM

OK I've had this Volvo for two or three weeks now, and as I sort of half expected it's not for me, however it is another car I've always fancied 'crossed off the list!!'  I want to try a Subaru next, and possibly a 2000 era Merc C Class; after that I'm running out of ideas (and money probably).

 

There are things I love about it, but getting back into the Peugeot I feel like Frasier's dad with his armchair, there's just nothing as comfortable or "right".  I suspect if I gave the Volvo a bit longer I might get more used to it but to be honest the thing frightens me with what could potentially go wrong, and I can't keep four cars so it had better go. 

 

What do I like about it?  The magnificent engine, probably the best I've experienced.  Bloody fast, incredibly torquey yet quiet and refined.  Five speed geartronic box is excellent too, a great combination.  Seats are the only ones I've sat in which are more comfortable than those in the 405.  It handles much better than I thought it would.  Stereo is awesome (but see below).  Cruise, A/C all work perfectly.  Dash layout is really sensible.  And yet, I don't like the ride, probably not helped by those wheels and tyres.  It's too big really, and feels it to me despite only being a bit longer than the Peugeot, and it has that typical modern car poor rear visibility.  23/24mpg doesn't bother me too much but might get a bit tiresome eventually. Not even sure I like the colour either, having leather doesn't help its cause!

 

The engine diagnostic light came on after  I got it, I had a garage read it and it said something about boost pressure being too high??  Anyway, they fiddled with it, it was cleared and the light didn't come back on for a few days; now it's on again so that will need sorting.  It has a small oil leak, a few drops underneath left overnight.  The steering column control plastic lever came off in my hand, you can adjust the nut with pliers (supplied!) or replace it.  And yesterday the CD player decided it wouldn't eject my CD, so that needs sorting too, now.  I've decided the car ain't for me so will not be throwing any more money at it, but it could make a nice car for someone who sorts these things out.

 

So, in a nutshell,

 

2001 Volvo 2.4T petrol 5 speed geartronic automatic 200bhp

MOT 02/03/2019

109,000 miles

Top spec HU 803 Volvo Radio/CD

Cruise, A/C, Sunroof all working

Decent tyres

Fair bit of service history, including the ETM throttle body being replaced, and cambelt at 80k

 

And to summarise the bad bits:

 

N/S/F electric window is apparently sticky, I deliberately haven't used it in case of trouble

It leaves a few oil drips underneath overnight, so has a slight oil leak

There are a few small dings/scrapes along the bodywork, nothing terrible

Steering control lever and stuck CD as above

 

Anyone fancy taking this on?  I expect to lose money and don't want much back for it, or would there be any interest in a roffle?

 

I'm about 15 miles east of Plymouth, not that far from Totnes rail station.

 

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#2 OFFLINE   Stinkwheel

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:47 AM

‘Ow much izzit mister?
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:52 AM

These are lurvely but it's not an estate so I can't have it.

 

2000 era C-class is also on my shortlist so let me know how your hunt goes!



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:53 AM

‘Ow much izzit mister?

 

I really don't know what to ask, I paid more than I should have done for it in the circumstances.  Is anything in the £400 area reasonable?



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 10:56 AM

I really don't know what to ask, I paid more than I should have done for it in the circumstances. Is anything in the £400 area reasonable?


Sounds fair to me. If I had 400 quid I’d buy it. But alas.....

Good luck with the sale.

#6 OFFLINE   Andyrew

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 11:23 AM

seems like a bargain, should roffle well



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 11:32 AM

Tempting if I had the space.

Being on a 51 plate is this in the OMG How Much?! tax band?

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#8 OFFLINE   carlo

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 11:37 AM

Tax is £27 a month on DD, so about £5 more than my old 405s



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 11:40 AM

If you get another cd, you can make the stuck one come out; make like youre trying to put the new cd in, catch the edge of the stuck one and it will eject; bet you its a burned blank cd thats got stuck

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#10 OFFLINE   carlo

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 11:50 AM

If you get another cd, you can make the stuck one come out; make like youre trying to put the new cd in, catch the edge of the stuck one and it will eject; bet you its a burned blank cd thats got stuck

Edited to add a better description https://www.google.i...LamgOtl&ampcf=1

 

Yes it was a burned one!  Have tried that but can't seem to make it work, hard to see where the CD actually sits in it.



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:03 PM

Yes it was a burned one!  Have tried that but can't seem to make it work, hard to see where the CD actually sits in it.


Keep fiddling; turn it off, then back on, press eject (you'll hear it trying to eject) then hook under the cd. It happens from time to time on mine, only with burned cds. You can use a thin laminated card if its easier. Literally the bottom centre of the cd slot

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:05 PM

That sounds like a megabargain to me.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:11 PM

That is an absolute fuckton of car for £400. What a time to believe alive..
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 12:30 PM

That is an absolute fuckton of car for £400. What a time to believe alive..


This. Very much this.
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 01:08 PM

Wowsers that’s a lovely thing. My wife would quite lidderally kill me if I added any more to the Bump fleet though. She has spelt things out quite clearly.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 05:24 PM

Does the EML being on cause any issues with the way the car drives, reduced power etc


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 05:37 PM

Does the EML being on cause any issues with the way the car drives, reduced power etc

 

Not at all. car goes like stink.  No issues with power delivery or gearbox, drives without fault.


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 05:46 PM

That interior, my word. 3 randoms
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 05:59 PM

2 for me 


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 06:00 PM

I had a similarly aged (but dizzle) S80, great car, supremely comfy with awesome 10 speaker stereo. It was my fav car for sitting in traffic jams or driving to Scotland and back in a day.


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 06:04 PM

Worth roffling at £7 a ticket?  Or £12 for two?  

 

I've never held a roffle before!



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Posted 20 October 2018 - 06:07 PM

Worth roffling at £7 a ticket?  Or £12 for two?  

 

 

I'd be in for two #28 & #47


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 06:16 PM

I'd take 4 randoms at that price.
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 06:34 PM

OK, will give a go at roffling this, see how it goes.

 

£7 a ticket, £13 for two, £19 for three, £25 for four!

 

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23  captain furious

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33  RobT

34  pandamonium

35  bramz7

36  omegod

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:14 PM

One random please.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:17 PM

I'd be in for two #28 & #47


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:45 PM

I'd take 4 randoms at that price.


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Posted 20 October 2018 - 07:45 PM

Nice, 16 & 46 please
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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:12 PM

21, 4, 7 and 8 please.

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Posted 20 October 2018 - 08:15 PM

2 randoms pls


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