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#4583459 - 11/24/17 08:56 AM Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1475
Loc: Peterborough
Hi guys!

How crazy am I to consider a rust free 1994 Volvo as a daily driver.

It has 120k miles and shifts and runs perfectly.

It's simple as toast and looks pretty good.

800 bucks takes it. Any thoughts?

Ryan
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#4583461 - 11/24/17 08:57 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
ryan2022 Offline


Registered: 06/05/06
Posts: 1475
Loc: Peterborough
I lIke camping and biking.

I could probably set up a small business in the back of this thing.
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#4583471 - 11/24/17 09:08 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
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Registered: 11/29/09
Posts: 4848
Loc: Houston, Texas
For 800 bucks not very.
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#4583479 - 11/24/17 09:16 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
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Registered: 08/15/08
Posts: 2967
Loc: USA
I'd give it a try. Those old ones are built like tanks..and about as fast as one too.

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#4583483 - 11/24/17 09:21 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
gman2304 Offline


Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3050
Loc: n.c.
For a 23 year old Volvo with only 120 K, Iím seeing red flags. Check itís history carefully and if it checks out OK, jump on it. I would love to find one of those in good condition.

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#4583490 - 11/24/17 09:25 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
14Accent Offline


Registered: 08/03/17
Posts: 390
Loc: MN
Volvo what? An 850? Or a 940/960? I don't care for the FWD Volvo's but if it's a RWD old school I'd be all over it for $800.
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#4583491 - 11/24/17 09:26 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: gman2304]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5226
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
What model is it?
Turbo or non?
1993 was the last year for the 240 series so.....it's a 740 or 760??
If it has a 4 cyl. I'll come buy it. Many say to avoid the 6's of that era.
Where in Peterborough, NH is it? (street and house number , please)

Me? I'm on my 3rd V70 (a '99, an '02 and a '07-just so you know)

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#4583502 - 11/24/17 09:36 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
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Registered: 07/27/12
Posts: 617
Loc: Perth, Western Australia
760 is ok. The early 960s had some issues but the ones with the porous blocks would be dead or replaced well before now. I prefer the 4 however.

I paid $200 for my current 740 wagon back in 2011. I reckon I can park my wife's golf in the back. A good hauler of IKEA flat packs.

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#4583520 - 11/24/17 09:55 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21186
Loc: Orlando, FL
No way in [censored] would I consider that Volvo.

Buy a Mazda 3 hatchback.

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#4583537 - 11/24/17 10:09 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
Ethan1 Offline


Registered: 12/29/14
Posts: 1632
Loc: 'murica
Nice price but it won't hold up in an accident against a vehicle with 25 years' more technology, even if it is a Volvo. People frequently don't consider crashworthiness shrug

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#4583538 - 11/24/17 10:10 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: Mr Nice]
AZjeff Offline


Registered: 01/14/11
Posts: 2632
Loc: PV Az
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
No way in [censored] would I consider that Volvo.

Buy a Mazda 3 hatchback.


You could put that Mazda in the back of the Volvo. Although if you can find a Mazda for $800 jump on it.

A good friend had an 850 that was an excellent car, no problems, drove great, huge cargo area. Depends on your situation, will $800 bust you if it's no good? Is it might be fun 2nd car thing?
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#4583548 - 11/24/17 10:23 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: AZjeff]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9092
Loc: Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: AZjeff
Originally Posted By: Mr Nice
No way in [censored] would I consider that Volvo.

Buy a Mazda 3 hatchback.


You could put that Mazda in the back of the Volvo. Although if you can find a Mazda for $800 jump on it.

A good friend had an 850 that was an excellent car, no problems, drove great, huge cargo area. Depends on your situation, will $800 bust you if it's no good? Is it might be fun 2nd car thing?

The 940 wagon was only 4 cu.ft more cargo space than the Focus wagon behind the back seats, probably a bit more with the seats down.
The 940 is much "cooler" though, and would be a fun utility car if you have the time and skills to make it reliable, or do an LS swap!
For an $800 DD wagon probably a well maintained Focus wagon with rotten rockers would be the best, provided you can patch up the rockers yourself. 30+mpg and AC that works, etc...
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#4583550 - 11/24/17 10:26 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
SeaJay Offline


Registered: 03/05/15
Posts: 1088
Loc: New York City
If you can fix the minor accessories (interior lights,windows, etc.), or don't care if they all work it may be a fine car. If not you may end up at the repair shop every month getting nickeled and dimed until you eventually cry uncle.

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#4583563 - 11/24/17 10:45 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: SeaJay]
Kira Offline


Registered: 08/19/10
Posts: 5226
Loc: Champlain/Hudson Valley
As usual, condition and your abilities are paramount.
I know you could readily sell it given all the Volvo freaks around the Northeaast.

Get back with details.

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#4583573 - 11/24/17 10:52 AM Re: Thinking of buying...1994 Volvo wagon as a DD [Re: ryan2022]
Alex_V Offline


Registered: 04/10/16
Posts: 1155
Loc: Campbellsville, KY
Runs and drives great? Don't see how you can go wrong for that money.

I've been fantasizing lately (since getting my '82 Mercedes diesel) about a 240 wagon for the wife. Would want a diesel but the D24 is a bit less appealing than my OM617 turbo.


Edited by Alex_V (11/24/17 10:55 AM)
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