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      2017 Best and Worst of Non-Affiliated Finds

      I'm thinking it might be fun to keep track of our favorite (or least favorite) cars we find on CL or elsewhere for the year. Post up your nominations and we can add them below. I have come up with some ideas for categories already but please make suggestions for adding to and/or improving the categories. Click the titles to see the complete ads. Make sure you open the HTML files with Google Docs or it will just look like a bunch of gibberish and it will be hard to read the text of the ad!

      Note: The owner of this thread does not censor these nominations and opinions represented by others through their nominations or otherwise do not necessarily represent those of the OP.

      Nominee for most collectible Volvo:


      Nominated by JaredR 1995 850 T-5R Estate. Cream Yellow/Dark Grey. 163k. $8k. Vacaville, CA.






      Nominated by JaredR 2013 C30 Polestar, 250/250. M66. 29k. $24k. Houston, TX.







      Nominees for Best Modification(s):





      Nominees for Worst Modification(s):



      Nominated by JaredR 2001 S60 T5A. Silver/Charcoal. 102k. $3.4k. Loves Park, IL. Modification nominated for: Radio Swap.







      Nominated by JaredR 2011 XC70 3.2. Oyster Grey/Charcoal 78k. $18k. Kingston, NY. Modification nominated for: Buick Hood Vents.






      Nominated by Liltdog2 1998 S90. Black/Tan. 130k. $3k. Benton Harbor, MI. Modification nominated for: Steering Wheel Wrap.






      Nominated by ZZZZZZZ 2004 XC90. Black/?. $3.5k. 150k. Suitland, MD. Modification nominated for: Tinted windshield, front license plate relocation.



      Nominated by Liltdog2 2004 S40 T5. Black/Charcoal. $3.5k. 1440k. Vancouver, WA. Modification nominated for: Badge relocation.






      Nominees for Best Written Ad:





      Nominees for Worst Written Ad:





      Nominees for Best Price:





      Nominees for Worst Price:



      Nominated by JaredR 1997 850 T-5. Sedan. 601 Red/Tan. 78k. $7k. Portland, OR.







      Nominees for Best Photography:





      Nominees for Worst Photography:



      Nominated by Liltdog2 1991 740 Sedan. White/Charcoal. $850 >250k. New Bloomfield, MO.




      Nominated by ZZZZZZZ 1989 760 Turbo. Estate $1k 168k. Finksburg, MD.




      Nominated by ZZZZZZZ 2001 S60. Red/Tan. $500. ?k. Indian Head, MD.




      Nominated by ZZZZZZZ 2001 and 2004 V70 T5. $2.4k. Baltimore, MD.




      Nominated by ZZZZZZZ 2001 and 2004 V70 T5. $2.4k. Baltimore, MD.



      Nominated by ZZZZZZZ 2004 XC90. ?/?. $2k. ?k. Beltsville, MD.




      Nominated by ZZZZZZZ S60. Silver/Tan. ?k. $500. Lancaster, PA.




      Nominated by JaredR 1997 850R. Sedan. Black/Dark Gray. $1k. 124k. Los Angeles, CA.



      Nominated by Liltdog2 1998 V70XC. Sandstone/Charcoal. $1.5k. 140k. Gary, IN







      Nominee for Most Awesome:





      Nominees for Least Awesome:

      Nominated by JaredR 2004 S60R. M66. Sapphire/Atacama. 133k. $6k. Phelan, CA.






      Nominated by JaredR 1997 850 T-5. Sedan. Black/Dark Gray. $2k. Philadelphia, PA.












      Nominees for Best Volvo:

      Nominated by ScottishBrick 1999 V70R. Silver/Charcoal. 101k. $5.8k. Chesterfield, NH.







      Nominees for Worst Volvo:

      Nominated by Chicago_Wagon 2002 S40. Silver/Charcoal. $?. ?k. Chicago, IL.









      Nominees for Best Ad:





      Nominees for Worst Ad:


      Nominated by ScottishBrick 1999 V70 NA. Silver/Oak. AW50-42LE. 220k. $1¼k. Millis, MA






      Nominated by ZZZZZZZ 2000 V70. Nautic/Tan. 160. $600. Washington, DC



      Nominated by JaredR 2004 V70R. Silver/Nordkap. $3.5k. College Park, MD. "CLEAN TITLE exterior needs front left fender, light and dent on hood
      I HAVE ALL PARTS EXCEPT HEADLIGHT"






      Nominees for Most Hilarious Ad:


      Nominated by redmondjp 2005 S60R. Blue/?. M66. 200k. $3.5k. Mount Joy, PA.






