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

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274,875

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.

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109,555

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.

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1,785

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.

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