Everything Wrong With My £1 Volvo

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2 місяці tagasi

This week, Alex takes the £1 Volvo to Volvo specialists GB Autos for a full health check and an OEM parts and labour repairs quote. I mean, how bad can it be...?
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Alistair Rooney
Alistair Rooney 7 tundi tagasi
Is it better with a strap-on? Yeah yeah, it is.
Andy Garnett
Andy Garnett 14 tundi tagasi
Check out gb auto in the link below then mark and avoid because they just advertised to the whole of you tube that they over charge
Nicu Cristian
Nicu Cristian Päev tagasi
Wtf 47 pounds for an alternator belt, i changed one in my car and it cost 5. This guy prices are insane
SCOTT x 3900
SCOTT x 3900 Päev tagasi
“You weren’t supposed to spoil the illusion” lol. I know Alex is a bit short, but that other guy is a absolute giant.
Mathias Elslidnul
Mathias Elslidnul Päev tagasi
Wow I needed to see this! I promised myself one of these or an 850 when (if) I get my license back. I've been told with the type of epilepsy I have I'll probably never drive again. It that is how much one of these cost if say I bought one for £6k and it had only half of these faults its still a 3k bill. I can fix some of these faults myself but it'll still hurt my wallet. Keep my fucking license. I'll stick to my bicycle.
ÆÐELFRIÐ Päev tagasi
Truth is for a cheap free motor you wouldn't take to a specialist just take it down to volvo breakers £1600 quid tops
SaxonOrion 2 päeva tagasi
i have a soft spot for old volvos
al milhouse
al milhouse 2 päeva tagasi
The only way I'd be replacing them headlight would be if they were smashed in a crash.... That's ridiculous price
exactinmidget92 2 päeva tagasi
you can leave the fuel flap, radio and light crack as it is and save 1k.
Kevin The Lone wolf and Music
Kevin The Lone wolf and Music 2 päeva tagasi
When Ford own Volvo the cars were awful my dad got a brand new s40 2005 and water pump went after a year
Karl Hamilton
Karl Hamilton 3 päeva tagasi
Bloody P2s. The P80 is the last of the proper Volvos.
Toto Guy
Toto Guy 3 päeva tagasi
nice to have a D5 but a euro 4 is better more reliable
vondahe 3 päeva tagasi
Would’ve been MUCH cheaper to buy the faulty parts from a scrap yard - if you have the time and knowledge to get into that. It’ll never stop to amaze me how you can have a complete vehicle and then a few spare parts cost more than the vehicle cost almost the same as the entire thing did from new before the various taxes.
Tim Jadeglans
Tim Jadeglans 3 päeva tagasi
It feels disingenuous to include all those things in the bill. With a car that old you are not looking to make it look, feel and drive factory new. You are looking to make it safe enough to be used on a public road.
Abid Ashhar
Abid Ashhar 4 päeva tagasi
For £20c he broke £1k radio set. For OEM repair cost almost £7k ! Worth £2 ride for Off Roading.
Kirk Lamplugh
Kirk Lamplugh 4 päeva tagasi
Tom looks massive against Alex. He must be 5' 10".
MadWolf141618 Life Saver
MadWolf141618 Life Saver 5 päeva tagasi
please tell me he doesn't drive this piece of crap car
joshua varghese
joshua varghese 6 päeva tagasi
Jesus is love
C Mendoza
C Mendoza 7 päeva tagasi
Sad to see the England turning into the next island of misfit old cars. Cuba had held the position long enough. Brexit sure did a number on you boys ! Lmao
Edward Davies
Edward Davies 7 päeva tagasi
Not as good as the 850
Jimmy Jones
Jimmy Jones 8 päeva tagasi
Back in 2000, I bought myself 96, T5 R, and it was the worst car I'd ever had .... In terms of the build quality and the finish, I lost interest with it very quickly, and after 6 months traded it in for a Bimmer E36, M3 which turned out to be the best cat I ever bought ....
Retro Classic
Retro Classic 8 päeva tagasi
Randomly I used to work at this garage , unlike other places I’ve worked this garage actually does things properly and I can’t recommend them enough . And Tom if you see this well done glad to see your doing alright 👍🏻.
iloveyourmomalot1one 9 päeva tagasi
Watching this makes me glad I live in the U.S. I'm in a state that doesn't require inspections. I'd just drive that until the engine quit. But also. Could save yourself 2k by not dealing with the cosmetic stuff. Like 1-2k by buying aftermarket equipment and another 2k for doing it yourself. Literally all of that stuff is doable if you are mechanically inclined. Whole car would cost about 2-2500. Totally worth it.
grim reaper
grim reaper 9 päeva tagasi
About a £100 in scrap value
MetalTrabant 9 päeva tagasi
So you ruined a perfectly good 700 pound CD player? And you're gonna trash this mostly okay car that just needs some TLC and cheap aftermarket parts instead of OEM? Where is the Car Throttle that saved a high-miler Skoda? I liked that one better...
