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    However many are in a shit ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
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    Try making a post on Swedespeed and see if anyone has suggestions? If it only needs VIDA there might be a member in your area that can handle it for a lower cost than the dealer

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    Quote Originally Posted by MontuckyFried View Post
    Well, that sucks. Surprised your Volvo indie doesn't have VIDA which would allow one to program the fob, but does require a brand new key fob. Dealer price you got quoted is outrageous!

    I saw one "life hack" on one of the Volvo forums where dude said he just told his insurance company he ...ahem... "lost" both his keys and ended up getting 2 brand new ones at the dealer, all covered for essentially the price of his deductible.
    Did her d premium go through the roof the next year?

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    My buddy does keys at his shop and said it's the biggest scam in the biz. The fobs are cheap on eBay and it takes longer to pull the car in and connect the machine than it does to program them. He does em for half the price of the stealership and still cleans up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cruiser View Post
    My buddy does keys at his shop and said it's the biggest scam in the biz. The fobs are cheap on eBay and it takes longer to pull the car in and connect the machine than it does to program them. He does em for half the price of the stealership and still cleans up.
    It IS a scam for sure. I've ranted about it before here, but the dealer trying to rip me off on a VIN coded part is precisely what inspired me to invest in a VIDA/DICE setup to begin with. I went rounds and rounds with the service department about their supposed "5 hours" needed for labor and a few more for programming. I think they wanted something like $1200 for a part that cost me around $160 AT THE SAME DEALER from their parts department (service advisor said it was like $300) and was like a 5 minute job to install, if that. After I went through like 3 different worthless service advisors, I ended up convincing one to let me do the install with the old one dangling there and all they had to do was swap the connector and do the programming. It was like 10 minutes for them to do the software side of things. Keys are no different. They act like they're performing some sort of scientific wizardry to use their "dealer only" programming services, when it's actually easy AF. The software literally walks you through diagnostics and everything step by step. Now I don't need them anymore for that stuff, thankfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
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    Give these guys a shout and see of they can refer you to a locksmith in your area ?

    https://www.keylessentryremotefob.co...16-volvo-xc60/


    https://northcoastkeyless.com/produc...6-pn-30659549/

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    I'm in the market for a modern-ish Volvo and I've sorta been out of the game for a bit. I've owned two red blocks and two white blocks over the last 20 years. Still have one of the red blocks, but looking to add an AWD, sporty-ish DD to the quiver.

    My last experience with a Volvo that ticked those boxes went terribly. It was a 98 V70T/AWD (non-XC), and it was a total piece of shit. The PCV and AWD systems on that car required way more maintenance over the 6 years/80k miles I owned it than expected (rebuilt both, twice).

    That turbo shitbrick caused me to swear off "new" Volvos forever, but that was 7 years ago and apparently I have the memory of a goldifsh, so here we are.

    So, what's the skinny on, say, 04ish-12ish 60/70/80 models? Is there a golden goose year/model/motor in this era-ish?

    I'm specifically interested in the mid-size sedan or wagon models (Not coupes, crossovers, or SUVs).

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    You should cross-post to the Wagon thread as a few mags either own or just bought some new(er) Volvo longroofs.
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    You need to go to swedespeed.com and read the forum for the year and model you're interested in.

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    Both Buster and I have high mileage V70Rs. Mine is an 06 and has been the best Volvo I have owned out of 4. Montucky had a newer XC70 he liked too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    You need to go to swedespeed.com and read the forum for the year and model you're interested in.
    Yeah, I'm familiar. Part of the reason for posting here is to find a starting point on which of those platforms to start investigating further. And more importantly, to find out which red one is the best one.

    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    Both Buster and I have high mileage V70Rs. Mine is an 06 and has been the best Volvo I have owned out of 4. Montucky had a newer XC70 he liked too.
    What's high mileage? I found a clean 04 V70R w/Nordkap blue interior that may be the sexiest wagon I've ever seen, but it has 150k on the clock. Barely broken in by "old Volvo" standards...

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    Quote Originally Posted by liv2ski View Post
    Both Buster and I have high mileage V70Rs. Mine is an 06 and has been the best Volvo I have owned out of 4. Montucky had a newer XC70 he liked too.
    Our 06 MT V70R has 183k on it. Last big jobs were the struts/shocks ($3k) 2 years ago and then intake manifold/turbo seal/hose replacement $2k last summer.

    Thing still pulls like a champ. Rips.

    Keep an eye on bringatrailer, good ones pop up there and go for less than $25k.

