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A customer towed in their 1999 V70T5 Manual today.<br>The cer needs a Clutch bad. The customer declined the work due their interest in a new R. The dealer offered them something like $6,500 for the car on trade. I talked to owner personally and they really wanted like $11,000 for it. He told me to make him an offer for it.<br>Ok whats the lowest you will take? I asked. He said uh like $11,000 with the bad clutch. He said "Oh its easy for you to fix cause your a tech" But $11,000 as is. Is this guy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> Whats a good offer?<br>Car is white with a Taupe gut and has 75,000.<br>Thanks in advance for any help here.<br>
 

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Hey there. I believe he'd get about $6500 if he traded it into a dealer like you said. Maybe a little more if it's in terrific shape aside from the clutch. You could probably be more generous than a dealership trade-in so 7500 or so I think is fair on that car. JRL probably has a good idea too.
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (854T5)

Being the resident expert on these I'll chime in.<br>I just sold my (perfect) 99T5 5 speed with a ton of mods, VERY quick and really a gorgeous car for a heck of a lot more than that but I already had replaced about everything and was 100% perfect<br>That being said, there is a <B>2000 S70T5 5 speed</B> floating around PA<B> (FOR </B><B>SALE)</B> that can be easily bought for 12K with 68K miles.<br>There were maybe 5-10 of these made in 2000. It's also White /Tan which personally I like but it seems not to be so popular as this person is having trouble selling her's (woman), so you can qauge it from there.<br>Big Will is close to the money<p>(If you want a heads up on that 2000, email or IM me)<br>JRL
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (JRL)

So JRL.....what's the 99 V70 worth? I think that's what the original poster was asking.
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (MagoonR)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MagoonR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">So JRL.....what's the 99 V70 worth? I think that's what the original poster was asking.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Read carefully again what I said, in there is the answer but<br>it really depends on each individual car.<br>Most at around these miles need about everything, brakes, shocks, ETM, MAF sensor, all the BS.<br>MY car was special in the fact that most of the expensive stuff was recently replaced. Most still have their original equipment.<br>Also interior condition, any paint work, CONDITION of said paint, etc.<br>Like the high mile R I just sold, NO ONE could tell from looking at it that it had 135K miles, looks (and drives) more like 30K! (or lower)
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (854T5)

I think $8,500 to $9,000 would be a good price.<br>I bought my 98 1 year ago one owner, with 64K miles, for $9,750.<br>Hope this helps!!!<br>Good luck!!!<br>I would love to buy the 2000 s70 though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><br>However I do have a lot of money invested into my car right now...<br>
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (dicostal)

Well, I'm looking at an S70 T5(Auto) tomorrow, it has 39,000!!!miles<br>Any buyers here?
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (dicostal)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>dicostal</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I think $8,500 to $9,000 would be a good price.<br>I bought my 98 1 year ago one owner, with 64K miles, for $9,750.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not for one needing a clutch. You can't go with the fact that he's a tech, You must figure what it would cost for a clutch and that is about $14-1500 installed
 

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If I'm reading this thread correctly, the car in question is a V70 T5M, which, if the numbers for the S70 are any guide, is a pretty rare beast, especially as we move past 1998. Viz., 1998 : 361 cars, 1999 : 197 cars, 2000 : 75 cars<p>That said, I think the present owner of the car in question is out of his mind if he thinks he's going to see anything beyond the trade-in range if it needs a clutch. I paid $13.5 for my 98 two years ago FROM A DEALER: it had 72K on the clock and it needed nothing. <p>Hope this helps.<p>Cheers! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (t5mmmm)

<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">1998 : 361 cars, 1999 : 197 cars, 2000 : 75 cars</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Really? WOW!
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (JRL)

I keep seeing that '00 S70 T5 manual for sale and keep saying to myself "NO NO NO" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>If the customer trades for $6500 - what would the dealer sell it to you for since you work there?<br>
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (t5mmmm)

