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> Buying Advice - 2nd Gen Vs 3rd Gen
Boff
post Jul 1 2018, 06:02 AM
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I have just over £5,000 with which to buy a V70. For this money it appears there are a few D5s around with FSH and under 100k on them from traders who'd provide a warranty. I used to own a 2002 V70 which I loved but I can't decide whether I would be better off buying a 3rd Generation or 2nd Generation? Is mileage more important than age if it has a FSH? Some of the 2nd generation ones seem to be better spec'd than the 3rd Gens and I know their "foibles". Is there a big benefit of a 3rd gen over 2nd if I can get one? I'll go for an automatic box because I had to replace the clutch on my old V70 at 100k and, because my current budget gets me one approaching this mileage, I want to avoid that cost but does this open up other problems I'm unaware of? Also, the comfort of the seats is very important to me because we sometimes undertake very long journeys across Europe.
Can anyone share any wisdom on this dilemma for me?
Many thanks in advance.
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grendel1960
post Jul 1 2018, 08:33 AM
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I normally go out with a budget around £1000 and plan to get a v70 with around 100,000 miles on it, my current one is a 2000 v70, with 224,000 miles on it.
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Maurice Mynah
post May 28 2020, 11:06 AM
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QUOTE (Boff @ Jul 1 2018, 07:02 AM)
Hi
I have just over £5,000 with which to buy a V70. For this money it appears there are a few D5s around with FSH and under 100k on them from traders who'd provide a warranty. I used to own a 2002 V70 which I loved but I can't decide whether I would be better off buying a 3rd Generation or 2nd Generation? Is mileage more important than age if it has a FSH? Some of the 2nd generation ones seem to be better spec'd than the 3rd Gens and I know their "foibles". Is there a big benefit of a 3rd gen over 2nd if I can get one? I'll go for an automatic box because I had to replace the clutch on my old V70 at 100k and, because my current budget gets me one approaching this mileage, I want to avoid that cost but does this open up other problems I'm unaware of? Also, the comfort of the seats is very important to me because we sometimes undertake very long journeys across Europe.
Can anyone share any wisdom on this dilemma for me?
Many thanks in advance.

I recently acquired my Volvo V70 p3. Thus far the most important difference I've learned about is that the p3 has a significantly better turning circle, even if it has 18" rims with 8" wide tyres (which is what I have) That's as far as I can go I'm afraid as my last car was an 850.
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grendel1960
post May 28 2020, 12:34 PM
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QUOTE (Maurice Mynah @ May 28 2020, 05:06 PM)
I recently acquired my Volvo V70 p3. Thus far the most important difference I've learned about is that the p3 has a significantly better turning circle, even if it has 18" rims with 8" wide tyres (which is what I have) That's as far as I can go I'm afraid as my last car was an 850.

strangely enough i found the opposite going from a petrol p1 to a diesel p2, the turning circle was about 2 foot greater
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post Jun 8 2020, 02:10 AM
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Hi Grendel, It might be interesting to do some comparisons in the Pleasure boat carpark some time!
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post Jun 8 2020, 05:31 AM
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yes maybe next time i am up that way.
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