Tuesday, December 10, 2013

1 Bit Coin: Wagonistic: 1985 Volvo 240 DL 5-spd

Update 12/10/2013 10:00PM PST: Commenter Scot pointed out that the seller had updated his ad because he has received 100 inquiries and now is asking $1000 or 1 bit coin. The seller is also asking what will you do with this car...whatever you do - just don't say it will be as a porta-john at next year's burning man.

Originally Published 12/10/13 7:00AM PST: The Volvo 200 series was built in a shockingly long 20 year lifespan from 1973-1993.  Part of the reason other cars needed complete redesigns are periodic new safety standards, but the 240/260 was build decades ahead of the competition in terms of safety - resulting in an iconic boxy Volvo shape that defined the marque for a few generations.  Cheaper examples seem to be neglected high mile sedans, but finding a manual transmission equipped wagon for less than $500 is indeed a treat.  Find this 1985 Volvo 240 DL 5-spd for $400 located in Mountain View, CA via craigslist.  Tip from Kaibeezy.

I sincerely hope this isn't an add written by some email harvesting scammer trying to get Volvo lovers email addresses, because this car is a fantastic bargain for the asking price. 

The seller claims to have purchased the car in 1992 and it currently runs/drives okay, passes smog...really this is the perfect car to buy, drive around the family for a year or two and sell it for what you paid. 

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  1. I am tempted to fly out from the mid-west, and drive it back. These manual wagons are great!

  2. You have got to check out the update.

    1. ~ this is not my comment. are there two of us??

    2. Hi Scot,

      This is the other Scot that lives in San Jose and drives the 220 volvo.

  3. Not tempted anymore :-(
    Why do people do this? Please check into what your vehicle is worth, and price accordinly, not price it low, and then say, "whoops, I need to raise the price". I would never think of going back on the price I advertised, guess I have officially become a grumpy old man (at 40) who gets upset at the lack of real world manners.

    1. Tru dat. I would be peeved if I showed up at his doorstep with 400.00, only to be told he decided to raise the price
      150%. Using an artificial, questionable means of payment, no less.

      Funny you mention grumpy old man. My nic on some of the more political sites I frequent is Grumpy Car Guy. At 54. Now get the hell off my lawn.

  4. Thanks DT! I bought this car and it's a great deal. Going to be m son's first car!


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