In the UK, currently own a 2003 VR in flash green with gobi, geartronic with 92k miles, with navigation, phone. Car has full service history, unmodified. L have put back stock exhaust and OEM rear sensors.
Anyway, have the opportunity of buying 2005 VR in magic blue pearl with knordkap, 6 speed manual and 30k miles with 1 owner, full service history, sun roof, rear sensor, no navigation or phone, unmodified original, has won a few cups at national volvo events here in uk. Gonna need about £5,000 to change.
No pictures of the 05, but it has been pampered. So what do you think? The fact it's a manual will probably be reason enough.