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I found a couple S60's in Denver with clean car facts reports and the pictures look very clean. I'm going to look at them tomorrow and was wondering what to look for and if I decide to buy one what is a good dollar ammount to offer for each. Both are 2004's and one is a S60R:

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...26102718&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...ngId=326229907

Just found a 3rd that might fit the bill. Also a 2004 but looks clean:

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3096585210.html

Thanks everyone!!!
 

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Look for used auto auction places near you. I paid $9,800 for my 07. I couldn't get the first two links to work.
 

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OP - Thier are so many variables when buying a car.
You really need to ask to see all the service records - have a list of the major service intervals ready - then compair. (If the records are available - that is)
See it - feel it - drive it.
How was the car maintained - or modified. How does the car look? Is it clean inside, outside, under the hood, curbed rims.... General apperance can tell you a lot. Ask about the previous owner - Car Fax - eh...
You should also look into haveing a Volvo qualified tech inspect the car(s) Yes this will cost you a bit, but could save you thousands and thousands.
I would also get a complete listing of all the options per car and look at KBB (Kelly Blue Book) - It can give you an idea of where you may end up.
You have a 125 posts on this site so you know you can find out a bunch about the pros and cons of the cars you are interested in. Research research and some more... If you are a serious buyer with cash in hand or financing pre approved - Cash Is King - Money Talks and BS walks. Right? It is a buyers market these days in general; especially when you buy from a dealer - towards the end of the month they need to hit the sales numbers. Of course they will want to finance you - they make good money on that too.
Craigs list scares me - use caution.
Hit the dealers thousands lower than they are asking. Bartering is an art; start low and meet somewhere in the middle where you want to or need to be based on your findings.
Nit pick the crap out of the car -(even if it is clean as a whistle) find every problem and make it an objection - show little to no emotion - keep your poker face strong.
Don't be ready to close the deal right away. Let them sweat it. By the time I was done beating up the sales man, the sales manager and got the owner to call me a couple of days later - I walked out with a very low milage clean car way below what would have been a fair price.
If you have any friends or family that are in the car business bring them with you for support and to help you keep to your plan.
Bottom line is there are other cars out there and it is usually worth the wait to find the right car for you.
Don't be afraid to just walk away.
I hope you find one that fits your needs, budget and more - best of luck.
 

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I found a couple S60's in Denver with clean car facts reports and the pictures look very clean. I'm going to look at them tomorrow and was wondering what to look for and if I decide to buy one what is a good dollar ammount to offer for each. Both are 2004's and one is a S60R:

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...26102718&Log=0

http://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-s...ngId=326229907

Just found a 3rd that might fit the bill. Also a 2004 but looks clean:

http://denver.craigslist.org/cto/3096585210.html

Thanks everyone!!!
Your third one is a 2.5T AWD.

because.... the 2004 T5 did not come in AWD. also the T5 engine for that model year is 2.4L. The rims on the car are 2.5T AWD rims not T5 rims. The air intake in the engine bay is a 2.5T air system, not a T5. The ride height is the AWD ride height, not the lower T5 FWD height.

the leather looks to be in amazing condition though, and it has xenon headlights
 

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Your third one is a 2.5T AWD.

because.... the 2004 T5 did not come in AWD. also the T5 engine for that model year is 2.4L. The rims on the car are 2.5T AWD rims not T5 rims. The air intake in the engine bay is a 2.5T air system, not a T5. The ride height is the AWD ride height, not the lower T5 FWD height.

the leather looks to be in amazing condition though, and it has xenon headlights
Figured it out...never mind! Thanks!
 
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