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    Thread: Buying a car just because, for no good reason...(Volvo 850R content)

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      02-26-2012 03:50 AM #1
      I have the opportunity to buy a '96 850R for about $800. Original owner, CEL on, may need timing belt change... I want it but I don't know why. I think the desire is at least partially price-driven but I do love how these cars look. Then again, I already have an R. Of course, I can always downgrade and use this 850R as a daily... I just don't know. I want it, but realize I have no need for it.

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      02-26-2012 04:46 AM #2
      Do it, it doesn't hurt to have a second vehicle especially for a daily driver.
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      02-26-2012 05:05 AM #3
      I'd do it. I dont think I could live knowing that with a few hundred bucks I couldve saved an interesting car from an ignorant owner or the crusher...

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      02-26-2012 05:40 AM #4
      $800 is my lucky dollar amount. Last $800 car i bought was a 1990 audi coupe quattro.
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      02-26-2012 05:49 AM #5
      Give me the phone number and I'll get that hunk of junk out of your way

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      02-26-2012 05:54 AM #6
      Sounds like a very Vad thing to do.
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      02-26-2012 06:13 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by mellbergVWfan View Post
      Sounds like a very Vad thing to do.
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      For some reason, I've always liked the 850 R and for $800, I don't see a reason why not?
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      02-26-2012 07:56 AM #8
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      02-26-2012 08:00 AM #9
      If you have the time, space and money, why would you NOT do it?

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      02-26-2012 08:33 AM #10
      I would grab that for 800 bucks.

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      02-26-2012 08:59 AM #11
      Do it. The 5 cylinder sounds awesome (especially with an aftermarket exhaust) and you can throw a tune on it making it almost as fast as your R.

      Also, these are pretty rock solid daily drivers..I had a T5 (with tune/suspension/goodies) with 160K and the thing was still running strong. Only problem was the oil leaks...

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      02-26-2012 09:04 AM #12
      Buying another car because it's an 850R. Sounds like a good enough reason for me

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      02-26-2012 09:40 AM #13
      if it runs... i would buy it...

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      02-26-2012 09:53 AM #14
      If you're anything like me, & will want to fix EVERYTHING, that $800 850R will turn into a ~$3,500 850R, even if you do you're own work.

      That being said - hell yes, buy it.
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      02-26-2012 09:57 AM #15
      Don't be a *****. Do it.

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      02-26-2012 10:09 AM #16
      absolutely

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      02-26-2012 10:16 AM #17
      It's an inexpensive buy-in. As long as the post-purchase costs don't open a black hole, why not?

      Conversely, do you need another car? Another insurance policy? Do you have a place to park it?

      I'm down to one car only, mostly because I don't want another mouth to feed, and tandem parking at home is a biitch.
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      02-26-2012 10:57 AM #18
      +1 for buy it. I'd buy it for that price assuming decent condition.

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      02-26-2012 11:00 AM #19
      Buy it and sell it to me for $1200. I will have my sister in law pick it up tomorrow.

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      02-26-2012 11:02 AM #20
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      02-26-2012 11:14 AM #21
      I'm in the same boat.

      Have an opportunity to buy a 2000 lightning blue saab viggen 2 door, 6K in mods alone, brand new rebuilt motor w/ forged je pistons, 19" summers and 18" winters for 6K.

      so hard to pass it up.
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    22. 02-26-2012 11:26 AM #22
      Why is this even a question?


      Those years of Volvo's were GORGEOUS...sure beats the hell out of the stuff they're making now.

      If they re-created that car today...I'd buy one in a HEARTBEAT. Some HIDS and AWD...

      I offered to buy my parents 97' S70...and they wouldn't let me...they liked it too much.

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      02-26-2012 11:26 AM #23
      i miss my 850R. mine was a wagooon though. do it, the leather&suede interior begs you to.

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      02-26-2012 11:36 AM #24
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      02-26-2012 11:47 AM #25
      Sounds like your bragging about this find possibly? Post its location if your not 100% interested so those who are can grab it, unless you know... your just bragging? Id buy this for 800 in a heart beat. Detail it, inside and out and I bet you could have someone paying more than double what you did.

      If you DONT like profiting, you could look at cheap mods for it. We all know the capabilities of those I5's.

      Lol @ asking to purchase a semi-TCL Darling for a smoking deal. Isn't this Vadgti always on here, aka isn't he not dumb?



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