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BTW a time capsule I just bought

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Re: BTW a time capsule I just bought

Post by misha » Sat Oct 01, 2016 1:11 pm

I just pointed pretty LOW level of equipment for 850 which is advertised for 7k$$$.

From your point of view...why would you want working ac if you can drive with open windows....and why you would need power windows if you can open them manually.....why keyless entry if you can unlock the doors with a key....etc.

Heated seats in my car work perfectly....never had a problem with them.

If this one is worth 7k$$$....JRL's S70 should be worth at least 12k$$$.
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
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'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
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Re: BTW a time capsule I just bought

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Oct 01, 2016 4:45 pm

Wood trim is a necessity for me. I mean, really anything other than the gray plastic. It just looks cheap, I can't stand it. I just finished a complete wood grain conversion in my V70. I'm the same way about leather seats, I need those in a daily. I can't stand cloth... no matter how clean it is it just seems dirty in a used car. A leather steering wheel is another thing I need in a daily. Like I mentioned before, I swapped in a nice black leather wheel not long ago and it's great. The rubber wheel is too skinny.
Heated seats, eh, not necessary but they can be nice. As for the headlight washers, I can't see that they do very much.
On the sedan, I would have to have a spoiler. Just looks too plain without it. Trip computer isn't 100% necessary, but it's nice to have. I don't have one, unfortunately. Traction control is just one more thing to go wrong. I live in North Carolina, when will I need it? Don't have it on my car, and I'm very happy about that!
The 15s can be nice to have if you are hard on them. I could find an Antlia for my car for $30. If I destroy one on a curb, who cares?
I really would like bigger wheels, though.
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
2006 BMW 330i
1999 BMW 528i
2000 S70 GLT Mystic Silver/Taupe 253k
1993 944 Base Beige/Beige 221k
1998 V70 GLT Black/Beige 199k
1998 S90- Silver/Gray 207k
1995 850 GLT Tropic Green... crushed
2001 S60 2.4T Black/Black 230k
1988 744 Turbo M46 Beige Metallic/Beige 188k

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Re: BTW a time capsule I just bought

Post by JRL » Sat Oct 01, 2016 6:05 pm

Not having a good day.
I suppose I am due since I've my best month in years for sales... and profits.

Walk into my garage and someone managed to put a dent on top the fender.:mad: :cry:
No one is copping to it and it can only be two people. I din't see any ceiling missing! :roll:

Anyway we just went to install the R bumper and foglights, I opened the box and FCP Euro managed to send me a very nice, brand new left foglight, the right one however, who the hell knows!!!:eek: I don't even think it's for a Volvo, ANY Volvo, a very odd looking light... so here we go again, sending parts back to get the right one :wink:
The pair I have here are for an XC which are a bit different (too bad).

Well. so the bumper is on, the center grill is not because we left off the airguide and on an R the guide extension holds that griil from pushing back into the opening.
Wood wheel is on so I think I will take a picture of that if it ever stops raining!
Now to the dent Dr, either Monday or Tuesday to fix that dent and one little one I found.
I left out the turn signal plastic corner cover, hopefully he can get all the way in from there, I think he can, I sure hope he can!

(Close to in that price that was posted)!
2000 V70R Black, 144,000 miles Wife's R.
2007 V70 2.5T White/Oak 111,000 MILES. Polestar tune, IPD bars, rear spoiler, dark grey Thors, DWS 06, HU850, sub.

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