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Old 13th May 2012, 08:00   #1
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My Volvo S60 D5 Sport

Hi guys this is my S60 D5 Sport its the 185 PS, manual gearbox, did want an auto really badly but was struggling to find a minter in budget which was fairly local

This one is 1 private owner from new and was a proper volvo enthusiast, even had S60 then his initials on a private plate, every receipt from volvo dealer, never been to an indipendant garage, it even has run flat tyres all round (dont think thats normal on these?) was on hunters tracking machine in 2010 and fully set up. Milage is 135,000

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Old 13th May 2012, 08:03   #2
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can i ask how much?

Been looking around at similar cars recently. Although i have been put off by high milers as they don't seem to take it as well as other cars.

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Old 13th May 2012, 08:07   #3
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Was up for 4000, however i found a few problems on the test drive and got it for 3600

It needed a front wheel bearing - 100
Majour service - The oil alone is 95
Wipers - 40
Front tyres a tad low about 3mm not far off the marker

All done now apart from the tyres, going to shop around next week

Do not be put off by high milage D5's, they are built like tanks, I had the front suspension in bits yesturday and even at that milage every bush and the ball joint were still stiff and tight, the engines are solid too, have a look on ebay there are D5's with over 300k on them. I have owned about 50 Cars, mainly Fords, Vw, Skoda, Audi, Bmw, Vauxhall and this volvo is the most solid car I've ever owned
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Old 13th May 2012, 08:12   #4
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50 cars and still not found one that lasts long enough to hang onto?

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Old 13th May 2012, 08:13   #5
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50 cars and still not found one that lasts long enough to hang onto?
Lol get bored quick im always on the road, I dont see how I can get bored of this though its so comfy and smooth and fast if I give it some, only thing I will get sick of is changing gear
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Old 13th May 2012, 08:26   #6
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Was up for 4000, however i found a few problems on the test drive and got it for 3600

It needed a front wheel bearing - 100
Majour service - The oil alone is 95
Wipers - 40
Front tyres a tad low about 3mm not far off the marker

All done now apart from the tyres, going to shop around next week

Do not be put off by high milage D5's, they are built like tanks, I had the front suspension in bits yesturday and even at that milage every bush and the ball joint were still stiff and tight, the engines are solid too, have a look on ebay there are D5's with over 300k on them. I have owned about 50 Cars, mainly Fords, Vw, Skoda, Audi, Bmw, Vauxhall and this volvo is the most solid car I've ever owned
Seems a good price. Believe me i have seen some bad high mileage D5's. The pick had to be one that rattled so bad at idle the glovebox would not stay shut.

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Old 13th May 2012, 08:32   #7
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It rattled so bad at idle? The injectors may of been needing a refurb or timing could be out by a tooth or a engine mount
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It rattled so bad at idle? The injectors may of been needing a refurb or timing could be out by a tooth or a engine mount
When moving it was fine which was wierd.

Had recent receipts for injector refurb and engine mounts about a year ago.

My gut feeling was it was a dodgy pattern engine mount that had worn out quickly but no chance i was taking the risk.

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Old 13th May 2012, 08:48   #9
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Nice filing system
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Old 13th May 2012, 08:49   #10
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Fair doos, hope I dont have much bother Im covered upto 500 of free repairs through the AA but as we know 500 won't get you much on a D5, clutch and dual mass flywheel is about 700 to buy
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Old 13th May 2012, 08:50   #11
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Nice filing system
lol i have a box for car docs, just empited it out to take pics
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Old 13th May 2012, 09:05   #12
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Looks nice. Don't ruin it.
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Old 13th May 2012, 09:31   #13
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How you finding the manual gearbox, Ive driven a few Volvo's over the years and they dont seem to have a particular nice gear change, sloppy/wooly is the best I'd describe them.

Lovely engine tho.
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Old 13th May 2012, 09:34   #14
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the gear change doesnt feel any different to any other car i've driven.

What are you comparing it to ?


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Old 13th May 2012, 09:36   #15
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I love the geargear much nicer then a mondeo, MrLOL do you still own a T5?

Just seen your from wakefield, my car comes from wakefield thats where the owner lived, in Sandal, WF2, is that a nice area??
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Old 13th May 2012, 09:39   #16
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Nice car

I have a T5 that's very similar. Get yours mapped and join http://www.vpcuk.org/




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I prefer your wheels

no plans for a remap, Im with Tw fox on this one they were built it to have 185 bhp ect ect
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Old 13th May 2012, 09:55   #18
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Mine was built for 260 bhp and runs 320bhp with a map no worries. The engine is strong. The guys over vpcuk can advise if you ever get interested.

I like the front bumper on yours, suits the car perfectly.

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the gear change doesnt feel any different to any other car i've driven.

What are you comparing it to ?
Ive driven the older V/S40'S new shape V60's and the V70, all seemed to have the same characteristic, they cant all have been broken, just found them to be vague and wooley. I havent driven the S60 tho.

Im comparing them to 320 (e90),Accord's and Passats, even a focus, those have been my last few cars.
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Mine was built for 260 bhp and runs 320bhp with a map no worries. The engine is strong. The guys over vpcuk can advise if you ever get interested.

I like the front bumper on yours, suits the car perfectly.
O yeh just noticed I have some kind of splitter thing

To be honest Im not a 'performance' driver or a boy racer, I had a mondeo with 130 bhp which I thought was fast enough, so 185 bhp is more then enough

And 320 BHP ?!?! Wow lol
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I love the geargear much nicer then a mondeo, MrLOL do you still own a T5?

Just seen your from wakefield, my car comes from wakefield thats where the owner lived, in Sandal, WF2, is that a nice area??
Yeah i've still got the T5.

No plans to remap it or anything. Not after the Vauxhall lol.


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I had a vauxhall for 3 weeks, its depressing to look out the window and see one of the drive lol
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The gear gaitor looks weird! Is it a big piece of plastic?
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Old 13th May 2012, 10:32   #24
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Yup

Volvo call it the "spaceball"

Never fails to get comments from passengers.


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Old 13th May 2012, 12:58   #25
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Everyone asks me if it's a auto lol
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Old 13th May 2012, 13:30   #26
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For the lulz, get a high vis, aerials and an extra passenger wing mirror.

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Old 13th May 2012, 13:42   #27
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I tried that, its amazing how unobservant some people are and proceed to cut you up, tailgate you etc.. and generally drive like a ****


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Old 13th May 2012, 13:46   #28
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Did you drive in lane 1 at 65 mph?

When I tried in the Octavia it made for a VERY pleasant driving experience. No one cut me up, people got out the way whilst watching me carefully. This was around your area aswell.

You know on J41 M1 you have the police station next to QEGS. You get plenty of undercover cars along that section of the M1.

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Old 13th May 2012, 13:50   #29
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I know all the spots they like to hang out on the M1.

Bottom of the hill at J41, bottom of the hill before J39, on the sliproad northboard of J39 etc..

Not to mention the West Yorks Vehicle Maintenance division being based in a unit on the Wakefield 41 Industrial Estate off J41 round near the morrisons depot

Driving around J41 your bound to see a cop car, as the police dogs divison are based out of the Helicopter Base at J41 too.


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Nuff said

Used to see it all the time when I went to QEGS, always fun wearing my uniform in the 330d

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