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Volvo maintenance cost vs Japanese cars

peejayzpeejayz Posts: 4
edited February 2018 in Volvo
Any Volvo owners here? Is it really expensive to maintain especially a used one compared to a Honda? Trying to decide between a 2004 V70 XC or a 2005 Honda Pilot

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,705
    Yes it can be. Look for solid maintenance records, and get a good PPI by a Volvo expert. The AWD system in that vintage is a particular, and expensive, trouble spot. I like Volvo’s, but would only get a FWD one.

    Though pilots of that vintage can fall pray to transmission issues, so make sure that gets checked.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • Mr_ShiftrightMr_Shiftright Sonoma, CaliforniaPosts: 64,490
    Most parts would certainly be more expensive. As stickguy says, don't buy anything without a PPI. One major component failure could total that Volvo.
  • Thank you shiftguy & Mr_Shiftright. The guy I'm in contact with his Volvo on Craigslist has all the maintenance records he said. Done all the major maintenance including timing belt, brakes, etc... but I'm hiring a Volvo mechanic to check it out first. I've heard concerns about the tranny on both. Both are pretty much at 130K miles for $4K-$5K. He actually just drove the Volvo from SF to Vegas & back, where he's moving. Either he sells it here or he takes it with him.
  • PPI? Payment Protection Insurance? Is that done through a dealer, owner or Craigslist?
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 33,705
    pre purchase inspection. What you are hiring the Volvo expert to do.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2013 Acura RDX AWD (wife's)

  • Nevermind. my brother in law just told duh. Basically what I'm doing already LOL Thanks again
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