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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  1. Outdoor Coops
    Outdoor Coops
    преди 4 дни

    Check the fuse on ya windscreen wipers a common error on these.... pls don’t ruin the car few hundred quid at the scrap yard and this will run on forever my 2003 is still going strong at her new home with well over 200k on the clock

  2. MHRock 86
    MHRock 86
    преди 6 дни

    Classic mechanic. Yeah mate it's completely fine mate.. it's all normal wear and tear. Quote to repair.... £93,126.72 plus vat.

  3. Hentz
    преди 9 дни

    In Estonia we could probably do it all for like 2500€

  4. Wizard Sleeve76
    Wizard Sleeve76
    преди 18 дни

    A modern day Robin Hood

  5. DTK
    преди 21 ден

    Do a comparison with all rock auto parts for a diy fix

  6. gareth purdy
    gareth purdy
    преди 22 дни

    Was this video made for a class of 6 year olds ? all very childish and amateur and a very poor attempt at being funny .

  7. noob refinisher
    noob refinisher
    преди 24 дни

    headlights are expensive as on some cars so annoying

  8. TopSelections
    преди 24 дни

    I could do with this car for spares I just brought one same colour to😭

  9. Torbjørn Melbye
    Torbjørn Melbye
    преди 27 дни

    I would fixed it with mostly used parts and polished and painted the headlamps

  10. john ryan
    john ryan
    преди 28 дни

    Have a look around scrap yards for parts

  11. Христо Попов
    Христо Попов
    преди 29 дни

    6816. Get those parts either OEM or second hand and it is easily 4000 pounds cheaper.

  12. Pollywog
    преди 29 дни

    12:42 £873 for two new headlamps. Euro Car Parts have them for sale at £68.99 each. That's £137.98 for two.

  13. Adrian
    преди месец

    Makes my E34s look like free to drive investments in comparison, wow.

  14. Hikaru WDM
    Hikaru WDM
    преди месец

    I’ll never complain about my car repair and mot bills again.

  15. bob youel
    bob youel
    преди месец

    over priced garages

  16. Emerson
    преди месец

    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

  17. Liam Ashton
    Liam Ashton
    преди месец

    The price of headlights. Damn!

    1. Pollywog
      преди 29 дни

      £68.99 each from Euro Car Parts.

  18. aquilegus
    преди месец

    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!

  19. Fragged by Grandma
    Fragged by Grandma
    преди месец

    I bought one in 2018. I loved it for the whole 3 hours it worked.

  20. distantsoil
    преди месец

    I would have loved to know what the non OEM / Pattern parts cost would be

  21. Kyusoath
    преди месец

    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.

  22. Johnathan Pearson
    Johnathan Pearson
    преди месец

    Why not use second hand parts?

  23. Alistair Rooney
    Alistair Rooney
    преди месец

    Is it better with a strap-on? Yeah yeah, it is.

  24. Andy Garnett
    Andy Garnett
    преди месец

    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

  25. Nicu Cristian
    Nicu Cristian
    преди месец

    Wtf 47 pounds for an alternator belt, i changed one in my car and it cost 5. This guy prices are insane

  26. SCOTT x 3900
    SCOTT x 3900
    преди месец

    “You weren’t supposed to spoil the illusion” lol. I know Alex is a bit short, but that other guy is a absolute giant.

  27. Mathias Elslidnul
    Mathias Elslidnul
    преди месец

    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.

    преди месец

    Truth is for a cheap free motor you wouldn't take to a specialist just take it down to volvo breakers £1600 quid tops

  29. SaxonOrion
    преди месец

    i have a soft spot for old volvos

  30. al milhouse
    al milhouse
    преди месец

    The only way I'd be replacing them headlight would be if they were smashed in a crash.... That's ridiculous price

  31. exactinmidget92
    преди месец

    you can leave the fuel flap, radio and light crack as it is and save 1k.

