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Hi Guys-I have an opportunity to purchase a 96 960 wagon with 96k miles.
I know nothing about 960's-good car? Bad car? Assuming it has service records and everything looks and feels ok-can I get hurt by one of these? Just seeking some guidance-Thanks!
 

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The sunroofs were a real problem on these cars. Check for any fluid leaks under it. Make sure the A/C works. Check the brake pads they tend to wear fast. Make sure the cup holders aren't broken. Always good to get an inspection done by a mechanic.
 

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When driving it, get on the throttle hard and see if the air re-directs itself to the floor. If this occurs, the "dash pods" are leaking and can be costly.
 

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Matt14 is spot on. My '97 s90, which is comparable, just developed the switching of a/c to the floor when throttle on. It is an expensive repair. I agree with paying a mechanic to inspect the vehicle before acquiring it.
 

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Nivomat self levelling rear shocks can be expensive to replace. Bring rear seat passangers for your test drive and make sure it can handle the weight.

960s are loaded, which is great fun and is comfortable but, if you're like me, I'd want all the toys to work. I'd rather not have the accessory than have the frustration of it not working.

btw, Swapping to 940 steel springs and shocks is about the same cost as 2 new Nivomats.
 

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Hey, this is an old thread!

I wonder if the guy bought the car?
 
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