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Your input needed: buying a used Volvo info template

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Your input needed: buying a used Volvo info template

Post by matthew1 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:41 pm

I'm building a Looking to buy a Used Volvo template. Users will fill this out and then post the results in the forum. What do you think this needs?

The goal is to get enough information to give quality guidance on what Volvo to look for. And also to ask the questions we ask users anyway... we're looking to avoid having to ask the same old questions.

MONEY

I want to spend
  • $500-999
  • $1000-1999
  • $2000-2999
  • $3000-3999
  • $4000-4999
  • $5000-5999
  • $6000-7999
  • $8000-9999
  • $10k-12k
  • $12k-14k
  • $14k-16k
  • $16k-20k
MAINTENANCE

I will do, for instance, this level of maintenance:
  • no maintenance
  • oil changes and bulb replacements
  • PCV and axles
  • timing belt
AWD

AWD is
  • necessity (mountain town, Canada, etc.)
  • nice to have (ski trips, mountain logging road camping, etc.)
  • purely optional
  • unwanted
SIZE

A Small car
  • is my first choice
  • will work
  • won't work


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Re: Your input needed: buying a used Volvo info template

Post by June » Sun Jun 24, 2018 5:58 pm

How many owners are acceptable, and type of care?
...1 and all dealer service meticulously complete
...2 at least the longest owner has excellent service record
...doesn't matter to me

How important is a Carfax report?

... dont care
...must see clean Carfax

What age is acceptable?

... 1 to 5
...6 to 10
... 10 to 15
... Any age

These are some questions you might add. June


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Re: Your input needed: buying a used Volvo info template

Post by ToriWhite » Sun Jun 24, 2018 9:46 pm

Matthew1,

If I'm not mistaken, there's a clever way to use Google Questionnaire's features to collect data from both inquiring buyers, and interested sellers independently, and (if not by Google itself, some free application) depending on what boxes they tick, and notify the two parties.

Good luck!
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Re: Your input needed: buying a used Volvo info template

Post by E Showell » Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:23 am

Title status

Accident damage history

Smoked in?

Pets transported in?

Working A/C & heat

Heated seats

Brand and condition of tires, additional tires/wheels (snows) included?

Leaking any fluids

Engine oil consumption (amount added between changes)

Oil used, conventional or synthetic?

Open recalls?

How many keys/fobs

Nav system present? Working?

Any issues raising/lowering windows

Come with any spare parts

Why selling

Condition of seats


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Re: Your input needed: buying a used Volvo info template

Post by abscate » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:43 am

Heated seats
..must.....resist...temptation


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Re: Your input needed: buying a used Volvo info template

Post by abscate » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:32 am

1. Too granular on the pricing info

Perhaps:


Project car $500-1500

Car plus Refurbishment $1500-3500

Near Stage 0 $3500-6500

Creampuff $6500- up


2 MAINTENANCE and Going forward costs

(Does not include refurbishments)

How many miles per year will I put on it?

Budget accordingly:

no maintenance (plan on 20 cpm)
oil changes and bulb replacements (15 cpm)
PCV and axles (10 cpm)
timing belt (5 cpm)
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Re: Your input needed: buying a used Volvo info template

Post by matthew1 » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:40 am

abscate wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:43 am
Heated seats
..must.....resist...temptation
:lol: :lol: :lol:


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