10K Friday Colorful Carriers: Vibrant Wagon-off

Did someone say fast 5-doors? Amen! The bells on the Church of the Heavenly 5 Doors are ringing this Friday, and I’ve rounded up a unique quartet of very fast and very colorful wagons to consider, each around or below $10,000. We’ve got 5 turbos, 25 cylinders and 1,200 horsepower worth of people carriers here – which is the winner for you?

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2004 Volvo V70R Wagon 6-speed manual

Three things we like here at GCFSB are Swedish cars, fast wagons and manual gearboxes. Sometimes, we are fortunate to come across a combination of these three genres in one package. The last ten years have been good to fans of fast wagons, with choices ranging from the bonkers Cadillac CTS-V Wagon to a hauler that Mercedes-Benz won’t give up on, the E-Class AMG Estate with a bunch of fast Audi Avants in between. Volvo was a bit of an outlier in this game, but nonetheless put forward a quite capable wagon in the form of the V70R in 2003. This wagon had a 2.5 liter, turbocharged inline-5 under the hood cranking out 300 horsepower hooking up to a Haldex all-wheel drive system. And yes, you could order one with a third pedal. Rounding off the package was Volvo’s 4C suspension system and Brembo brakes. This V70R for sale in Richmond, Virginia wears a unique Flash Green hue and has a host of IPD performance upgrades.

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2004 Volvo V70R Wagon on eBay

2006 Volvo V70R Estate

Every now and then we like to throw a fast Swede into the mix. Case in point this Volvo V70R estate. We’re all fans of fast five doors here at GCFSB, and of those that have appeared in the last decade, this is one of my all time favorites. In recent years, Volvo has been able to kick a bit of its staid demeanor it has been known for over the years by introducing more aggressive styling and a bit of performance into the mix. Available also as a sedan, the V70R is powered by a 2.5 liter, turbocharged inline five cylinder engine. In stock form, this engine cranked out 296 horsepower driving all four wheels. With Brembo brakes and a multi mode suspension, this makes for one aggressive family hauler. This particular 6-speed manual V70R is for sale in New York and has a low 25,000 miles on the clock. In addition, performance modifications have this estate putting out 360 horsepower.

2006 Volvo V70R on AutoTrader

6 speed manual. This is a 2006 V70R awd turbocharged wagon. Go ahead and look here on autotrader or anywhere else and see if you’ll find a manual with only 25,000 miles on it. Car is in excellent condition and very well maintained. Pop up navigation screen, built in Bluetooth, rear back up sensors, moonroof, rear wing, navy blue leather make these combinations one of the rarest V70R in the United States. Dealer serviced with all paperwork, original window sticker, never been in a accident and Flawless paint on the car. Some wear on the drivers seat that’s it. Tires have about 90 percent tread on them. Mobile 1 synthetic oil used. ECU tune, downpipe, exhaust and ams filter blackout mesh grill and lowering springs installed at Mitchell Volvo motors in Connecticut where the car was purchased new.