Iggy's Friend
Iggy's Friend 10 päeva tagasi
What is really scary is that a 54 plate Volvo has a fault in every module. I have a 52 plate Hyundai with zero fault codes and it's just passed it's MOT a couple of months ago. Not bad for a 19 year old car.
Dave Dave
Dave Dave 10 päeva tagasi
I think that if it had been maintained over its life it would have been no more than £2000 but to now buy all volvo spares is just stupid. Scrap stuff from the breakers and poly bushes would be the obvious start point. Playing silly games with the software is the only non diy job. Thing is most cars without the computer crap are a scrap job anyway. Shame really.
Phil Robinson
Phil Robinson 11 päeva tagasi
Where the f##k does that mechanic get his parts from!! do they come in gold plated boxes or something?
Uzhac Uzhacny
Uzhac Uzhacny 11 päeva tagasi
imo aftermarket parts and about 1400 pounds! contorl arms about 100pounds and 6 bolts u can do it yourself. I dont bother to mention the rest...
phantommaggotxxx 11 päeva tagasi
Polishing headlights works GREAT if you get a good kit and take your time... SMH
Mistrzu świata i okolic
Mistrzu świata i okolic 12 päeva tagasi
Those prices are from the moon... 800 pounds for lamps ?! Are you kidding me ?! 100 pounds for brake hose ?
Karel Ongena
Karel Ongena 12 päeva tagasi
I had a V70 II D5. It really was a bad car, not Volvo worthy. Numerous electrical problems: engine stalls without reason (very dangerous), dashboard fails several times, automatic transmission problems. The rubber parts of the front suspension had to be changed every 20.000 km. Glad I sold it.
Nelson Pinto
Nelson Pinto 13 päeva tagasi
I wasted 1h totaling all these parts and you aren't fixing it... dum ass... 😆
François Caron
François Caron 13 päeva tagasi
"Sylvania headlight restoration kit" will fix those headlights very nicely.
Vogelnick 13 päeva tagasi
Our v70 d5 has 530.000km =-330k miles. Unkillable
G D W Law
G D W Law 13 päeva tagasi
I had the same car and then a more recent D5 with Geartronic. Changing the cam belt was always a very expensive job with water pump coming out at the same time. The GPS failed and injectors needed a change and offloaded the car at 395.000 kms. The biggest disappointment was the Volvo dealer.
Pete Parker
Pete Parker 13 päeva tagasi
I'd like your instrument cluster!
robert topliss
robert topliss 14 päeva tagasi
I've learn some thing new about Volvo's today. Don't touch one :-)
Aivars Veisbergs
Aivars Veisbergs 15 päeva tagasi
You can buy antiroll-bar bushing no problem.
ddddarius02 15 päeva tagasi
never go to this service for repair.
Aran 15 päeva tagasi
Just goes to show what a rip off some garages are. 900 quid for the steering rack then 500 quid to fit it. Jog on. Source the part yourself and learn how to fit it yourself. You'll learn about your car and save a bunch of money. You'll make mistakes but you don't get ripped off.
Allan Smith
Allan Smith 15 päeva tagasi
Try the scrappy for parts and that car will back on the road better still buy another car for swapping parts.
Delta049 16 päeva tagasi
This is kind of why I don't go to dealers and order stuff myself. Few months back, my car was broken into. Broken the doorhandle on my 2010 Fiat Punto Evo, went to the dealer because of the remote control key stuff. They'd charge me €980 (£750), did it myself for under €150 (£120), only had to get someone else to do the remote control key programming, he only charged me €35 £20 whereas the Fiat dealer would charge me €450 £350 for only that!!!
Rick Astley
Rick Astley 16 päeva tagasi
Fuck.. I got quoted £320 for a timing chain and tensioners (labour included) and thought I was going to die but I feel MUCH better now.
AdamFM 17 päeva tagasi
How does someone do this much damage to a fucking volvo!! You know the car where the engines can last way over 3/400k miles and a crash would probably cause more Damage to the other vehicle
C C 17 päeva tagasi
I know you need shock value for views, but it's so blatantly fake how much the prices are
Fuzzwuzzle 20 päeva tagasi
"If anyone wants any parts from this" Bro the only thing that works is the number plate XD
gerza71 20 päeva tagasi
Maybe too late, go for a second opinion.
