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Old 04-27-2007, 01:02 AM   #1
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i'd be my first foriegn car, but i think it might be a good one...

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Yes. If you ARE looking for a european car, a Volvo is the way to go. They are the cheapest to fix and ULTRA reliable.
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Volvo'* have a bad reputation for electrical problems. That'* my personal experience and hearsay. Check it out CAREFULLY.
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Volvo'* have a bad reputation for electrical problems. That'* my personal experience and hearsay. Check it out CAREFULLY.
OH HECK YES! Besides the 240, every Volvo after that has had electrical problems
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Speaking of Volvo'* and electrical problems, we had one in our bay not too long ago. Bass ackward electrical system to say the least!!
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Go for it, loved my 240, till I blew the engime
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stay with g.m. get a saab even, volvos are no good in my book. power steering hoses like to wiggle themselves of the pump res and leak, and also like they say about the electrical system, good luck......................
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Those turbo models also like to crack their exhaust manifolds. I had a 740 turbo once, and yes it had the same electrical gremlins as mentioned earlier.

Whatever happened to that SSEi you were going to look at?
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I too have heard some hinky things about electrical systems on Volvos, but then too of the people I've known that have had Volvos (none of them were turbos though) no one ever had anything major go.

but consider this, do you really want a car whose name my wife purposely pronounces like a part of the female anatomy?
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Personally... I'd run.
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