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Old 11-07-2014, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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You own:
  • A 1993 Volvo 240 station wagon (the third 240 you have ever owned; 4th volvo)
  • no rust on the body but the paint job isn't so great (doesn't bother you at all, though! you also like it's sweet boxy body and think you look so cool driving it!)
  • leather seats
  • just replaced timing belt, water pump, mass air flow sensor, radiator, mass air flow sensor over the summer
  • you know a guy so all of the above repairs cost you $500, along with the fact that he could do subsequent repairs.
  • ? miles - odometer stopped at 199K (a common problem for these tanks!) but you estimate it is around 285.
  • every year, when other folks are getting those personal property tax.... you don't! $0.00 is always your personal property tax bill for your car!
  • you do really have a genuine affinity for old Volvos - your facebook cover photos thus far are a Volvo 240 made out of legos, a still of a Volvo 240 from the finale of TV's "Breaking Bad", and a bumper sticker that says "I <3 my Volvo!"
The trade:
  • 2009 Hyundai Sonata (the first Hyundai you could ever own)
  • well maintained body, cloth seats.
  • owned by a guy that you know and trust who likes cars.
  • 120 K miles
  • Has 2009 technology and probably definitely a cooler AC.
  • Trade is Volvo 240 wagon + $1500 cash for 2009 Hyundai Sonata.
You are:
28, f, no kids. Drive to and from work round trip 10 mi, around town, make a couple of big trips a year but nothing major.

I have been offered this trade and am leaning towards one over the other.... just wondering what you guys would do.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:18 PM
 
Location: "Chicago"
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What does the winner get?
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Prosper
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Keep the Volvo. Since you just replaced the timing belt and all that, she's good for another 60-100k. At 120k, the Sonata is probably due for all those things to be replaced.

Unless of course, you just want a change simply for the sake of change.
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Hampton Roads
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Originally Posted by MckinneyOwnr View Post
Keep the Volvo. Since you just replaced the timing belt and all that, she's good for another 60-100k. At 120k, the Sonata is probably due for all those things to be replaced.

Unless of course, you just want a change simply for the sake of change.
I hate change. Honestly, people make fun of my old car asking when will I come to this century, but.... I have nothing but love for old Volvos. I do not know much about 2009 Hyundai Sonatas, so I do not know if they're the sort of things legends are made of or not...
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Old 11-07-2014, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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Keep the Volvo. It sounds like you are cognizant of what you have, potential issues, and like the car. Unless it is more trouble than its worth, but it doesn't sound like it.
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Old 11-07-2014, 03:29 PM
 
Location: WFNJ
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Keep the Volvo.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:08 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
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Keep the brick.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:12 PM
 
Location: North Port, Florida
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Well tell me the Sonata has 60,000 miles and I'm interested.....

but at 120,000 ---eh.... not so much.

Keep the Volvo and keep your eyes open.

Mikey
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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You're saying you'd have to PAY $1,500, drive an old Hyundai, and not have a classic Volvo anymore?

Or that you'd RECEIVE $1,500 and an old Hyundai, but still not have a classic Volvo?

On the one hand, no.

On the other hand, no.
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Old 11-07-2014, 04:37 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Another vote to keep the Volvo. Dump the "friends" that criticize it...
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