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<B><A HREF="http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/aw-cgi/ebayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=600040477&r=0&t=0" TARGET=_blank>1998 S70 T5-R</A></B><P>Check this out!<P>The owner claims: Fastest street legal Volvo in the US, 330HP 0-60 mph in 5.2 seconds.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Most Volvos are brought into the country part by part and then assembled in a factory in detroit. (LITTLE DID YOU KNOW!) But if you check this vin # on carfax you will see that the car was absolutely made in Sweeden and brought to New Joursey on a ship.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Huh? This person must have a good sense of humor, but it does look like a pretty cool car. I wonder if it is as fast as the owner claims. 5.2 seconds is damn fast IMHO.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>When I got this car it had 247 HP stock. 5 cylinder in line intercooled and high pressure turbocharged engine with the stock transmission and paint but with the R package already on the car.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Huh, the 'R' package on a US spec S70 T5? The Mille Miglia wheels do look pretty nice though. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><P> <IMG SRC="http://abacus.sj.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_3223dc3eb2ffb8abd3455a22/i-2_B.JPG"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://abacus.sj.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_3223dc3eb2ffb8abd3455a22/i-1_B.JPG"> <P> <IMG SRC="http://abacus.sj.ipixmedia.com/abc/M28/_EBAY_3223dc3eb2ffb8abd3455a22/i-4_B.JPG"> <P>-Drew
 

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I think the guy is full of sh*t. " Bosh 8.7 ignition sys 600.00 +30hp with magnacore wiring " I didn't Know that a hotter spark would give you 30 plus hp
 

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That was such a lame eBay ad. He said all the lamest things you can ever imagine. And you know what's the saddest part of all these? There are actually dumb ass bidding on this car. Not sure if they thought it was a good deal, or they are falling for those false claims. To tell you the truth, this car is as ghetto as it can get, and probably good enough to be listed on the member's gallery on this other site where all the r1ced volvo owners hang out. God, I'm bitter tonite.<P>Anyone believes anything he claims deserves this 'thingy.' I actually was bored enough to went on AIM and had a little bit of fun with him. You gotta admit, though..with all these things he has claimed, he does deserve Kai's bashing. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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I'm sorry <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif">but what is AIM. And what did you <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> do to him????<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by some guy:<BR><B>That's right! This car is the fastest Volvo you have seen.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I've seen faster but alright whatever.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by some guy:<BR><B>Most Volvos are brought into the country part by part and then assembled in a factory in detroit. (LITTLE DID YOU KNOW!) But if you check this vin # on carfax you will see that the car was absolutely made in Sweeden and brought to New Joursey on a ship.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I thought that all Volvos were made overseas then shiped to New Joursey<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by some guy:<BR><B>When I got the car it had 60000 miles. I am a card dealet and I know where to find rare cars. If you are a Volvo inthusiast like myself you will know that 98 T-5 with the type R package is close to impossible to find, nevermind with manual transmission.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I may not be a dealet, but being an inthusiast I know the type-R(ICE) package came didn't come with those cheap pedel covers. Oh nevermind, there on the following list of mods.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by some guy:<BR><B>Performance transmission 7,000.00<BR>Custom Paint 3,000.00<BR>brake line kit 100.00<BR>performance brake rotors 370.00<BR>all steel pads 110.00<BR>bremo calipers 600.00<BR>booster gauge 100.00<BR>ecu 1145.00 +45 hp <BR>ipd exhaust 850.00 +20hp<BR>Bosh 8.7 ignition sys 600.00 +30hp<BR>with magnacore wiring<BR>anti sway bars 325.00<BR>ipd performance shocks 640.00<BR>sport springs 208.00<BR>Miglia performance rims and perelli supersport tires (17X8 front)(18X8 back) 1800.00<BR>performance tuning and turbo calibration 500.00<BR>Sony 2000 wat digital sound 8 speakers + 2 subs. 10 cd+casette over 2000.00<BR>tinting 300.00<BR>grapics 200.00<BR>pedals and knob 100.00<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>247hp +45hp +20hp +30hp = 342HP!!!<BR>Pedals and knob $100<BR>Grapics $200<BR>2000 Wat Stereo $2000<BR>18" Rear 17" Front<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by some guy:<BR><B>The car also has no speed government, so if you live in Montana(no speed limit) you culd test the limits.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Montana doesn't have no speed limit anymore. So I guess you culdn't test the car to its limits.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by some guy:<BR><B>My partner has his own garage, this car was checked once per week , always maintained and cared for, always in garage. </B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Not going to touch that one.<P> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by some guy:<BR><B>One request to you folks. This is a serious sale, so serious bidders only.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>This is a serious sale so I proofread the auction after I copied all the prices of mods out of the iPD catolog.<BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR>I thought that all Volvos were made overseas then shiped to New Joursey<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Some were/are built in Canada.<P>And here I thought they drove them over from Sveeden one at a time. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif"> So he's tellin' me that they come over on a ship? I'm so confused. I thought they were built in the motor city??? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/rolleyes.gif"><P>I like the "all steel" brake pad mod. So, is that like heavily worn brakes, cause if so, I got that metal-to-metal mod going on right now on the back of my 240, and it sure as hell didn't cost me $100!<P>I think he should put the 18s on the front to handle that pavement frying, tire melting power that's being forced through that performance trans, which has "reinforced gaskets" according to the seller (via email). You almost expect his email address to be "[email protected]"<P>Have your fun now, because this doesn't come along very often!<P>
 

