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. Yusuf Hussain

    Yusuf Hussain

    4 dagen geleden

    NUMBER 1 SOLUTION: GIVE IT CHRISFIX AND WABAAAM!!!! (he can fix the whole car for probably under $500)

  2. Skoda130


    Maand geleden

    You'll always make a profit on a car of about 1 pound. Even the bare metal is worth more than that. :-)

  3. Outdoor Coops

    Outdoor Coops

    Maand geleden

    Check the fuse on ya windscreen wipers a common error on these.... pls don’t ruin the car few hundred quid at the scrap yard and this will run on forever my 2003 is still going strong at her new home with well over 200k on the clock

  4. MHRock 86

    MHRock 86

    Maand geleden

    Classic mechanic. Yeah mate it's completely fine mate.. it's all normal wear and tear. Quote to repair.... £93,126.72 plus vat.

  5. Hentz


    Maand geleden

    In Estonia we could probably do it all for like 2500€

  6. Wizard Sleeve76

    Wizard Sleeve76

    Maand geleden

    A modern day Robin Hood

  7. DTK


    Maand geleden

    Do a comparison with all rock auto parts for a diy fix

  8. Ady Purdy

    Ady Purdy

    Maand geleden

    Was this video made for a class of 6 year olds ? all very childish and amateur and a very poor attempt at being funny .

  9. noob refinisher

    noob refinisher

    Maand geleden

    headlights are expensive as on some cars so annoying

  10. TopSelections


    Maand geleden

    I could do with this car for spares I just brought one same colour to😭

  11. Torbjørn Melbye

    Torbjørn Melbye

    2 maanden geleden

    I would fixed it with mostly used parts and polished and painted the headlamps

  12. john ryan

    john ryan

    2 maanden geleden

    Have a look around scrap yards for parts

  13. Христо Попов

    Христо Попов

    2 maanden geleden

    6816. Get those parts either OEM or second hand and it is easily 4000 pounds cheaper.

  14. Pollywog


    2 maanden geleden

    12:42 £873 for two new headlamps. Euro Car Parts have them for sale at £68.99 each. That's £137.98 for two.

  15. Adrian


    2 maanden geleden

    Makes my E34s look like free to drive investments in comparison, wow.

  16. Hikaru WDM

    Hikaru WDM

    2 maanden geleden

    I’ll never complain about my car repair and mot bills again.

  17. bob youel

    bob youel

    2 maanden geleden

    over priced garages

  18. Emerson


    2 maanden geleden

    I think it would've been interesting if they actually went ahead and did repair it, plus replacing the radio console with an iPad or something

  19. Liam Ashton

    Liam Ashton

    2 maanden geleden

    The price of headlights. Damn!

    • Pollywog


      2 maanden geleden

      £68.99 each from Euro Car Parts.

  20. aquilegus


    2 maanden geleden

    Good example of how main dealers rip people off with spare prices. Scandalous. Garage told me my headlights had to be replaced - 6 years later and two refurbs they are fine and pass no problem. 30 instead of 800!

  21. Fragged by Grandma

    Fragged by Grandma

    2 maanden geleden

    I bought one in 2018. I loved it for the whole 3 hours it worked.

  22. distantsoil


    2 maanden geleden

    I would have loved to know what the non OEM / Pattern parts cost would be

  23. Kyusoath


    2 maanden geleden

    well it can't be that bad, it actually drives. £1 ? 200quid of scrap easy so don't know why you are saying that. shit you could sell it ram raiders for £50 quid, report it stolen, get it back then sell it for scrap to maximize your takings. almost any part of that could be sold as a second hand part for more than a quid. also that overcharging was crazy, amazing they agreed to be filmed.

  24. Johnathan Pearson

    Johnathan Pearson

    2 maanden geleden

    Why not use second hand parts?

  25. Alistair Rooney

    Alistair Rooney

    2 maanden geleden

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

  26. Andy Garnett

    Andy Garnett

    2 maanden geleden

    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

  27. Nicu Cristian

    Nicu Cristian

    2 maanden geleden

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

  28. SCOTT x 3900

    SCOTT x 3900

    2 maanden geleden

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

  29. Mathias Ljündberg

    Mathias Ljündberg

    2 maanden geleden

    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 maanden geleden

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

  31. SaxonOrion


    2 maanden geleden

    i have a soft spot for old volvos

  32. al milhouse

    al milhouse

    2 maanden geleden

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

  33. exactinmidget92


    2 maanden geleden

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

  34. Kevin Whitelighter music

    Kevin Whitelighter music

    2 maanden geleden

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

  35. Karl Hamilton

    Karl Hamilton

    2 maanden geleden

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

  36. Toto Guy

    Toto Guy

    2 maanden geleden

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

  37. vondahe


    2 maanden geleden

    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.

  38. Tim Jadeglans

    Tim Jadeglans

    2 maanden geleden

    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.

