Seller Submission: 2004 Volvo V70R

Volvo wagons had always been “cool” to drive around since the 1927 Volvo PV4 hit the streets with a thin diagonal rod holding the “iron mark” emblem in front of the grill.  The PV444 added to that coolness with a modern style wagon and you can’t forget the iconic boxy body 145/245/740/940/850 wagons of the past few decades.  You couldn’t really call any of them fast….at least not compared to any of their competition.  That all changed with the release of the 2004 model year Volvo V70R that combined a healthy turbocharged 300 horsepower 5-cylinder engine with all-wheel-drive, so you could have your cake and go really fast with it too.  Find this 2004 Volvo V70R offered for $6,500 in Burlingame, CA via craigslist.  Seller submission from Leon.

From the seller:

2004 Volvo V70R 

VIN: YV1SJ52Y542401215 

condition: good 

cylinders: 5 cylinders 

drive: 4wd 

fuel: gas 

odometer: 157000 

paint color: black 

size: full-size 

title status: clean 

transmission: automatic 

type: wagon 

If this posting is up, the car is still for sale. Please don’t ask if it’s still available. Please don’t ask what’s the lowest I will take, I will not respond. Leave a phone number in your email for fastest response.

This is your chance to buy the rare, high-performance wagon of your dreams. The centerpiece is the 2.5L high-pressure turbo 5-cylinder engine making 300hp, also found in the European Ford Focus RS Mk2. The car features electronically adjustable dynamic dampers tuned by Öhlins, 4-piston Brembo calipers, AWD, a very comfy interior, huge cargo capacity, and subdued-yet-sporty Swedish styling. Forgo the boring SUVs and crossovers and enjoy flying under the radar (with your dogs and kids) in this rare wagon.

Selling because we’ve accumulated too many vehicles and it’s time to downsize. 

EXTRAS: the car also comes with OEM Volvo cross bars, bike rack, and a sweet, slide-out Volvo ski rack.

BE AWARE: Dogs have been hauled in the back so please expect there to be some fur in the luggage compartment. The built-in dog net was always used so it should just be in the rear but please be aware in case you are allergic.

The title is clean, it’s a lifetime CA car, no accidents, no modifications (always been adult-owned) and the car has been dealer maintained most of its life. More recent maintenance was done by Swedish-car specialist Nordic Motors, in Redwood City. I’ve got a stack of receipts and service records.

Service in the last 50k miles includes, but not limited to:

– new front control arms and new spring mounts @ 104k

– timing belt, water pump, and spark plugs @ 120k

– front brake pads and rotors @ 129k

– ignition coils @ 130k

– tires @ 154k (yes, tires are brand new)

Current issues with the car:

– front fascia is cracked

– there’s a slight exhaust leak that goes away when warm

– black exterior trim is faded in places

– roof rail paint has some peeling going on

– CD player doesn’t work (when was the last time you listened to a CD?)

The car is smogged and title in hand.

Serious buyers only, must show intent to purchase in order to test drive. No trades unless you have a Mercedes E55 AMG wagon. I wouldn’t be able to pass that up… May consider other interesting wagons, especially with manual transmission.

See a better way to drive a fast Volvo?