Pros & Cons of Volvo truck

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  1. dashaker

    dashaker Bobtail Member

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    What are some of the pros and cons of a Volvo truck with d13
     
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  3. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    Cons possibly needing injector cups every year.
     
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    starmac Road Train Member

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    they ugly, nuff said. lol
     
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    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    But very comfortable.
     
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    Brandt Road Train Member

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    They are heavy trucks. Parts are little expensive. Volvo engine can only be fixed at Volvo dealers. I have Volvo radiator split open on the plastic part just from heat and age. . My opinion is the plastic part was just to thin when made. Freightliner is looks better built. I was not fan of the dashboard design. They have almost no screws in then or my 2000 Volvo did not. It was older design. So it would rattel. Lots of little thing I did not like maybe they changed. But the load leaving valve for air ride was under fifth wheel. So it hard to change
     
  7. Old Man

    Old Man Road Train Member

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    If you get a Volvo, you have to get extra dark window tint so your friends don’t know it’s you driving it.
     
  8. dashaker

    dashaker Bobtail Member

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    Is that with a 2016 model and up?
     
  9. dashaker

    dashaker Bobtail Member

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    So the pros out weigh the cons?
     
  10. Intothesunset

    Intothesunset Road Train Member

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    No idea I think all D13 engines. You should have posted this in the Volvo, heavy truck section.
     
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    With a Volvo, you have to learn to put your left foot on the dashboard to drive....so I’ve noticed.
     
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