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Are any of you all annoyed with the sheer crazy amount of part outs going on right now on various FB groups? I've seen cars with great exteriors being parted out for stupid maintenance stuff like angle gears :facepalm:

I've been looking for a mechanically rough R for a year now and every single one I find ends up being parted out and scrapped LOL.

Seems like we've just begun sacrificing all the cars to keep 100 people happy at this point. Most of the parts people want can be had off of any P2 in the junkyard :rolleyes:
 

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How mechanically rough are you looking for?

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Pretty much anything honestly.


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I have one for sale that's a stick shift

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Nice listing! Little too nice haha GLWS!


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Yeah the part-outs are sad to see. But when someone with little money, or not the resources to fix these cars comes across the fact they are worth more parted then broken it's the way of the R world. I was lucky enough to pick up a parts R which I drove home 500 miles, now it's the spider mobile because it just sits out back and collects spiders haha. I though about making it a drag car until I need things out of it, but the angle gear is fairly new and the engine runs like a top, so I don't want to ruin anything on it.
 

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These cars have depreciated enough that any major repair that you have to pay someone to do, costs more than the car is worth.

They are proper money pits to us, the enthusiasts!
 

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These cars have depreciated enough that any major repair that you have to pay someone to do, costs more than the car is worth.

That is the dumbest measure of value ever. Any car is only worth scrap value if it needs repair. What is the cost of REPLACING the car?


I went through this when I used to play with VWs. Couldn't find any A2 chassis Golfs to play with, because lazy VW people were like "eh.... it needs an oil change... and one of the tires is low... better part it out" about five years earlier, so the only A2s left were like $3000 even if there were complete POSs.
 

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Unfortunately yes. You now have to pay more for the R. I am glad I was able to buy one a few years back. I will have her till the day I die. I will spend a ton of $$$$$$ restoring her. Somethings you just don’t get rid of if you love it enough.

To be honest, where are you going to find a caR that provides so much enjoyment? I stopped looking after I got MY05. I now have a c70 and that is almost as much fun with the top down.


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Unfortunately yes. You now have to pay more for the R. I am glad I was able to buy one a few years back. I will have her till the day I die. I will spend a ton of $$$$$$ restoring her. Somethings you just don’t get rid of if you love it enough.

To be honest, where are you going to find a caR that provides so much enjoyment? I stopped looking after I got MY05. I now have a c70 and that is almost as much fun with the top down.


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Exactly. I own my R for 10 years and honestly, I began thinking to get something newer and more modern and hoped to stay with Volvo. I realized there is nothing on the market that I like more than R, except E63 S wagon probably. And now when wife handed me down XC90, R is slowly becoming "spider mobile" (funny name btw). V90 doesn't get me excited and I don't like XC90 but we have too much neg value to get rid of it... So I guess, R is gonna be a weekend car, even I don't think it's practical. At least I have a chance to fix all small things and still have a XC90 as DD.

p.s. and when it became eligible for the "antique" plate I will sell it for mucho dinero. More cars parted out, rarer it becomes ... So go ahead guys, chop them up :D
 

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Missed one a little while back, and a salvage place has a good VR for sale that has nothing wrong with it except for missing 2 rims - and it's a wagon with a six-speed - so "no one wants it" - blessedly he hasn't started ripping parts off it yet, and I keep talking to him about buying it... but talking mama into it is another thing... even so - they are out there, and this is going to be one of those things like several other cars I've been around - soon there will be darn few...

Still looking around for a hard top C70 and a P1 awd to pull the chassis out from under to put in said C70... One of these years...
 

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Yes, so many being parted out its sad, and the market sucks with price gouging. Just came from looking at parts on ebay. There are nearly mint looking Rs thats are being parted at salvage yards.
 

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im extremely happy with the amount of part outs. mine will soon be one of the lowest mileage examples left.
 

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These cars have depreciated enough that any major repair that you have to pay someone to do, costs more than the car is worth.

They are proper money pits to us, the enthusiasts!
That is the truth!

I want to acquire another parts R... can't have enough spare parts...
 

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If you want to be sick about partouts, try to find an E36 M3. I'd love to find a cheap/ratty but complete one to run in SCCA RallyCross, but it seems like if they are under $5000 they get the interior parted out and turned into a track rat, which is about twelve months from being scrapped.
 

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It's all cars which have expensive upkeep of some sort. If you want to find a pontiac grand prix GTP, they are everywhere because cheap maintenance. Want a corvette C4, everywhere because cheap maintenance.
Once you get into the Venn diagram of old luxury )( affordable purchase price for the masses, you'll see them getting parted out.
 

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These cars have depreciated enough that any major repair that you have to pay someone to do, costs more than the car is worth.

They are proper money pits to us, the enthusiasts!
Yup, just had my Indie do $3,500 of work and I am certain I couldn't get that for her, but whatever. Where else can I find a car like my V70R? Maybe when I win the lotto I will buy the new RS6 Avant :D
 

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That is the dumbest measure of value ever.
Dumbest but TRUE especially if your someone who has to pay for labor for the repairs. Scrap value and parts value are two different things.
 

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I'm saving one as we speak. Though may be a partout depending on the state of the output shaft on the M66. We shall see in a couple of days.

 

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Part all of them out

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