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I can haz a new car too....!

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Here is my recent purchase - hopefully it'll last a good few years.

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It's not a classic as such, but a 1998 model so kinda old ish. I very nearly bought a much older one but I don't really have the time/skills/patience to look after it - this one should require less of my precious* time

I've already been banging on the door to 'old age' and now it seems I've stepped effortlessly inside :oops:

So far, no medical hiccups have yet to occur.. :supafrisk:
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That does look mighty tidy and unlike modern junk, you'll be able to see out of it. :mrgreen:

I get it. It's a nice looking car with masses of space and potentially good for quite a few years yet.

Enjoy!

(Bit too big for me to tow behind the camper, otherwise I could have been tempted).
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
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Looks nice Kelv,always liked the old volvo's after having a 245 dl years ago. What engine is it ??

Ps,were down your way from next saturday so keep your eyes open lol


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It has the 2.3 turbo engine - rear wheel drive - wcpgw..!

There are niggles to sort, like all cars that are over 20 years old, but the Volvo forum is okay for information, although harder to navigate than this excellent forum :cheesy:
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Nowt wrong wiv RWD.
A significant proportion of active forum members have made the change, (well, there's at least 3 of us).
Safer bet than AWD I reckon.

Pardon my Volvo ignorance - that is a V70 isn't it?

Local car too I see.
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
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It's a 940 - so the model before the whole V40, V70, V90, Mondeo stuff, the Volvo forum members have expressed there fondness for the later 9-- series.

It's basically a bigger version of the 740 ( V70 in later guise ) although lots of parts are interchangeable.

Local number plates to Bournemouth were LJ, JT, PR, RU and FX - prior to 2001

Only £150 a year to insure too :cheesy:
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GingerMagic wrote: Mon Jun 21, 2021 6:03 pm Only £150 a year to insure too :cheesy:
:mrgreen: Bimmer cost me £260 to insure, thought I'd done well

mind you the camper's a private HGV, so £165 a year road tax. 8)
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
2009 Citroen C5 2.0 HDi VTR+ Estate (godawful heap)
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Look's nice Kelv,
I had a 740 glt 2.3 turbo many moons ago :shock: it was the thirstiest car I've ever owned :?
Circa 22 mpg, I sold it after one month.
& I can top trump you both on the insurance & tax (as in both cost me more :roll: )
But it worked out to within ten pounds of what it cost me to tax & insure both the Coupe & the estate :)
2002 110 HDi estate, Rapier in monaco blue! ( found quite a bit more power :cheesy: ) for sale after I've sorted the airbag light :(
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I'm not expecting great economy to be honest, but the Coupe was only slightly more to insure, but also doing about 20mpg round town, less if I drove it as a V6 should be driven.....
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I guess the 406 will still be your daily, so Volvo mpg is less of a concern.
(For example the camper does about 15-17 mpg, but at < 3k miles/year fuel cost isn't huge).
Main thing is you enjoy it.

I note that since I started feeding the BM's 99 octane habit, oil prices have reached a 2-year high. :roll:
2002 HDi 2.2 Exec Estate, (2008-12) (wonderful)
2003 HDi 2.2 6-speed Exec Estate (2012-19) (also a gem)
2009 Citroen C5 2.0 HDi VTR+ Estate (godawful heap)
2008 BMW E91 330i touring (we shall see......)
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Good steer the old 940 8)

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