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Some of you may have seen an ad I put up, selling an 01 V70T5 5 speed with 61K miles.<br>As soon as I saw the car I "bought" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> I had the ad removed and have been fighting with the sale (auction) ever since.<br>Really a POS. They wouldn't take it back, I wouldn't pay for it and we were having a Mexican standoff.<br>Anyhow back to the story, the sale was going to run it tomorrow to see if anyone would pay what I did and take me out of it.<p>(I bought it title attached, which means the seller has 3 weeks to get me a good title or I can bring it back without any questions and get all my money back).<p>Tomorrow would have been three weeks, the title came in today.......<br><B>IT WAS FUBARED!!!</B><br>This means they can't provide me with a good title by tomorrow so my guy at the sale called me and said... <br><I>"We're taking you out of the sale and paying all your expenses to date"!!!</I><br>Talk about making my day (for once in my life something went well) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: A Volvo story (JRL)

BTW<br>If any of you see a 2001 V70 T5 5 speed, black, for sale on the East coast somewhere in the nest month or two...<br>PASS, even though it has only 61K miles or you WILL BE SORRY.<br><B><br>Trust me on this and don't say you were not warned.</B><p>If you must, <B>LOOK AT IT</B> and<B> <U>SMELL IT</U></B> inside before you buy, do NOT buy this one sight unseen (as we dealers do all the time).
 

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Re: A Volvo story (1999_V70)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>1999_V70</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Flood car, I'm assuming. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not at all. in fact it DRIVES sort of OK.<br>It needs one control arm bushing.<br>It has records of new struts, ball joints and shocks, only 10-15K miles ago!<br>It's had a hard life on the streets of DC plus it has a few BIG scratches/creases.<br>It has service records from Martins in DC, (I wouldn't trust them as far as I can throw them) this is a<I> borderline</I> sludge car.<br>No, the biggest reason is that the owner must have smoked about 10 cigars a day with the windows up and NEVER cleaned the interior. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/mad.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>I smoke myself. Every 6 months I "de-smoke" my cars (it's a process sort of like termites, you gas the car and leave the windows closed for a day in the garage) plus I ALWAYS hold a cigarette out the window and in the rain I hold my <I>urges.</I><p>I have NEVER and I mean never been in such a foul smelling car in all my life and I've certainly been in enough cars. <br>All all the work humanly possible will never remove the stench unless you literally install a new headliner and carpets,<br>(Not sure about the seats which had to be dyed anyway! <br>This thing Was DISGUSTING, which is why I removed it from the for sale forum the minute I got into it.<br>I wouldn't sell this to anyone, (even my worst enemy) that I would remotely know and if the story had not turned out this way, I would have re-wholesaled it at this auction (not at Manheim, I have to live with those people <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> ).<br>So, some poor sap will buy it on line <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> and get screwed as I almost did! (whew).<br>You cannot bring a car back for a bad smell...<br>Oh any Manheim auctions and almost all other auctions will not/cannot sell a flood car. It's immediate grounds to return it, no questions asked.<br>These cars are supposed to be destroyed
 

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Re: A Volvo story (JRL)

Damn, that sucks. Sounds like an all around bad situation. It's a shame that such a "low mileage" car is so undriveable. <p>FWIW, I could never tell you smoked by the car your cars looked/smelt. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: A Volvo story (1999_V70)

Smelt?<br>and you're going to college?
 

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So pretty much a parts car .... ?
 

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Not al all, needs an interior and the right side painted
 
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