SwedeSpeed - Volvo Performance Forum banner
1 - 20 of 29 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,154 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
I'm looking at an 04 S60R w/ about 60k miles. <p>Anything I should look out for? <br>Anybody on the forum have experience w/ an R at that mileage?<p>I know that it's out of warranty, but paying another $5-8k for one w/ a warranty seems a little much.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,340 Posts
Re: Buying a high(er) mileage 04 R? (legbend)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>legbend</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm looking at an 04 S60R w/ about 60k miles. <p>Anything I should look out for? <br>Anybody on the forum have experience w/ an R at that mileage?<p>I know that it's out of warranty, but paying another $5-8k for one w/ a warranty seems a little much. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, it is, because even at that mileage you can get warranty for 3k.<p>That's a fair amount of miles...the seller must be asking pretty close to $20k. Although at approx 20k miles per year, it's probably mostly highway miles. <p>
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
13,968 Posts
Re: Buying a high(er) mileage 04 R? (legbend)

Aside from the normal used car items, I would be most concerned with the angle gear. I don't know what to tell you to look for as I think the unit can appear wet but just leaking through the vent and still be okay.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,659 Posts
Re: (legbend)

20,000 should be a fair price if you can get them down. Carfax.com for 25.00 (I think) and you will load the VIN# and get all you need for info that has been reported on the vehicle. Rick
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,154 Posts
Discussion Starter · #11 ·
I'll try to get the dealer to run the carfax for me, for free. I don't trust Carfax 100%, so I'd still want to take it to a Volvo tech. <p>Any boost line/valve issues? I know my 850R can develop vacuum leaks in 100000 different places... anything specific to check on the S60?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
21,340 Posts
Re: (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">20,000 should be a fair price if you can get them down. Carfax.com for 25.00 (I think) and you will load the VIN# and get all you need for info that has been reported on the vehicle. Rick</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Carfax will only get you whether the vehicle has been salvaged, wrecked, etc. <p>The independant dealer should be able to call a Volvo dealer and request a complete service history.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,659 Posts
Re: (needsdecaf)

Actually when I carfaxed my 99 BMW it came up with every recorded service that was done by my dealer and the front end had an accident along with a multitude of other things. Maybe they have chaged? It worked great for me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63,543 Posts
Re: (Mash)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Actually when I carfaxed my 99 BMW it came up with every recorded service that was done by my dealer and the front end had an accident along with a multitude of other things. Maybe they have chaged? It worked great for me.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>BMW service goes thru a national computer, Volvo service stays at the dealer's computer.<br>Only national recalls are noted on Carfax.<br>The car MAY be fine but you have to pay closer to 18-19K for this to make sense.<br>You should be able to find one with 40-42K miles for 22 grand<B> easily.</B><br>Personally, I would pass, there are many R's now for sale and some will go cheap (for various reasons)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
28 Posts
Re: (needsdecaf)

Carfax reports wrecks with police reports. Might not pick up a single car accident without a report. For example a driver tests Volvo safety with a concrete barrier.<p>Todd
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,154 Posts
Discussion Starter · #16 ·
The pickings are slim for my area, and I don't want to deal with a non-local car, shipping, etc...
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
63,543 Posts
Re: (legbend)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>legbend</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The pickings are slim for my area, and I don't want to deal with a non-local car, shipping, etc...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Why not? <br>There are MANY excellent R's for sale that would be worth the shipping price+.<br>Your wanting to keep it in Tampa really limits you beyond words.<br>Shipping... big deal <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> I just shipped a Laser Blue V70T to Seattle, about as far as I could, Guy got it within a week and is happy as a pig in s**t!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
11,936 Posts
Re: (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"><br>You should be able to find one with 40-42K miles for 22 grand<B> easily.</B></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dealer near here has a 2004 S60R with over 50K miles, asking $29k I think. Actually, that's not too much above the KBB value (has Atacama, Premium pkg, Climate pkg), but yeah, still seems awfully high to me.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,154 Posts
Discussion Starter · #20 ·
Re: (JRL)

Dropping $25-30k on a car I've never driven is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> to me.
 
1 - 20 of 29 Posts
Top