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    \r\n Hey all, I\'ve spent the last few months looking for a wagon, bouncing between a V90 or a P80 but ultimately settling on a P80 R since I have had 3 others. Thanks to the Craigslist finds thread I was able to jump on a 2000 V70R with 57k miles. The paint has faded on the tops of the front and rear bumpers, door handles, and the rear hatch handle cover. Other than that, it looks to be minty fresh (crosses fingers).. I\'ll be flying down Thursday night and driving it back to Detroit.
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    \nIt is! A family member happened to be on vacation about 3 miles from the car so it worked out very well.
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    It is! A family member happened to be on vacation about 3 miles from the car so it worked out very well.
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    \nWell bought! I\'m actually headed down there soon and if it was still there, I\'d have been very tempted to drive it home...
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    \r\n Great find, and you beat me to it!! It looked super clean! Hope it works out.\r\n
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    \r\n I had friends who were interested in it too......seems like just about everyone was tempted by this (I can see why). Best of luck with it. I\'m glad it landed somewhere where it won\'t be a daily. I was tempted myself but, as it is now, I already need to get rid of one of my Rs to get a legit daily.
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    \r\nWelp, I got home with it last night around 4 a.m. Had a good time stopping in Asheville for BBQ and driving the entire length of Ohio in 4" of unplowed slop. It\'s a great car overall, some cosmetic issues but mechanically solid. Worthy of some love
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    \r\nI noticed a burnt oil smell wafting from the catalytic converter when I stopped to refuel and check the fluids in Asheville. It didn\'t last long, but I\'m not sure if it indicates some blowby or another serious issue. I\'ll monitor the oil consumption in the next couple months. Also, the headlights suck so bad they might as well not be there, the fog lights were brighter than the headlights. I\'ll replace the bulbs for now until I can get some jewels.
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    \r\nThe front of the sunroof frame is incredibly rusty and can\'t be saved, so that will be replaced.
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    \r\nThese bits are the worst parts of the car. I bought it sight unseen, having facetimed with the car and the owner sent me pictures I requested. A combination if me being a little naive and the seller withholding some truths I think the car has lived parked outside in the sun for much of it\'s life, lots of fading on the exterior plastic and some interior trim bits. The drivers interior door panel and hatch panel were barely attached, so I have to figure out if there are some missing clips. Cupholder and some other interior trim broken, some other things like the grab handles are either extremely faded or have been replaced with the wrong color handles. The roof has a dent that looks like a basketball landed on it, and there is a section of the B pillar that is scratched up with the clearcoat peeling. I don\'t know if there is a fix for that without repainting, I\'m going to start looking for a good paint and body shop to take care of all the exterior problems.
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      57k 2000 V70R Refresh

      Hey all, I've spent the last few months looking for a wagon, bouncing between a V90 or a P80 but ultimately settling on a P80 R since I have had 3 others. Thanks to the Craigslist finds thread I was able to jump on a 2000 V70R with 57k miles. The paint has faded on the tops of the front and rear bumpers, door handles, and the rear hatch handle cover. Other than that, it looks to be minty fresh (crosses fingers).. I'll be flying down Thursday night and driving it back to Detroit.

      I'll be doing a Stage 0 on it this winter and in the spring I'll have plastic bits worked on, I'm not sure if they need a repaint or not. OEM+ mods will follow. After considering several project Volvos, and having a vision of building one project into a Cassis R, this popped up and will fit my needs a lot better than a project car would.