How much do you think I'd get?

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by Ricardo, Dec 30, 2006.

  1. Ricardo

    Ricardo Guest

    Hi all,

    My trusty 1990 740 2ltr estate is now at a point where I can't justify the
    replacement of the exhaust (entire system) and, I suspect, the front bushes.

    The car is in reasonable condition. The exterior has a few scratches and
    bumps, the interior is in a very good state with only some wear on the
    drivers seat.

    The speedo packed up ages ago and I never got round to sorting it out. Also,
    when I rev above 3500rpm the idle speed raises to just over 1000rpm (I'm
    told it could just need a throttle switch clean).

    Given the above, how much do you think I'd get for it on eBay. (I'm in the

    Please let me know if you need any further info or if your interested in the
    car itself (car based just outside Portsmouth).


    Ricardo, Dec 30, 2006
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    Tony Guest

    I am curious as to why you think it is not justified. A 7 series Volvo
    IMO is almost always worth maintaining. Do not fool yourself by
    comparing repair cost with value, a replacement car is likely to be much
    more expensive and contain unknown risks.

    If its just the system you need, I would certainly spend the money and
    buy the Volvo parts.
    Sounds worth keeping to me. Only badly damaged bodywork and extreme
    mechanical problems make these cars unservicable.
    Sounds more like you havn't maintained it and made necessary repairs,
    they have thus accumulated and left you unsatisfied with the car.
    Probably nothing if you're honest about the faults.
    Scrap metal is worth something these days, if you want rid of it then
    driving it to the scrap yard is probably the most economonal and easy
    route for you, you might even get a few quid for it.
    Tony, Dec 30, 2006
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  3. I'm having more trouble with the interior on our 85 765T. Much of the
    interior plastic has cracked into shards, possibly because it spent 15 years
    in Phoenix. Even the glovebox has broken out of it.

    Michael Pardee, Dec 30, 2006
  4. Ricardo

    Ricardo Guest

    Thanks for your comments, Tony.

    Much appreciated

    Ricardo, Dec 31, 2006
  5. Ricardo

    Tony Guest

    Yes I've been to Pheonix, its warmish there isn't it. Plastic does
    degrade with time/heat/UV even in the UK.

    But this was a UK poster, much less extreme conditions. Volvos are
    better with cold/damp than heat.
    Tony, Dec 31, 2006
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    Roger Mills Guest

    In an earlier contribution to this discussion,
    Probably because they are (or were, pre-Ford!) designed to work best in
    Email address maintained for newsgroup use only, and not regularly
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    Roger Mills, Dec 31, 2006
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    James Sweet Guest

    If what I've heard about car values in the UK is true, you might as well
    just give it away. Over here in the US you could probably expect to get
    $500-$1000 for it in that condition.
    James Sweet, Dec 31, 2006
  8. Ricardo

    Ricardo Guest

    Hi James,

    It's on eBay (with a very honest description) and has already reached £100.

    That's £100 more than I was expecting.

    Ricardo, Jan 1, 2007
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