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<B>, it's a needle in my heart to sell it</B><P>I think it sounds more like a needle in his <I>arm</I> to sell it. This guy is on something! :p<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 11110000:<BR><B>I think it sounds more like a needle in his <I>arm</I> to sell it. This guy is on something! :p<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>LOL....I am laughing my butt off on this one.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by jesse850GLT:<BR><B>I'm sorry <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/confused.gif">but what is AIM. And what did you <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> do to him????<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>AOL Instant Messenger.<P>Heheh..nah, I just chit chat with him a little bit. But for some reason, I don't think he was trying to con people intentionally. He sounded it more like he's high or something.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B> Some were/are built in Canada.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>Which ones?<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR><B>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR></B>Which ones?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Some Volvos were built in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, particuarly the 700 series (not all were built there, many were Belgium or Sweden). The 11th VIN digit denotes factory, 3 being Canada. 1, 2, 7, A are Sweden, 2 is Belgium, 4 is Thailand, 5 is Malaysia, 6 is Indonesia, and D is Italy (Bertone models).<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B> The 11th VIN digit denotes factory</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>What about the first digit? Shouldn't that change as well. My dad's new CL Type-S was manufactured in the US so the first digit is 1 for USA not J for Japan.<P><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<B>What about the first digit? Shouldn't that change as well. My dad's new CL Type-S was manufactured in the US so the first digit is 1 for USA not J for Japan.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>Oops, should have mentioned that's Volvo VIN decoding only.<BR> <A HREF="http://www.volvoworld.com/VIN/vin81-96.htm" TARGET=_blank>http://www.volvoworld.com/VIN/vin81-96.htm</A> <P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B> Oops, should have mentioned that's Volvo VIN decoding only.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>All VINs are the same<P>1Country<BR>2Manufacturer<BR>3Division<BR>4-8Describes the car<BR>9Check digit<BR>10Year<BR>11Plant<BR>12-17Serial #<P>If you have a Volvo built in Canada the VIN should start 2V1 for Canada-Volvo-Cars
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B><BR>All VINs are the same<P>1Country<BR>2Manufacturer<BR>3Division<BR>4-8Describes the car<BR>9Check digit<BR>10Year<BR>11Plant<BR>12-17Serial #<P>If you have a Volvo built in Canada the VIN should start 2V1 for Canada-Volvo-Cars</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I didn't know that there was a standard structure for the VIN, but I guess that's what happened when they went to 17 digits.<P>It's still a Swedish car. Otherwise, how could the plant tell you it's assembled in Canada and the first digit is still the same as those assembled in Sweden or Italy or anywhere else? If the VIN started with 2, I think that would tell you it's a Canadian car, which may or may not be assembled in Canada. I've NEVER seen a VIN for a 200, 700, or 900 series car that didn't start with "YV1", so I think the first digit is the country of origin, but the example you gave above suggests that maybe this isn't always the case, or the standard was changed. I just don't know for sure.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B> I didn't know that there was a standard structure for the VIN, but I guess that's what happened when they went to 17 digits.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>I think the current standard started in 1981 although I doesn't look like everbody is following them.<P>
 

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The first three alphanumeric characters are a manufacturer code. All Volvos from about the '70s onward start with <B>YV1</B>. The standard was revised slightly in the early 80's, and they've been through the alphabet more than once with regard to the year code. <P>I think the confusion stems from the fact that this is an <I>American</I> standard - Colin, you're in Australia, right? You won't necessarily see the same coding structure there, although some other markets (Canada for instance) do use the same standard.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 745TRBOBRK:<BR><B>...a place that rains 24/7.</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>It must be the "Nissan Primera" that's confusing people! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by towerymt:<BR><B> It must be the "Nissan Primera" that's confusing people! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><BR>That's what it says on the rear of the car.<P> <IMG SRC="http://www.liquid2k.com/primeracing20/pictures/trbobrk007.jpg"> <P><P>
 
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