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Old 04-08-2019, 10:32 AM
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Hi everyone. I don't have a Volvo yet; but I'm looking. It's going to be a wagon with a manual transmission. I'm not sure which model yet. I've been looking at 850's and V70. The manual transmission requirement might make it a long search. Anyway glad to be here.
 
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Old 04-08-2019, 01:43 PM
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There was one for sale here just a few days ago, but I guess it is gone. I had to go look. Anyway, the 850's are are pretty bulletproof. Starting in 1998 you might find a turbo with a manual.
 
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Old 04-08-2019, 03:25 PM
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Turbo with a manual would be fun. I'm in Oklahoma and I've not seen any candidates around here. But traveling for the right car is not an issue.
 
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Old 04-09-2019, 10:25 PM
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I went through the long-time hunt myself in wanting a solid wagon. I just came across what I thought was the perfect project jar and think I may have jumped the gun on a bit of a pig. I had a tough time finding cars without a lot of rust or run into the ground because these things go forever. Good luck hopefully you find the right car and don’t jump on one too early lol
 
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:09 AM
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Well if and when I find one in my area the paint might be a little faded but there should be no rust.
 
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Old 04-10-2019, 10:13 AM
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Originally Posted by nickhand View Post
Well if and when I find one in my area the paint might be a little faded but there should be no rust.
i wasnít sure what the salt and snow situation was in Oklahoma. Here in New York they dump it on the roads 10x thicker than any snow we ever get so it just eats the older cars. Luckily the late 80s and newer Volvos had better metal treatment and such so they donít have such bad rot. Mine has a few small spots Iíve found while going over the car but nothing a wire brush and some POR-15 canít take care of. My car is silver and has almost a stainless steel Delorean brushed metal look from the old paint, but Iím not going for a show quality car just a fun driver.
 
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:24 AM
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If you want to start at the top, there's an 850R manual swapped on Knoxville, TN craigslist. Bit money, though.
 
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Old 04-11-2019, 07:24 AM
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm in the 2500-3500 range. Odd the mileage is not listed in the ad
 
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:46 PM
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Well I found one, just got home. 2001 V70 T5 manual transmission. My colour Green with a Tan interior. Low miles 105000 ,perfect paint and no rust. Texas car.
 
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