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PszeuZQ and Mohair for you ;)(31 posts)

PszeuZQ and Mohair for you ;)CARBON110
Jan 8, 2004 11:11 AM
0-60 in 5.4 seconds. Not bad for a 3400 lb Volvo wagon

re: PszeuZQ and Mohair for you ;)CARBON110
Jan 8, 2004 11:13 AM
I assume that that is the R............Len J
Jan 8, 2004 12:48 PM
any idea on gas milage?

I looked at the Cross country last year but the gas milage and acceleration both suc%%d. Liked the car, hated the start.

Good luck

I assume that that is the R............CARBON110
Jan 8, 2004 1:02 PM
yes it is but your right about the x-country. They are pretty dull and have weak transmitions. They are still nice IMO though. The R however has different everything.....whoa what a babe magnet ;P I got a wagon for my pups...they are one of the best things that have happened to me. I found them a 1 1/2 years ago at the end of a bike ride no less. The best thing cycling has given to me. Some SOB dumped them when they were only 4 months old.

Speaking of which I got 2 free tickets to Europe with the purchase of the car AND 6k off the sticker price. Most people get a free cup of coffee and a full gas tank.
Volvo-its more then just a car, its a dream!

Varoom Varoom Varrrrrrroooooooooooooooooooooom

carbon110 <------- One lucky ass sod
2 "free" tickets?ColnagoFE
Jan 8, 2004 3:14 PM
Just how much does one pay for such a machine. I'm guessing those tickets were not really free after all.
I'll have to test ride it................Len J
Jan 8, 2004 8:05 PM
I'm in the market.

Good luck with it.

Volvo??Babe Magnet???Dave_Stohler
Jan 9, 2004 12:56 AM
Sounds like an oxymoron to me. My old 1978 245 couldn't even get the cop's attention, even going 95 mph!
glad you're proud of thatmohair_chair
Jan 8, 2004 11:39 AM
Reckless NASCAR wannabe punk.


I'll bet my Saturn wagon could beat you.
Its a date!CARBON110
Jan 8, 2004 11:46 AM
ok ok Reckless, I can see you saying that since it is one of the safest cars in America. ""Nascar wannabe"" though? In a Volvo wagon ROFL ! !

cmon from a self-proclaimed smartarse like you, I expected more cunning and wit
cunning and witmohair_chair
Jan 8, 2004 1:30 PM
Didn't you notice I used a similar title and some of the same wording as my post the other day? I thought you would get the joke...

mohair_chair "I think my car is possessed !" 1/6/04 1:41pm
kinda the point amigo -nm-CARBON110
Jan 8, 2004 1:43 PM
Nice ridecmgauch
Jan 8, 2004 12:14 PM
6 speed or auto? Love the blue leather. 300 hp, 300 ft lbs & 4wd. Possessed indeed - who wouldn't be?

If I needed to buy myself a car that would be one of the top contenders. I'm just too cheap, and our '99 V70 wagon is cherry & only has 35k on it. It's slow, but I console myself with good gas milage.
ahhhh another Swedish love affair :DCARBON110
Jan 8, 2004 12:29 PM
Is yours AWD or FW? 6 spd of course hehehe. Blue leather with silver exterior is a good combo and stays clean more then anyother color.

I have a 98 C70 that I love and gets great gas ml. To drive 1100 miles from NC to VT cost me 70$ goin about 80mph most of the way. A 99 wagon with 35k on it is really nice! Do you have the "W" or the "S-E-W" modes on the console? They switched them for some of the 99 models. If you have only the "W" then you have a faster shifting trans. then 98 V70s from what I understnad. I was going to get a 2000 R unil I saw this....the S60R is nice to but who could pass up all that room! Your 99 wagon with seats down has more room then a Discovery,Land cruiser, and anytother car wagon on the market

Remember there are no old Volvos, just new owners =D
Holy smokes!No_sprint
Jan 8, 2004 12:36 PM
Anyone who knows this much about a Volvo is certainly demented!
Jan 8, 2004 12:45 PM
So that's why we get along so well No_Sprint! It's out dementia LOL !

Heres a pic of me in the Mc-Donalds drive through ROFL !
Jan 8, 2004 1:25 PM
Reminds me of doing 145 in my pal's Ruf...

zoom zoom zoom...
Had a '76 242 DL, lime green, 2.0 4 cylinder. Bought it w/250K on the128
Jan 8, 2004 12:54 PM
odo. I put about 150K on it and sold it for $150. What a ride. Cruised nicely on many a road trip.

Speedometer didn't work, nor did the odo or the gas gauge, and the sun roof didn't close all the way so it snowed and rained inside the car. A perfect crumple dent in the left qp where I warded off a druken hit and run (Which led to years of "Hey! I'll pull that dent for you!") at stop lights. And a trunk the size of Rhode Island.

I liked the 850 years.
Bought a '68 144 in '80 with only 20K miles.OldEdScott
Jan 8, 2004 1:52 PM
Drove it till '93, when a teenager on his first solo drive crossed the center line and hit me head on. Totaled the car and nearly me. Nearly 400K on the B18 dual carb (SU) engine at the time. I wept over the car.