Harrison Clarke
Harrison Clarke 20 päeva tagasi
Half the stuff didn't need to get fixed...
Simon Ellison
Simon Ellison 21 päev tagasi
Dealer will charge you £1300 for pads and discs on a 2017 VW golf. You can purchase upgraded discs and pads for a golf R for £300. Equivalent Dealer charges £500 an hour labour for something you could do yourself in a couple hours. Then you find out the car only needed pads and the discs are all ok. Local garage will charge £120. £420 versus £1300. UK dealer rip off.
Jacob Wood
Jacob Wood 22 päeva tagasi
Is the radio still available?!?! I'll pay shipping!! In dire need, been without music for 2 years in my xc70 now!
Dominique G.
Dominique G. 22 päeva tagasi
7:57: Yeah, I usually love them with a strap-on. :D Slightly worried now, considering I drive an S80 from '99. :( xD
seesikopter 25 päeva tagasi
My Volvo v70ii has glass headlights, no cloudy plastic
brian lockyer
brian lockyer 26 päeva tagasi
i had a 164 back in the day it was neither reliable or cheap to repair then. As was the later 240.
william kennedy
william kennedy Місяць tagasi
Thats an eye watering price list, my Merc SL wiper motor cost £78 new from mercedes, this lots having a laugh , Buy second hand parts and do the job yourself !
Tony Stanley
Tony Stanley Місяць tagasi
You expect that sort of pricing from a dealer, not an independent, but he did require 'OEM' parts. This was more of a stunt because he was going to race it anyway. Volvo dealers are always disappointing, to be avoided if atall possible.
Sean Connelly
Sean Connelly Місяць tagasi
What id do with this car is cut the cat out and sell the car and make 150x your money
Iuhshwth Місяць tagasi
Im sure you could fix all that 10 times cheaper or so.
Matt Alaric
Matt Alaric Місяць tagasi
I've refurbed foggier headlights than that with a bit of wet and dry sandpaper and some turtle wax lens cleaner and sealant, total cost under £10. No way anyone with a brain is paying £873 for that.
Homer bob
Homer bob Місяць tagasi
Make a series about fixing the needed stuff so it can be used as a daily. Using second hand parts and non OEM parts
slybunda Місяць tagasi
underbody looks very good.
Gerard Montgomery
Gerard Montgomery Місяць tagasi
Anybody else proud of Ethan for knowing what a D5 was?
Un- Known
Un- Known Місяць tagasi
Do you have any bits off a Mercedes a class 2008 please...
DavidT Місяць tagasi
Ah bangernomics. We bought our 850 estate in 1998. It has now done over 300,000 miles, I'll throw any amount of money at it because the value off the car is the sum of more than just the sale price. The reality is that doing most of the work myself, I mentally budget £500 per year in maintenance and it's usually a tiny fraction of that. It still does everything today that it used to and every system has always been maintained and still works. There are other cars available on the drive but I still enjoy the 850 as an armchair relaxed drive. It has its share of bodywork marks, mostly from the children but it's a family member so despite two random people recently knocking on the door asking to buy it, it's going nowhere!
John Clayton
John Clayton Місяць tagasi
Those prices are a joke, scrapyards and ebay would make it much less.
Night Місяць tagasi
On the other side.. its a Volvo and OEM parts are expensive.. if you want to drive cheap... buy a Fiat Panda, and dont annoy the other Volvo drivers with: is this normal?, is a dealer always that expensive?, is this the correct price for?, does anybody knows cheap... the answer is NO.. if you cannot afford it, dont drive it.
Night Місяць tagasi
cracked lamp is not for sale anymore
Night Місяць tagasi
Intercooler is 150
Night Місяць tagasi
Radio max 200
Night Місяць tagasi
software is not nes...
Night Місяць tagasi
873... 2 new headlamps. you can just polish them for 30........
Lee Taylor
Lee Taylor Місяць tagasi
Top Gear did it
Hampus Baaz
Hampus Baaz Місяць tagasi
Give you back a pound for the central locking motors and door handles ;)
Ibraheem Raja
Ibraheem Raja Місяць tagasi
Not too bad
Sebastian Storholm
Sebastian Storholm Місяць tagasi
My mates chipped D5 did 600000 km before it yeeted the turbo, so I’d say it’s barely broken in that one!
