Nothing like a really clean black P2 s60, and an R...
Southern car, so no climate package. Heated mirrors and eats and rain sensors missing likely.
Hydrocarbon test result? Drain and fill of transmission? Does it flare at all? What is the trans serial number?
What's the build date of the car? 2007.5 perhaps? Where is the other 07 door mirror?
All service 'up to date' but is the t-belt new-ish? Carfax clean and no liens?
Dry underneath? No codes with a clean scan?
Does the car have a sunroof? I'm not certain but think I see it. Overall some more pictures (or an album link) will be very helpful to those considering.
Looks really super. A nice car that someone will likely be interested in if these questions are answered.
Volvo will give you a new airbag, but take it in with a replacement that will be thrown way, because that R bag you have is no longer available.
If you don't get much traffic here, you may want to consider BringATrailer.com but be prepared for more pointed questions and make sure you have a hundred pics or more of just about anything you can imagine.
Thanks for the comments and all the attached info you've provided! I've seen many many of your comments over the years of Volvo ownership and it seems that you're quite active in the community.
So, I have all the photos taken for the sale currently uploading to google drive and will post a link shortly. since swede speed only allowed me to upload the amount I've uploaded currently. For the time being though, Ill try and answer your questions, in order, to keep it simple.
The car was purchased in Sacramento California at Nellio Volvo. It has spent the majority of its life in the valley in California and the last 8 or so in Carson City and Reno Nevada. So to the say the least, being in the high desert, its a very dry and rust free car. I do not have the build date on the car but will gather that info and post it this evening.
It does have a climate package, rain sensors and heated and power seats. The headlight wipers have been removed but I do have the motors and wiper arms. The previous owner took them off because he couldn't find new wiper inserts. Which for me, owning 3 Rs currently, to save money I just buy one insert and cut to fit. The timing belt was done about years ago at a Swedish specialist repair shop here in reno along with some other repairs, before I owned it.
I am a certified ASE technician and have near 20 years experience in the automotive industry professionally, in either a small repair garage for the first 7 years of my career, in Lake Tahoe, and the last 13 restoring and customizing classic cars, trucks and motorcycles, in Reno. So, any and all repairs my vehicles have needed, I've been the person to execute them. Including paint, metal work, and interior.
As for a hydrocarbon test, I'm unsure of what you mean by that. Are you asking that i need to provide a cooling system hydrocarbon test? I feel that that is a bit overkill. If you're asking for me to provide a smog certificate, that would be something my state does not require as long as there is no smog related codes present when scanning the vehicle with a J2534 scan-tool.
The transmission did have a drain and fill 3 times in the last 1,200 miles or so, but I cannot provide any samples. sorry. It does, however, shift better than any of my other Volvos with the 5, and 6 speed auto transmission. Currently I own 3 S60R's 2- 2005 one in silver and one black, and the one I'm selling here, the 2007 R, as well as a 2008 C70 (bought new for my wife). I have owned a 2007 XC90 but that was sold in June this year.
As for the mirror, I made a mistake the day I took the photos of the car. I was replacing, on two of my Rs, the window regulator clips,( if you know the P2 then you're aware of the clips drying and then need replacements). I had removed the mirror to polish the paint on the caps, while i had the door cards off. Mainly so I didn't get compound splattered all over the cars. When I put the mirrors back on i mixed them up and put the 05 on the 07, and visa versa. I have since swapped them back and it is no longer with 2 different mirrors on the car.
The car is dry underneath now that the radiator has been replaced (was leaking from the seam where the tank meets the core. replaced with a new part from o'rielly auto. I am a certified installer for them as to maintain a 1 year warranty. So there are No leaks and there are no codes when scanned in VIDA. I can provide a photo of the fault tracing page if need be.
In the interior photos, I did notice the airbag seams, but in all honesty, in person you don't see the X that typical p2 cares have. For some reason my iphone picked those up. The lighting was super weird that day, as seen in the same interior shot, the floor lighting seems very orange but is not. I try and get a better photo. Although I am not willing to try and deal with my local dealer here in reno. They're EXTREMELY difficult to deal with. Let alone try and get them to call you back on a
recall or warranty part.
As for your statement about BaT. Ill have to say that I have been quite pleased with them. My last sale with them was in April this year. I sold my 1969 Pontiac GTO through them and after the sale, due to my responsiveness, transparency to any and all questions and comments, as well as the quality and quantity of my photos (gto was photographed in the same location as this s60R), that I have been considered by the auction managers to be one of their best sellers. The submittal process through them takes about 6 weeks if you're lucky, but after my most recent sale with BaT, I no longer am required to submit. I just need to send the photos and info to my auction moderator and it goes up, pretty quick, in comparison to the 6-8 week approval process. I had considered selling the R through them but figured that this car in particular, yet being that it is very very nice, I felt that it was not of the caliber of car you'd usually see on there. Its not a 1 owner car and is not super low miles, etc. etc. Let alone the price ill get with them would be just about the same, leaving me to deal with having to arrange with shippers, and the anxiety of a no reserve auction. So, I have decided not to go with them this time around. Thanks for the recommendations though. I am one to definitely recommend them, hands down.
I am more than happy to answer anyone's questions, but there are limitations to what I am willing to do, in all honesty. This is not a $80,000 69 GTO that I put near 2000 hours into. It is a 15 year old Volvo with 129,000 miles that I'm asking under $10,000. There are some minor imperfections, yet mechanically and its presentation, IMHO, are excellent. It drives very well, its fast, and is very comfortable. No tears in the seats, and no major issues that I have been able to find. A great drivers experience in the cockpit. I am very thorough when I go through a car that I am willing to put on the market. Its not something I can sleep with at night, letting something that I know can risk someone's life and just not repair or just overlook.
Serial numbers and fluid samples are not something I am willing to provide. I can take a photo of the dipstick with oil on it or the coolant expansion bottle but thats about it. Again, the car is current with all the maintenance. fluids are clean, correct coolant was used after the radiator was replaced and flush at the same time.
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