Everything Wrong With My £1 Volvo

12 mar 2021
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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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  • Is it better with a strap-on? Yeah yeah, it is.

    Alistair RooneyAlistair Rooney10 ore fa
  • 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

    Andy GarnettAndy Garnett17 ore fa
  • Wtf 47 pounds for an alternator belt, i changed one in my car and it cost 5. This guy prices are insane

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

    SCOTT x 3900SCOTT x 3900Giorno fa
  • 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.

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

  • i have a soft spot for old volvos

    SaxonOrionSaxonOrion2 giorni fa
  • The only way I'd be replacing them headlight would be if they were smashed in a crash.... That's ridiculous price

    al milhouseal milhouse2 giorni fa
  • you can leave the fuel flap, radio and light crack as it is and save 1k.

    exactinmidget92exactinmidget922 giorni fa
  • When Ford own Volvo the cars were awful my dad got a brand new s40 2005 and water pump went after a year

    Kevin The Lone wolf and MusicKevin The Lone wolf and Music3 giorni fa
  • Bloody P2s. The P80 is the last of the proper Volvos.

    Karl HamiltonKarl Hamilton3 giorni fa
  • nice to have a D5 but a euro 4 is better more reliable

    Toto GuyToto Guy3 giorni fa
  • 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.

    vondahevondahe3 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Tim JadeglansTim Jadeglans3 giorni fa
  • For £20c he broke £1k radio set. For OEM repair cost almost £7k ! Worth £2 ride for Off Roading.

    Abid AshharAbid Ashhar4 giorni fa
  • Tom looks massive against Alex. He must be 5' 10".

    Kirk LamplughKirk Lamplugh4 giorni fa
  • please tell me he doesn't drive this piece of crap car

    MadWolf141618 Life SaverMadWolf141618 Life Saver5 giorni fa
  • Jesus is love

    joshua varghesejoshua varghese6 giorni fa
  • 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

    C MendozaC Mendoza7 giorni fa
  • Not as good as the 850

    Edward DaviesEdward Davies7 giorni fa
  • 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 ....

    Jimmy JonesJimmy Jones8 giorni fa
  • 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 👍🏻.

    Retro ClassicRetro Classic8 giorni fa
  • 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.

    iloveyourmomalot1oneiloveyourmomalot1one9 giorni fa
  • About a £100 in scrap value

    grim reapergrim reaper10 giorni fa
  • 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...

    MetalTrabantMetalTrabant10 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Iggy's FriendIggy's Friend10 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Dave DaveDave Dave10 giorni fa
  • Where the f##k does that mechanic get his parts from!! do they come in gold plated boxes or something?

    Phil RobinsonPhil Robinson11 giorni fa
  • 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...

    Uzhac UzhacnyUzhac Uzhacny11 giorni fa
  • Polishing headlights works GREAT if you get a good kit and take your time... SMH

    phantommaggotxxxphantommaggotxxx11 giorni fa
  • Those prices are from the moon... 800 pounds for lamps ?! Are you kidding me ?! 100 pounds for brake hose ?

    Mistrzu świata i okolicMistrzu świata i okolic13 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Karel OngenaKarel Ongena13 giorni fa
  • I wasted 1h totaling all these parts and you aren't fixing it... dum ass... 😆

    Nelson PintoNelson Pinto13 giorni fa
  • "Sylvania headlight restoration kit" will fix those headlights very nicely.

    François CaronFrançois Caron13 giorni fa
  • Our v70 d5 has 530.000km =-330k miles. Unkillable

    VogelnickVogelnick13 giorni fa
  • 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.

    G D W LawG D W Law13 giorni fa
  • I'd like your instrument cluster!

    Pete ParkerPete Parker13 giorni fa
  • I've learn some thing new about Volvo's today. Don't touch one :-)

    robert toplissrobert topliss14 giorni fa
  • You can buy antiroll-bar bushing no problem.

    Aivars VeisbergsAivars Veisbergs15 giorni fa
  • never go to this service for repair.

    ddddarius02ddddarius0215 giorni fa
  • 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.

    AranAran15 giorni fa
  • Try the scrappy for parts and that car will back on the road better still buy another car for swapping parts.

    Allan SmithAllan Smith16 giorni fa
  • 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!!!

    Delta049Delta04916 giorni fa
  • 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.

    Rick AstleyRick Astley16 giorni fa
  • 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

    AdamFMAdamFM17 giorni fa
  • I know you need shock value for views, but it's so blatantly fake how much the prices are

    C CC C18 giorni fa
  • "If anyone wants any parts from this" Bro the only thing that works is the number plate XD

    FuzzwuzzleFuzzwuzzle20 giorni fa
  • Maybe too late, go for a second opinion.

    gerza71gerza7121 giorno fa
  • Half the stuff didn't need to get fixed...

    Harrison ClarkeHarrison Clarke21 giorno fa
  • 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.