      Nominees for Best Rare Configuration:





      Nominees for Worst Rare Configuration:





      Nominees for Best Rescue:
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      Fun idea. This should be good! How about a best/rarest color category?
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite M56H - 119k - The Garage Queen
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/Graphite AW42 - 237k - The Daily
      1995 945 Turbo - 425k, 1994 945 Turbo - 230k, 1993 945 Turbo - 318k

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      I'm going to enjoy this thread! If I post something in the monthly CL open thread that I think merits warrant in this thread, I'll say so - then somebody with more mad internet skilz than me can copy the ad and post it here.

      EDIT: How about a 'whopper of the day' category, like in this ad ("700hp to the wheels", and oh by the way, what is a 'racing transmission'?):

      http://lancaster.craigslist.org/cto/5940661532.html
      Last edited by redmondjp; 01-08-2017 at 08:10 PM.
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      Quote Originally Posted by ScottishBrick View Post
      Fun idea. This should be good! How about a best/rarest color category?
      Good idea; I'll add something for that.


      Quote Originally Posted by redmondjp View Post
      I'm going to enjoy this thread! If I post something in the monthly CL open thread that I think merits warrant in this thread, I'll say so - then somebody with more mad internet skilz than me can copy the ad and post it here.

      EDIT: How about a 'whopper of the day' category, like in this ad ("700hp to the wheels", and oh by the way, what is a 'racing transmission'?):

      http://lancaster.craigslist.org/cto/5940661532.html
      I think this thread will probably work best if you guys nominate them here or in the monthly threads and then I save the ads to my Google Drive and paste them all in here myself. Hopefully this doesn't get out of hand....


      As for the car......well...ummm......I think superkaz pretty much sums it up. I know where this guy got it up to 210 mph.....or maybe I don't
      Quote Originally Posted by superkaz661 View Post
      210 mph. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

      *Breathe*

      HAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHA

      How about a "most hilarious ad" category?
      Last edited by JaredR; 01-08-2017 at 10:05 PM.

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      Nomination for worst modification
      https://southbend.craigslist.org/cto/5951311197.html


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      Quote Originally Posted by Liltdog2 View Post
      That's an uber-rare custom-wrapped Elbonian Leather steering wheel - so rare, in fact, that I have never laid eyes on one before.

      Suggestion: for ads like the above, it probably isn't necessary to clog up this thread with all of the non-relevant pictures - simply one of the whole car and then one of the modification, in this case, would be sufficient.
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      Nominee for the guy with the most time on his hands?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Seaway View Post
      Nominee for the guy with the most time on his hands?
      Lmaooo was just thinking that.
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      When will this thread devolve into a discussion about tires and gas mileage?
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      Quote Originally Posted by Seaway View Post
      When will this thread devolve into a discussion about tires and gas mileage?
      Probably next week.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Seaway View Post
      Nominee for the guy with the most time on his hands?
      Yeah, you always come up with the worst ideas when it's the beginning of the semester and you have no homework to do while you're killing 4 hours between classes. Running numbers through all those retirement calculators/simulators and figuring out what your investment strategy is going to be when you graduate and are drowning in cash can only fill so much time. Now if I could take my banjo to school, this might be a different story.....

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      Best P80

      1999 V70 R Silver/Charcoal 101k $5750

      https://albany.craigslist.org/cto/5955335170.html
      1999 V70 T5 - Emerald/Graphite M56H - 119k - The Garage Queen
      1999 V70 T5 - Pewter/Graphite AW42 - 237k - The Daily
      1995 945 Turbo - 425k, 1994 945 Turbo - 230k, 1993 945 Turbo - 318k

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      RIP - 1987 Mazda RX-7 White/Red (first car, many speeding tickets, blown rotary engine)
      A set of silver Volans in search of a Laser Blue V70R.

