$350 headlights? That's a little odd... unless you got some HID lights or you're talking about the physical lens and reflector thing that was damaged. Otherwise, light bulbs run about $15 for this car.
However, your electrical problems sound like they were caused by a faulty voltage regulator in the alternator-- it was probably putting out too much voltage, and burning everything out.
I have owned a 2000 Volvo GLT SE for seven years and have had no problems with it except having to replace a headlight bulb and a tail light bulb. It has 60,000 miles and has been a wonderful car. I am getting a new car and am selling this one to my son. Usually I would have reservations about selling any car to a relative or friend, but not with this one. He is looking forward to owning it and will get many more miles out of it. I would recommend this car to anyone as long as it has been well taken care of.
Purchased from local NJ dealer used with 50K miles.. no warranty purchased... Car now has 138,000 miles and rides and runs new.
Can't imagine this vehicle with a turbo... The non-turbo 5 cylinder has plenty of "pep" and handles its own on the InterState...
Only problems were in front end--tie rods, sway bar, etc went bad... costly but worth it...
Fit and finish excellent... heated seats great and AC is very powerful.
Dealer tells me these models are in demand and getting top dollar on the used market... I'd buy another Volvo based on this car...
Well I have a couple of S70s. So far so good, reliable and nice riding cars... Lucky me... I will never get my hands into the post Volvo (Ford) though.. Nothing is right after Ford took over...
I'll keep my Volvos running until they get the 500K mark, as my son got his 850 wagon with 450K, and it still drives like new!
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