Thank you for your advice re Volvo S80 (see this question). Could you let me know what are the faults that you refer to? Also, I am consious that the BMW is rear-wheel drive and couldn't locate a four-wheel drive 520d. I can get a 2007 Volvo S80 D5 AWD Tiptronic for the same price as a BMW 520d SE auto. Thanks for all your help.
Filed under recall - Asked by Justin Mc Elwee (Sligo) - Sat, 12 Mar 2011 11:02
BMW does sell four-wheel drive versions of the 5 Series in mainland Europe, but we don't believe that any have been made in right-hand drive.
With regards to the Volvo S80, it's not unusual for any car to have a few recalls. Those affecting the S80 include issues with the wipers, an air leak causing an engine malfunction warning, an ECU problem indicated by reduced power, faulty engine mounting bracket screws leading to stalling and finally a short circuit in the heating system.
Please note that not all of these recalls would have affected all versions of the S80, but we'd advise you to call your local dealer with the chassis number of the car to ascertain if any have been missed on the car you're thinking of buying.
Hope that all helps.