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      OMG - that's gotta be the worst. Like Bearclaw's Saab?
      Quote Originally Posted by Chicago_Wagon View Post
      My initials - IPD - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      Now: 2007 vRgt, red & gobi - 2005 s60 2.5t AWD, silver & tan - 2002 xc70, silver & black
      Past: 1999 v70, tropic blue/green & oak and Mom started this in 1975 with a 1974 164e, maroon & maroon

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      For this to work - if it's truly a good nominee, it will have to have an image that perpetuates for all of 2017. The CL ads aren't gonna last forever.
      If you like the nominee, grab the text and the images, and then post it here.
      My initials - IPD - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      Now: 2007 vRgt, red & gobi - 2005 s60 2.5t AWD, silver & tan - 2002 xc70, silver & black
      Past: 1999 v70, tropic blue/green & oak and Mom started this in 1975 with a 1974 164e, maroon & maroon

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      For this to work - if it's truly a good nominee, it will have to have an image that perpetuates for all of 2017. The CL ads aren't gonna last forever.
      If you like the nominee, grab the text and the images, and then post it here.
      I'm already doing that.....I'm saving the complete ads to the Google Drive, which is where all of those links go to (try 'em out).
      Photos that are embedded in the post also get uploaded to Flickr since you apparently can't host images straight off the Google Drive anymore.

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      Nomination for worst pictures
      https://columbiamo.craigslist.org/cto/5944362734.html


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      Quote Originally Posted by Liltdog2 View Post
      Nomination for worst pictures
      https://columbiamo.craigslist.org/cto/5944362734.html


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      I'm thinking the owner is an art student.
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      2012 XC70 T6,CPO, Black Sapphire/Off-Black, Premier Plus, Climate, Polestar
      2000 V70R, Venetian Red / Two-Tone, with generally working headlight wipers!
      "It's a dirty story 'bout a Volvo man, and his clinging wife doesn't understand..."

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      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA YES this is exactly the kind of content I'm hoping for lol

      Listing is saved, will add it to the post later today or tomorrow.

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      This one's pretty bad too.
      "the radiator is mixing oil and coolant together it runs great"
      https://baltimore.craigslist.org/pts/5960548812.html

      So is this one. Who is tired of turning their head sideways?
      https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/5954223075.html

      One more that may win this round. A sideways picture that is a scan of another picture.
      https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/5954920171.html

      Ugh.
      https://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/5944849340.html

      "Basshed"
      https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...936729618.html

      Dang. How hard is it to take pictures, people?!?
      https://lancaster.craigslist.org/pts/5935270433.html

      apparently, this is a 2000 model. Um, yeah. Got me.
      https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...931559859.html
      Last edited by ZZZZZZZ; 01-15-2017 at 02:52 PM.
      My initials - IPD - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      Now: 2007 vRgt, red & gobi - 2005 s60 2.5t AWD, silver & tan - 2002 xc70, silver & black
      Past: 1999 v70, tropic blue/green & oak and Mom started this in 1975 with a 1974 164e, maroon & maroon

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      OMG - that's gotta be the worst. Like Bearclaw's Saab?
      He must have wiped off the top of the dash. Mine was absolutely covered in growth there.
      Anyplace you touch will have it the worst...you can see where he wiped off the shifter and steering wheel to drive it, and sat in the seats. Nasty sh*t. And a damn shame. His looks like mine: the body on that 900 was perfect, as was the interior - until the mold and mildew took over.
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      2000 V70R, Venetian Red / Two-Tone, with generally working headlight wipers!
      "It's a dirty story 'bout a Volvo man, and his clinging wife doesn't understand..."

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      Sucks to have something die before its time.
      Quote Originally Posted by Bearclaw View Post
      He must have wiped off the top of the dash. Mine was absolutely covered in growth there.
      Anyplace you touch will have it the worst...you can see where he wiped off the shifter and steering wheel to drive it, and sat in the seats. Nasty sh*t. And a damn shame. His looks like mine: the body on that 900 was perfect, as was the interior - until the mold and mildew took over.
      My initials - IPD - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      Now: 2007 vRgt, red & gobi - 2005 s60 2.5t AWD, silver & tan - 2002 xc70, silver & black
      Past: 1999 v70, tropic blue/green & oak and Mom started this in 1975 with a 1974 164e, maroon & maroon

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Sucks to have something die before its time.
      Boy howdy. That SAAB was a little sweetheart, I really liked that rig. But once it gets a foothold, it's hell to stop. Worse than rust in that respect, really. It's pretty much like interior cancer; you either have to extract the affected part, or treat it chemically until it not only kills the mold, but destroys the part it's growing on. It seems kinda harmless, you clean the surfaces you can see, and you think it's gone. But it's not, and you'd be crazy to risk breathing that stuff.
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      2012 XC70 T6,CPO, Black Sapphire/Off-Black, Premier Plus, Climate, Polestar
      2000 V70R, Venetian Red / Two-Tone, with generally working headlight wipers!
      "It's a dirty story 'bout a Volvo man, and his clinging wife doesn't understand..."

