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P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

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P80s Starting to get scarce at P&Ps

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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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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.
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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.
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We have 8 P80s on our block
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Yeah, but how many of those are in your driveway😁
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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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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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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.
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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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