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About Gdourado

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  1. how are you? I have just registered to the forum as I am looking to buy my first Volvo. I am looking at a S70 T5. It is a 1998 model. The car looks pretty straight and according to the seller it is in very good mechanical condition with the usual wear and tear on the interior and exterior. I attached a picture of the engine bay that raised some questions for me. I am far from a Volvo expert, but that red cable going to the battery seems very out of place. Can you please share some knowledgeable insight on how the engine looks? Also, the seller disclosed some issues. According to him, the only thing the car needs are: - The two rear brake rotors - Two shocks, one at the front and one at the back. - One front lower control arm. The rotors and shock and am thinking need repoltreio to age and wear. But how about the control arm? He doesn’t say why it needs replacing, but he does say the car runs and drives very well despite that. But it makes me wondering if the car hit something that damaged the control arm. Also, are these cars prone to rust and corrosion? I am from Portugal, so no snow and no salty roads. Just the usual winter rain. Are there spots prone to rust I should check? Also, in regard to the engine, what should I look out for? I read online that these engines can hide faults pretty good, as they can run well, despite having components o the verge of failure or failed already. The car has 180.000 kms allegedly that will try and verify and still has the original turbo. What kind of failures can be expected and what kind of possible expenses am I looking at short term? I guess this sums up my questions regarding this purchase. I really appreciate any help you can give me at this stage. Thank you very much. kind regards