Would you buy this used Volvo XC60?

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Would you buy this used Volvo XC60?

Postby 2010rouge » Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:55 am

Currently a Nissan Rogue owner, I've posted this at the Volvo Forum as well. I need to hear you guys opinion on this also!

Yesterday, I test drove a XC60 and it is a pleasant vehicle to drive around. However, the brake rotors were rusted (assuming its been on the lot for a while), and the dashboard shows that the car key batteries need to be replaced soon.

This car is a 2010 Volvo XC60 3.2 FWD with about 95,000 miles.

Here is the CARFAX below:
Owner One: (11K/year)
~Registered as a lease personal vehicle on 03/21/2010.
~Vehicle serviced (unspecified) at dealer at 5K
~7.5K serviced performed at dealer at 7K
~Offered for sale as a Volvo CPO at 15K

Owner Two: (22K/year)
~No service records
~Vehicle sold at an auction
~Safety and Emission Passed
~Maintenance inspection completed (Below, by dealer)
~Door lock(s) replaced/repaired
~Battery charged
~Battery/charging system checked
~Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed
~Electrical system checked
~Emissions inspection performed

Owner Three: (12k/9 months) --Only owned the car for 9 months
~Computer(s) checked---Engine/powertrain computer/module reprogrammed (84k at dealer)
~5,000 mile service performed (Below, 86k at dealer)
Computer(s) checked
Oil and filter changed
Rear brake pads replaced
~90K service (95K at dealer)

Owner Four: (My GREATEST Concern) ~Had the car for less than a month
~Title issued and loan/lien reported

The last owner purchased at Toyota-Marin, and this is the same dealer the car is at currently. The CARFAX lists the car as if it is still owned by the 4th owner.

Anything I can do to come to a better determination on whether I should purchase or walk away? Any help would be GRATEFULLY APPRECIATED!


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Re: Would you buy this used Volvo XC60?

Postby Rogue One » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:04 am

Owner 3 had it for 9 months, potential red flag. Owner 4 owned it for less than a month, could possibly have been financing issues.

Read this and do a search for yourself: http://www.truedelta.com/2010-Volvo-XC6 ... tories-873

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Re: Would you buy this used Volvo XC60?

Postby 2010rouge » Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:26 am

Thank you Rogue One! After reviewing Truedelta, it seems that Volvo XC60 have multiple electrical problems... If Owner Four was just a financial issue, I think that should be fine...however the dealer does guarantee a 3-day/250 miles return with no questions asked. I'm thinking that the owner 4 might have taken this advantage to return the car upon coming across problems with the car.

Also, for inspection, is it better to bring it into a Volvo dealership or a Volvo-specialized private shop?

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Re: Would you buy this used Volvo XC60?

Postby Rogue One » Sun Jan 10, 2016 2:47 pm

That would depend on the reputation of the shop. I've had my dealings with good and bad dealerships, so check them both out beforehand.


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