Kzn Nzn
Kzn Nzn Місяць tagasi
would like to get a car for 1 quid also, run hard until it dies then sell to scrapyard
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi Місяць tagasi
Mechanic: the headlights needs restoration Carthrottle: that is 1000 bucks Everyone else: 10 bucks restoration kit and 20 minutes
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi Місяць tagasi
Just between us it is fixable maximum 500
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi Місяць tagasi
Btw the guy sees grease and he said the intercooler is off. Man u have to stupid enough to not understand that the intercooler holds air and not fluid
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi Місяць tagasi
2 headlights brand new cost about 100 instead of 873vehat is in the video but ok
Karvast Місяць tagasi
You can polish headlights and it does come out good this guy just want to sell you new headlights. Buy scrap yard parts i bet that wouldn't that expensive to fix and on a shitbox like that it doesn't need to be new parts 1£ for a car that is running is a steal
raymond adams
raymond adams Місяць tagasi
good advert on why not to buy a volvo
Paulie Blog
Paulie Blog Місяць tagasi
£850 for two headlights?
Pasi Timonen
Pasi Timonen Місяць tagasi
or just offroad and get new better one than boring Volvo. Good cars, but a bit boring.
aaradorn Місяць tagasi
Looks like she needs a new rack and a good strap-on. She's a leaker and has some miles on her but it's workable. It's.... not too bad
Stephane Simard
Stephane Simard Місяць tagasi
you get absolutely hosed in the UK, here in Canada parts are way cheaper and inspections are far les stringent.
Daniel Yyy408
Daniel Yyy408 Місяць tagasi
I mean, it was a quid
Luis Llorens
Luis Llorens Місяць tagasi
"Are they better with a strap on?" Meghan Markle has entered the chat.
D. Daniels1990
D. Daniels1990 Місяць tagasi
Banger racing boys ! 😍
Julian Hills
Julian Hills Місяць tagasi
washing the windscreen with a laptop , total control by the master! conclusion is, it pays to look after it and love it this D5 has been hated .
Vladislav Berdnikov
Vladislav Berdnikov Місяць tagasi
As a former Volvo owner of a car from this era, that "nothing is cheap" brought my wallet's PTSD back.
Makke Місяць tagasi
I don't understand why people are bitching about the estimate. OEM new parts of course it's expensive.
Makke Місяць tagasi
I feel like uneconomical to repair is like an Alex Kersten motto
Anthony Fernwood
Anthony Fernwood Місяць tagasi
If this is what a Volvo specialist charges i can’t imagine what a Volvo dealer would charge,
Ben Evans
Ben Evans Місяць tagasi
Just come cross your channel and it’s brilliant and hope you are staying safe and well
Mark Williamson
Mark Williamson Місяць tagasi
These chumps will never be top gear material
Frits Місяць tagasi
So go to a local independent. I didn’t spend this on my 20y old v70 in the 11 years I own it.. And I use original parts were needed, oem or used parts where possible.
pistolpeds Місяць tagasi
Great car. Just run in. New mount, fix intercooler and a good water blast and she'll be like new !
Reinier Mayer
Reinier Mayer Місяць tagasi
If you buy a £1 car, shouldn’t the right approach be, that you know what’s wrong and right with it before the purchase? It’s either a steal and an easy fix, or it’s a donor for parts that are to be used for an identical car you fix on the cheap with it, or you don’t buy it. What we saw here, is the purchase of someone else’s misery, resulting in the surprising discoveries that A) broken cars are no fun and B) not using your brain to think about what you’re doing may result in stupid outcomes and C) the target audience for this show seems to be brainless people in need of transport, but who are fed up with disappointing themselves due to their stupidity, but unable to change their actions without seeing one of their peers laying it out on video, so they can better themselves and take a first step towards being less of a moron.
Abdulai Abdurahmani
Abdulai Abdurahmani Місяць tagasi
Scrap that ruin. not worth it
Steve Roche
Steve Roche Місяць tagasi
Biggest lesson here is never go near this garage 1k for lights lol I had mine machines up for 30£ looked like new any competent person could turn that car round for a fraction of that cost on the side of the road you have not done garages/ mechanics any favours with this video it's actually frightening to see how much of a replace not repair world we live in
predatorfe Місяць tagasi
But do the new headlights come with bulbs included? :D
Peppermint Місяць tagasi
Bringing in to Volvo an old clunker with weird electrical problems is like petting a big white while eating salami
Geoffrey Carter
Geoffrey Carter Місяць tagasi
even their racks are Volvo Blue
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