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Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by E Showell » Thu Oct 10, 2019 3:30 am

That was my experience with Ruby Red.


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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by MoVolvos » Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:54 pm

amblerman wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:10 pm

I have always liked the wheels on your car. To me they look like interlocking gears.
Funny, they look like the chrome wheels on all the old Hot Wheel toy cars. Plasticky (is that a word), personally the least likeable of all the rims as it makes the Volvo look like a cheap Chinese made toy or a set of heavy shoes. Great price on the wagon though!


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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by amblerman » Fri Oct 11, 2019 8:43 am

MoVolvos wrote: ↑
Thu Oct 10, 2019 8:54 pm
amblerman wrote: ↑
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:10 pm

I have always liked the wheels on your car. To me they look like interlocking gears.
Funny, they look like the chrome wheels on all the old Hot Wheel toy cars. Plasticky (is that a word), personally the least likeable of all the rims as it makes the Volvo look like a cheap Chinese made toy or a set of heavy shoes. Great price on the wagon though!
Great.. now I can't unsee that...
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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by StrokerAce » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:53 am

I'll trt and answer everyone's questions at once. No it wasn't a family or friend purchase. I found the car on an app called Offer Up. I sold new Volvo's back ib 2010. So I'm aware of their problems and reliability. Plus I'm the outdoor type. So a wagon works for my Lifestyle. I actually bought it from a local horse farm. The Original owners. They used it for their daughters to get to college and back. Then it ended up being used at the farm by the foreman who used it for personal use and business. Horse Auctions etc. The only thing it needs so far is the hose for the return on the turbo. And ball joints that I just replaced myself last weekend. Easy fix by the way.. Its got alot of extras. Winter package I'm assuming this because its got the W button near shifter. Sunroof, the better sound system volvo offered then with 6 disc changer. Heated seats, Childs seats. I'm not educated enough to know if these are standard or optional. But its an all around nice ride. Considering my last car was a Cadillac Deville. Living in CT.. AWD is a nice thing to have. I also noticed the brakes are all new along with new rotors.. Its a real nice car for 600 bucks..



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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by Chuck W » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:57 am

Sounds like a good buy for $600.



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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by StrokerAce » Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:14 am

Ive been told and I've noticed online. That I could easily get at least 2500 for My Gem here in CT all day long. But I could never replace this car for 600. Regardless.. Its already been excepted as part of the family. My 14 yr old daughter loves her privacy in the 3rd seat.. 😊 😊



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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by abscate » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:20 pm

My 14 yr old daughter loves her privacy in the 3rd seat.. 😊 😊
Have her look for the heater button for that seat...its a rare option, but can be found on left dash

I think the cold weather package was heated nozzles, seats, mirrors? Or were those all standard on Swedish cars?
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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by StrokerAce » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:06 am

The Winter package from what I can tell. Comes with the W button near the shifter with a "W" that I believe makes the awd into fulltime AWD. Plus you get heated seats,side mirrors etc. It does have the Heated 3rd seat. There isnt much more that this care doesn't have. I had the opportunity to try out the full-time awd. Took her down a dirt road/path. This thing does better then My old pickup truck I owned. Can't wait to tackle a big NorEastern snow storm this winter. We are due for a big snowy winter this season in CT..



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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by StrokerAce » Thu Oct 24, 2019 7:10 am

Oh and I'm looking to get a set of more aggressive tires for her. Maybe someone on here can give me some advise as to what would work.. Thanks in advance..



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Re: Just Bought My first Volvo for 600 bucks!

Post by abscate » Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:48 am

Snow tires on steel wheels for winter.

No No-season tires please.


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