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S70 Dilemma

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ok, so i have since been persuaded to forget about buying an 850 and doing a manual trans swap and instead buy an s70.

now heres my dilemma. my budget is short. real short. ideally, i want a T5. but it looks like im going to have to settle with a GLT. my question to you all is, should i just go ahead and get the GLT or should i save up more for the T5 and wait for someone around here to sell one? just for reference, my initial budget is somewhere around $3000 (+/- $500).

am i being overly hopeful here or is this reasonable?

in the end after mods and such have been done (chip, full 3" exhaust all the way back, custom headers, etc), will i be seeing much difference between the GLT and the T5 performance-wise?

thanks for the help guys. i appreciate it.

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Save and buy the car you want. You might be saving for a while, but it will be worth it in the end.

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S70 GLTs were not available with a manual either.

ha. salt in the wound.

get an 850 t5 and save for the swap.

Also, dont count on the GLT gaining a whole lot from modding, if your gonna mod, go T5

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Borrow the money and buy what you want now...there are some decent ones on this board. The longer you wait the more miles on these cars now.

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how come i keep coming across GLTs with 5 speeds then? theres a bunch around here. maybe ill just have to save for the T5. thats what i really want in the end.

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how come i keep coming across GLTs with 5 speeds then? theres a bunch around here. maybe ill just have to save for the T5. thats what i really want in the end.

S70 GLT's never came in manual.

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S70 GLT's never came in manual.

All converted?? :o

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more like all 850's

no, im not that dumb. i can see the difference between an 850 and an s70. maybe im confusing listings.... was there a GT model? eh whatever.

im gonna get the t5 and not halfass it.

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no, im not that dumb. i can see the difference between an 850 and an s70. maybe im confusing listings.... was there a GT model? eh whatever.

im gonna get the t5 and not halfass it.

Only S70 non-turbo's came in 5 speed.

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Only S70 non-turbo's came in 5 speed.

Not true...just over 300 S70 T5 manuals were imported into the U.S. Don't know how many were imported into Canada, but maybe a few more. Don't know of any LPT S70's that were originally manuals.

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Not true...just over 300 S70 T5 manuals were imported into the U.S. Don't know how many were imported into Canada, but maybe a few more. Don't know of any LPT S70's that were originally manuals.

That was a given. Have never seen a LPT 5 spd.

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no, im not that dumb. i can see the difference between an 850 and an s70. maybe im confusing listings.... was there a GT model? eh whatever.

im gonna get the t5 and not halfass it.

Glad to hear it. You could get a GLT sooner, but it wouldn't be quite as much fun if you're really wanting to mod heavy.

Good luck buying,

Stephen

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