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      V50 AWD does 6-speed add or subtract value?

      Will be looking at a black 2006 with 125,000 miles in supposedly very nice condition. Is it worth much more than $2,000 with a stick?

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      Quote Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
      Will be looking at a black 2006 with 125,000 miles in supposedly very nice condition. Is it worth much more than $2,000 with a stick?
      I have no idea about actual values, but I would definitely say a unicorn is worth more than a non-unicorn.

      If I were the seller, I'd be selling it for more than the going cost for auto T5 AWDs.

      Without doing any comparisons, I'd say $2k for that car in "very nice" condition sounds like a great deal.

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      IMO, it adds value, sounds like a $5k car to me...

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      If you do a general market search (not KBB or NADA), you will find that manual transmission Volvos usually hold a higher resale price.
      It's a niche market, as there are many who prefer a stick and will hold out for a manual Volvo.

      But because of it being a niche market, they can take longer to sell. Though that is the case with any manual cars in the US.

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      $3K @ Least If it's a Nicely Maintained Volvo ~ V50 even little More

      Seems R Models like on C30 have $5K
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      Quote Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
      Will be looking at a black 2006 with 125,000 miles in supposedly very nice condition. Is it worth much more than $2,000 with a stick?
      Considering US market I would imagine it defo adds value much more than in Europe. Regardless of "adds or not", question is - what do you prefer? If you like/prefer manuals, defo worth it as AT on those are not exceptionally great and you will have much more fun with H stick IMHO.
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      I paid 3500 CDN for mine and thought I got a deal even though it needed suspension work- I think it is a 5000$ car myself but I am a bit biased- always searching and see things like Volvo 400 Wagon 80 Manual 1 so rare they are

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      Car was going through an auction and sold for $3,100. Good bit more than I was going to pay. Instead I got a 2013 Fiat convertible with about half the miles for just $1500 more.

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      I paid a little over 3k for my 06 AWD M66 S40 with 103k miles, seller gave me a deal and was just looking to get it out of the garage.

      At 2k you're getting that for less than half value, easy.
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      Quote Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
      Car was going through an auction and sold for $3,100. Good bit more than I was going to pay. Instead I got a 2013 Fiat convertible with about half the miles for just $1500 more.
      I hope you enjoy our, but the V50, assuming in good condition, was the better deal by far, even for what you paid.
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      2k for an awd 6-speed? i'd take the day off work and get it tomorrow.

      i just paid triple that for an 05 V50 T5 AWD 6-Speed in Red. Zero rust California car, maintained at a volvo dealership. It also has premium auto, heated seats, xenon headlights, tow hitch, roof rack, etc etc. All the boxes checked made it worth the extra dollars over what is the going rate for the average v50, which tends to be auto 2.4 rust belt cars. not to mention it took about 6 months for one even close to this spec to pop up for sale once i was looking

      well optioned/rare optioned cars definitely hold more value than their average counterpart.

      also remember enthusiasts tend to undervalue cars until the day they want to sell their own
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      Quote Originally Posted by atikovi View Post
      Car was going through an auction and sold for $3,100. Good bit more than I was going to pay. Instead I got a 2013 Fiat convertible with about half the miles for just $1500 more.
      lol what on earth criteria were you using to decide what kind of car to get? those cars dont have a single thing in common.

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      Yea I know. This was at an auction and I had both cars on my list. Was just surprised how little more a much newer and lower mileage and more fun to drive car cost me. Heck, I paid less for my S60R last year.

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      Quote Originally Posted by straight6pwr View Post
      lol what on earth criteria were you using to decide what kind of car to get? those cars dont have a single thing in common.
      OP buys cars at auction and flips em

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