Looking for a manual 850r wagon

edited July 4 in Wanted
Hi all,

I’m on the lookout for an 850r. It needs to be a wagon and manual.
Must be in NSW

Thanks!

Comments

  • Don't bother looking for a T-5R wagon as Australia didn't get any, 850's do come up occasionally however if you want top condition be prepared to pay top dollar
  • Don't bother looking for a T-5R wagon as Australia didn't get any, 850's do come up occasionally however if you want top condition be prepared to pay top dollar

    No wonder I’d never seen a t5r wagon for sale in aus haha

  • I have one but I shipped it from the UK 🤣
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    You may find a T5 or which is same anyway mechanically.
    If you don't want to spend for a good one and find a poor one you will spend way more than buying a good one in repairs....
    I had an 855R manual wagon years ago, there were about 80 R wagons brought here and just over 30 manuals, you need to buy any one you see or miss out.....
    radojacob
  • You may find a T5 or which is same anyway mechanically.
    If you don't want to spend for a good one and find a poor one you will spend way more than buying a good one in repairs....
    I had an 855R manual wagon years ago, there were about 80 R wagons brought here and just over 30 manuals, you need to buy any one you see or miss out.....

    Pretty good advice here , I managed to get a 855 r but auto and in roughly 2 years of ownership been getting it sorted and cost a small fortune. Next the body work and been quoted between 3 - 6 k . Then at the back of my mind I'd love a manual conversion. Done it on an old VW and not a walk in the park with fwd especially on the driveway. ..

    Good luck with the search.

  • Saw that, does anyone know anything about that particular one? I’ve seen it go on and off the market so many times. My only concern was I’d heard about electrical problems with the v70’s, are they different to the 850?
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    It's an 850 underneath. P80 platform except with proper traction!
    The awd system is a power snapper but when you need traction it's there plus you get proper rear suspension with A arms , all alloy unlike the silly fwd with its delta link....
    I've had many P80s and the auto V70R I had was good to drive , lacked power due to a near dead motor.
    The gumtree one looks good,sounds like been kept in good order, if you can go without the 850s funky looks and interior then go for this.
  • It's an 850 underneath. P80 platform except with proper traction!
    The awd system is a power snapper but when you need traction it's there plus you get proper rear suspension with A arms , all alloy unlike the silly fwd with its delta link....
    I've had many P80s and the auto V70R I had was good to drive , lacked power due to a near dead motor.
    The gumtree one looks good,sounds like been kept in good order, if you can go without the 850s funky looks and interior then go for this.

    Thanks, definitely a good option to consider but there is something about the 850 that I can’t get over.
    I might need to widen my budget and seek an 850r wagon manual, with the black interior that I love, even if it takes a long time to find one.
  • The 850's are a rawer car, slightly less refined but a better drive in my humble opinion
    jacobrado
  • Ex850RSnoopy (@Ex850R) Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Melbourne.
    @jacob , an auto one is available in the for sale posts here. Worth it. Can be converted but use an M66 6 speed....
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