  32. Kevin Whitelighter music
    Kevin Whitelighter music
    преди месец

    When Ford own Volvo the cars were awful my dad got a brand new s40 2005 and water pump went after a year

  33. Karl Hamilton
    Karl Hamilton
    преди месец

    Bloody P2s. The P80 is the last of the proper Volvos.

  34. Toto Guy
    Toto Guy
    преди месец

    nice to have a D5 but a euro 4 is better more reliable

  35. vondahe
    преди месец

    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.

  36. Tim Jadeglans
    Tim Jadeglans
    преди месец

    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.

  37. Abid Ashhar
    Abid Ashhar
    преди месец

    For £20c he broke £1k radio set. For OEM repair cost almost £7k ! Worth £2 ride for Off Roading.

  38. Kirk Lamplugh
    Kirk Lamplugh
    преди месец

    Tom looks massive against Alex. He must be 5' 10".

  39. MadWolf141618 Life Saver
    MadWolf141618 Life Saver
    преди месец

    please tell me he doesn't drive this piece of crap car

  40. joshua varghese
    joshua varghese
    преди месец

    Jesus is love

  41. C Mendoza
    C Mendoza
    преди месец

    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

    1. Pollywog
      преди 29 дни

      Oh look! A butthurt remoaner still crying about a democratic decision to leave a toxic, failing dictatorship.

  42. Edward Davies
    Edward Davies
    преди месец

    Not as good as the 850

  43. Jimmy Jones
    Jimmy Jones
    преди месец

    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 ....

    1. Pollywog
      преди 29 дни

      If a BMW is the best car you've ever bought I actually pity you.

  44. Retro Classic
    Retro Classic
    преди месец

    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 👍🏻.

  45. iloveyourmomalot1one
    преди месец

    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.

  46. grim reaper
    grim reaper
    преди месец

    About a £100 in scrap value

  47. MetalTrabant
    преди месец

    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...

  48. Iggy's Friend
    Iggy's Friend
    преди месец

    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.

  49. Dave Dave
    Dave Dave
    преди месец

    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.

  50. Phil Robinson
    Phil Robinson
    преди месец

    Where the f##k does that mechanic get his parts from!! do they come in gold plated boxes or something?

  51. Uzhac Uzhacny
    Uzhac Uzhacny
    преди месец

    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...

  52. phantommaggotxxx
    преди месец

    Polishing headlights works GREAT if you get a good kit and take your time... SMH

  53. Mistrzu świata i okolic (SimpleGuy)
    Mistrzu świata i okolic (SimpleGuy)
    преди месец

    Those prices are from the moon... 800 pounds for lamps ?! Are you kidding me ?! 100 pounds for brake hose ?

  54. Karel Ongena
    Karel Ongena
    преди месец

    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.

  55. Nelson Pinto
    Nelson Pinto
    преди месец

    I wasted 1h totaling all these parts and you aren't fixing it... dum ass... 😆

  56. François Caron
    François Caron
    преди месец

    "Sylvania headlight restoration kit" will fix those headlights very nicely.

  57. Vogelnick
    преди месец

    Our v70 d5 has 530.000km =-330k miles. Unkillable

  58. G D W Law
    G D W Law
    преди месец

    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.

  59. Pete Parker
    Pete Parker
    преди месец

    I'd like your instrument cluster!

  60. robert topliss
    robert topliss
    преди месец

    I've learn some thing new about Volvo's today. Don't touch one :-)

  61. Aivars Veisbergs
    Aivars Veisbergs
    преди месец

    You can buy antiroll-bar bushing no problem.

  62. ddddarius02
    преди месец

    never go to this service for repair.

  63. Aran
    преди месец

    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.

  64. Allan Smith
    Allan Smith
    преди месец

    Try the scrappy for parts and that car will back on the road better still buy another car for swapping parts.

  65. Delta049
    преди месец

    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!!!

  66. R
    преди месец

    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.

  67. AdamFM
    преди месец

    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

  68. C C
    C C
    преди месец

    I know you need shock value for views, but it's so blatantly fake how much the prices are

  69. Fuzzwuzzle
    преди месец

    "If anyone wants any parts from this" Bro the only thing that works is the number plate XD

  70. gerza71
    преди месец

    Maybe too late, go for a second opinion.

