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1998 V70 T5 need advice on selling for parts

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1998 V70 T5 need advice on selling for parts

Post by Lexie626 » Wed Mar 30, 2016 6:59 pm

The head gasket on my wagon needs to be replaced but it's too costly given then value of the car. Would I be better off selling to a junkyard (for $150-250) or selling it as-is to a private party for parts or whatever? It just got a new timing belt, spark plugs, rear engine mount and sun roof. The interior is in pretty good condition but there are some minor dents/scratches on the exterior. It also needs a new radiator.

Advice please!

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Re: 1998 V70 T5 need advice on selling for parts

Post by abscate » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:07 pm

You can get 300-500 as a running car needing a head gasket, imho
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Post by j-dawg » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:24 pm

Might as well try to sell it privately! The T5 is not a common car, so perhaps a Volvo enthusiast would be willing to pay a bit more than scrap value.
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Post by BEJinFbk » Wed Mar 30, 2016 8:29 pm

How's the body and interior? Really?
A P80 fan probably won't mind small issues.
If those are in good shape, fix that sucker!
T-5's are starting thin out and '98 is a nice year.

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Re: 1998 V70 T5 need advice on selling for parts

Post by polskamafia mjl » Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:39 pm

If the body is in good condition I would encourage you to sell it whole to someone willing to fix it up. I agree, keep the T-5's alive!
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