Looking at purchasing a 2000 Volvo S70 GLTSE with 171,000 miles for $2000 for our teen daughter. I am wondering if I should be scared of the high miles.

Asked by Oct 24, 2013 at 01:21 PM about the 2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE Turbo

Question type: General

Any details that can be provided would be great.  We want a safe, reliable car without spending alot of money.  Thanks!

4 Answers

237,115

Maybe not scared but make sure you have some cash in case something does happen. FInd out what was done recently to the car and that everything is up to date on repairs and maintenance. I like the GLT SE myself. Go through this forum and research it a little to see what your getting yourself into........http://forums.swedespeed.com/forumdisplay.php?9-S70-V70-amp-V70XC-(1998-2000)

3 of 3 people found this helpful.
185

No need to be scared. However, good service records are a necessity. Make sure to find a good mechanic that specializes in Volvos just in case. Also make sure to get the timing belt replaced right off the bat if it hasn't been recently. S70's are certainly reliable, but not cheap when something does break. An Accord or Civic of the same vintage would likely be a better bet from a reliability standpoint. Of course, it's hard to find a mid-sized car of that era safer than an S70. I bought my 98 S70 T5 with 168,000, and it's been almost 8000 miles with only an oil change and some new tires to deal with.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.
335

Go to a certified mechanic - have them look it over on a lift and check everything! I wish I would have had done that...bought the same car as you are for $3500, and I have spent almost $5000 on it fixing it...and still has problems! Just had a radiator replacement done - $1K and now an oil leak has developed...enjoy the brand, hate that they are money pits! Ball joints wear quickly...looking at another $1K to fix that...

No need to worry as long as you do regular maintenance. I have a 2000 Convertible with 170000 miles and runs like a new one an looks great.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

S70

Looking for a Used S70 in your area?

CarGurus has 112 nationwide S70 listings starting at $3,700.

ZIP:

Search Volvo S70 Questions

Volvo S70 Experts

#1 Christopher Paden
Christopher Paden
Reputation 800
#2 Flint
Flint
Reputation 450
#3 David Farc
David Farc
Reputation 400
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volvo S60
141 Great Deals out of 8,200 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volvo V70
5 Great Deals out of 427 listings starting at $1,595
Used Volvo C70
29 Great Deals out of 584 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volvo S80
33 Great Deals out of 934 listings starting at $1,295
Used Volvo S40
32 Great Deals out of 1,059 listings starting at $1,400
Used Honda Accord
803 Great Deals out of 84,448 listings starting at $988
Used Honda Civic
633 Great Deals out of 88,620 listings starting at $995
Used BMW 3 Series
980 Great Deals out of 31,676 listings starting at $1,000
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class
408 Great Deals out of 19,898 listings starting at $699

Used Cars For Sale

2000 Volvo S70 GLT SE Turbo For Sale
3 listings starting at $3,700

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.