Bought an '89 740 ('The brick that looks like a Buick') to replace it. 250K on it, and many peripherals broken, but still sound as a dollar mechanically. I change the oil every couple of years to make sure it stays that way!
That's amazing ED just amazing!CARBON110
Jan 8, 2004 3:04 PM
I can understand your feelings perfectly and Im glad you came out alright. The first car I ever drove was a 1988 240GL that my parents handed down to my brothers and I. We put 320K on it until a Drunk smashed into it in the middle of the day :(

It still had the original clutch if you can believe that. We all learned to drive on it so that makes a HUGE statement LOL !
I never changed the oil128
Jan 9, 2004 5:27 AM
just kept pouring it in!

"The brick that looks like a Buick" lol.
It's earned my love...cmgauch
Jan 8, 2004 1:49 PM
I am impressed by your Volvo knowledge, not to mention envious of your R (give props to the 6 speed). I think Charcoal/blue would be my 1st choice but silver/blue is a very close 2nd. Ours is black/oyster & I couldn't resist adding window tint and an R wing.

I never gave much thought to Volvos in general but they really are well thought out; it fits the needs of our young family quite well. My wife and brother did all the "leg work" on this purchase so I can't take any credit.

Mine is FW and I just have the "w" on the console, which if I understand correctly is the winter start mode (?) I've never needed to use it despite frequent trips from NJ to VT (Mad River Glen) during ski season. I swap the stock alloys for 4 Michelin Arctic Alpins on steel wheels for the winter & have had no issues.

On a hwy trip, if I keep it around 70 w/nothing on the roof, 29-32 mpg is a given. Even with a full load of people and gear inside, a big Thule box & a few bikes up top, @ 80-85 mph, I'll get 25 mpg.

Enjoy your machine,

- Chris
Chris I have a surprise for you............CARBON110
Jan 8, 2004 3:02 PM
I live 8 miles from the bottom of Mad River Glen although I'm atending school in Burlington. If you want some free left tickets let me know :) Be a pleasure. By the way that's my favorite climb!

This is the first winter for my C70 and I am overly impressed with its FWD. It handles as well as my Discovery ever did wihtout any mechanical issues to complain about. Thanks to the new 17inch Hawk-ah-po'h-leet-as
Will you be around 1/24 & 25?cmgauch
Jan 9, 2004 6:53 AM
It would be fun to hook up for some skiing, or kick back w/a beverage or two. We are heading up for our 1st ski trip of the year (sans kids) that weekend. We stay in a house on Schuss pass.
Will you be around 1/24 & 25?CARBON110
Jan 9, 2004 1:23 PM
Consider it done but check the weather forcast then. if its going to be as cold as this week they may close the mountain. Do you want Mad River tickets or Sugarbush? 2 ok?
cold schmoldcmgauch
Jan 9, 2004 2:55 PM
We have my in-laws all set up to watch the kids for us so I'm 99% certain we'll be coming up regardless.

2 tickets would be more than generous - Mad River, of course.

When you have a chance, shoot me an email (cmgauch at so we can nail down the particulars. I don't have internet access at home but I should be here @ work until pretty late tonight.


- Chris
I prefer my street-legal go-kart, thank you:PseuZQ
Jan 8, 2004 1:17 PM
I have no idea how fast it goes, just that it rides like it's on rails, and the roof comes off.

Plus it has bike decals and stuff on the spoiler.

(Note: Always make sure to take pictures of your collector car on trash day.)
I prefer my street-legal go-kart, thank you:No_sprint
Jan 8, 2004 1:27 PM
Yes, sittin' 3 inches off the ground does indeed make for good handling! Don't blow a rod through the block though, you'll be impaled!
Block? What block??Dave_Stohler
Jan 9, 2004 1:04 AM
It's an air-cooled flat-4. It has a crankcase, 4 "jugs", and 2 heads. The rods would go either upward or downward if they broke, but I've never seen one actually go through a Porsche or VW case. Those things are immensely strong.

Trust me-my first 2 cars were air cooled VW's-the second bug had a 914 motor.
914, Oh that takes me back...Marketing Dept
Jan 8, 2004 1:39 PM
I had a 72 Bright Yellow. How I wish I could feel every bump it the road again and watch the semi's pass over me.

Great car, never sell it, NEVER!!!!
Carbon110 for you! Coupla my babes...No_sprint
Jan 8, 2004 1:49 PM
Some of the stuff on each include: Edelbrock headers, SLP Loudmouth, Flowmaster exhaust, Ram air, Eibach springs, KYB, Bilstein all around, SLP suspension and induction, Alpine, JL Audio, MTX, Diamond, Hurst, K&N, Accel ignition, 8.8, Ported MAF ends, ported TBs, Cold Air kits, B&M trans, oil cooling, steering coolers, GDI 3 row rads, Posi.

zoom zoom zoom indeed.

12s and 13s baby. Looks like summer love is in the air for those two. They're both girls. Midnight and Midnight II. :)
No_Sprint WHOA! here's a couple my my babes for you too!CARBON110
Jan 8, 2004 3:20 PM
First let me say, Bravo and you win :P I wouldn't dare to try and keep up with the kinda torque those modest looking American made stealth speed demons put out. I look at them and I feel like I'm looking at a 20 something female with long hair a smart mouth, leather pants and cowboy boots with a shirt that shows just enough to make you want more........But do you have anything like these below? they are two of a kind that broke the mold and attract all the right females when I walk them on the about babe magnets hehehehe :D

working on pics........