Everything Wrong With My £1 Volvo

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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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Hentz Pirms 2 dienām
In Estonia we could probably do it all for like 2500€
Wizard Sleeve76
Wizard Sleeve76 Pirms 11 dienām
A modern day Robin Hood
DTK Pirms 14 dienām
Do a comparison with all rock auto parts for a diy fix
gareth purdy
gareth purdy Pirms 14 dienām
Was this video made for a class of 6 year olds ? all very childish and amateur and a very poor attempt at being funny .
noob refinisher
noob refinisher Pirms 16 dienām
headlights are expensive as on some cars so annoying
TopSelections Pirms 16 dienām
I could do with this car for spares I just brought one same colour to😭
Torbjørn Melbye
Torbjørn Melbye Pirms 20 dienām
I would fixed it with mostly used parts and polished and painted the headlamps
john ryan
john ryan Pirms 20 dienām
Have a look around scrap yards for parts
Христо Попов
Христо Попов Pirms 22 dienām
6816. Get those parts either OEM or second hand and it is easily 4000 pounds cheaper.
Pollywog Pirms 22 dienām
12:42 £873 for two new headlamps. Euro Car Parts have them for sale at £68.99 each. That's £137.98 for two.
Adrian Pirms 23 dienām
Makes my E34s look like free to drive investments in comparison, wow.
Hikaru WDM
Hikaru WDM Pirms 23 dienām
I’ll never complain about my car repair and mot bills again.
bob youel
bob youel Pirms 23 dienām
over priced garages
Emerson Pirms 25 dienām
I think it would've been interesting if they actually went ahead and did repair it, plus replacing the radio console with an iPad or something
Liam Ashton
Liam Ashton Pirms 25 dienām
The price of headlights. Damn!
Pollywog Pirms 22 dienām
£68.99 each from Euro Car Parts.
aquilegus Pirms 25 dienām
Good example of how main dealers rip people off with spare prices. Scandalous. Garage told me my headlights had to be replaced - 6 years later and two refurbs they are fine and pass no problem. 30 instead of 800!
Fragged by Grandma
Fragged by Grandma Pirms 26 dienām
I bought one in 2018. I loved it for the whole 3 hours it worked.
distantsoil Pirms 26 dienām
I would have loved to know what the non OEM / Pattern parts cost would be
Kyusoath Pirms 26 dienām
well it can't be that bad, it actually drives. £1 ? 200quid of scrap easy so don't know why you are saying that. shit you could sell it ram raiders for £50 quid, report it stolen, get it back then sell it for scrap to maximize your takings. almost any part of that could be sold as a second hand part for more than a quid. also that overcharging was crazy, amazing they agreed to be filmed.
Johnathan Pearson
Johnathan Pearson Pirms 27 dienām
Why not use second hand parts?
Alistair Rooney
Alistair Rooney Pirms 28 dienām
Is it better with a strap-on? Yeah yeah, it is.
Andy Garnett
Andy Garnett Pirms 28 dienām
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 Pirms 29 dienām
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 Pirms 29 dienām
“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 Pirms 29 dienām
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 Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
i have a soft spot for old volvos
al milhouse
al milhouse Pirms Mēneša
The only way I'd be replacing them headlight would be if they were smashed in a crash.... That's ridiculous price
exactinmidget92 Pirms Mēneša
you can leave the fuel flap, radio and light crack as it is and save 1k.
Kevin Whitelighter music
Kevin Whitelighter music Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
Bloody P2s. The P80 is the last of the proper Volvos.
Toto Guy
Toto Guy Pirms Mēneša
nice to have a D5 but a euro 4 is better more reliable
vondahe Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
For £20c he broke £1k radio set. For OEM repair cost almost £7k ! Worth £2 ride for Off Roading.
Kirk Lamplugh
Kirk Lamplugh Pirms Mēneša
Tom looks massive against Alex. He must be 5' 10".
MadWolf141618 Life Saver
MadWolf141618 Life Saver Pirms Mēneša
please tell me he doesn't drive this piece of crap car
joshua varghese
joshua varghese Pirms Mēneša
Jesus is love
C Mendoza
C Mendoza Pirms Mēneša
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
Pollywog Pirms 22 dienām
Oh look! A butthurt remoaner still crying about a democratic decision to leave a toxic, failing dictatorship.
