I Like Station Wagons, I cannot Lie!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by vegasphotog, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6,395
    Location:
    SoCal
  2. dasgaswolf

    dasgaswolf bruh. Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,083
    Location:
    Severna Park, MD
    My wife and I have a child on the way and need a good 2nd car for commuting in the DC area -- we both don't like how lethargic our 1993 Volvo 245 is in traffic, but agree the utility of Volvo stationwagons is unmatched, even by our fullsize Land Rover. So I got the permission to find us another station wagon and was given a $15k budget. Decent low mile XC70s start at $25k; nice V60s can be had for $16-18k, but not much at $15k and they're not really stationwagons. Acura Sportwagons are impossible to find and while the Regal Tour X is prob one of the best deals out there you can't get them for less than $25k.

    So I began the hunt for a nice clean V70. I had the R in the back of my mind but figured there'd be no way I'd find one easily, much less a low mile. A nice one just sold on Bring a Trailer and I figured it'd be at least 3-6 months before another surfaced. well, it only took me two weeks.

    i just bought this. 2000 (P80) Volvo V70 R... with 81,000 miles. 1 of 500 brought by Volvo to the USA. astonishingly clean. bucket list car for me. i'm over the moon. $14k. bummer about the autos, but ALL the P80s brought to the US were autos apparently. Only Canada got manuals. it positively growls.


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    happy wagoning!
    STBNE, soulbazz, lilbcollins and 13 others like this.
  3. vmcrcr

    vmcrcr Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Oddometer:
    453
    Location:
    Southern New Hampshire
    My 1995 Turbo (not an R) wagon is jealous. IMG_2158.JPG
    STBNE and dasgaswolf like this.
  4. Dorzok

    Dorzok Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2008
    Oddometer:
    6,395
    Location:
    SoCal
    Adjustments.JPG
    sprocketjock, ryder1, Uke and 9 others like this.
  5. dasgaswolf

    dasgaswolf bruh. Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2008
    Oddometer:
    4,083
    Location:
    Severna Park, MD
    you have the better color combo though! red over tan is the best by far
  6. jenkkimike

    jenkkimike Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2009
    Oddometer:
    248
    Location:
    NH
    I used to live down the street from a guy who has two of these in his driveway. I had an S60R at one point. Nice cars!
  7. SlipChip

    SlipChip Adventure Commuter

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2006
    Oddometer:
    5,253
    Location:
    East of CleveOh
    Uke, madeouttaglass, rixcafe and 3 others like this.
  8. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    15,780
    Location:
    Killeen, TX.
    IMG_1359.JPG
    Uke likes this.
  9. DogBoy

    DogBoy Not a Gnarly Adventurer

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2003
    Oddometer:
    5,388
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    This should be boiler plate language in every Craigslist ad.
    madeouttaglass and Dorzok like this.
  10. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    15,780
    Location:
    Killeen, TX.
  11. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2003
    Oddometer:
    39,014
    Location:
    SoCal
    Who made that intake manifold?
  12. lowriderglen

    lowriderglen Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Oddometer:
    165
    That just is very cool.....love it.
  13. Cycledelic Relic

    Cycledelic Relic follow old goatpath

    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,984
    Location:
    skinny Cen-Tex pavement
    Uke likes this.
  14. vmcrcr

    vmcrcr Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2013
    Oddometer:
    453
    Location:
    Southern New Hampshire
    I wasn’t sure I wanted the red, my last one was black over tan, but it is growing on me.
  15. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

    Joined:
    Dec 16, 2005
    Oddometer:
    6,213
    Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
    Clifford was a company that made performance parts for various I6 engines back in the '60s and '70s. Their slogan was 6=8. Might be one of theirs.

    Looks like they're still around.
    https://cliffordperformance.net/store?olsPage=t/mopar-225
    Uke and MagyarMan like this.
  16. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

    Joined:
    May 13, 2004
    Oddometer:
    37,980
    Location:
    NoVA for now...
    I always wanted the 850R wagon

    :tb

    M
  17. Road Rash

    Road Rash Infamous Supporter

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2003
    Oddometer:
    21,478
    Location:
    The Original OC, in Oregon
    IMG_3743[1].JPG
    Uke, Norman Foley, Padmei and 3 others like this.
  18. Mudclod

    Mudclod Mojo Moto

    Joined:
    Jun 19, 2010
    Oddometer:
    15,780
    Location:
    Killeen, TX.
  19. Oldenuftaknowbetter

    Oldenuftaknowbetter Long timer

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2013
    Oddometer:
    8,087
    Location:
    Fresno, CA
    Read somewhere (an old article in Car & Driver iirc) that Peugeot doubled up on the number of spotwelds on cars being built for export to Africa, and that as a result were much more durable than Mercs.
  20. Bounder

    Bounder Typing...

    Joined:
    Mar 2, 2011
    Oddometer:
    2,039
    Location:
    West Cork, Ireland