    Simon EllisonSimon Ellison21 giorno fa
  • Is the radio still available?!?! I'll pay shipping!! In dire need, been without music for 2 years in my xc70 now!

    Jacob WoodJacob Wood22 giorni fa
  • 7:57: Yeah, I usually love them with a strap-on. :D Slightly worried now, considering I drive an S80 from '99. :( xD

    Dominique G.Dominique G.22 giorni fa
  • My Volvo v70ii has glass headlights, no cloudy plastic

    seesikopterseesikopter25 giorni fa
  • i had a 164 back in the day it was neither reliable or cheap to repair then. As was the later 240.

    brian lockyerbrian lockyer26 giorni fa
  • 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 !

    william kennedywilliam kennedyMese fa
  • 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.

    Tony StanleyTony StanleyMese fa
  • What id do with this car is cut the cat out and sell the car and make 150x your money

    Sean ConnellySean ConnellyMese fa
  • Im sure you could fix all that 10 times cheaper or so.

    IuhshwthIuhshwthMese fa
  • 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.

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

    Homer bobHomer bobMese fa
  • underbody looks very good.

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

    Gerard MontgomeryGerard MontgomeryMese fa
  • Do you have any bits off a Mercedes a class 2008 please...

    Un- KnownUn- KnownMese fa
  • 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!

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

    John ClaytonJohn ClaytonMese fa
  • 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.

    NightNightMese fa
  • cracked lamp is not for sale anymore

    NightNightMese fa
  • Intercooler is 150

    NightNightMese fa
  • Radio max 200

    NightNightMese fa
    • software is not nes...

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

    NightNightMese fa
  • Top Gear did it

    Lee TaylorLee TaylorMese fa
  • Give you back a pound for the central locking motors and door handles ;)

    Hampus BaazHampus BaazMese fa
  • Not too bad

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

    Sebastian StorholmSebastian StorholmMese fa
  • would like to get a car for 1 quid also, run hard until it dies then sell to scrapyard

    Kzn NznKzn NznMese fa
  • Mechanic: the headlights needs restoration Carthrottle: that is 1000 bucks Everyone else: 10 bucks restoration kit and 20 minutes

    Arnold Tóth IsaszegiArnold Tóth IsaszegiMese fa
    • Just between us it is fixable maximum 500

      Arnold Tóth IsaszegiArnold Tóth IsaszegiMese fa
    • 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 IsaszegiArnold Tóth IsaszegiMese fa
    • 2 headlights brand new cost about 100 instead of 873vehat is in the video but ok

      Arnold Tóth IsaszegiArnold Tóth IsaszegiMese fa
  • 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

    KarvastKarvastMese fa
  • good advert on why not to buy a volvo

    raymond adamsraymond adamsMese fa
  • £850 for two headlights?

    Paulie BlogPaulie BlogMese fa
  • or just offroad and get new better one than boring Volvo. Good cars, but a bit boring.

    Pasi TimonenPasi TimonenMese fa
  • 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

    aaradornaaradornMese fa
  • you get absolutely hosed in the UK, here in Canada parts are way cheaper and inspections are far les stringent.

    Stephane SimardStephane SimardMese fa
  • I mean, it was a quid

    Daniel Yyy408Daniel Yyy408Mese fa
  • "Are they better with a strap on?" Meghan Markle has entered the chat.

    Luis LlorensLuis LlorensMese fa
  • Banger racing boys ! 😍

    D. Daniels1990D. Daniels1990Mese fa
  • 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 .

    Julian HillsJulian HillsMese fa
  • As a former Volvo owner of a car from this era, that "nothing is cheap" brought my wallet's PTSD back.

    Vladislav BerdnikovVladislav BerdnikovMese fa
  • I don't understand why people are bitching about the estimate. OEM new parts of course it's expensive.

    MakkeMakkeMese fa
  • I feel like uneconomical to repair is like an Alex Kersten motto

    MakkeMakkeMese fa
  • If this is what a Volvo specialist charges i can’t imagine what a Volvo dealer would charge,

    Anthony FernwoodAnthony FernwoodMese fa
  • Just come cross your channel and it’s brilliant and hope you are staying safe and well

    Ben EvansBen EvansMese fa
  • These chumps will never be top gear material

    Mark WilliamsonMark WilliamsonMese fa
  • 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.

    FritsFritsMese fa
  • Great car. Just run in. New mount, fix intercooler and a good water blast and she'll be like new !

    pistolpedspistolpedsMese fa
  • 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.

    Reinier MayerReinier MayerMese fa
  • Scrap that ruin. not worth it

    Abdulai AbdurahmaniAbdulai AbdurahmaniMese fa
  • 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

    Steve RocheSteve RocheMese fa
  • But do the new headlights come with bulbs included? :D

    predatorfepredatorfeMese fa
  • Bringing in to Volvo an old clunker with weird electrical problems is like petting a big white while eating salami

    PeppermintPeppermintMese fa
  • even their racks are Volvo Blue

    Geoffrey CarterGeoffrey CarterMese fa