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Guys looking for some good advice. I am highly intrested in buying a used 2004 s60r with 79,000 miles. The car VIN: YV1RH52YX42370389 checks out ok on carfax but is @ a flim flam used car dealer and has what looks like a couple of issues with body work ie gaps alignment issues with hood and drivers door. The price is a little cheaper than average @ 13,000 and I want it bad but what everyone's 2cents? Is there anyother resource that I can use to see if it had been in an accident? Thanks, Foundry <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Buying a Volvo s60R 2004 (foundryworkers)

I would spend a little extra and buy the 05 6M SR that JRL has for sale in the classifieds. With JRL you <B>KNOW</B> you will not be misled or scammed. <br>67,000 miles<br>$16,499<br>He can also CPO this for $1450. (<IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> JRL)<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=120027" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=120027</A><p>That's my 2 cents.<p>Good luck either way.<br>
 

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Re: Buying a Volvo s60R 2004 (foundryworkers)

An R is a risky enough purchase without suspect body panels and a flim flam dealer. You may want this one "bad" but I would continue looking (and doing some research on the many potential issues with an R). BTW, what color combo?<p>P.S. Carfax reports mean very little since not all service/repair facilities are part of the network.
 

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Personally I would wait for a better one. If it was me I would be waiting for one under 40,000 miles with manual and maximum of 2 previous owners. <p>More than 3 owners in the space of 3-4 years and to me it means its been passed on due to the others not being able to cope with it. Although I must say that I change cars regularly just because I get bored easily and yet I make sure my cars have EVERYTHING taken care of. If buying privately you can tell just by talking to the person if they loved their car or not.<p>Good things happen to those who wait... so wait for a better deal. Try to buy from a dealer if you can then you get the Volvo warranty. This warranty is priceless I tell you, it has saved my ass on many occassions and you can bargain with dealers as much as you can with independent traders. But don't be too tight in paying a few hundred more for a dealer car - its worth it.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Personally I would wait for a better one. If it was me I would be waiting for one under 40,000 miles with manual and maximum of 2 previous owners. <p>More than 3 owners in the space of 3-4 years and to me it means its been passed on due to the others not being able to cope with it. Although I must say that I change cars regularly just because I get bored easily and yet I make sure my cars have EVERYTHING taken care of. If buying privately you can tell just by talking to the person if they loved their car or not.<p>Good things happen to those who wait... so wait for a better deal. Try to buy from a dealer if you can then you get the Volvo warranty. This warranty is priceless I tell you, it has saved my ass on many occassions and you can bargain with dealers as much as you can with independent traders. But don't be too tight in paying a few hundred more for a dealer car - its worth it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Cant agree with more on that . <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Three owners in that short of time means the car has issues with everyone of its owners and making the short sell there car every time. <p>If a car is really a good one it usually only has one or two owners in that little bit of time only one , but three means there has been nothing but issues and each one has gotten out and lost money by doing that early
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Token</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Try to buy from a dealer if you can then you get the Volvo warranty. This warranty is priceless I tell you, it has saved my ass on many occassions</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Once again I say, even a CPO 2004 is about out of warranty at this point. That said, there are low mileage older R's out there. I have a 2004 w/35K miles and a pretty thorough service history (including ALL fluid chnages in the last 6 months) and may be open to offers. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by MagoonR at 8:51 PM 7-4-2009</i>
 

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Re: Buying a Volvo s60R 2004 (foundryworkers)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>foundryworkers</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Color combo is Silver and tan, thanks for everyone's input</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Toughest sale/resale combo out there. Keep looking.
 

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<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"><p>Once again I say, even a CPO 2004 is about out of warranty at this point. That said, there are low mileage older R's out there. I have a 2004 w/35K miles and a pretty thorough service history (including ALL fluid chnages in the last 6 months) and may be open to offers. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br><i>Modified by MagoonR at 8:51 PM 7-4-2009</i></TD></TR></TABLE><p>If I wasnt broke and had a real job <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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