Edward Davies
Edward Davies Pirms Mēneša
Not as good as the 850
Jimmy Jones
Jimmy Jones Pirms Mēneša
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 ....
Pollywog Pirms 22 dienām
If a BMW is the best car you've ever bought I actually pity you.
Retro Classic
Retro Classic Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
About a £100 in scrap value
MetalTrabant Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
Where the f##k does that mechanic get his parts from!! do they come in gold plated boxes or something?
Uzhac Uzhacny
Uzhac Uzhacny Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
Polishing headlights works GREAT if you get a good kit and take your time... SMH
Mistrzu świata i okolic
Mistrzu świata i okolic Pirms Mēneša
Those prices are from the moon... 800 pounds for lamps ?! Are you kidding me ?! 100 pounds for brake hose ?
Karel Ongena
Karel Ongena Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
I wasted 1h totaling all these parts and you aren't fixing it... dum ass... 😆
François Caron
François Caron Pirms Mēneša
"Sylvania headlight restoration kit" will fix those headlights very nicely.
Vogelnick Pirms Mēneša
Our v70 d5 has 530.000km =-330k miles. Unkillable
G D W Law
G D W Law Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
I'd like your instrument cluster!
robert topliss
robert topliss Pirms Mēneša
I've learn some thing new about Volvo's today. Don't touch one :-)
Aivars Veisbergs
Aivars Veisbergs Pirms Mēneša
You can buy antiroll-bar bushing no problem.
ddddarius02 Pirms Mēneša
never go to this service for repair.
Aran Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
Try the scrappy for parts and that car will back on the road better still buy another car for swapping parts.
Delta049 Pirms Mēneša
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!!!
R Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
I know you need shock value for views, but it's so blatantly fake how much the prices are
Fuzzwuzzle Pirms Mēneša
"If anyone wants any parts from this" Bro the only thing that works is the number plate XD
gerza71 Pirms Mēneša
Maybe too late, go for a second opinion.
Harrison Clarke
Harrison Clarke Pirms Mēneša
Half the stuff didn't need to get fixed...
Simon Ellison
Simon Ellison Pirms Mēneša
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.
Pollywog Pirms 22 dienām
I agree main dealers are a rip-off but not everyone has the knowledge or time to repair their own cars.
Jacob Wood
Jacob Wood Pirms Mēneša
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. Pirms Mēneša
7:57: Yeah, I usually love them with a strap-on. :D Slightly worried now, considering I drive an S80 from '99. :( xD
seesikopter Pirms Mēneša
My Volvo v70ii has glass headlights, no cloudy plastic
brian lockyer
brian lockyer Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
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 Pirms Mēneša
What id do with this car is cut the cat out and sell the car and make 150x your money
Iuhshwth Pirms Mēneša
Im sure you could fix all that 10 times cheaper or so.
Matt Alaric
Matt Alaric Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
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 Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
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 Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
underbody looks very good.
Gerard Montgomery
Gerard Montgomery Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
Anybody else proud of Ethan for knowing what a D5 was?
Un- Known
Un- Known Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
Do you have any bits off a Mercedes a class 2008 please...
DavidT Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
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 Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
Those prices are a joke, scrapyards and ebay would make it much less.
Night Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
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 Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
cracked lamp is not for sale anymore
Night Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
Intercooler is 150
Night Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
Radio max 200
Night Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
software is not nes...
Night Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
873... 2 new headlamps. you can just polish them for 30........
Lee Taylor
Lee Taylor Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
Top Gear did it
Hampus Baaz
Hampus Baaz Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
Give you back a pound for the central locking motors and door handles ;)
Ibraheem Raja
Ibraheem Raja Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
Not too bad
Sebastian Storholm
Sebastian Storholm Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
My mates chipped D5 did 600000 km before it yeeted the turbo, so I’d say it’s barely broken in that one!
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
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 Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
Just between us it is fixable maximum 500
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
Arnold Tóth Isaszegi Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
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 Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
2 headlights brand new cost about 100 instead of 873vehat is in the video but ok
Karvast Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
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 Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
good advert on why not to buy a volvo
Paulie Blog
Paulie Blog Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
£850 for two headlights?
Pasi Timonen
Pasi Timonen Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
or just offroad and get new better one than boring Volvo. Good cars, but a bit boring.
aaradorn Pirms 2 Mēnešiem
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
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