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littlemommy928
post Jun 21 2008, 03:16 PM
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Ok - So I just purchased a 1998 S70 and prior to purchase I took it for a thorough inspection at my Volvo mechanic. He was very interested in my 1995 Black T5R w/ 144K miles, even though I told him there was plenty wrong with her. He hasn't even seen her yet.....He wants me to come up with a price - and he also wants to check her out. I have NO IDEA what to ask for her - so I was looking for some help. I will list what is wrong with her - and then maybe someone can get me in the right direction. remember, he is a Volvo mechanic at an independent Volvo shop.

No AC - was not dye tested. Was charged and ran cold for a little over a day.
Needs a new drivers seat belt
Missing on all cylinders (I was told by another mechanic that a tune-up would probably clear these codes)
Code 154 - EGR Flow is too High
Code 232 Long term Fuel Trim at limits at idle
Code 315 - Evap System
Makes a clicking when I am turning hard left - heard this could be fixed for a few hundred...I forgot what I was told it was.

Headliner is in bad shape
Have to jiggle key to get her in reverse - interior lights do not work (have no idea if its just a fuse)
Other minor interior issues (ashtray is stunk in open position, a piece of the shifter cracked off)

For a Volvo mechanic who has access to no labor and parts at cost, what is a fair asking price?

Heather

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post Jun 21 2008, 05:32 PM
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anyone?
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post Jun 21 2008, 08:59 PM
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$1500-2000 I would not pay more than that. I bet the rest would agree.
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post Jun 22 2008, 11:07 AM
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Thank you for your response - considering I was thinking $500!!!!
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post Jun 22 2008, 08:05 PM
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Sorry cant help you much on pricing.
But that IS a T5R!
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post Jun 22 2008, 09:09 PM
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But here, an original T5R would cost circa RM45,000.00 !
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post Jun 22 2008, 09:17 PM
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QUOTE(ampangbear @ Jun 22 2008, 09:09 PM)
But here, an original T5R would cost circa RM45,000.00 !
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Whats that in dollars though?
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post Jun 22 2008, 11:07 PM
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RM45,000 / RM3.2 = USD 14,062.5

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post Jun 23 2008, 12:56 AM
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Holy crap thats a lot man! Hey bear its good to have some women in here finally uh!?
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post Jun 23 2008, 05:41 AM
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Let's hope she STAYS...!

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post Jun 23 2008, 05:10 PM
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for littlemommy, tell him 6 grand. then bargain down. like bear said, it is a T5R. and he is a mech. no brainer. good luck.
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post Jun 23 2008, 05:51 PM
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WOW! I think I need to sell it internationally.

6K - even with all it's issues? Hey, it IS a T5R. No "non" Volvo people seem to get that! No one understood why I wouldnt just trade her in or sell her to just anyone. I was just going to keep her in my driveway, BUT, selling her to another Volvo enthusiast is the best way to go!

So seriously, 6K? What if he comes back at me with the Blue Book Value? I'm just a girl - so help me not get swindled!!!

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post Jun 23 2008, 06:39 PM
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heather, first thing, check the blue book value. kellys or edmunds. .com that is :grin: if he doesn't bite, eff him (sorry, it's the brooklyn in me) :grin: keep it in the driveway and wait for the person who knows what a T5R is. remember, he told you to give him a price, means he knows what it is worth. screw it, tell him 8 grand, or best offer and see what he tells you. the fact that it is a rare car elevates the price, regardless if the later years were more powerful, it is a rare car. good luck and keep us posted. how goes the S70? please post a pic of the T5R, since we know what the S70 looks like. H-
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post Jun 23 2008, 09:28 PM
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+1 to what Greek said.

Plus, use the girl thing to your advantage...you know, throw a little charm or something. A nice girl with a nice car, that's worth more to me at least :)
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post Jun 23 2008, 10:53 PM
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Where are you I might buy it? I envy those rides. Or we could trade my 93 and owe you some more on it.
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post Jun 24 2008, 04:53 AM
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I am in Tampa, Florida.
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post Jun 24 2008, 06:12 AM
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Thats a little far of a drive for me to get your car, I wish I could though.
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hey s60R, so much for that equality stuff, huh? throw in a little charm, man that kills me. um ,heather, maybe bat your eyelashes at him, "oh sir, little ol' me doesn't know what i have here, but a big strapping man like you could probably be able to fix it for next to nothing" more eye batting and then tell him $20grand. hahahahahahahahaha, ooooooooooooooh, too much coffee. :grin:
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HAHAHAHAHA that gave me agood laugh...

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Thank you for your response - considering I was thinking $500!!!!

I am in Tampa, Florida.


I'll give you $600, and I'll buy a plane ticket right now and come get it this weekend.

All the problems you listed are going to be easy for him to fix. He'll have it done in a day. A broken ashtray? A piece of the shifter broken off? Hell, he'll have it done in a couple hours. The hardest part of it will probably be the clicking sound, which is a bad CV shaft...a hundred bucks and an hour of his time.

I don't know too much about the rarity of specific T5-R's, but I know I've never seen a black one with black interior. Around here (Seattle area), if it were mine, I'd ask $6000, and I'd be pretty firm on it at least for the first couple weeks. Research your local market, then add a grand, and if you have to sit on the car for a while, do it if you can. He knows what it's worth, he's just hoping you hit him with something like, well....like $500. Thats a score he'd brag about for the rest of his life. His grandchildren would be telling that story to their kids.

Don't let anybody other than me talk you out of that car.
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