Vee_Que;38481 wroteDiesel ALWAYS wins for milage per tank, the D5 should do 7-8l/100km max I'd say, assuming it's in good condition. But possibly not being directly related to anything sold in Australia means she will have a hard time for getting repairs unless her mechanic is good with thinking laterally.
Diesel noise is great, stock cars with stock exhausts and cam's aren't that exciting to me though, not the hugest fan of my 740T's exhaust note even with bigger turbo, exhaust, cam changed....
Well any half minded Volvo mechanic would know its the same D5 engine they used in most of their XC90s and later XC70s so it really shouldnt be a hassle to service. I would think. What kind of transmission do these things use? Its not the XC90 transmission is it? Is it the same as our 5 speeders but tuned for the diesel (revs lower).
Ive driven a few diesel cars, none Volvos, but a few 4 cylinder ones and Ive never been too impressed with noise or drivability and the fuel economy on our petrol Volvos, if their running right and you grandpa it, isn't too bad anyway.
iceton1975;38486 wroteIf a car is over 15 years old and not a stat write off you DONT need a VIV, which is good , a VIV inspection will cost $460, just done one . and they will pick at anything, and every time you go back outside the date they say you will be charged $460, and Vic roads tells you where to go, you don't pick.
Yeah I knew that, was looking at a few old damaged V70s at the auctions and realised if they were pre 2001 I didnt need a VIV, which was handy, ended up with my 97 anyway. And yeah, VicRoads seem to like making it the biggest hassle but, Id do it again for the right car.
egads;38489 wrote5 cylinder diesel noise is as horn inducing as 5 cylinder petrol IMO.
I'll have to drive one one day!