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1999 Volvo Xc Cross Country Amazing Visual Condition But Needs Some Work No Res. on 2040-cars

US $1,800.00
Year:1999 Mileage:124900 Color: appearance of car is nothing short of exceptional and speaks to the care the car has received

Spring City, Pennsylvania, United States

Spring City, Pennsylvania, United States

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, read everything before bidding or emailing questions.  I put a lot of effort into listing as many details I could think of.  Chances are good that your question is answered somewhere in the following text...

This is a 7-Day NO RESERVE auction for a 1999 Volvo V70XC Cross Country AWD Turbo Wagon!  HIGH BIDDER WINS! 
This Volvo Cross Country Wagon in outstanding visual condition; however, the vehicle will need some minor work to be perfect.  Please read everything for a complete and honest description. 

I purchased this Volvo in 2007 with 54217 miles at the time (this is documented on the current Pennsylvania title).  I am the second owner and both I and the first owner maintained the car exceedingly well.  It has always been kept clean and serviced and positively never abused.  There are ZERO modifications to this car, in any way.  No changes to the radio; no holes drilled anywhere; no body or tire modifications; and absolutely no engine or drive train modifications.  With the exception of the front bumper, 100% of the paint you see is factory original.  Positively ZERO rust ANYWHERE.  Never any body damage.  Front bumper was repainted when the alternator went out and a ying-yang wrecker driver from AAA damaged it. That killed me.  Although there are minor imperfections to the paint -- and a number of pine-tree sap stains on the hood, the exterior appearance of car is nothing short of exceptional and speaks to the care the car has received. 

Interior shows equally as well as the exterior.  Factory tan leather is well above average throughout and factor carpet and mats are excellent without any excessive ware or stains.  There is very minor cracking to the drivers front seat (see photo) and multiple scuff marks to the rear seat leather from where child seats were installed.  Absolutely no breaks or rips to the leather, anywhere.  Both front door panels are loose at the bottom and all four door panels are beginning to show signs of the vinyl inserts not being glued completely to the backing. 

Wheels are the same ones that came on the car from Belgium; they have never been refinished.  Two wheels do show minor  corrosion around the beads; two are near mint.  None of the wheels have any hard scuffs, bends or nicks. Rear tires are BF Goodrich Traction T/A radials (this is the OEM name and model tire that came with the car from the factory) with 38,000 miles on them; front tires are BF Goodrich Advantage T/A radial with 11,000 miles. Only reason I do not have OEM matching tires is because the Traction T/A was discontinued and is no longer available for purchase.  Spare tire is a doughnut and to the best of my knowledge has never been removed from the rear well.  Factory tool kit is also in the well.

This car treated my family well for the last seven years.  It was only within the last 7,500 miles that there have been multiple maintenance ans service issues that all cropped up within a short time.  It was a tough decision, but I decided to not spend the money for the repairs.  The lucky buyer of this vehicle gets to fix all the things that the car needs and end up with an outstanding Cross Country that should easily go another 100,000 miles.

Here is the honest story of the good and the bad:
  • Car starts up the moment the starter engages.  It runs as smooth as any five-cylinder can with no smoke, knock or excessive valve-train chatter.  Idles perfectly at 800 RPMs and accelerates as it should.  Turbo operates flawlessly and kicks in when it should without any whine or grind. Car does not stall or rev.  Burns about 1 quart of oil in 4,000 miles.
  • Transmission shifts flawlessly; transfer case operates as it should.  Neither have any funny noises or operating problems.
  • Car tracks straight and handles like a Volvo XC should.  Front tires show no unusual ware.
  • Brakes and rotors are good with about 40,000 all the way around; master cylinder replaced 2012 and has about 10,000.
  • Radiator replaced 2013 and has 5,000 miles on it.
  • Battery replaced 6/2014 and car comes with fire brand new Bosch Platinum plugs that the new buyer gets to install.
The "issues"...
  • Air conditioning stopped working in May.  Compressor runs; I recharged the system but it did not hold.
  • My mechanic tells me that both ball joints and A-frame bushings will need to be replaced for the next inspection
  • There is a coolant leak, apparently associated with the water pump.  Only leaks a noticeably amount when there is a load on the engine (i.e., when you are driving) so exact location of the leak has eluded me while the car is parked and idling.  I need to top off coolant every 100 or so miles. 
  • Check engine light comes on intermittently.  When I just cleaned the car and took these photos, it was off.  To be honest, it has been on more often that off in the last 2500 miles. 
  • Catch that holds the the gas flap shut broke off.  Flap closes but is not tight.
  • Light that says the rear hatch is open is always on -- even when the hatch is tightly shut.
  • Although not major, the emergency brake cable housing has come loose and rubs against the side of the hollow portion of the drive shaft.  You will hear it clearly when you are driving the car.
  • Left-hand front power window switch is sticky; will work if you play with it but should be replaced
  • Left-hand front power seat does not go front-to-back.  Power back tilt does work
  • Neither motor for the headlight wipers work.  Left side is missing the blade
  • The cables that activate the hood release need to be lubricated.  When you pull the catch from the inside, you need a second person on the outside to lift the hood.  This makes it a real drag to open the hood while no one else is around. 
  • Extremely slow leak in front right tire.  I put air in about every two weeks.
Overall a well-optioned Volvo.  Unless noted above, all other options and accessories work properly including windows, locks, cruise, CD, tape, AM/FM, heated seats, heated mirrors, sun roof, rear and side defog, power left and right mirrors and factory fog lights.  This XC does NOT have a third seat or built-in child booster seats.  Car is set up for keyless entry; there are two keys that come with the car but both of the fobs have stopped working and I do not have either with the car at this time.  Presume no keyless entry fobs come with the car. 

