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Everything Wrong With My £1 Volvo

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. Johnathan Pearson

    Johnathan Pearson

    2 tuntia sitten

    Why not use second hand parts?

  2. Alistair Rooney

    Alistair Rooney

    Päivä sitten

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

  3. Andy Garnett

    Andy Garnett

    Päivä sitten

    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

  4. Nicu Cristian

    Nicu Cristian

    Päivä sitten

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

  5. SCOTT x 3900

    SCOTT x 3900

    2 päivää sitten

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

  6. Mathias Elslidnul

    Mathias Elslidnul

    2 päivää sitten

    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.



    2 päivää sitten

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

  8. SaxonOrion


    2 päivää sitten

    i have a soft spot for old volvos

  9. al milhouse

    al milhouse

    3 päivää sitten

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

  10. exactinmidget92


    3 päivää sitten

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

  11. Kevin The Lone wolf and Music

    Kevin The Lone wolf and Music

    3 päivää sitten

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

  12. Karl Hamilton

    Karl Hamilton

    4 päivää sitten

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

  13. Toto Guy

    Toto Guy

    4 päivää sitten

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

  14. vondahe


    4 päivää sitten

    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.

  15. Tim Jadeglans

    Tim Jadeglans

    4 päivää sitten

    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.

  16. Abid Ashhar

    Abid Ashhar

    5 päivää sitten

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

  17. Kirk Lamplugh

    Kirk Lamplugh

    5 päivää sitten

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

  18. MadWolf141618 Life Saver

    MadWolf141618 Life Saver

    6 päivää sitten

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

  19. joshua varghese

    joshua varghese

    7 päivää sitten

    Jesus is love

  20. C Mendoza

    C Mendoza

    7 päivää sitten

    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

  21. Edward Davies

    Edward Davies

    8 päivää sitten

    Not as good as the 850

  22. Jimmy Jones

    Jimmy Jones

    9 päivää sitten

    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 ....

  23. Retro Classic

    Retro Classic

    9 päivää sitten

    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 👍🏻.

  24. iloveyourmomalot1one


    10 päivää sitten

    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.

  25. grim reaper

    grim reaper

    10 päivää sitten

    About a £100 in scrap value

  26. MetalTrabant


    10 päivää sitten

    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...

  27. Iggy's Friend

    Iggy's Friend

    10 päivää sitten

    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.

  28. Dave Dave

    Dave Dave

    11 päivää sitten

    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.

  29. Phil Robinson

    Phil Robinson

    12 päivää sitten

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

  30. Uzhac Uzhacny

    Uzhac Uzhacny

    12 päivää sitten

    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...

  31. phantommaggotxxx


    12 päivää sitten

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

  32. Mistrzu świata i okolic

    Mistrzu świata i okolic

    13 päivää sitten

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

  33. Karel Ongena

    Karel Ongena

    13 päivää sitten

    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.

  34. Nelson Pinto

    Nelson Pinto

    13 päivää sitten

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

  35. François Caron

    François Caron

    13 päivää sitten

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

  36. Vogelnick


    13 päivää sitten

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

  37. G D W Law

    G D W Law

    14 päivää sitten

    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.

  38. Pete Parker

    Pete Parker

    14 päivää sitten

    I'd like your instrument cluster!

  39. robert topliss

    robert topliss

    14 päivää sitten

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

  40. Aivars Veisbergs

    Aivars Veisbergs

    16 päivää sitten

    You can buy antiroll-bar bushing no problem.

  41. ddddarius02


    16 päivää sitten

    never go to this service for repair.

  42. Aran


    16 päivää sitten

    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.

  43. Allan Smith

    Allan Smith

    16 päivää sitten

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

  44. Delta049


    17 päivää sitten

    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!!!

  45. Rick Astley

    Rick Astley

    17 päivää sitten

    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.

  46. AdamFM


    18 päivää sitten

    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

  47. C C

    C C

    18 päivää sitten

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

  48. Fuzzwuzzle


    21 päivä sitten

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

  49. gerza71


    21 päivä sitten

    Maybe too late, go for a second opinion.

  50. Harrison Clarke

    Harrison Clarke

    21 päivä sitten

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

  51. Simon Ellison

    Simon Ellison

    22 päivää sitten

    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.

