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VIN: YV1SJ527152486157 <br>Body Style: SW4D - Sun Roof <br>Ext Color/Code: BLACK <br>Int Color/Code: GOBI<br><B>3rd seat!</B> <br>Mileage: 55,622 <br>Coming for sale next Tuesday (4/21) at auction.<br>If anyone's interested, contact me over the weekend<br>
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (JRL)

I thought that I'd found one of the few of these that are out there last month but it got away so I am very interested in this one. So far this is only the second 6spd 3rd seat I've seen. Please let me know any more info on the car.<br>Thanks
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (ice9)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ice9</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I thought that I'd found one of the few of these that are out there last month but it got away so I am very interested in this one. So far this is only the second 6spd 3rd seat I've seen. Please let me know any more info on the car.<br>Thanks</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You need to contact me for any farther info by IM or email<br>Jim
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (JRL)

For reference, this one was on Autotrader/Cars.com for $18,745 this month, so it will be interesting to see what it goes for at the auction.
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (EuroShifty)

Is that why your name is Euroshifty, to be Euro annoying, Mr. 4 post?<br>Why didn't you buy it if you're looking for an R.<br>Price sounds reasonable enough for a 6 speed with a 3rd seat
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>You need to contact me for any <b>farther</b> info by IM or email<br>Jim</TD></TR></TABLE><p>"... any <b>further</b> info..."<p><IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Is that why your name is Euroshifty, to be Euro annoying, Mr. 4 post?<br>Why didn't you buy it if you're looking for an R.<br>Price sounds reasonable enough for a 6 speed with a 3rd seat</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>The color combo and transmission are what make me, personally, turn away from it. I agree that the asking price seems to be a fairly good deal although I believe there are better deals out there at this point in time:<p>1. The '04 Sapphire/Atacama Manual with 58k miles for $16,991 posted last month in Houston<br>or, if you want to compare apples to apples. . .<br>2. The '05 Sapphire/Gobi Auto with 52k miles for $17,995 -- reduced from 21,625 then 20,995, then 19,995 and for sale since at least January, which tells me they may be willing to deal -- in Albany, NY<p>The seller on Autotrader neglected to post any pictures of it when I Snag-Ited it at the beginning of the month, but some may have been added within the past couple of weeks. The name of the seller -- and forgive me for assuming because we all know what happens when you ASSume <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> -- sounds like a shady used car lot, which would be another reason for me to stray away from that particular vehicle.<p>The point of my previous post was neither to discount what quality the vehicle may have nor to discount the service that you, JRL, provide to this community. It was merely to help spark the discussion that always happens when you post an R coming up for sale at an auction: "What do you think it'll sell for, JRL?" "This car should take XXXXX for the mileage, yada x3."<p>My deepest apologies for only having posted four times. I'll try to remember, next time, to stick my nose into other threads so that I can pad my post count and earn Brownie Points with you. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (EuroShifty)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>EuroShifty</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>1. The '04 Sapphire/Atacama Manual with 58k miles for $16,991 posted last month in Houston</TD></TR></TABLE><p>i bought this one. It had some paint issues on the tailgate. That's why the pricing was cheap i think. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (JRL)

Spoken for.<br>Now all I have to do is hopefully purchase it!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Comparing an 04R with HIGH 50's for mileage to an 06 T5 with 34K miles<B> in </B><B>factory warranty</B> is not comparing anything, apples and oranges my friend.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br>I understand this car is already spoken for, but, just to clarify, the vehicle mentioned in the OP is an '05 R with 55,000 miles. The '04 R I mentioned in Houston (that was already sold, as mentioned above) is a Sapphire/Atacama Manual with 58,000 miles. Not sure where the T5 remark came from.<p>At any rate, good luck at the auction. I'll be interested in the final sale price so that I can update my spreadsheet with the information.
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (JRL)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>JRL</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Comparing an 04R with HIGH 50's for mileage to an 06 T5 with 34K miles<B> in </B><B>factory warranty</B> is not comparing anything, apples and oranges my friend.<p>Since I've owned both 04Rs and an 06R I think I can say that I would own a T5 any day of the week over an R if I didn't live right next door (Literally one mile) to Keystone Volvo.<br>Little to no issues, about as fast with infinite more reliability and I can say that from experience</TD></TR></TABLE><p>This makes me wonder if an R is the right thing for me... what aspects of them have you found to be less reliable than the T5?<br>I've driven an 94 855T from 100K -> 166K over the last 6 years, and for the years and mileage, I'd say it's been reliable. I've been watching the market for an 04 or newer V70R, but if it's wise to live 1 mile from the dealership if this is your car, maybe it's not a good choice for me.
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (yuri1419)

I suggest you read around the R forum to understand all about the general R issues.<br>Don't get me wrong, I love R's as long as they're in warranty and you have a good dealer to diagnose the issues.<br>After 5 years most dealers dread seeing an R come into their service dept.
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (JRL)

I have been reading the forums- mostly here and v70R.com, but apparently not the right parts yet. I didn't think the R's were drastically different than the standard T5 to keep healthy.... at least not enough to cause dread in a dealer.<p>I've been taking my cars to the neighborhood independent since I moved here, and I'd prefer to keep it that way. If an R means I'm going to have to get out to the dealership with frequency... it's probably not worth the overhead.
 

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Re: 2005 V70R 6 speed (yuri1419)

The problems that "R" owners face are fairly common and R-specific. Yes, there are a few things that share with T5's and other P2's (wheel bearings, TCV, for example), but the big $$$ items are the angle gear (or spline sleeve causing the angle gear to fail), valve bodies (might be a TNN for that though), general 4C suspension issues, headlamp leaks/ballast failures, etc. These things are a LOT more expensive to repair than other parts on non-R cars. <p>I love my R, but an S60/V70 T5 w/ the sport seats is a GREAT alternative if you can live without the AWD (which is, meh...).
 
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