1998 Volvo S70 4D 117k miles. No accidents, inherited from 2nd owner.
I've got a big list of repairs to make:
- ABS control unit throws 8 fault codes, can replace w/ a rebuilt unit
- Front strut assembly and mounts blown, have to replace
- Front lower control arm and ball joint has too much play and won't pass SI
- Front sway bar links are worn out, got to replace
- Front outer CV boot leaking grease, replace
- Driver side door hinges pop, need professional spot welding
- Driver side door group switch busted, need to replace
- Needs an alignment, obviously
About $1300 in parts and 3rd party labor would be about $1k.
I'm looking for a minivan and want to unload this sedan. I've got an offer as-is for $900. I think, if repaired, I could sell it PP for $2500, though KBB value is $2100. But doing the math, sounds like the as-is offer is best: $900 profit guaranteed vs. $600-$1000 profit if self-repaired vs. $200-$0 if shop-repaired. Also, the line between self- and shop-repaired is blurry: I can only make some of these repairs myself.
Am I missing any detail that should change my mind?