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      Yes! And you have to wonder how many people do it every day, driving in cars that were flooded at one point but they have zero clue. And then they pull out a cirgarette. And those are the people who live the longest!!
      Quote Originally Posted by Bearclaw View Post
      Boy howdy. That SAAB was a little sweetheart, I really liked that rig. But once it gets a foothold, it's hell to stop. Worse than rust in that respect, really. It's pretty much like interior cancer; you either have to extract the affected part, or treat it chemically until it not only kills the mold, but destroys the part it's growing on. It seems kinda harmless, you clean the surfaces you can see, and you think it's gone. But it's not, and you'd be crazy to risk breathing that stuff.
      My initials - IPD - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      Now: 2007 vRgt, red & gobi - 2005 s60 2.5t AWD, silver & tan - 2002 xc70, silver & black
      Past: 1999 v70, tropic blue/green & oak and Mom started this in 1975 with a 1974 164e, maroon & maroon

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      I nominate this ad for laziest ad writer (and/or for Crack Pipe price): http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/5945736592.html

      How the person mustered up the energy to even post the ad in the first place is beyond me. It might actually kill them to type out a reply to my email, and I don't want that on my conscience!

      Ooh ooh! Just found another: worst (front and rear) badge job: http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/5958633263.html
      Last edited by redmondjp; 01-19-2017 at 12:57 AM.
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      Those are really good!
      Quote Originally Posted by redmondjp View Post
      I nominate this ad for laziest ad writer (and/or for Crack Pipe price): http://portland.craigslist.org/clc/cto/5945736592.html

      How the person mustered up the energy to even post the ad in the first place is beyond me. It might actually kill them to type out a reply to my email, and I don't want that on my conscience!

      Ooh ooh! Just found another: worst (front and rear) badge job: http://portland.craigslist.org/clk/cto/5958633263.html



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      My initials - IPD - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      Now: 2007 vRgt, red & gobi - 2005 s60 2.5t AWD, silver & tan - 2002 xc70, silver & black
      Past: 1999 v70, tropic blue/green & oak and Mom started this in 1975 with a 1974 164e, maroon & maroon

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      Ok they're not insanely terrible, but still here's a nominee for worst pics
      https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/cto/5965518341.html


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      Worst interior
      http://ottumwa.craigslist.org/cto/5941888438.html


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      A 'pants on fire' ad when you see picture one and 9500 dollar price. Wth?
      http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/5954859285.html
      My initials - IPD - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      Now: 2007 vRgt, red & gobi - 2005 s60 2.5t AWD, silver & tan - 2002 xc70, silver & black
      Past: 1999 v70, tropic blue/green & oak and Mom started this in 1975 with a 1974 164e, maroon & maroon

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      There used to be a craigslist ad in baltimore for an 04 xc90 t6 with 26 inch wheels and the description just read "needs notin"

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      A 'pants on fire' ad when you see picture one and 9500 dollar price. Wth?
      http://baltimore.craigslist.org/cto/5954859285.html
      Now there are multiple pictures, but of at least two different cars.

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      I'm nominating the Sonic V70R for worst pictures if nobody else wants to take the credit for it.
      http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ws...969705608.html

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      my eyes!!! they burn .....
      99 V70T5 Full 3".. CJ DP STR.T-H&R rear IPD sway

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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      I'm nominating the Sonic V70R for worst pictures if nobody else wants to take the credit for it.
      http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ws...969705608.html
      Deservedly so.
      Art school photography class project, maybe?
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      2012 XC70 T6,CPO, Black Sapphire/Off-Black, Premier Plus, Climate, Polestar
      2000 V70R, Venetian Red / Two-Tone, with generally working headlight wipers!
      "It's a dirty story 'bout a Volvo man, and his clinging wife doesn't understand..."

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      Quote Originally Posted by JaredR View Post
      I'm nominating the Sonic V70R for worst pictures if nobody else wants to take the credit for it.
      http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ws...969705608.html
      That car is in the classifieds now

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