Possible purchase

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Lorain
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OH
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#1
I’ve always been a fan of VOLVO, but have usually dealt with VW and Audi. I have a chance to get a 2006 XC-90 with 233xxx miles on it for well under 1,000. Currently it has a misfire on cylinder 2 and the owner states it “idles weird” and needs brakes. Based on experience it’s probably just plugs, coils, or MAF.

Should I pull the trigger or pass?

Thanks in advance.


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Cross Country
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Switzerland
#2
Total gamble. If you like diy, try. If you hate diy, pass


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#3
I agree its a big gamble. Worst case if you can't get it to run, you can always donate for a tax write-off.
 
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Fort Washington
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MD
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2010 XC90
#4
Find a good indy mechanic if you can't DIY and let them repair it for you. It sounds like it just needs a little TLC and she would be good to go. I would make the purchase.
 
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Milton Keynes
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United Kingdom
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2009 XC90 R Design 2.4 diesel
#5
Buy one that isn't broken. If it were such and easy or cheap fix then why hasn't the owner already don it?
 
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Fort Washington
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#6
Because the previous owner just wants to off it. Yes it is risky but the problems he says he is having seem minor. I would just go ahead and do the repairs.
 


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