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- 1999 V40 2.0 2009 Subaru Liberty
I do love the Atacama interiors, but its also true that the same company made the very unassuming grey leather for the humble Phase 1 S/V40, lol. It's why all of them were pretty well destroyed in later years - no-one took care of the real leather like they needed. Hopefully most S60R owners were better than that...
As many on here know, my V50 D5 was not a good experience, with engine woes at under 70ks. It was also not IMHO very well built for it's aspirations and nickel and dimed me every service. I wasn't alone in having engine problems either. Berry struggled to get supply for engine swaps and Voldat has a dead low km D5 in for a…
Yep, these are hugely underrated cars. Our 5 gen (previous model) has been excellent at 'being a car' as PB says, way beyond our expectations. HG issues were largely gone after the 4 gen unless you neglected to change the oil... Not a thing in 6 gen cars. We like the cars and brand so much that our 5 gen is going to make…
Actually a very good point about the interior. The Phase 1 S/V40 had Bridge of Weir leather (i.e. the real deal) that nobody seemed to look after so almost all of them are trashed by now. We've been through a few sets of barely there fronts over 5 years that eventually disintegrated because they were already headed that…
We don't have a T4 but a regular NA 2.0. Can confirm parts are getting harder to find. They can generally be had, but depending what it is, could take a bit of time and effort to source. That said, this is true of many older cars so it's not unusual in that regard.
All the recommendations I've seen are to inspect regularly at seven years plus for cracking etc but ideally replace them, with a max lifespan of ten years. Out second car was near 8 years on original tyres because it was my mum's originally and does stupid low k's. Lived most of its life in the garage. Tyres still looking…
Could be, but it still comes down to the market for such a thing - and I'd doubt anyone would pay 12K unless it was a collector with deep pockets and a love for old Volvos. Even then it would need to be super low k's and museum condition, which it isn't. If the seller is right, you've got thousands into a respray, new…
What he said. The wood trim alone is sought after so call Mark before scrapping it.