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LiamM45

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So... last month I bought a Passat V5 as I needed a car asap, got a little sick of the lack of power and lack of mpg, I felt if the car was doing mid 20's mpg I might as well buy something with a bit more oomph.

I do love the 5 cylinder noise, and I do miss the shove of a turbo'd car.

So, ebay today... what's this? A Rica mapped 850 T5 with 15 minutes to go... Kept refreshing and refreshing... stuck a max bid in and won the bugger for the sum of £590.

So I've gone and bought a tuned Volvo estate, in orange, for not a lot of coin. Am I in for a massive world of financial pain and ruin, or some 5 pot turbo winter bangernomics fun?

I've never bought a car unseen and on ebay... I've just insured it (surprisingly cheaply) and I go and pick it up tomorrow.

Some confidence inspiring Volvo T5 related would stories would help my nerves! Anyone?

Vocal Minority

3,680 posts

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Heroic stuff

Fleckers

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86 months

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Interesting idea

williredale

2,225 posts

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How can you go wrong for £590?

If it expires in a cloud of steam you can part it out and recoup your money. My T5 is about to go over 150K and is doing well. I've had it a year and all I've bought is a heater matrix (£52 on ebay, fitted it myself) and a couple of tyres.


Potatoes

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55 months

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A good buy from my experience, you will be becoming very acquanted with your local petrol station
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80quattro

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Nice buy. How wrong can you actually get it at this price?

However, if it is a wrong 'un:

1. Sling it back on Ebay.
2. Retreat and lick wounds.
3. Slag off Volvos on PH.

B'stard Child

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What could possibly go wrong......

Or what's the worst that could happen

Keep us up to date - Bookmarked for when it's moved to homes and gardens as it has shed content

g3org3y

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Strong work! thumbup

williredale

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Potatoes said:
A good buy from my experience, you will be becoming very acquanted with your local petrol station
Yes, yes you will... I'd forgotten that part...

Manicminer

3,316 posts

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Sounds good, where's the eBay link so we can rip it to shreds and get you all worried smile

LiamM45

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Manicminer said:
Sounds good, where's the eBay link so we can rip it to shreds and get you all worried smile
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200826918951

Fire away laugh

Garlick

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eBay photos please

Ecurie Ecosse

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Good man, they are great cars. Mine is on 178k miles and runs like a dream.

You can't go wrong at that price.

80quattro

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Garlick said:
eBay photos please
O/P, you have a potential buyer lined up already laugh

B'stard Child

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LiamM45 said:
Manicminer said:
Sounds good, where's the eBay link so we can rip it to shreds and get you all worried smile
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/200826918951

Fire away laugh
Apart from the stickerbombing seems fine - in fact I'm pretty sure that car has been featured on another forum thread

Ecurie Ecosse

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I was actually looking at that one myself. They are addictive smile

In fact, I'm kicking myself for not buying one sooner.

They sound even better when you "liberate" the silencers. Here's mine:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeCwbFtW2g8&fea...

Manicminer

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LiamM45 said:
Dammit, seems to be a good un. HPI clear too - let me know if you want the full HPI as I have a spare check on my account to use up soon.

Keep us updated!

LiamM45

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Garlick said:
eBay photos please
I'll post up my own tomorrow. smile Nice little 200 mile trip to Glasgow in the morning, should be fun.

Might bring it to the Malton meet on Sunday if anyone would like to mock me in person laugh

danjama

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Thats a lot of car for not a lot of money!

Mr AJ

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Can't go wrong at that price! Lots of car for not alot of money.
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