A second hand Volvo ... really? Yes! Forget about what you thought you knew – the right 700 or 900 series could be the best car you’ve ever bought, and this book is your essential guide to finding, assessing and buying the best car for you. Packed with information, illustrations and advice from a real marque expert, you’ll be taken through detailed sections on what you need to know to decide which model is for you.
Find out what it’s like living with the car, how much you should be paying and how, when, and where to inspect models for sale, including a comprehensive condition checklist and guide to common concerns. You’ll also discover what’s involved in restoring, the main problems caused by lack of use, and potential for modification.
For reference, there’s a vital statistics list for each model, shape and engine, and a guide to the key people, organizations and companies within the Volvo community that you can look to for further advice.
useful chapters ask whether this is the right car for you, provide relative values, instruct on how to carry out a fifteen-minute evaluation and outline what's involved in a restoration, so the book really provides a lot of ammunition for anyone on the hunt for a Volvo 700 or 900, and is sure to lead them along the path to the best car their money can buy - this is a must-have title for current and future owners of a Volvo 700/900. Irish Vintage Scene
Introduction & Foreword Contents 1. Is it the right car for you? 2. Cost considerations 3. Living with a rear wheel drive Volvo 4. Relative values 5. Before you view 6. Inspection equipment 7. Fifteen minute evaluation 8. Key points 9. Serious evaluation 10. Auctions 11. Paperwork 12. What's it worth to you? 13. Restoration and modifications 14. Paint problems 15. Problems due to lack of use 16. The Volvo community 17. Vital statistics Index