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Hey everyone. I joined this site awhile back and have come across what i'd like to become my first volvo. Its a '92 740 turbo wagon with 140K on it. My quandry is that the seller only wants 1200 or bst offer, so that makes me wonder if there may be some underlying issue. So was just wanting some suggestions on what to look for on this car...or any other of this gen since I am enamored with these gen and have been forever. I know they have an issue where they will lose power while driving ( feels like no fire ) and won't restart unless you wiggle the wires by/on the + terminal. The ad says it has a new ac unit so I dont think the water under the pass seat will be a prob...a friend had the same problems with an 88 so I am aware of those. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated as I plan to approach the seller within 2 weeks.<p>Thanks all!!!!1
 

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Re: What do ya think...should I buy it? (yohan1977)

<A HREF="http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900" TARGET="_blank">http://www.brickboard.com/FAQ/700-900</A>/<p>Go for it.<p>George Dill<p>
 

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Re: What do ya think...should I buy it? (yohan1977)

Thou I know many here would know that the car is more then the some of its parts. And hense the $$$ would be low by our standards. Fact remains have you done a NADA and KBB search. YOU might find out that the owner has no clue and did this first. And saw that the car is REALLY only listed as worth about that in your area. So he only is ASKING that. Jsut for fun do a WHOLESALE and PRIVET SALE and RETAIL SALES LOT search and see. Very wasy and fast on NADA site and KBB one. That might lite a fire under you to seek him out faster then a few weeks. Then make your judgement call form there. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What do ya think...should I buy it? (Nato740)

Thanks for the quick response...I think they sold it unfortunately....I dont see it on autotrader so I am going to check the paper when I get to work...if its in there then i'll contact the seller....u were right nato....kbb says 2675 yes 2675 in FAIR cond for that car so if they have it its MINE!!!!! Thanks for the link George, I am perusing the site now. Wish me luck and if this doesnt work out I will continue my search....if you see any in MO let me know please 740/760 turbos only don't like the 900's the tilt on the backlight ruins the body to me.<p>Lata!!
 

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Re: What do ya think...should I buy it? (yohan1977)

Ok that is cool yohan, understand the issue with the kicked up trunk body lines from the 7 to 9. To me it makes no difference in the cars greatness. Both 7 and 9 are great cars. And really the same. If your going for a good car think being picky is not wise at price or age level. And closes you down to a NARROW field. Not like if you are really set on a bigger size car, and do not wish a 240 over a 740/940. But understand it. Also might be worth teh effort to look at e-bay. Might find something close or in your acceptable road trip range. Good luck. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What do ya think...should I buy it? (Nato740)

Yep folks, they have sold it....OOOOOOHHHH my aching heart it was in good condition....and I was so upset until I went on turbobrick.....I think the guy who brought it put up a post on it, haven't asked him yet, but the post was 7/28 which is around the time the ad was pulled and he is having accel problems with his. Its just too coensidental to me that its the same year, model color and mileage...I'm gonna ask him today and see if he tells me. Maybe I dodged a bullet....oh well the search continues. And yes Nato I understand that's all that differs them I was merely pointing out that I PREFERED the 'classic' body to the 900's and would much rather have one of those, but I can avoid that completely by getting a wagon; it MUST be a turbo there is no leeway on that however.<p><br>Lata! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: What do ya think...should I buy it? (yohan1977)

Oops..it was on brickboard....my bag.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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