  71. Harrison Clarke
    Harrison Clarke
    преди месец

    Half the stuff didn't need to get fixed...

  72. Simon Ellison
    Simon Ellison
    преди месец

    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.

    1. Pollywog
      преди 29 дни

      I agree main dealers are a rip-off but not everyone has the knowledge or time to repair their own cars.

  73. Jacob Wood
    Jacob Wood
    преди месец

    Is the radio still available?!?! I'll pay shipping!! In dire need, been without music for 2 years in my xc70 now!

  74. Dominique G.
    Dominique G.
    преди месец

    7:57: Yeah, I usually love them with a strap-on. :D Slightly worried now, considering I drive an S80 from '99. :( xD

  75. seesikopter
    преди 2 месеца

    My Volvo v70ii has glass headlights, no cloudy plastic

  76. brian lockyer
    brian lockyer
    преди 2 месеца

    i had a 164 back in the day it was neither reliable or cheap to repair then. As was the later 240.

  77. william kennedy
    william kennedy
    преди 2 месеца

    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 !

  78. Tony Stanley
    Tony Stanley
    преди 2 месеца

    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.

  79. Sean Connelly
    Sean Connelly
    преди 2 месеца

    What id do with this car is cut the cat out and sell the car and make 150x your money

  80. Iuhshwth
    преди 2 месеца

    Im sure you could fix all that 10 times cheaper or so.

  81. Matt Alaric
    Matt Alaric
    преди 2 месеца

    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.

  82. Homer bob
    Homer bob
    преди 2 месеца

    Make a series about fixing the needed stuff so it can be used as a daily. Using second hand parts and non OEM parts

  83. slybunda
    преди 2 месеца

    underbody looks very good.

  84. Gerard “Monty” Montgomery
    Gerard “Monty” Montgomery
    преди 2 месеца

    Anybody else proud of Ethan for knowing what a D5 was?

  85. Un- Known
    Un- Known
    преди 2 месеца

    Do you have any bits off a Mercedes a class 2008 please...

  86. DavidT
    преди 2 месеца

    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!

  87. John Clayton
    John Clayton
    преди 2 месеца

    Those prices are a joke, scrapyards and ebay would make it much less.

  88. Night
    преди 2 месеца

    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.

  89. Night
    преди 2 месеца

    cracked lamp is not for sale anymore

  90. Night
    преди 2 месеца

    Intercooler is 150

  91. Night
    преди 2 месеца

    Radio max 200

    1. Night
      преди 2 месеца

      software is not nes...

  92. Night
    преди 2 месеца

    873... 2 new headlamps. you can just polish them for 30........

  93. Lee Taylor
    Lee Taylor
    преди 2 месеца

    Top Gear did it

  94. Hampus Baaz
    Hampus Baaz
    преди 2 месеца

    Give you back a pound for the central locking motors and door handles ;)

  95. Ibraheem Raja
    Ibraheem Raja
    преди 2 месеца

    Not too bad

  96. Sebastian Storholm
    Sebastian Storholm
    преди 2 месеца

    My mates chipped D5 did 600000 km before it yeeted the turbo, so I’d say it’s barely broken in that one!

  97. Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
    Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
    преди 2 месеца

    Mechanic: the headlights needs restoration Carthrottle: that is 1000 bucks Everyone else: 10 bucks restoration kit and 20 minutes

    1. Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
      Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
      преди 2 месеца

      Just between us it is fixable maximum 500

    2. Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
      Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
      преди 2 месеца

      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

    3. Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
      Arnold Tóth Isaszegi
      преди 2 месеца

      2 headlights brand new cost about 100 instead of 873vehat is in the video but ok

  98. Karvast
    преди 2 месеца

    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

  99. raymond adams
    raymond adams
    преди 2 месеца

    good advert on why not to buy a volvo

  100. Paulie Blog
    Paulie Blog
    преди 2 месеца

    £850 for two headlights?