  52. Jacob Wood

    Jacob Wood

    23 päivää sitten

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

  53. Dominique G.

    Dominique G.

    23 päivää sitten

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

  54. seesikopter


    25 päivää sitten

    My Volvo v70ii has glass headlights, no cloudy plastic

  55. brian lockyer

    brian lockyer

    27 päivää sitten

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

  56. william kennedy

    william kennedy

    Uukausi sitten

    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 !

  57. Tony Stanley

    Tony Stanley

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  58. Sean Connelly

    Sean Connelly

    Uukausi sitten

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

  59. Iuhshwth


    Uukausi sitten

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

  60. Matt Alaric

    Matt Alaric

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  61. Homer bob

    Homer bob

    Uukausi sitten

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

  62. slybunda


    Uukausi sitten

    underbody looks very good.

  63. Gerard Montgomery

    Gerard Montgomery

    Uukausi sitten

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

  64. Un- Known

    Un- Known

    Uukausi sitten

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

  65. DavidT


    Uukausi sitten

    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!

  66. John Clayton

    John Clayton

    Uukausi sitten

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

  67. Night


    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  68. Night


    Uukausi sitten

    cracked lamp is not for sale anymore

  69. Night


    Uukausi sitten

    Intercooler is 150

  70. Night


    Uukausi sitten

    Radio max 200

    • Night


      Uukausi sitten

      software is not nes...

  71. Night


    Uukausi sitten

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

  72. Lee Taylor

    Lee Taylor

    Uukausi sitten

    Top Gear did it

  73. Hampus Baaz

    Hampus Baaz

    Uukausi sitten

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

  74. Ibraheem Raja

    Ibraheem Raja

    Uukausi sitten

    Not too bad

  75. Sebastian Storholm

    Sebastian Storholm

    Uukausi sitten

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

  76. Kzn Nzn

    Kzn Nzn

    Uukausi sitten

    would like to get a car for 1 quid also, run hard until it dies then sell to scrapyard

  77. Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

    Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

    Uukausi sitten

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

    • Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

      Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

      Uukausi sitten

      Just between us it is fixable maximum 500

    • Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

      Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

      Uukausi sitten

      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 Isaszegi

      Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

      Uukausi sitten

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

  78. Karvast


    Uukausi sitten

    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

  79. raymond adams

    raymond adams

    Uukausi sitten

    good advert on why not to buy a volvo

  80. Paulie Blog

    Paulie Blog

    Uukausi sitten

    £850 for two headlights?

  81. Pasi Timonen

    Pasi Timonen

    Uukausi sitten

    or just offroad and get new better one than boring Volvo. Good cars, but a bit boring.

  82. aaradorn


    Uukausi sitten

    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

  83. Stephane Simard

    Stephane Simard

    Uukausi sitten

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

  84. Daniel Yyy408

    Daniel Yyy408

    Uukausi sitten

    I mean, it was a quid

  85. Luis Llorens

    Luis Llorens

    Uukausi sitten

    "Are they better with a strap on?" Meghan Markle has entered the chat.

  86. D. Daniels1990

    D. Daniels1990

    Uukausi sitten

    Banger racing boys ! 😍

  87. Julian Hills

    Julian Hills

    Uukausi sitten

    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 .

  88. Vladislav Berdnikov

    Vladislav Berdnikov

    Uukausi sitten

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

  89. Makke


    Uukausi sitten

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

  90. Makke


    Uukausi sitten

    I feel like uneconomical to repair is like an Alex Kersten motto

  91. Anthony Fernwood

    Anthony Fernwood

    Uukausi sitten

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

  92. Ben Evans

    Ben Evans

    Uukausi sitten

    Just come cross your channel and it’s brilliant and hope you are staying safe and well

  93. Mark Williamson

    Mark Williamson

    Uukausi sitten

    These chumps will never be top gear material

  94. Frits


    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  95. pistolpeds


    Uukausi sitten

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

  96. Reinier Mayer

    Reinier Mayer

    Uukausi sitten

    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.

  97. Abdulai Abdurahmani

    Abdulai Abdurahmani

    Uukausi sitten

    Scrap that ruin. not worth it

  98. Steve Roche

    Steve Roche

    Uukausi sitten

    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

  99. predatorfe


    Uukausi sitten

    But do the new headlights come with bulbs included? :D

  100. Peppermint


    Uukausi sitten

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