So I just bought a 2001 V70 base model for $400. I was surprised at the condition of the car and for four Benjis I kinda couldn't pass it up. Pretty sure the guy I bought it from was a tweeker cuz it had a hand grenade shaped air freshener and a Nickelback CD still in it.
Anywho, No body damage except for some typical parking lot scratches and never been wrecked. The interior is okay with typical wear and tear except for the cargo area. It's missing the interior trim around the tailgate but that's not a huge deal.The sunroof is stuck partway open and the rearview looks like a lava lamp filled with poo. Otherwise everything else works tho. Power seats, AC, heat, dome lights, wipers all work. So I'll call that a win.
Mechanically it needs a few things- radiator, struts/shocks, and brakes. Oh, and of course an ETM.
So I think I'm gonna chronicle my shoestring budget build here.
First thing is to get a new radiator. Second is going to be and ETM.
But I really need to get the craptastic plasti-dip spray job off the wheels.