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P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

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P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by E Showell » Thu Dec 26, 2019 4:52 pm

Just an observation, but P80s are getting thin on the ground at P&Ps.

Fewer and fewer each time I go back to Harry's in Hazelton, and frankly, there weren't a ton of P2s either.
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Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri Dec 27, 2019 1:57 am

Local P&P here
X40 0% (First generation S/V40) ( Volvo-Mitsubishi platform)
P80 30% (Volvo Platform)
P1 20% (Ford C1 platform)
P2 30% (Ford D3 platform)
P3 20% (Ford EUCD platform)
Did Volvo ever have a P4 platform?
P5 (SPA) 0% (Volvo Architecture)
P6 (CMA) 0% (Volvo-Gleely Architecture)
Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

Platform P2 2005 XC90 T6 Executive, B6294T, 4T65 AWD, Bosch Motronic 7.0,
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Post by E Showell » Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:28 am

Totally unscientific, but yesterday I saw a bunch of P2 S60s, One P2 XC70, a couple P2 V70s, a 740 sedan, an 850 sedan and a couple P80 V70s. The Volvo online inventory listing was three pages, not filling the third. I am used to seeing 5-6 pages of Volvo inventory listings.

I am sensing a transition point here. We are getting into the "enthusiast vehicle" zone as opposed to guys who don't want to spend a lot and still drive a nice car.

The S60s were far and away most common.
'98 V70 NA FWD 5 spd, silver sand metallic (sold)
'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (actively for sale)
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'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
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Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by 850 LPT » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:31 am

E Showell wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:28 am
I am sensing a transition point here. We are getting into the "enthusiast vehicle" zone as opposed to guys who don't want to spend a lot and still drive a nice car.
I would agree with your statement. And for that matter, you don't see many P80's on the roads either.
96' 850 sedan, base, auto, pewter/charcoal, 115k miles
99' S70, base, 5-speed manual, nautic blue/ tan, 213k miles
04' V70, auto, ash gold/ tan, 229k miles, daughters car
05' V70, 5-speed manual, loaded, mistral green/ tan, 146k miles
79' Ford Capri S, Euro Spec 2.8 V6, T9 5-speed manual
58' Porsche Diesel Junior
13' Honda Odyssey :oops:

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Post by abscate » Fri Dec 27, 2019 7:56 am

We have 8 P80s on our block
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Post by E Showell » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:00 am

Yeah, but how many of those are in your driveway😁
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Post by abscate » Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:04 am

E Showell wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:00 am
Yeah, but how many of those are in your driveway😁
4 and I’m adding another soon!
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Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by Sveedy » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:04 am

I saw 2 in the local u-pick yard about a week ago, including a red 850 with the 5 speed. That one about made me cry..

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Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by RickHaleParker » Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:44 am

E Showell wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:28 am
The Volvo online inventory listing was three pages, not filling the third. I am used to seeing 5-6 pages of Volvo inventory listings.
People are keeping car longer because during the financial crisis of 2007–08 the Automotive manufactures cut production. That translates to a shortage of used car today and higher used cars prices.
Platform: P80 1998 C70, B5234T3, 16T, AW50-42, Bosch Motronic 4.4, Special Edition package, Plant: Uddevalla Sweden.

Platform: X40 (Nedcar) 2003 S40, B4204T3, 14T twin scroll AW55-50/51SN, Siemens EMS 2000. Plant: Born Netherlands.

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Re: P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

Post by abscate » Fri Dec 27, 2019 12:45 pm

Sveedy wrote:
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:04 am
I saw 2 in the local u-pick yard about a week ago, including a red 850 with the 5 speed. That one about made me cry..
It’s sad because once the VIN hits the junkyard , in many states, it can’t come out again. I thin k this has to do with the license of a junkyard not being retail vehicle sales, so it’s a one way trip.

I hope someone harvests all the MT parts though.
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