Selling a 1998 Volvo V70 XC in poor condition


Asked by Aug 23, 2015 at 03:07 PM about the 1998 Volvo V70 XC Turbo AWD

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 1998 Volvo X70 XC with 130k miles in poor condition.  It needs new breaks and shocks, the radiator leaks, etc.  I don't think it's worth repairing.  Who should I try to sell it to?  Salvage yard, parts?  And how much should I try to get?  I'm in CT on the NY border.  Any ideas are appreciated

3 Answers

Tom Demyan

Put it on craigslist, see who will bite. Car is worth around $4K in good running condition. It's worth repairing if the rest of the car is in good shape and you want to keep it a couple more years. Figure $2K worth in repairs if you don't yourself.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

A salvage yard will only give you scrap metal price for it, you could make more money from it by selling parts, or like Tom stated fix it and keep driving it.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

I wouldn't sell it to a salvage yard. At 130,000 miles, that car's still a baby. Hell, I just picked up a wrecked V70 yesterday! I plan on fixing it, and it's definitely worth it to me. I'd ask $800 if it still runs, other than the radiator leaking. Someone like me who loves these cars will want it, you shouldn't have a problem selling it if you don't want to worry about it anymore.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions


Looking for a Used V70 in your area?

CarGurus has 572 nationwide V70 listings starting at $1,490.


Search Volvo V70 Questions

Volvo V70 Experts

#1 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 280
#2 Christopher Paden
Christopher Paden
Reputation 150
#3 FordNut
Reputation 120
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Volvo C70"
35 Great Deals out of 630 listings starting at $995
Used Volvo S70"
162 listings starting at $3,900
Used Volvo S80"
51 Great Deals out of 1,283 listings starting at $2,500
Used Volvo 850"
79 listings starting at $1,495
Used Mercedes-Benz E-Class"
758 Great Deals out of 22,736 listings starting at $1,850
Used BMW 3 Series"
1,638 Great Deals out of 39,719 listings starting at $1,500
Used Honda Accord"
1,280 Great Deals out of 78,152 listings starting at $1,395

Used Cars For Sale

2010 Volvo V70 For Sale
14 listings starting at $7,495
2009 Volvo V70 For Sale
9 listings starting at $5,500
2008 Volvo V70 For Sale
5 Great Deals out of 36 listings starting at $4,450
2007 Volvo V70 For Sale
18 listings starting at $3,990
2006 Volvo V70 For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 47 listings starting at $1,950