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johna added 11 months ago

Finally picked up and saw my new V40 for the first time

johna posted about 2002 Volvo V40 2.0 10 months ago

It's been over two weeks since I bought this car, and today I finally got to see it and drive it home.

As I mentioned in my last post, I bought it sight-unseen and had it towed to a repairer as according to the seller, it was making bad noises from the driveshafts.

My repairer ended up replacing both driveshafts, which wasn't cheap.

The car drove fine on the 1 hour 15 minute drive home. It even came with over half a tank of petrol.

Being non-turbo and an automatic, I found it quite slow, even compared to my wife's Mercedes C-class which has the same size engine.

Once home I gave the car a good clean inside and outside. Unfortunately the paintwork has sun damage on the doors on one side, and a little on the roof. I don't think the car had been washed in years and the paintwork has suffered.

Inside the car is reasonably good. I removed the seat covers and found the seats don't have any tears and are pretty good compared to many V40's I see. Unfortunately there is significant damage to the carpet on the driver's side.

The car came with quite a bit of paperwork detailing previous service, repairs and problems. It seems to have had a lot of problems. It also came with a copy of the advertisement from when the last owner bought the car. I am the third owner.

So now I start on the project of restoring it to a better condition without spending too much money on it.

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