Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Manual Gearbox: 1999 Volvo V70 T5

This next car comes as a tip from Art C who writes: Less than 300 (~280iirc) of this gen v70 t5 manual wagons imported (98-00). Best looking obviously. 2.3 turbo 5 is stout and sounds uhhhhmazing when downpipe/exhaust fitted. This is clean and priced very reasonably.  Find this 1999 Volvo V70 T5 offered for $4400 in Westchester, NY via craigslist.

 From the seller:

1999 Volvo V70 T5 manual
VIN: YV1LW53D2X2627251
condition: excellent
cylinders: 5 cylinders
drive: fwd
fuel: gas
odometer: 155600
paint color: silver
size: full-size
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: hatchback
1999 Volvo V70 T5 with a manual transmission!
Single owner since new!
No accidents.
Garage kept.
No rust.
All maintenance done at Volvo dealer.
155,600 miles.
Drives extremely well.
Cold air conditioning.
Gets ~28 mpg on the highway.
Lots of power and very enjoyable to drive with the manual transmission.
Driven by 65-80 year old who drives gently. No one has smoked in the car.
Very very rare!
Volvo imported only a small number of T5's with manual transmissions into the US.
VIN: YV1LW53D2X2627251

In dash navigation! Alpine IVA-NAV-10 professionally installed (>$1,000). DVD player, Bluetooth hands free calling.

The following has been replaced in the past 20,000 miles:
New radiator (original one developed a small leak)
New thermostat
New timing belt
New front engine seals
Breather system service (this major service is done every ~100,000 miles)
New front rotors and brake pads
New rear rotors and brake pads
New Volvo battery
New top motor mount
Beautifully-clear new windshield (original one got a bit hazy)
Brand new tires (less than 5k miles. nice ones: Bridgestone Serenity Plus)

Other significant items replaced in recent years:
Water pump
Top bearings and bushings for front struts
Ball joints, tie rod ends
Sway bar links

Throttle body has been replaced with an updated style.

Vehicle serviced and checked according to Volvo schedule.

Everything works. Three sets of Volvo keys with remotes. Receipts for most repairs. Body and paint in excellent shape with only a few imperfections (shown in photos). Interior in excellent shape. Selling because we bought a new Volvo.

$4400 or best reasonable offer. This is a very rare car that has been well-maintained and is in excellent condition. It is a lot of car for the money.

A free carfax report is available here:

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  1. DT should go “stick only”. Maaaybe an occasional paddle/slush when something special pops up, Fiero trike or whatnot. But this Volvo, that Crown Vic the other day, an S8 stick mentioned in the comments last week... we’ve got plenty to talk about.

    1. My daily search on CL - click manual box, click for sale by owner.

  2. Single owner since new. No accidents. Does this mean no children have sullied the rear seat?

    1. And why exactly *is* the owner still single? Hmmm?


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