<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">If I'm reading this thread correctly, the car in question is a V70 T5M, which, if the numbers for the S70 are any guide, is a pretty rare beast, especially as we move past 1998. Viz., 1998 : 361 cars, 1999 : 197 cars, 2000 : 75 cars<br>: </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Remember, these are undocumented numbers that have been put up by (I forget who) someone.<br>The ONLY S70T5 5 speed I've ever seen is that white one that is available now for sale. Never have seen one before and never since <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> My guess is that there were even less (2000's) built and as you no there were NO V70 T5's of any kind in MY 2000<br>JRL
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (JRL)

Jim --<p>This was posted by Greg, and it now resides over in model spec thread:<p>Quote, originally posted by volvospeed.com post » <br>Dear Mr. Carter,<br>Thank you for contacting Volvo Cars of North America.<p>Below is the list of S70 T5 manual vehicles that were imported into the USA in <br>1998, 1999 and 2000:<p>1998 : 361 cars<br>1999 : 197 cars<br>2000 : 75 cars<p>We hope this information proves helpful.<p><br>Sincerely,<p>Bill Clark<br>Volvo Cars of North America <br> <br>
 

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Re: 1999 V70T5 Manual (t5mmmm)

<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">Jim --<p>This was posted by Greg, and it now resides over in model spec thread:<p>Quote, originally posted by volvospeed.com post » <br>Dear Mr. Carter,<br>Thank you for contacting Volvo Cars of North America.<p>Below is the list of S70 T5 manual vehicles that were imported into the USA in <br>1998, 1999 and 2000:<p>1998 : 361 cars<br>1999 : 197 cars<br>2000 : 75 cars<p>We hope this information proves helpful.<p><br>Sincerely,<p>Bill Clark<br>Volvo Cars of North America <br> <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I know. I said probably.<br>I'm sure that's right, about one per 10 or so dealers in 2000
 

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The saga continues......<br>The owner of the V70 traded the car in as is.<br>The owner of the dealers son wants my 854.<br>The owner wants me to give him my car and $2000.00.<br>Dont know what to do. The V70 needs work and my car needs nothing. Plus my car has 18in Pegs and many extras. Whats a boy to do.
 

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Can you swap the Pegs??? <p>Also, isn't 75k a little on the low side for a clutch unless the PO was an animal?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>854T5</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The saga continues......<br>The owner of the V70 traded the car in as is.<br>The owner of the dealers son wants my 854.<br>The owner wants me to give him my car and $2000.00.<br>Dont know what to do. The V70 needs work and my car needs nothing. Plus my car has 18in Pegs and many extras. Whats a boy to do.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Tell him you'll trade, but only if you keep the Pegs ...<p>That should make up for your out of pocket on the clutch. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Cheers! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bill d cat</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Can you swap the Pegs??? <p>Also, isn't 75k a little on the low side for a clutch unless the PO was an animal? </TD></TR></TABLE><br>Not really, I've replaced 3 clutches.<br>Two were at about 75K and Greg's T5 needed one when I sold it to him.<br>It only had 50K!
 

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A manual transmission driven properly should last a long time. At the very least 100k miles.<br>I've driven manual all my life, and I have never had to change my clutch, and I am an aggressive driver. I do not like to ride the clutch, and I hate those people who drive with their foot on top of the clutch. These people do not know how to drive, that is how most clutch burn. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> There is a foot rest for a reason, when you done shifting remove your foot from the clutch area, and use the foot rest!!!!!! <br>My 98 ford contour SVT had 170K miles with original clutch, and it would still chirp when I shifted hard into second. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>My 2 cents...<br>Take the Pegs, and see if he'll knock off a $1000... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Ciao<br>
 

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My first Saab needed a clutch at 90,000 but it was because the pilot bearing seized on the input shaft; my second Saab had >100 on the original cluch, and my Volvo is well >100 altho frankly it doesn't owe me anything at this point. <p>When I used the Volvo dealer for service I often could detect the faint aroma of burnt clutch lining when I picked the car up.<p>Animals. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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