Very Nice Platinum Purchase
DougM found the 850 Platinum Wagon of his dreams.
Obviously a wagon version of the Platinum (for reference, not related to this purchase).
I believe the reason for these cars selling at different prices is that the average person has no idea what significance the platinum edition has over a standard 850. I only recall seeing one in my area and I just rubber-necked to figure out what kinda of paint job was on a Volvo. Super paint jobs and the guts of an “almost 850R” underneath. I just bought a wagon in the last month and the guy sold the car cheap just to move on to something newer. The original owner really babied the car and the guy I bought it from just wanted something new so he was moving on. He had the broken glove box drain issue and when tape didn’t hold it in pace he was the proud owner of a new battery (after the glove box light drained his old one.) After fixing the glove box, rear hatch rattle and struts, the PNP switch is next for me. At that point the car is 100% no issues and all done by me and my sons. “
Read more in the Volvo forum about this particular find: 1996 850 Platinum
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