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Old 06-14-2005, 00:28   #1 (permalink)
Russ
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Looking for a 240 Wagon

Hi all

I'm looking for a 90's 240 wagon with 3rd seat. I live on the west
coast of Florida. Anybody got any leads?

Regards
Russ

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Old 06-14-2005, 00:29   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Looking for a 240 Wagon

On 10 Jun 2005 20:32:53 -0700, "Russ" <russ.wright@gmail.com> wrote:

>Hi all
>
>I'm looking for a 90's 240 wagon with 3rd seat. I live on the west
>coast of Florida. Anybody got any leads?
>
>Regards
>Russ

how about a 93 wagon with 40,000 kilomrters or about 24,000 miles.
Power windows, remote keyless, heated seats, ac, 5 spd trans. new 15"
michelin tires on volvo alloy wheels, new bilstien shock and struts.
White, black cloth seats, perfect, NO rust, but ya gotta come to
Vancouver BC to buy it

Scott
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Old 06-14-2005, 13:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Looking for a 240 Wagon

Hi Scott,

Where's that wagon been? Up on blocks??
Our '93 240 Classic wagon has 235,000 Kilometres on the clock and lives on
an island! (Vancouver Island).

BTW, how did you get the "remote keyless" feature? DIY?

Andy I.


| how about a 93 wagon with 40,000 kilomrters or about 24,000 miles.
| Power windows, remote keyless, heated seats, ac, 5 spd trans. new 15"
| michelin tires on volvo alloy wheels, new bilstien shock and struts.
| White, black cloth seats, perfect, NO rust, but ya gotta come to
| Vancouver BC to buy it
|
| Scott


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Old 06-16-2005, 20:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Looking for a 240 Wagon

Scott
Sounds great and would be a great drive home! How much are you
asking?

Regards
Russ

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Old 06-17-2005, 13:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Looking for a 240 Wagon

I've noticed that in my area, a couple of people have put up 1990 245's
for sale at $5995 and $6000, which is more than what most 850 wagons
are selling for.

Have 240's attained "collector" status ?


Russ wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I'm looking for a 90's 240 wagon with 3rd seat. I live on the west
> coast of Florida. Anybody got any leads?
>
> Regards
> Russ


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Old 06-17-2005, 19:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Looking for a 240 Wagon

Yes I've seen the same. I can get an mid 90's 850 turbo wagon for the
same as an early 90's 245... Crazy..

So does this make my 1973 142 an expensive classic? :-)

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Old 06-18-2005, 04:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Looking for a 240 Wagon

I would rather have a 245 with zero miles than a V70...

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"Russ" <russ.wright@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> Yes I've seen the same. I can get an mid 90's 850 turbo wagon for the
> same as an early 90's 245... Crazy..
>
> So does this make my 1973 142 an expensive classic? :-)
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Old 06-18-2005, 06:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Looking for a 240 Wagon

"Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> I would rather have a 245 with zero miles than a V70...


Lots of luck finding one.

I have had 4 245's and 3 850/v70s. I would never willingly go back to
the 245 and it's screaming heater fans and its rear wheel drive. I
liked the 245's, but I didn't know any better. The 850 and now the v70
with its FWD or AWD pulls through the snow rather than pushing the front
tires through like the 245 did. This is a big improvement. The 850/V70
also have antilock brakes, 4 air bars, side impact protection, better
gas mileage, more power, more room and better comfort. These are all
improvements. Also, I only kept my 245's 120,000 miles, while I keep my
850/v70's 180,000 miles. The reliability is that much better.
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Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.
http://home.earthlink.net/~rhodyman/volvo.html
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Old 06-18-2005, 09:01   #9 (permalink)
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Re: Looking for a 240 Wagon

I keep my cars until they cost more to maintain than replace. Here's my
experience:

1976 262 275,000 Miles (death by fuel system leaks)
1978 264 375,000 Miles (death by clutch/radiator failure)
1987 240 175,000 Miles (death by seat failure/wiring harness)
1989 240 210,000 Miles (death by seat failure/exhaust)

and now:
1996 850 65,000 Miles (needs transmission replaced)
1996 850 75,000 Miles (burning oil at 1 quart/week)

I'm betting neither 850 makes it to 100 kmiles.

They don't make 'em like they used to.

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"Stephen Henning" <pighash@aol.com> wrote in message
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> "Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote:
>
>> I would rather have a 245 with zero miles than a V70...

>
> Lots of luck finding one.
>
> I have had 4 245's and 3 850/v70s. I would never willingly go back to
> the 245 and it's screaming heater fans and its rear wheel drive. I
> liked the 245's, but I didn't know any better. The 850 and now the v70
> with its FWD or AWD pulls through the snow rather than pushing the front
> tires through like the 245 did. This is a big improvement. The 850/V70
> also have antilock brakes, 4 air bars, side impact protection, better
> gas mileage, more power, more room and better comfort. These are all
> improvements. Also, I only kept my 245's 120,000 miles, while I keep my
> 850/v70's 180,000 miles. The reliability is that much better.
> --
> Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
> Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
> The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.
> http://home.earthlink.net/~rhodyman/volvo.html



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Old 06-18-2005, 12:05   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Looking for a 240 Wagon

"Robert Lutwak" <Lutwak@alum.mit.edu> wrote:

> 1996 850 65,000 Miles (needs transmission replaced)


Perhaps, or is it a check transmission light problem caused by a bad pnp
switch. I had that problem and a friend has that problem.

> 1996 850 75,000 Miles (burning oil at 1 quart/week)


Could be due to a lack of routine maintenance like changing the fire
trap. Sometimes a seal needs replacing. I have never had a Volvo burn
oil, they leaked it.

>I'm betting neither 850 makes it to 100 kmiles.

Two of mine were like new after 180,000 miles.
The third (a v70) is like new at 60,000 miles.

I get recommended dealer service all the time. I have never killed a
Volvo. They were always worth more fixed than the cost to fix them,
hence, it was a no brainer to fix them. Even at 180,000 miles they were
still running just like new.
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Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.
http://home.earthlink.net/~rhodyman/volvo.html
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