Whereas I am extremely knowledgeable about this vehicle, its operations and maintenance history,  I do not have an organized binder of receipts and records as some Volvo-heads do.  I'm more a put-it-in-a-shoebox kind of record keeper. 

My very reasonable terms of sale:

$200 deposit due within 48-hours from the end of the auction.  REALLY!! That means you need to be able to transfer $200 into my Paypal account within 2 days from the end of the auction.  If I don't get the $200 deposit, I'll presume you are not serious about the purchase, and I will relist this Volvo.  Fair??  Balance due in cash at the time the vehicle is picked up.  I would like the car gone and paid for by August 9;  -- I am not available 8/1 to assist with the transfer.  Buyer responsible for all fees associated with transfer of this car to the new owner.  If you are a Pennsylvania resident, please ensure you are prepared to transfer the vehicle to your name on the day of purchase. Unless you know someone personally, there are very few title and tag stores open on Sunday in Pennsylvania.   If you are an out-of-state purchaser, you will need to have a valid insurance card from another vehicle and get a temporary transfer tag that is good for 30 days.  This will cost you $75.00 for out-of-state drivers.  I will NOT ALLOW this vehicle to be driven away until it can be completed legally.  If you have ANY questions about this, please ask before you bid.

Your $200 deposit it NON REFUNDABLE!!!  I believe I have made all efforts to describe this car accurately and honestly.  It is a good car, and affordable.  It is not perfect and will need service and maintenance.  Read everything and understand what I am selling.  If this non refundable deposit issue does not sit well with you, than DON'T BID.  I won't mind at all. 

Please email with ANY questions not already covered in the above saga.  Also please be aware that I have ABSOLUTE NO INTEREST IN ANY TRADES related to the transfer or sale of this car.  I'm not looking for any other cars, trucks, motorcycles, ATVs, guns, or drugs.  [I write this because I've sold cars before on Ebay and someone ALWAYS whats to trade something for what I'm selling}.  Car needs to be paid for in CASH.  ABSOLUTELY no personal checks.  If you are interested in buying this vehicle, please ensure you HAVE ALL THE MONEY AVAILABLE before you bid or use buy-it-now.  I'm exceedingly easy to deal with, but one thing that really gets me annoyed is hearing eleventh-hour excuses that revolve around, "I'll have the rest of the money on the second Tuesday of next week after I get paid or win the lottery or get my settlement or sell my other car....etc".   You either have the money or you don't.  PERIOD!!  If necessary, ask your wife, husband, mother or father BEFORE YOU BID. 

Sold as-is where-is.  No warranty expressed or implied.  Contact me in advance of the end of the auction and you may view and inspect the vehicle.  As the insurance has been dropped. effective 7/1, there will be no test drives further than up and down my street. 

Car is located in Spring City, Pennsylvania 19475.  It is approximately 3 miles from the Royersford exit of Route 422 or 8 miles from the Exton exit of the Pennsylvania Turn Pike.  If you do not know exactly where this is, please Google it.

Please email with questions and thanks for reading everything.  No reserve auction; high bid wins!

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