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Post by Starbuck » Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:37 pm

Hi Kids, me again!

Thoughts on this one? Looks clean... interesting write up too. They really listened to Google about "How to sell a car online."

Thank you in advance.

Beth

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Post by jonesg » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:20 pm

Starbuck wrote:
Tue Jun 23, 2020 12:37 pm
Hi Kids, me again!

Thoughts on this one? Looks clean... interesting write up too. They really listened to Google about "How to sell a car online."

Thank you in advance.

Beth

https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/cto/ ... 83646.html
Just buy it.
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Post by - Pete - » Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:47 pm

Respectfully, I would resist the temptation & wait for a 2003-2007 with slightly less miles. The price isn’t bad. Those are the nice comfy front “sport” seats, which are very desirable, only bested by the R seats. But black interior is going to be very hot as far south as you are.

Edit: not a bad list of newly installed parts but if it were me getting into Volvo again or getting into one for the first time I would wait for one with lesser miles. The price listed is more reflective of what you would see for an AWD car/wagon (2003-2007 w/Haldex).
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Post by oragex » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:22 pm

I wonder why would someone replace the whole front end just before selling ? That could be either a good thing or a deal breaker, depending which brands they used: if it's the good ones, may meant they are the kind of people to spend on their cars so a good thing. Don't forget the throttle body and the transmission need be carefully checked on these 2001
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Post by 93SCMax » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:44 pm

If the transmission was taken care of, it's a keeper.

2001 V70 T5's are a lot of fun to drive but a car that old with that many miles means you better like fixing all the "little" crap.

$3K is about right.
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Post by volvolugnut » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:40 pm

Mine is same year, similar mileage but not as sharp. Buy it and enjoy it. All cars need some work.

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Post by jreed » Tue Jun 23, 2020 6:44 pm

Looks attractive to me, as long as the transmission is solid. The black interior is not as good for comfort down south, but I put up with a black leather 240 in central Texas for 5 years and it wasn't too bad... you just always had to park in the shade or else suffer.
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Post by E Showell » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:17 pm

Personally, I'd avoid it because of well-known 2001-2002 model year transmission issues (or do some research and use those issues as a bargaining chip). Black interior in the south could be a deal breaker, but I guess you could try heat-rejecting window film. Note: I have only read about this stuff. Never used it. Would be interesting to hear from those who may have actually used it
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Post by abscate » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:56 pm

Here’s the scoop on the 2001 trans, Beth.

The car came from Sweden with a neutral stop software that was problematic. Most every car had it removed by the dealer as a recall item. If the car drives and shifts without flares or jerks, it’s fine.

3k for a T5 in that condition is a good price, you get a free MVS membership too!

Tell the boss you are getting tested for Covid and go close the deal
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Post by jonesg » Tue Jun 23, 2020 8:17 pm

two questions I'd ask, the mfger of the CV axles and how many keys does it come with.
Then offer 2500.... no matter what the answers are.
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