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OT - How many miles to expect out of an 85 Volvo?

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Until my M20 swap is complete, I'm driving around a 93 Ford Tempo - and man, is it a pile. Anyway, I saw a classified ad for a 1985 Volvo 240Dl with 190K on it for $450. I drove by to look at it and it's in excellent shape... no apparent rust, interior looks clean, reasonable tires, service records, 5 speed. I always kind of figured that Volvos went forever, but how many miles should I expect out of it? It would be mostly a beater winter car for when I didn't drive my 02.

Thanks! Sorry for the OT post.

-Ben

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Those cars really do go practically forever, and it would probably be worth it just for the basic transpo. If it looks good, that's just a bonus.

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We gave our away 85 245 at 250,000 miles because it was rusted so bad. The only things we every replaced on it were normal wear items like tires and brake pads. With basic maintenance they go forever.

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The engine still ran strong. No smoke. No mechanical problems. The only things we every had problems with were the A/C and the electronics that engaged the OD (4spd manual w/electronically engaged 5th).

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we recently sold my mom's 91 240. it had 225k and we got $3k for it.

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...in their own right. $450 is cheap. You could likely sell it for as much (or more) when you're ready.

I have a 1989 Volvo DL wagon w/5-speed and 200,000 miles. Practical, bulletproof, boring as toast, but gets me there and holds bunches of '02 parts.

Delia Wolfe

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Inka (aka "Julius")

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I redid the rings and bearings on my '84 240 sedan at just under 300k. Only major problems have been a stripped spark plug thread, replaced the air mass meter twice, replaced rear suspension bushings. These cars are super solid, and if you tune them up right, they'll do 90mph all day long.

Mike

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It was still in like new shape. My dad bought an 88 745t brand new. He traded it in with over 500000km on it. Still perfect.

Al

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alright a 122. I have a turbo b20 in mine. things flys. anyway, my dad drives a 1978 245 and he's got 350,000 on it as it is on it's frist clutch and his last car was a 1963 122 wagon with 400,000 on it's second engine.

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I've got an '82 GLT with 350K. Bought it used with 90k on it. Has never broke down......

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