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Volvo Estate V70 / 850 Or Subaru Outback Lincoln


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Having sold my transit due to lack of use i have some money to buy a Volvo estate.

Ive made my mind up and its got to be a V70 or a slightly older 850

It has to be an estate and must have a towbar and roof rails so i can fit a roofrack unless its cheap so i can buy them secondhand and fit them.

Anything considered but not sheds. At least 6 months MOT and at very least a months tax so i can legally drive it home.

I Live in Lincoln so would be willing to travel 50 miles max radius, perhaps a bit further for a bargain or exceptional car. Budget is £800 max for a car with a lot of MOT 6 months tax minimum, roofbars, towbar and under 150,000miles

Its a fair price £800 so is not an impossible task. Bit like saying £1250 budget for a reasonable manta.

Its a bit of an odd request i know but if you dont ask you dont get.

Bit rarer but would consider a subaru legacy outback too, same requirements.

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Good choice of load lugger :thumbup I will keep an eye out for one. I know of a 850 but no roof rails, no towbar... :rolleyes:

Cheers Mick.

Towbar is £100 for the Volvo, not many second hand ones about unfortunately. Roof rails available from a breaker around £50 hence if they were already on the car i dont have to knock £150 off the asking price for them. There may well be an urgent job of a new cambelt a waterpump fitting :thumbup depending on if my future as yet unknown car needs it doing.

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ive got a v70 estate,r reg, t&t, red, tow bar, leather for sale very cheap its a cat c having it vic checked next week cant believe they wrote it off for a £45 wing then people wonder why insurance premiums are so dear, £750 ish

Sounds interesting, but not commiting myself just yet!

Can you tell me how many miles, tax and test its got?

Any chance of some pictures?

Is it a t5 petrol diesel 2 or 2.5 etc

Ive been offered the blue on in the picture for £650 its a t5 120k miles 6 months tax and mot. Its at a garage fairly local but if i can help someone out on here and visa versa id sooner do so.

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Sounds interesting, but not commiting myself just yet!

Can you tell me how many miles, tax and test its got?

Any chance of some pictures?

Is it a t5 petrol diesel 2 or 2.5 etc

Ive been offered the blue on in the picture for £650 its a t5 120k miles 6 months tax and mot. Its at a garage fairly local but if i can help someone out on here and visa versa id sooner do so.

its just tipped 100 thou miles non turbo 20 valve petrol 170bhp auto ( apparently the best of 3 engines that are fitted to these ) 5 months tax 4 months mot the wing was replaced by myself for one that was the same colour.

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Great cars and handle really well. I have a 2.5 20v turbo v70 estate and it moves loads of stuff, i get about 24 mpg but it's the use you get out of the car that is astounding :thumbup

Mine is an auto and doesn't tow very well though as the car/trailer/manta/caravan pushes it on, it works but just doesn't feel just right.

Things to check, the rear beam to chassis bushes, iv'e changed mine on the 850 and the v70, cv boots wear out, pain in the arse to change, they are hard on brakes ( er, that may be just me as my v70 has 200 brake and i throw it around :rolleyes: 0

Front drop links go, no rust to worry about, aircon needs a re-gas every 12 month.

Electrics can be dodgy but mostly need cleaning or wiggling

Parts from the local volvo specialists/beakers are cheap, like you say £100 for a witter tow bar, take it of yourself so you get ALL the bits, roof rails £50

Apart from that i'd recommend one .

Cheers

Kev

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my mate has a t5 turbo with 310bhp stainless exhaust very very clean manual gears fully loaded with all the fancy bits air con re-done new tyres full service history. 6 months mot. £1000 takes it away B) just in case some one else wants one

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