1995 855 T5-R Wagon AT 223k mi. - Black on Black - Dayton, OH - $3,900 obo
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      c3 [SOLD] 1995 855 T5-R Wagon AT 223k mi. - Black on Black - Dayton, OH - $3,900 obo

      Man, I hate to say this, but itís finally time to part with my 855 T5-R. My wife has finally put her foot down and made me decide one way or the other on getting this car out of the garage.

      I've had this car since 2009, and have meticulously kept it maintained as my daily driver thru the years. It's been a Texas registered car most of it's life (and the whole time I've owned it), up until I moved to Ohio in 2012. At the end of 2015, I bought a new car, so the T5-R has sat in our garage, except for a couple weekend drives now and then.

      I've done most of the small maintenance work myself, and for major jobs, Iíve had the guys at Tremaineís Volvo Service here in Dayton work on it (the owner has exclusively focused on Volvo work for the past 35+ years), as well as european auto shops in Michigan and Texas thru the years. Car has 223,370 miles on the clock, and will probably stay real close to that number as I only take this car out to warm it up once every month or so. Most if not all of my driving has been highway and country backroads. I would drive it cross country on a long road trip with no hesitation (in fact my wife and I recently took it on a Rally North America road rally thru Michigan with absolutely no problems).

      Itís crazy to think only a couple hundred of these were brought to the US in this color in í95! I guess for sentimental reasons, Iíve held on to it in the garage for this long. Iím really hoping we can sell it to someone who will appreciate and continue to keep it alive!

      The Good:
      - It is in great running condition. Itís basically in Stage 0 condition, with no mods.
      - It's completely stock, apart from the wheels. I bought the car without its OEM Titans, and I actually prefer driving on 16's rather than 17's so I never bothered.
      - Iíve habitually changed the oil every 5-7,000 miles. Basically every season change. It is running Synthetic blend with no problems.
      - I just had the timing belt service done at 223,350 miles. Before that, I had the timing belt serviced at 135,000 miles when I first bought the car.
      - New battery put in in February í17
      - Pirelliís have about 8-9/32 left.
      - Brakes have plenty of life left and stop firmly with no pulsing/squealing/warping.
      - Suspension/steering has no play and feels solid over bumps and around turns.
      - No CELs
      - No major rust
      - All electronics work. Windows roll fine. Sunroof functions properly. Seat heaters work...barely. Seat & mirror adjustments work properly. One key and key fob remote, and it functions properly.
      - No accidents. Clean Carfax. I have a recent report if youíd like to see it.
      - Car has never been smoked in. We are not smokers. Car is immaculately clean inside.
      - I hand stitched a new leather steering wheel wrap that just feels like butter in hand.
      - Tremaine gave the car a clean bill of health when I took it in for a check up and transmission flush at 200k miles.
      - In the last 2-3 years I have replaced: dist. cap/rotors/wires, spark plugs a couple times, cam position sensor, cleaned the PCV a couple times, front and rear O2, coolant overflow tank, misc vacuum hoses, brake lines/calipers on all 4, rotors, pads recently, front struts, end links are upgraded to the IPD heavy duty and new front lower control arms installed at the same time, replaced the HVAC fan, replaced the fuel pump. The list goes on, but this is what I can remember off the top of my head. Basically, I've tried to keep it in as close to Stage 0 mechanical condition as possible.

      The Meh:
      - Take it or leave it, Iíve plastidipped the wheels and front grill black. The wheels are in excellent condition underneath. I bought them off a guy in Chicago back in 2011, who had them professionally refinished just before selling. The plastidip can be peeled off easily to restore everything back to original should you want.
      - One of the front headlight wipersí housing broke where it holds the wiper blades. I honestly havenít really cared about the wipers, and just havenít gotten around to deleting them.
      - Front splitter has a crack in it from parking too close to the curb. Itís not terribly noticeable, and the bumper is still in great structural condition.

      The not so good:
      - Driverís seat has a tear in a couple seams, but all the seats are in great condition given their age. Interior has normal wear and tear for itís age.
      - Headliner has some discoloration in places.
      - Car has normal creaks and rattles from the dash and rear tailgate for a volvo this age.
      - Paint has normal rock chips and door dings, some slight oxidation in places. Hood has slight imperfections in the middle from previous owner (I think their kids or dog climbed up on it or something).
      - Tremaine said there is a small oil leak in the turbo oil lines where they connect to the turbo. ButÖhe said that about 60k miles ago, and said if it didnít really bother me it wasnít critical to replace. I havenít replaced them and Iíve been fine.
      - Between oil changes, I usually have to add a quart of oil to top it off.
      - In cold weather I usually have to give the instrument cluster a little tap to get the temperature gauge to unstick when I first start the car. The digital displayís illumination lights burned out. Otherwise, the instrument cluster is fine and odometer is 100% accurate and untampered.
      - Cruise control has a loose vacuum line that Iím still trying to track down, so itís not working at the moment.

      My asking price is based on NADA retail and subtracting a bit for condition and wear. I think $3,900obo is a fair price. I absolutely prefer cash in person. Iím happy to chat and answer any questions, share any info, send any pictures/video you may want (I have 19 extra pictures that couldn't fit here).

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      Last edited by kaj2003; 05-18-2017 at 09:04 PM.

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      Very Most Excellent Photos! Good looking car! GLWS.
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      1995 Olive Green T5-R 855, 220K, everything works except headlight wipers!

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      Member Wayne T5's Avatar
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      Nice ad and good luck with the sale!
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      The rare ad with adequate pictures! Looks like a great starting point for someone's restoration. GLWS!

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      Definitely interested. PM sent.


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      SOLD

      Thanks for all the kind words and PM's everyone. Signed and shook hands on the sale today. Hopefully the new owner will jump on here and introduce himself to you guys!

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      Quote Originally Posted by kaj2003 View Post
      SOLD

      Thanks for all the kind words and PM's everyone. Signed and shook hands on the sale today. Hopefully the new owner will jump on here and introduce himself to you guys!
      Dang it. Lol. Congrats on the sale tho!


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