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- 66 122 Wagon, 67 122S, 70 142S, 72 164, 73 164, 79 242GT X 2, 80 242GT, 86 740T SED, 87 740T WAG, 88 740T WAG, 88 240 SED MAN, 89 240 SED, 90 744T, 90 245 Anniversary Edition, 93 940GLE, 96 850R, 97 S90, 98 V70, 2007 XC90, 2007 V50 T5, 2008 C30T5 and lots others I can't count :)
Is a transmission not worth 2-3K for someone who absolutely needs it? AW71 sold for $4, I purchased from the scrappy for $40. The problem is that now it owes me much more and I have to store it, but surely it's worth it for these old RWD cars.
The problem is the buyer's of parts expect everything for free. Just a couple of days ago someone wanted a C30 air conditioning compressor and thought $300 was unreasonable for a car that's done 40K. After all the costs associated with acquisition and holding, plus labour, that's dirt cheap. They wanted it for half that and I'd rather send my cars to scrap than spend my hours pulling parts for free.