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Old 11-19-2017, 08:06 PM   #1
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Hey - whatís the going rate here on the East Coast for late model 240s of both the sedan and Wagon variety? Mine are what I think are 8/10 condition and Iíve had very little interest. Here they are, tell me what you think:

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Old 11-19-2017, 08:26 PM   #2
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Old 11-19-2017, 08:37 PM   #3
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Whoops! Take 2...

https://washingtondc.craigslist.org/...367721739.html

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Old 11-19-2017, 10:56 PM   #4
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Hey - whatís the going rate here on the East Coast for late model 240s of both the sedan and Wagon variety? Mine are what I think are 8/10 condition and Iíve had very little interest. Here they are, tell me what you think:

https://post.craigslist.org/manage/6367721739


https://post.craigslist.org/manage/6365137462
I think your sedan is priced good. The manual tranny and the good 1993 stuff are desired
here in California. East coast may change the price +/- $200-$800 depending on who wants it.
The 1990 automatic DD is quite a bit more boring in my opinion.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:06 PM   #5
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Usually rust free on the rust coast is add a grand.

They seem to be fairly priced in today's market.

Maybe things have changed back there or people aren't spending on other stuff during the holidays.
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Old 11-19-2017, 11:28 PM   #6
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small market. even smaller demand. Price is Right. nice cars. not everyone wants to drop $3500 on a car that might break down on the ride home.

Here in Socal those cars would have been sold already.You are on the wrong coast where Volvo 240s weren't even super popular to begin with.
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Old 11-22-2017, 12:15 PM   #7
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small market. even smaller demand. Price is Right. nice cars. not everyone wants to drop $3500 on a car that might break down on the ride home.
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Here in Socal those cars would have been sold already.You are on the wrong coast where Volvo 240s weren't even super popular to begin with.
not necessarily true. this is the coast that actually used them as cop cars.

$2000 - $3000 seems to be the sweet spot for nice drivers around here. you can get more than that but as you're finding out, it takes time.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:32 PM   #8
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this is the coast that actually used them as cop cars.

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Seattle had the Police 240s too. They were not all that. Lol
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not necessarily true. this is the coast that actually used them as cop cars.

$2000 - $3000 seems to be the sweet spot for nice drivers around here. you can get more than that but as you're finding out, it takes time.
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This - having been born and raised on the east coast I concur. When I was a wee sprat and canvassed for a nuclear freeze group back in the 80s we always delighted in the heavy Volvo neighborhoods.

Point being there were plenty sold on the East Coast - just be patient if you want your price. Otherwise change accordingly.

And as for normal - hell no. But who wants to be. Bought my first 144 on Nantucket back in the late 80s and have driven no brand since with a couple of rare exceptions.

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Old 11-19-2017, 11:56 PM   #10
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I doubt people want to buy an old car right before winter. I bet if you post them in the spring you'll have better luck
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:05 AM   #11
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If you can get the a/c to work, that's a plus. Should be a piece of cake on the '93.
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:40 PM   #12
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All good feedback, thank you. Funny bit about the West Coast. I always considered the 240s to be more copious here on the East especially in the NY/CT metro area I grew up in.
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Old 11-23-2017, 08:59 PM   #13
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All good feedback, thank you. Funny bit about the West Coast. I always considered the 240s to be more copious here on the East especially in the NY/CT metro area I grew up in.
There were zoning ordinances in Seattle and Portland in the 70s ad 80s making it mandatory that there should be a minimum of 10 Volvos and 2 Saabs per block parked on the street.
Not everywhere but for sure in some neighborhoods
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Old 11-24-2017, 06:55 PM   #14
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There were zoning ordinances in Seattle and Portland in the 70s ad 80s making it mandatory that there should be a minimum of 10 Volvos and 2 Saabs per block parked on the street.
Not everywhere but for sure in some neighborhoods
It was the same here, they just rusted out and were replaced by Subaruís
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It was the same here, they just rusted out and were replaced by Subaruís
Yep..Seattle changed from a progressive, strong union friendly working class city with excellent schools and people who like solid, simple safe cars from the land of their ancestors

to a smug, 2 class, yuppie and hipster infested, "service economy" driven city with consumer mentality driving not merely Subarus but cookie-cutter fleets of Foresters and Outbacks and "cross-over" whatevers with permanently attacjed boxes on the roof for all the necessities like several sets of downhill and crosscountry skis and sno boards..cause you nebver know when you might need 'em, that's why you NEED full time All Squeal Drive..

There could not be a car further from Saab and Volvos--the ones worth having: 60s, 70s and 80s---than the Subarus mechanically and spiritually..
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Yep..Seattle changed from a progressive, strong union friendly working class city with excellent schools and people who like solid, simple safe cars from the land of their ancestors

to a smug, 2 class, yuppie and hipster infested, "service economy" driven city with consumer mentality driving not merely Subarus but cookie-cutter fleets of Foresters and Outbacks and "cross-over" whatevers with permanently attacjed boxes on the roof for all the necessities like several sets of downhill and crosscountry skis and sno boards..cause you nebver know when you might need 'em, that's why you NEED full time All Squeal Drive..

There could not be a car further from Saab and Volvos--the ones worth having: 60s, 70s and 80s---than the Subarus mechanically and spiritually..
In many ways, that's happening in other areas, like the Midwest, etc..
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Old 11-20-2017, 02:50 PM   #17
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They look pretty decent to me too. I guess I see mismatched paint on the sedan's driver side.

If you want a quick sale, drop the price a bit. I think you'd eventually get close to asking if you keep them up for a while.
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Prices are reasonable. Supposedly the area that had the most Volvo 240s in North America was the Vancouver, BC area. Moreso than Portland or other areas that we consider to be the hotbeds of Volvo population.

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To answer your question no you are not normal, in fact you are an old Volvo freak but we understand.

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Old 11-21-2017, 09:47 PM   #21
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OP you are on a Volvo webpage infested with the kind of people who geek out on Volvo 240s asking if you are normal.

What is wrong with this picture?

As for the cars... I've seen worse. Want a faster sale? Drop price and increase exposure.

As others have noted.... They sell easily enough on the left coast. Get far enough west and you'll see running rust-free Datsuns. Really.

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Old 11-22-2017, 03:48 AM   #22
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Yes, you are normal.

People that aren't normal buy cars for 10x that price and expect them to last half as long.

The prices are in-line, not outrageous, but folks that like old Volvos in that area are few and far between.
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Here in the not very interested in Volvos land. You wait for your sale even if it is priced fairly. If you can find the relative areas that liked Volvos and advertise there you may have a faster sale. For example in my area affluent towns like Haddonfield, and Cherry Hill were the main area where you used to see these cars a lot. But now if you see one a week that is often. The automatic trans around here will sell much faster than the manual. Selling a manual car around here and you are looked at like some alien that is still using ancient technology that is supposed to be gone.
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Old 11-28-2017, 11:49 PM   #24
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Still nothing! Should have done a door buster sale.
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Old 11-29-2017, 10:42 AM   #25
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Any of you guys like any new cars out there?
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