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September 15th I found this wonderful 2003 V70 T5 manual wagon on craigslist. I was in Maine for work at the time so I sent Hounddogger to investigate. His boots on the ground report was promising so I sent a deposit, went to look at it in person when I got back from Maine and ultimately decided to buy it. Picked her up yesterday, uneventful drive home from upstate NY. Passed emissions this morning and now its registered and ready to go. Ive adopted her from JakeT5 who bought her new and was a very diligent first owner. The original window sticker will be getting framed.
 

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First impressions.















 

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First eyes on the prize
 

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Picking her up!





Stopping for lunch (BBQ in Canaan NY)



Great gas mileage





Home!
 

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First mornings projects:





Poly mounts. Lower was in 2 pieces.



Engine cover ventilation mod



Wastegate adjustment



Stole the wheels off the emerald for the time being



Time for suspension and brake upgrades.
 

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There's a factory painted wing in the back seat and I'm waiting on the mounting kit and the 05+ sport shift knob for 5 speeds to arrive from my local dealer

 

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Awesome find Scottish! Can’t wait to see the mods to come!


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That's a looker to the wagon people, and a ghost to everyone else.
REALLY well done, and the emerald may need to get a different set. Those make that car look great, and the wing will add flair.
What's up with the driver's seat door side bolster? Is that just an image flaw?
 

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What's up with the driver's seat door side bolster? Is that just an image flaw?
Unfortunately the seam along the driver’s side of the driver’s seat opened up a few years back. What you’re seeing in the picture was my “temporary” black duct tape fix.
 

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That's a looker to the wagon people, and a ghost to everyone else.
REALLY well done, and the emerald may need to get a different set. Those make that car look great, and the wing will add flair.
What's up with the driver's seat door side bolster? Is that just an image flaw?
Drivers booster is split. It was fixed functionally with gorilla tape. Is on the list but not a major priority.

It'll be even stealthier when I debadge it.
 

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Hmm, Scottish with a P2. I'm intrigued. Following so when I ditch my 2000 I know what to do on my next aquisition.
 

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Hmm, Scottish with a P2. I'm intrigued. Following so when I ditch my 2000 I know what to do on my next aquisition.
Don't hold your breath. This is a learning experience
 

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Can’t blame you. You kept it pretty clean it seems. Why didn’t you post it here first?
Unfortunately the seam along the driver’s side of the driver’s seat opened up a few years back. What you’re seeing in the picture was my “temporary” black duct tape fix.



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Can’t blame you. You kept it pretty clean it seems. Why didn’t you post it here first?
In hindsight I probably should have, but it just didn't cross my mind at the time as I haven't been a regular here in quite some time. We're still a Volvo family though, and the 2017 XC90 in the garage isn't going anywhere for a long time (hopefully).

I'm just really excited that someone from here bought her who is going to give her a great home. We owned that wagon for over 15 years, drove over 170k miles, owned 3 houses, had 2 kids and 2 dogs during our time with the wagon. It was the first car we bought new and she never let us down.

I did find a picture from Oct 2003 (when she was 3 month old), right after I applied my swedespeed stickers (which flaked off after a decade or so).

 

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Great find.... very nice car. I guess the VT5M didn’t get a space ball shifter, that might be a neat upgrade.


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In hindsight I probably should have, but it just didn't cross my mind at the time as I haven't been a regular here in quite some time. We're still a Volvo family though, and the 2017 XC90 in the garage isn't going anywhere for a long time (hopefully).

I'm just really excited that someone from here bought her who is going to give her a great home. We owned that wagon for over 15 years, drove over 170k miles, owned 3 houses, had 2 kids and 2 dogs during our time with the wagon. It was the first car we bought new and she never let us down.

I did find a picture from Oct 2003 (when she was 3 month old), right after I applied my swedespeed stickers (which flaked off after a decade or so).



I'm super happy to be a worthy second owner. The wagon is growing on me by the hour.



New daily commute when used for pleasure.

Honing the P2 fwd chassis and manual transmission drivetrain for ultimate road trip ability as well as twisty coast road drive ability.
 

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Great find.... very nice car. I guess the VT5M didn’t get a space ball shifter, that might be a neat upgrade.


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I'm super happy to be a worthy second owner. The wagon is growing on me by the hour.



New daily commute when used for pleasure.

Honing the P2 fwd chassis and manual transmission drivetrain for ultimate road trip ability as well as twisty coast road drive ability.
146 is such a great road to rip when it's not busy. Fun commute to Branford and back for sure.
 
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