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I'm looking at a 780 Bertone to have as my full-time car. I want to get rid of my van. <br>The 780 is an 89' and has about 77000 miles. Its in great shape and really neat looking. I'm going to buy it for about $2500. I am not really experienced at fixing volvos so I would have to bring it in to service it. Do you guys think its worth it?<p>-Nick
 

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Re: Newbie Question (gnomonlove)

Welcome to Swedespeed, Nick.<p>If possible, get the Bertone in perfect shape before letting go of the van.<p>Don't be concerned about fixing your "new" Volvo as Swedespeed will take of the details.<p>Do you park on the street daily/nightly? Some Bertones with sunroof have (fixable) leak problems.<p>And also, if you are long from the waist up be sure to get comfortable in the driver's seat as the adjustment is minimal.<p>Volvo dealer labor is about $90/hour but most maintenance is an easy do.<p>Some Bertone-only body parts are rare and $$$.<p>Once you get the car home post up some pics!<p>The Bertones are real popular online...<p><A HREF="http://www.google.com/search?as_q=volvo&num=10&hl=en&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=780+bertone&as_oq=&as_eq=&lr=lang_en&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=m3&as_occt=url&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&as_rights=&safe=active" TARGET="_blank">http://www.google.com/search?a...ctive</A><p>George Dill
 

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George thank you. The guy I'm buying from is a car collector but is deciding to sell because he can't afford to keep it. Basically I think he's sort of given up on it. He says its in good condition and I just worry that with me going back to school (in other cities) and wanting to do some road tripping....it may not be the car for me. Any thoughts?<br>-Nick C.
 

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The Bertone is a cool car for road-tripping and has great character and presence.<p>The four cylinder models can run forever (like any other Volvo) but the V6 versions need perfect maintenace and upkeep especially in early life (didn't we all).<p>Trade the van for a new Honda Civic (any model) then seek out a perfect Bertone for play.<p>George Dill<br>
 

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Thanks again. I think I found the perfect bertone model. It just makes me extremely excited when I think of driving it. It really is something I'm looking forward to. I am also looking forward to being more regimented with maintenance and upkeep. I just don't want to get screwed with expensive fixings. I guess you can get all the parts though from volvopartsonline.com which is nice. I also need to save just a bit more. I'm worried someone might catch on that this is a great buy and worth more than what this guy is asking. <p>-Nick
 

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