A few weeks ago I looked at a 1995 Volvo 850 T5-R wagon, one of the all-time great designs launched by the company:
1995 Volvo 850 T5-R Wagon
The Porsche-modified engine managed to channel an impressive 243 horsepower and 250 lb-ft of torque. The downsides? Well, not only was that particular example expensive, it was front-drive only and equipped with an automatic transaxle. Of course, move forward a generation and there was an even more potent possibility if you like fast five-doors; the V70R. The V70R had 300 horsepower driving all-four wheels through a transversely mounted turbo five, along with heavily bolstered sport seats, Brembo brakes, and an Öhlins adjustable suspension. And yeah, you could get a six-speed manual. A vast majority of these cars were used quite heavily as intended, but still are appealing to consider in the used market:
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?
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.
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.
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. Performance mods where warrantied threw Mitchell Volvo as a participating evolve/elevate dealership. Puts the horsepower around 360 and torque 380. This car is one of a kind period. My price has very little room for negotiation. If your serious about the wagon please call the number. Emails will not be answered.
It’s true that this could be the lowest mileage V70R 6 speed manual estate on offer, but the price is a bit far reaching. The best V70R estate will probably bring somewhere between $17,000 to $22,000 on a good day. But, the seller’s tone seems to indicate he’s not going to move on price. Unless someone really has to have a V70R estate with a 6 speed manual, this car will probably stay on the market for a bit of time. Money no object, this is a car that is square in my radar and is one that I could conceivably use as the answer to the age old question: “if you could only choose one car to drive for the rest of your life, what would it be?”