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As posted on T5D5 and VPCUK forums.. It is with sadness that I must sell this old girl. I'm moving shortly and my partner has given me her Honda Jazz (which does around 54 mpg). I'll be doing around 45 miles a day to work and back, and unfortunately the T5 will be just too expensive to run It has been a fantastic car, the most comfortable driving experience I've had the pleasure of having (along with my previous 850 T5) and has effortlessly soaked up the miles over the past 4 years (the Honda gives me cramps after half an hour! But it's cheap to run.. ) I bought her off @Yosser way back here... an since then I added a Woth R-Line ECU (ex Volvo tuner) which improved the original performance and smiles per gallon. Original posting mentioned... Bad points: The bodywork hasn't been touched since I bought her, and the rust patches have got a bit worse on the boot lid. The rear bumper brackets have rusted and the right had side has dropped - but I have all the parts needed to fix it (which cost me just under £80 from Volvo) and will be included in the sale. The Feritta was blowing for a while and I had a new clamp fitted which solved that one as the old one had disintegrated. Also there is an annoying rattle that can be heard when the windows are open - I don't notice it when they are closed tbh. It's the mettle dish at the bottom of the nearside rear suspension where the spring sits. I believe it's where the bump-stop hits when it bottoms out. The bolt spins freely so it can't be tightened up and rattles around. It isn't going anywhere and my mechanic mate said it just needs taking off or spot of weld on it to stop it moving. The rear discs will need replacing as well. Good points: It's a Volvo, nuff said.. Heated seats are wonderful in winter and it shifts like a stabbed rat when prodded. The seats are Black leather and suede, and the rear seats have the pull out luggage nets - both aren't standard (as you can see in the pics) and probably expensive to source. There is some wear to the driver's seat but no rips. The memory and electrics work on the drivers seat - passenger one is manual. The rear heated seats don't wok as they aren't heated (since they were added at some point by Yosser IIRC) there's no wiring either so the switch on the rear console does nothing. The MOT doesn't run out until 15th Jan 2017. It will be insured until the 12th July at which point I will be changing over to the Honda and parking the Volvo up on the drive. Any test drives are welcome until this date, then it'll be up to you to insure. Currently showing 181286 miles, which is nothing for these. Mileage will go up as using daily - but not by much. My mechanic said the gearbox is very smooth and works well in all gears, as well as sports mode and winter mode (in fact better than his P2 geartronic T5!) The front tyres were replaced recently and the back ones have plenty of wear. I will also throw in a spare alloy rim as I bought a pair to replace one of the front ones when one got damaged. You can then use it as a spare, but it will need a tyre on it. I was going to sell it separately but I'd rather it went with the car. I will leave the Moose badges on as they won't look right on a blue Honda I will be gutted when it goes, but needs must. Looking for £450.00 as I'm including the Woth RLine ECU, the extra alloy rim and the full bracket kit for the bumper. I might have the original ECU if wanted, but would have to look for it. For what it is, it's a bargain. Just need to sell before the insurance runs out so it's not taking up drive space. Located in Selby area (near York).