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At 115k miles, with service receipts showing AC evaporator, & AC seals done at around 70k, front ball joints, struts, strut plates at around 100k ($1100 on receipt!), Various hoses, vaccum lines, etc. Several pages of service records but they only go back to 2000 (car started as a lease according to the clean carfax). Previous owner traded it for an 03 V70, so I believe they must have had decent service from it.<p>This car is a 5 speed manual, black/tan with 1/2 tread tires, and a rear bumper that shows some touchup work. Door panels look nice (no pulling away).<p>Only thing it doesn't have that I'd like is a roof rack (for bikes) but I suppose I could use a strap on rack.<p>With absolutely no warranty is it worth 7k? Seems like kind of high price considering the miles.<p>Thanks for any advice!<br>
 

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Sorry forgot to add, the Belts were also done at around 70k if I remember the numbers right, and a charcoal canister?<br>Anyway, pretty decent records, just a little scared of that high mileage.<br>Thanks again
 

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A 1998 V70 T5 with a stick? And all that work already done?<p>$7K seems pretty reasonable; mileage is only slightly above average. These cars are closing in on the decade mark, after all. <p>Have you driven it? Does it pull well? Drive straight?<p>Did I mention that these are somewhat rare?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>t5mmmm</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Did I mention that these are somewhat rare?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Well worth the money if everything else checks out
 

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Thank you for the replies t5mmmm and JRL. <p>I know you sell a lot of these vehicles JRL so I appreciate your input. <p>I have been looking for a 98 manual T5 and this is only the second one I've seen. <p>Something else that concerns me is that (on the carfax) it shows on two different occasions that it failed emissions checks in Ohio, once at 60k, then passed, and again at 100k, then passing. <br>Makes me wonder what the problem was!<br>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Newberry</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Something else that concerns me is that (on the carfax) it shows on two different occasions that it failed emissions checks in Ohio, once at 60k, then passed, and again at 100k, then passing. <br>Makes me wonder what the problem was!</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I wouldn't worry about that...might have been something really simple. Little things keep these cars from passing- something as simple as a vacuum leak. You might borrow a code reader though and hook it up and check codes before you buy. Probably worst case is might need an 02 sensor or something...still, you won't be out more than a couple hundred....well worth the buy. <p>On a similar note- I looked for over a year in our area for a T-5M but couldn't find one...settled for a auto-shift. So, grab it while you can, as long as everything checks out.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Newberry</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Something else that concerns me is that (on the carfax) it shows on two different occasions that it failed emissions checks in Ohio, once at 60k, then passed, and again at 100k, then passing. <br>Makes me wonder what the problem was!<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Newberry</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Sorry forgot to add, the Belts were also done at around 70k if I remember the numbers right, and a charcoal canister?<p></TD></TR></TABLE>
 

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Re: 1998 T5 worth 7k? (gdogg16)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>gdogg16</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">you'll have a timing belt change comming up at 120k</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Actually 140K if it's a '98 but then again, it's prudent to do it a bit early. <br>The Serp. belt is suppose to be every 60K but I doubt it was done on time the first time...most people leave this to be done with the TB as it has to come off to get at the TB anyway, and with better materials, the Serp. belt is lasting longer these days. <p>But remember that along with the belts, the pulleys, tensioners, rollers should be swapped at this 2nd change and the water pump inspected, with it changed if there is a concern with it.
 

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Re: 1998 T5 worth 7k? (gdogg16)

Not what Volo's service interval says.
 

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Its a V70, even has the third row seat that I wanted. <p>I've already taken care of the hold deposit and hope to pick it up this weekend if the inspection goes OK (the car is 5 hours away!).<p>There seems to be quite a bit of wear on the driver bolster (which is being worked on by their interior guy). <p>I mainly want to be sure the car performs 0-60 decently (I'm guessing around 7 seconds?), has a good clutch, and has cold AC. <p>I'm worried that I'll miss something on the inspection, but the forum here has been helpful as to what to look for.<p>I'm pumped at the chance to finally own a V70 to tinker on! I've always gotten the wife's "leftover" cars, and this will be the first car I've bought for myself.<p>
 

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If by driver's bolster you mean the armrest storage compartment lid between the seats, fyi I've seen those for sale on ebay / erievovo.com (a parts vendor that some of the folks on this forum recommend) for not-too-much-money. $100 give or take, I think?<p>If you're referring to a different part, then I apologize for my misunderstanding. Either way, as everyone else has said, if the inspection comes back clean, good find!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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They take dye <B>very well</B>
 

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JRL,<br>I was just getting ready to post a question about these "leather repair" kits I see on the net. <br>I understand that the dealer had their interior person do some work on the seats, does this dye (and repairs) tend to last pretty well?<p>Good timing, thanks!
 

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So - what fell through? Why didn't you pick this one up?<p>I'm asking because... well... I did. I want to know what I missed. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Not sure if anything fell through.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MadeInJapan</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Not sure if anything fell through. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Wasn't this the guy?<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=64532" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=64532</A>
 
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