2.5t xc70 PETROL - odd choice over diesel?

2.5t xc70 PETROL - odd choice over diesel?

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julianm

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1,102 posts

165 months

Saturday 6th February
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I'm in the market for an XC70 up to about £6k & spotted this: https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/auctions/2006-volv...

I'm not well informed about this engine & with thousands of diesels around wonder if it might be either a good if unusual choice or just a bit of an abberation? Is anyone running something similar & could offer an opinion? Many thanks, Julian

Challo

6,199 posts

119 months

Saturday 6th February
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There are a couple of cheap ones on FB in the South East. I think the 2.5T is a pretty good engine. Volvo engines especially turbos are normally fine with no major issues.

XRMike

195 posts

90 months

Sunday 7th February
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The 2.5t unit fitted to this is a low pressure turbo 5 cylinder. It has minimal turbo lag and actually behaves very diesel like at low to mid-range with also having the added benefit of revving out a little higher than the D5.
They are thirsty but on a 1.6 tonne estate awd car you can't really help it.
A simple remap on this engine can pump the power up to T5 levels very easily and make it a real performer.
Very reliable engine as by this point Volvo had been perfecting the 5 cylinder engines.

RonaldMcDonaldAteMyCat

11,428 posts

59 months

Sunday 7th February
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What were the gearboxes like for reliability?

julianm

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1,102 posts

165 months

Tuesday 9th February
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Thanks a lot for the info. There are some Japanese imports around which have cheaper tax, so aim to have a look when things are a bit more normal.

850R

166 posts

95 months

Thursday 11th February
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Doesn’t the 2.5 have split liner issues????

Geartronic aren’t the most reliable either

Haldex AWD is a ticking time bomb too

Those after market wheels are horrible on that XC70

Brave pill one of these

Edited by 850R on Thursday 11th February 05:28

julianm

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1,102 posts

165 months

Tuesday 16th February
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Someone paid £6000 for it at the end of the auction. I've decided to put my sensible head on & get a diesel but avoid the 4c suspension if possible.
Those wheels were horrible!

Davie

3,367 posts

179 months

Saturday 20th February
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With a budget of up to £6k, I'd be looking at a P3 model instead... they make the P2 cars feel like dinosaurs in comparison. Seem a bit less 'breaky' too despite the Volvo bores whining they're Ford based and thus should be stuck from the pages of Volvo history.