Top things to check before buying a Volvo 850, S70, V70, XC70, etc. - Pre purchase inspection.
The Volvo 850, S70, V70 are great cars to own and drive. I believe they are designed to last 500,000 miles. There are a few costly things that you would want to inspect if buying one. This video will explain what you should be aware of when looking to own one. - PCV System Check: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIRoc0VxLd4 - PCV System Change: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eEZzqyu2a6c - AC Compressor Shim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFGJQKwnjHs - Timing Belt Replacement: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpNgDfvRcVI - Heater Core Info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CuUpdtHOSU - Head Gasket Info: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jsxPXltMFOc - Misfire Code Troubleshooting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sg7iFytxfzQ
1996 Volvo 850 R Video
This is a new to me 1996 Volvo 850 R. It currently has 158,000 miles on it. I picked it up for $2900. When I got it, the paint was TRASHED and the interior was pretty filthy. It took about 12 hours of detailing over a weekend to get it where it is now. I wanted to get rid of my $500 a month car payment, get a car that would last (it isn't uncommon for Volvos of this era to go 300,000 miles and up), something that had decent performance, and was unique. I'm a big fan of oddball cars. So in the 18 months before he sold it, the previous owner changed the timing belt, had the transmission serviced, had the PCV system serviced, put on new struts, and new tires. Everything works great on the car - except the radio. That's the first change on my list. Oh, and I need to get the remote sorted out. But it has automatic dual climate control, heated seats, memory seats, sunroof, Econ/Sport driving selection (changes the shift points), winter driving mode, and "R" seats with leather and alcantara inserts. In addition to the radio, I would love to get new wheels. The car currently has 16" wheels from an 850 turbo, not the 17" 850 R wheels.
Volvo 850 GLT Presentation video
This is the Official Volvo 850 GLT presentation video from 1991. Language of the video is finnish.