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Hello! My name is Micah and I'm new to Swedespeed, but I've been lurking for a week or two, seems like a great community. :) I've been looking for a manual Volvo for about a year now, with relatively little success. I thought I'd pop by here and see if anyone has got anything they want to part with in the state of FL.

Some specifics on what I'm looking for... I would like any car with a T5 and a manual gearbox. that's basically it. I don't really want an S40, because I don't like how they look too much, but I'll take one for the right price. I also don't want a C70, but I won't settle for any price on that one (Unless of course you're basically giving it away. ;) ) Cars I would love... the S70/V70, the V70/S60, the V50/C30, Or even an 850 T5 if someone has manual swapped one. I will pay more for an R variant, but I don't think many of those will be in my budget anyway.

I care very little about interior condition, I can fix or replace most of that. If it had good paint then that would be great, but not a dealbreaker if not. I'm not afraid of cars needing work, but it has to be running (or a simple reason for not running, like an alternator, starter, spark plugs, etc.). I can't do any engine out work myself, so a good engine, good clutch, and a good gearbox is all essential. high mileage is a non-issue if everything is still in good working order. I'd prefer relatively unmodified cars, but mods are really OK as long as they don't compromise reliability (for example, a big turbo.) Tunes, intercoolers, exhausts, coilovers, etc. are all things I would do and are fine by me, assuming it's done properly.

And now budget. I'm looking to spend up to $5k. Unfortunately I don't have that much money yet, I'm currently hovering around half that. But I thought I'd post now since a lot of these cars are worth about what I currently have. :)

Thanks for reading, and let me know if you've got anything. I know my budget isn't very high right now, you don't have to tell me. ;)
 

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I have a manual C30 for sale, but I'm a bit of a ways away from you in IL and at a higher price point...
I saw your ad for the C30! Beautiful car for sure, but a bit too far as you mentioned. but I did spend a few minutes lusting after it the first time I looked here :)
 

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I may be looking to sell my 07 s60r in the next few months. I just drove it out to central Texas and it did wonderfully. I haven’t priced the value on it yet, so not positive if it will be in your price range or not.


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I may be looking to sell my 07 s60r in the next few months. I just drove it out to central Texas and it did wonderfully. I haven't priced the value on it yet, so not positive if it will be in your price range or not.

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That's awesome! Let me know when you'd be looking to sell it. :)

may I ask quickly for some details? Mileage, interior/exterior condition, any recent or upcoming repairs, etc. :) thanks! -Micah
 

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I've got an 07 S40, non turbo, 5 speed manual. I'd give you a smokin deal on. I'm in Virginia though.
If it was a turbo, or if you were local, I'd seriously think about it... but I don't really want an S40, and the lack of turbo and distance are big detractors. But hey, hit me with a price and maybe we can talk. :)
 
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