    Here's a 2000 V70R with auto https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2000-volvo-v70r-6/ at $4400 current bid
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    Nice. I *think* I'm looking for a newer body style, only because I've already owned two on that platform.

    I asked this guy about service history/why the title is rebuilt. We'll see.
    https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/...673147911.html

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    I had a '14 XC70 T6 that was a joy to own. Rear angle gear started to slip at ~150k and it was time to move onto my prior Audi wagon.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Id say get something from the teens with the 6 cylinder T6 engine.


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    However many are in a shit ton.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    Id say get something from the teens with the 6 cylinder T6 engine.


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    Agree with the T6 suggestion.

    I bought a `16 xc70 with a T5 and it's a bit slow, but probably saved me from a couple of speeding tickets when I wanted to "go" but didn't have the extra juice. Otherwise, great road trip vehicle

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    Any specific year T6?

    I found a '12 S60 AWD T6 w/115K for $8k.

    I am definitely more partial to the V70s, but seems like a good deal if the service records are there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2e View Post
    I’d say get something from the teens with the 6 cylinder T6 engine.


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    My 14 T6 was 300hp/300lbft, it pulled well for a big car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster Highmen View Post
    Our 06 MT V70R has 183k on it. Last big jobs were the struts/shocks ($3k) 2 years ago and then intake manifold/turbo seal/hose replacement $2k last summer.

    Thing still pulls like a champ. Rips.

    Keep an eye on bringatrailer, good ones pop up there and go for less than $25k.

    Here's a 2000 V70R with auto https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2000-volvo-v70r-6/ at $4400 current bid
    Went for $13,750!!!!

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    I'm allergic to sedans so I'll avoid praising the S40 AWD R Design too much and I won't bother with the S80 V8 at all. The T6 rips and with the Polestar tune it's a giggle maker, if you find a V70 AWD manual T6 buy it. If you need the clearance the XC70 is nice, fun and functional but a little soft. I know you said no crossovers but the 13 XC60 R Design is pretty fukn sweet when it's dialed in, 325/354 Polestar tune and suspension from the factory.

    One thing to keep in mind that keeps biting us is the brittle plastics in the older Euromobiles so keep it in mind if it's too much more than 10 years old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    I'm allergic to sedans so I'll avoid praising the S40 AWD R Design too much and I won't bother with the S80 V8 at all. The T6 rips and with the Polestar tune it's a giggle maker, if you find a V70 AWD manual T6 buy it. If you need the clearance the XC70 is nice, fun and functional but a little soft. I know you said no crossovers but the 13 XC60 R Design is pretty fukn sweet when it's dialed in, 325/354 Polestar tune and suspension from the factory.

    One thing to keep in mind that keeps biting us is the brittle plastics in the older Euromobiles so keep it in mind if it's too much more than 10 years old.
    Good info, thanks. Sounds like the T6 is what I want then. That checks out with the general-ish consensus on the SS board.

    The V70 AWD T6 MT sounds like a unicorn, but glad to know they exist.

    Per the XC/crossovers, I have a crew cab/long box diesel pickup truck in the quiver, so clearance and interior space are really not important in this endeavor. Quite the opposite, really. I'm honestly contemplating whether or not AWD is even that important to me for this one. That FWD 99 V70 with 4 good snows never left me stranded or kept me away from the ski hill in the 5ish years I had it.

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    Yeah the T6 is a timing chain, doesn't really have oiling or oil consumption issues unless you use shitty oil and don't change it or the PCV/oil trap. It's got gobs of grunt where you want it and even when flogged still gets 20mpg or better. I've had some issues but mostly based on po being a bonehead, I'm getting them cleared up slowly and the thing pulls like a freight train now, I'll deal with the O2 sensor thing on Sunday and it should be good to go.

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    I ran a 2012 s60 T5 for 9 years. Dont discount that 5 cylinder. It was bulletproof if not a high performer. I sold it for $7,850 with 109K miles on the clock. Great car for 1 or 2. You do not want to ride in the back seat if youre over 50


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    If you like small, sporty, pleasant and sufficiently powered the C30 is the winner. The T5 with 227hp moves that little thing along very nicely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gravitylover View Post
    If you like small, sporty, pleasant and sufficiently powered the C30 is the winner. The T5 with 227hp moves that little thing along very nicely.
    Quite a few of those have popped up in my search/price range and I am curious. But, per SS, it does sound like the T5 is the most likely to have oil consumption issues, no?

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