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  1. Thread: Saying Goodbye

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    Saying Goodbye

    It's been great. After 9 years with my 1999 volvo xc I have traded it in for a Subaru Outback Limited. I really enjoyed my XC but suffered through ETM, ABS and other typical Volvo issues along with...
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    Minor Geography Correction

    TrueBlue has confused Rhode Island (Smallest US state from sq. miles standpoint) with NH. NH is the first primary state for US presidential election (althought Iowa has a "cacus" which I won't even...
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    Shift Lock Button

    Look to see if you accidently pushed in the shift lock (? not 100% sure of the button name without looking ) next (right of) to the shift lever? If that is pushed in it will cause the key to be...
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    New Hampshire (NH)

    He's from the state of New Hampshire (northern New England). Should sound like home but with "New" in front of the place names.
    North of Massachusetts and west of Maine. Thier motto is "Live Free...
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    Deals not done yet

    China based firm is just "preferred" bidder so the deal's not done yet. Many a slip in due dilligence could bring this up short. Seems there's also a bidder group from Sweden that is trying to stay...
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    Replace both sensor and tank

    My indie mechanic (who is a volvo only guy and very good) said to never try to just replace the tank. Seems that if the sensor is lose or replaced separately it never fits right and can leak. He...
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    Either Way - Don't bother with this car

    Anyone that would tell you that the car doesn't require coolant is someone you don't want to buy a car from. Simply walk away from this person for this or any other car. Regardless of what "cutoff"...
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    Just Put on WRG2s

    I ran a set of WRs for 4 years and about 52,000 miles until I had a flat the other day. Decided it was good timing with winter coming to New England to get a new set. There was tread left as the...
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    Ford Moves Closer to Sale of Volvo

    Ford Motor Co (F.N) has moved closer to a sale of its Swedish brand Volvo
    Car Corp, opening detailed discussions with potential buyers, it said in a
    message to Volvo employees on Wednesday. "Ford's...
  10. Thread: Tire Opinions?

    by tgrumaj
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    Like the Conti's

    I had the Conti Contacts and reallly liked them. Not a snow tire but they were great, well priced all season tires and were quiet...somthing that's very important to me. They also wore well....I got...
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    Ford Confirms Talks to Sell Volvo

    Ford Motor (F.N) is in talks to sell its Volvo car business to its China partner Changan Automobile Group, the National Business Daily reported on Tuesday, citing an unnamed source at the Chinese...
  12. Thread: Sold my XC

    by tgrumaj
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    Sorry to see you go

    Hope we get you back...too bad losing another "nutmegger". I was wondering what you bought that gave you close to the XC but with better milage and ownership costs. We have a first gen (not nearly...
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    Luxury and Good MPG Should Not Be Mutually Exclusive

    For me I am concerned that Volvo is not listening to the consumer about better gas milage. Lexus makes an SUV that is just as heavy (or more) and has more lux features but gets better gas milage...
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    14/15 About Right for Me on 99

    I average about 20mpg overall but in city driving it's more like 14/15mpg. On highway much much more but unfortunately I drive about 70% of all my miles in stop and go, city streets and very little...
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    Glad everyone's OK

    The good thing is everyone's OK. Cars, especially one's this old, are easy to come by. I guess that's why we buy Volvos, or at least one of the reasons. Hope all goes well with insurance and all...
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    Air Intake

    What about the cabin air filter and duct work for the air....any cleaning done or replacement of filter?
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    Milage Varies Widely in Town and Highway

    I'm much closer to JRL's milage estimate....I drive about 1200 miles a month at about 60% in town miles (lots of stop and go's) at 25mph-30mph top speed and the rest on the interstate mostly. ...
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    Motor Mounts

    Sounds like either tires out of round/allignment or broken motor mounts. I'd go with the latter since it seems to only happen under accelleration load and not all the time at a set speed.
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    Be Prepared for $s

    If they aint broke don't fix um....these guys are expensive...about $400US per shock so even with you doing the labor it's $800. Check to see if you have fluid or leaking on the Nivomats...and check...
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    Second the Nokian's

    I got a set of the "WR"'s about 2 1/2 years ago and with about 30k miles on them they are still going strong. Great wear, quiet, and very good traction in snow (rated as a full snow tire but great...
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    Actually Cleaning Did Fix Mine

    When I first bought my XC four years ago I had the dreaded ETS light come on. No drivability issues however like most folks have experieiced. After about 1000 miles I took it to the Indy garage I...
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    Is there sound when just driving straight on flat, smooth pavement?

    Wondering if you have something down in the spare tire well or wheel well of the car that is rolling around? Does it occur with pronounced movement (turns, stops and fast starts, bumps, etc) where...
  23. Knocking = New Nivomats - Ouch$$$ They Don't Call Them "Shocks" for Nothing!

    Over the past several weeks I had a knocking sound coming from the drivers side rear of the car when I went over bumps. (I've got about 123,000 miles on her by the way) I'd also noticed the car...
  24. Thread: Confused

    by tgrumaj
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    Xc = Awd

    The liftgate badging has changed over the years but all XC's are AWD regardless of what is or isn't shown on the liftgate. Or I should say they have AWD but that doesn't mean it hasn't been disabled...
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    No way

    I can't speak for the later models but unless you're a great DIY mechanic I'd avoid the Volvo. I"m blessed with a good indy mechanic about a mile from the house...can easily walk there. A three...
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