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Sold my manual swapped 850 turbo wagon

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Sold my manual swapped 850 turbo wagon

Post by tryingbe » Wed May 16, 2018 9:09 am

Ever since I bought my Honda Insight (50-62mpg), the wagon been parked for over a year, so I thought I might as well sell it. A local friend expressed interest and bought the car.

The wagon chassis have almost 400k, transmission swap was done in 2015, newer 200k engine was installed in 2013. I drove it on two road trip just a little less than 9,000 miles in 20 days in 2016, Koni and coilover installed in 2017.

She'll be loved in her new home.

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Re: Sold my manual swapped 850 turbo wagon

Post by abscate » Wed May 16, 2018 9:35 am

Volvo on, and thats the right decision after they rest for a while.

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Re: Sold my manual swapped 850 turbo wagon

Post by matthew1 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:42 am

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Re: Sold my manual swapped 850 turbo wagon

Post by scot850 » Wed May 16, 2018 4:34 pm

Lovely looking car. Sorry it had to go, but unfortunately if they are not being used it is not good for them. I am still on the fence with my 'R' as it has only been driven twice since Christmas.

Sorry to see you go as you have been a good friend to us on MVS. Maybe you will still drop in and share your wisdom from time to time?

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Re: Sold my manual swapped 850 turbo wagon

Post by FLXC90 » Wed May 16, 2018 9:54 pm

Yes, many of us have appreciated your... Insight
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Re: Sold my manual swapped 850 turbo wagon

Post by erikv11 » Wed May 16, 2018 10:52 pm

Glad the wagon will see some more road miles, great car.

tryingbe you will be missed here, please do drop in when you can so we can hear your keen thoughts!
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Re: Sold my manual swapped 850 turbo wagon

Post by callahanoffroad » Thu May 17, 2018 6:22 am

That's totally sad. I always found your advice insightful!
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