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Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by smacknab » Thu Mar 26, 2020 7:53 pm

matthew1 wrote:
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I've always believed that trio of options on a V70 R would make it Peak Unicorn in the Volvo world.
Correction, I have found the peak unicorn Volvo. I had no idea this existed.
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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by scot850 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:03 pm

How about this one on Vancouver Island. Doesn't look too bad in the pictures. About 130k miles and around $7000 USD.

https://vancouver.craigslist.org/rch/ct ... 34201.html

I don't know the owner or the car. Why do people fit those stupid air intakes with no fresh air to feed it?

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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by mrbrian200 » Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 pm

scot850 wrote:
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Why do people fit those stupid air intakes with no fresh air to feed it?

Neil.
Because they're neither trained mechanics nor combustion design engineers. And don't understand that cooler fresh air, even if the filter + air ducts are slightly more restrictive, is usually better for performance than less restricted superheated air that's drawn from inside the engine bay. Because hot air=less dense->lower compression->lower performance. And it's not like the companies marketing those aftermarket filters are going to tell them: the business model practically depends on people buying into their misleading/false performance claims without knowing better.

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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri Mar 27, 2020 1:42 am

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Thu Mar 26, 2020 11:56 pm
And it's not like the companies marketing those aftermarket filters are going to tell them: the business model practically depends on people buying into their misleading/false performance claims without knowing better.
They do not tell their filters let larger particles pass. Which are like sandpaper to the engine internals. Shortens the lifespan of the engine. This is why I never use or recommend K&N. But boy they look cool and that is what counts for some people. :roll:
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Post by bmdubya1198 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 8:42 am

Plus it makes the turbo sound louder... and isn't that all that matters? :lol:

But WOW that's expensive. It looks like a really clean car, but seems to be way overpriced considering the "upgrades". Maybe $5,000 USD.
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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by scot850 » Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:35 pm

850R's are now selling for well north of $10000 for well cared for examples. Anyone see the Wheeler Dealer episode with the 850R? Ir sold for I think more than $14000. In Europe they are even more than that!

Not saying that this one is worth that, but hey........

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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:51 am

scot850 wrote:
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:35 pm
850R's are now selling for well north of $10000 for well cared for examples. Anyone see the Wheeler Dealer episode with the 850R? Ir sold for I think more than $14000. In Europe they are even more than that!

Not saying that this one is worth that, but hey........

Neil.
Ugh, that Wheeler Dealers episode made me mad... I don't know how he thought he bought it at a good price, then he sold it for an absolutely astronomical price! I mean, they did the right things with the car, but the numbers were outrageous.
I see the value in a really nice 850R/T-5R, but like you said, albeit nice, this isn't perfect.
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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by RickHaleParker » Sat Mar 28, 2020 5:10 pm

bmdubya1198 wrote:
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then he sold it for an absolutely astronomical price!
It is the marketing team behind him. It is a not so simple matter of getting the right car in front of the right buyer.
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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by bmdubya1198 » Sat Mar 28, 2020 7:27 pm

RickHaleParker wrote:
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It is the marketing team behind him. It is a not so simple matter of getting the right car in front of the right buyer.
Oh yeah, for sure. No way he does it alone.
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Re: Volvo Findings! (What have you found on Craigslist?)

Post by abscate » Mon Mar 30, 2020 7:08 am

They take a big haircut out the sales price for the seller and the buyer - like 10-15% each?

Good biz to be in , you get to catch suckers on both ends of the fishing line.

Hey - I like that analogy...
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