Putting a Value on a T5-R

yellow 850 T5-RVery recently the MVS Volvo Forums have gotten questions on how to value 850 Rs. Insurance companies and “blue books” are decidedly unhelpful on this topic because the 1990s R cars are outliers — meaning the number of the R cars produced is too low to generate good data. Plus these cars are special to Volvo enthusiasts, and therefore carry valuations that aren’t easily calculated. Anyway, here are the forum posts:

Reason I ask is because I recently totaled mine after an old man decided to turn in front of me in an intersection. Progressive only offered me 2800 for it and I’m waiting on their second valuation. I’m also contemplating whether or not I should go the appraisal route for proper valuation.

Low mileage T5-R worth?

Nada says clean retail is 3675, I’m thinking about $2500, too high? too low?
Thanks for any advice.

1997 850 R Time to sell, price help?

One Reply to “Putting a Value on a T5-R”

  1. My 855 R was totaled just over a year ago (Dec. 2012). The guy ran a light (alcohol didn’t help him slow down). He wiped out the front end and front left side. The car was declared a total loss by his insurance and they gave me $3800. I then bought the car for $800 and parted it out. Engine and trans were great, and all wheel and new Michelin winter tires were good.I came out overall with about $6000 at the end.

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