  39. Abid Ashhar

    Abid Ashhar

    2 maanden geleden

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

  40. Kirk Lamplugh

    Kirk Lamplugh

    2 maanden geleden

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

  41. MadWolf141618 Life Saver

    MadWolf141618 Life Saver

    2 maanden geleden

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

  42. joshua varghese

    joshua varghese

    2 maanden geleden

    Jesus is love

  43. C Mendoza

    C Mendoza

    2 maanden geleden

    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

    • Pollywog


      2 maanden geleden

      Oh look! A butthurt remoaner still crying about a democratic decision to leave a toxic, failing dictatorship.

  44. Edward Davies

    Edward Davies

    2 maanden geleden

    Not as good as the 850

  45. Jimmy Jones

    Jimmy Jones

    2 maanden geleden

    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 ....

    • Pollywog


      2 maanden geleden

      If a BMW is the best car you've ever bought I actually pity you.

  46. Retro Classic

    Retro Classic

    2 maanden geleden

    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 👍🏻.

  47. iloveyourmomalot1one


    2 maanden geleden

    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.

  48. grim reaper

    grim reaper

    2 maanden geleden

    About a £100 in scrap value

  49. MetalTrabant


    2 maanden geleden

    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...

  50. Iggy's Friend

    Iggy's Friend

    2 maanden geleden

    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.

  51. Dave Dave

    Dave Dave

    2 maanden geleden

    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.

  52. Phil Robinson

    Phil Robinson

    2 maanden geleden

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

  53. Uzhac Uzhacny

    Uzhac Uzhacny

    2 maanden geleden

    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...

  54. phantommaggotxxx


    2 maanden geleden

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

  55. Mistrzu świata i okolic

    Mistrzu świata i okolic

    2 maanden geleden

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

  56. Karel Ongena

    Karel Ongena

    2 maanden geleden

    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.

  57. Nelson Pinto

    Nelson Pinto

    2 maanden geleden

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

  58. François Caron

    François Caron

    2 maanden geleden

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

  59. Vogelnick


    2 maanden geleden

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

  60. G D W Law

    G D W Law

    2 maanden geleden

    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.

  61. Pete Parker

    Pete Parker

    2 maanden geleden

    I'd like your instrument cluster!

  62. robert topliss

    robert topliss

    2 maanden geleden

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

  63. Aivars Veisbergs

    Aivars Veisbergs

    2 maanden geleden

    You can buy antiroll-bar bushing no problem.

  64. ddddarius02


    2 maanden geleden

    never go to this service for repair.

  65. Aran


    2 maanden geleden

    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.

  66. Allan Smith

    Allan Smith

    2 maanden geleden

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

  67. Delta049


    2 maanden geleden

    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!!!

  68. R


    2 maanden geleden

    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.

  69. AdamFM


    2 maanden geleden

    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

  70. C C

    C C

    2 maanden geleden

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

  71. Fuzzwuzzle


    2 maanden geleden

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

  72. gerza71


    2 maanden geleden

    Maybe too late, go for a second opinion.

  73. Harrison Clarke

    Harrison Clarke

    2 maanden geleden

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

  74. Simon Ellison

    Simon Ellison

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

    • Pollywog


      2 maanden geleden

      I agree main dealers are a rip-off but not everyone has the knowledge or time to repair their own cars.

  75. Jacob Wood

    Jacob Wood

    3 maanden geleden

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

  76. Dominique G.

    Dominique G.

    3 maanden geleden

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

  77. seesikopter


    3 maanden geleden

    My Volvo v70ii has glass headlights, no cloudy plastic

  78. brian lockyer

    brian lockyer

    3 maanden geleden

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

  79. william kennedy

    william kennedy

    3 maanden geleden

    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 !

  80. Tony Stanley

    Tony Stanley

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  81. Sean Connelly

    Sean Connelly

    3 maanden geleden

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

  82. Iuhshwth


    3 maanden geleden

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

  83. Matt Alaric

    Matt Alaric

    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  84. Homer bob

    Homer bob

    3 maanden geleden

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

  85. slybunda


    3 maanden geleden

    underbody looks very good.

  86. Gerard Montgomery

    Gerard Montgomery

    3 maanden geleden

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

  87. Un- Known

    Un- Known

    3 maanden geleden

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

  88. DavidT


    3 maanden geleden

    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!

  89. John Clayton

    John Clayton

    3 maanden geleden

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

  90. Night


    3 maanden geleden

    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.

  91. Night


    3 maanden geleden

    cracked lamp is not for sale anymore

  92. Night


    3 maanden geleden

    Intercooler is 150

  93. Night


    3 maanden geleden

    Radio max 200

    • Night


      3 maanden geleden

      software is not nes...

  94. Night


    3 maanden geleden

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

  95. Lee Taylor

    Lee Taylor

    3 maanden geleden

    Top Gear did it

  96. Hampus Baaz

    Hampus Baaz

    3 maanden geleden

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

  97. Ibraheem Raja

    Ibraheem Raja

    3 maanden geleden

    Not too bad

  98. Sebastian Storholm

    Sebastian Storholm

    3 maanden geleden

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

  99. Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

    Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

    3 maanden geleden

    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

      3 maanden geleden

      Just between us it is fixable maximum 500

    • Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

      Arnold Tóth Isaszegi

      3 maanden geleden

      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

      3 maanden geleden

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

  100. Karvast


    3 maanden geleden

    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