by Huntington Valley Guy from Huntington Valley, PA
April 4, 2018
Very satisfied with a Volvo that I purchased from them recently. The price and quality of the vehicle is fantastic. Good people to work with. It is also better if the meeting time is set up. Thanks, will look again for my daughter in a future.
Good Value - 2001 MPV LX
by Svenbob from Lawrenceville, GA
September 17, 2016
Bought used in 2004 with 35K miles - now has 150K. Only left stranded once, due to failed alternator.
Several years ago a coil block failed and we feared the engine was dying, but I was able to replace it and the engine has run well since.
CEL for emissions vapor leak has been a problem - both solenoids have been replaced. Replaced O2 sensor as well.
Either Front sway bar strut has broken more than once.
Also the driver's door electric window regulator failed due to a stripped drive gear - common to these vehicles - replacement gears are available cheaply. And rear hatch strut needed replacing.
A/C compressor failed.
Some LED lights on gage binacle burned out, but replacement was simple.
Rust is an issue - we lived in Ohio 10 years and it shows under the van - but not hazardous at this time.
Poorest part of the design is the location of the spare under the car and the cable mechanism to lower it - it rusts and becomes nearly impossible to lower.
All told, relatively minor repairs and annoyances for a vehicle that is 15 years old. It has survived two learning drivers and hauling their friends and has been safe and reliable.
25mpg highway / 18 city. Comfortable for trips. Seats six readily and seven if necessary. Good storage particularly with stowaway rear seat. It is relatively low on power (2.5 L engine) but it keeps up with normal traffic well - switching out of overdrive makes a noticeable difference when driving through mountains or needing to pass. I haven't felt that the relatively low power was detrimental.
Love the cargo hauling ability and the roof rack which is perfect for my canoe. Have removed middle row seats and folded down rear seat to enable sleeping in the van. When I injured my left knee, the driving position and ease of entry was a blessing. The interior has held up well and the carpet mats and insulation help to keep it quiet and inviting.
If purchasing an MPV, the blue book is now low enough to make it attractive even if more than one of the above repairs is needed.
I still smile when I get in it.
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