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Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

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Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by speedyt5 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:22 pm

www.instagram.com/swolevo. <--- more pics
[email protected] <-- my email

The good:
Body 8/10 - waxed often and garaged, XC grille, IPD peg replicas machined face 17's wrapped in BF Goodrich tires with 95% tread left (just got these wheels in October), brand new complete headlight housings with Beamtech LED headlights (no scatter from these), LED yellow fog lights (brand new housings), full size "perfo" spare tire, also included are 3 perfo wheels and the original spare tire

Interior 8/10 - Replaced both front seats, brand new steering wheel, replaced all the dash mounts so the dashboard doesn't squeak, replaced the motors in all four door lock actuators, original Volvo floor mats, 15% tint all around, 70% tint on entire windshield- never gets hot in the car.. windshield being tinted is amazing, Blaupunkt bluetooth stereo with microphone for hands free talking comes with remote as well, remote key fob and two keys

The bad: it is rough in reverse, reverse still works it just shudders some, I do have a guy in California that has a manual swap ready to go for 900.00 shipped! Timing belt and water pump need to be changed in 5,000 miles

I have never seen a cleaner s70 t5, always getting compliments on it, I probably will regret ever selling it. Everything works perfectly, sunroof, AC is ice cold, etc...
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Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by GlennG2759 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:40 pm

Beautiful car! Your car is worth what ever somebody is willing to pay for it. With the work that needs to be done to it if someone offers you 4K with 310k miles on it, I'd jump at it. But, that being said you might want to invest and keep it yourself. I have a plain old '94 850 NA that I have a total of $3000 (including car) invested in it, probably not worth that much but use it as my daily driver. I love it and it's fun to work on. Good luck. Whatever decision you make is the right one.



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Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by abscate » Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:57 pm

Nada used guide gives

3200 USD average
4200 clean retail. Not too many cars meet this standard, and you can’t need any repairs at this standard either.

I didn’t adjust for 310k miles but NADA has a tool for that.


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Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by ecbsykes » Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:08 pm

I'd love to buy that, but that's too much (in my opinion) even for a clean car, especially one with issues. Looks pretty nice overall though!


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Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by speedyt5 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:53 pm

GlennG2759 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 4:40 pm
Beautiful car! Your car is worth what ever somebody is willing to pay for it. With the work that needs to be done to it if someone offers you 4K with 310k miles on it, I'd jump at it. But, that being said you might want to invest and keep it yourself. I have a plain old '94 850 NA that I have a total of $3000 (including car) invested in it, probably not worth that much but use it as my daily driver. I love it and it's fun to work on. Good luck. Whatever decision you make is the right one.
Thank you so much for the kind words. I appreciate it.



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Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by speedyt5 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:55 pm

ecbsykes wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:08 pm
I'd love to buy that, but that's too much (in my opinion) even for a clean car, especially one with issues. Looks pretty nice overall though!
I am contemplating whether to keep it and buy a new one or sell it, if I got everything fixed what would be your ideal price for the car?



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Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Mar 17, 2019 7:43 pm

Here in NY (in my area) I think I could easily get $3,000 for it all day long.


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Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by ecbsykes » Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:55 pm

speedyt5 wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:55 pm
ecbsykes wrote:
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:08 pm
I'd love to buy that, but that's too much (in my opinion) even for a clean car, especially one with issues. Looks pretty nice overall though!
I am contemplating whether to keep it and buy a new one or sell it, if I got everything fixed what would be your ideal price for the car?
It's really a great looking car. Personally, I'd keep it and run her till she dies! Or if you're like me, you'll keep throwing money at your old beast. I love mine so much. Has the car been with you for a long while?

If I got a 2nd car I'd be looking more around the 3K range, and not something that needs too much work.


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Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by JimBee » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:36 pm

I would find it excruciatingly hard to part with it, even given the work it needs. That said, though, top of the work list at current mileage, would be drop the pan and replace the oil pickup o-rings. They must be on the verge of breaking down. If that happens value will drop to salvage level.



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Re: Decision of 2019, cleanest s70 in the U.S?

Post by scot850 » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:34 pm

The car has a really nice body, but the usual interior issues of cracked seat leather and saggy door cards.

These cars seem really expensive in the US now. Up here with the issues listed I wouldn't pay more than $1000 CDN for a car needing that work and that mileage. Sure it is a T5.

I have bought 2 lower mileage SE model P80's (97 850 sedan and 2000 V70) and both took $2500-3000 CDN to bring up to good running condition. Both now have good homes but neither sold for more than $3000 CDN, were in excellent condition and needed zero maintenance repairs. The 850 had only 100k miles on it and the V70 165k miles.

I like these cars (sometimes) but they are expensive to do big repairs on if you don't have the skills or access to tools and equipment to do the repairs. A trans swap for an auto is about 10 hours labor for an experienced mechanic. Doing a manual swap is more.

I guess our markets are different.

If you love the car then keep it and do the repairs. Doing the repairs to sell it you may not make the money back.

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