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Old 01-06-2010, 04:35 PM
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Hi everyone,

My husband and I just purchased a 1983 Volvo 240GL Wagon to replace our 1985 Toyota Land Cruiser. We like older cars that are reliable and easy to work on. My husband and I decided to sell the FJ60 for several reasons: Primarily, it is a stick shift and I can't drive it:-); It only gets 15MPG:-(; When we go skiing, we've been riding with friends that own a Subaru Legacy AWD.

Our past Volvos:

1966 122S
1980 244 Diesel

We expect to use the 240GL for around town errands with occasional weekend camping trips. The reason we selected the wagon is to haul supplies for our ongoing restoration of our 100 yr old Craftsman home. We also have an 80 pound dog (Boxer) that is hard on the leather seats in our Mercedes E300 Turbodiesel. The dog gets really dirty when we take him to the off-leash area in the Sunol Wilderness Area. One of the first items we need to add is a heavy-duty dog barrier that will confine him in the cargo area.

My husband is an engineer and is replacing ball joints, tie rod ends, bushings and motor mounts this weekend. We have an appointment for new tires and alignment Monday. He works for a start-up company so I do all the on-line research for all our vehicles and hobbies. The car has 189k miles now and we expect to drive it until oil consumption becomes a problem. At that point, my hubby wants to swap in an Audi 5 cylinder turbo diesel. The body, interior and chassis are sound and there is no rust anywhere. The vehicle has been well maintained, garage kept and spent its whole life in California. There is a sticker on the rear window that indicates the vehicle was delivered in Sweden under the Tourist Program.

Happy New Year,

Old 01-06-2010, 04:44 PM
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Old 01-06-2010, 07:18 PM
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Very Cool........ Keep that sticker on the car, it just makes it that more intresting of a car. Now why would you put in an Audi motor? I would just rework the motor already on there.
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Old 03-22-2018, 09:30 PM
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Smile Hello! New Member here...

Well, after 35 years I totaled my first car, my beloved Jeep Wrangler which suited my lifestyle at the Delaware Beaches just fine. I will use another 4X4 I own for the sand and bought a very clean 1999 S80 from a client of mine who is, unfortunately, losing his ability to drive due to eyesight. I am his insurance agent so I know he has not ever had an accident with the car. It just rolled over 100K miles on it, and I put about 5,000 miles a year on her. He took excellent care of her, only owner, and I have all the records and will stick with the same mechanic. I put a new headliner in her and new tires and so far that's been it! I haven't had a Volvo since my 1996 850 Turbo Wagon, bought new, which was a magnet for speeding tickets and destroyer of Pirelli tires (but fun to drive!) I hope this older girl lasts me a long time and to learn to take care of her well. So happy to find this forum!
Old 12-09-2018, 05:38 AM
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Hello Forum members. I own a 2010 XC60 T6 and my wife owns a 2011 S60 T6. I also own a WJ Jeep Grand Cherokee and a GWM Steed 5 Double cab.
Old 04-28-2019, 10:08 AM
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Hi guys! Just bought a 2007 xc90 v8 a couple of days ago. All black with factory chrome wheels, it really is a nice looking ride! It does have some problems though but nothing I cant handle! Experience with forums in the past with other vehicles has never been that pleasant but I am hoping this time is different!
Old 04-28-2019, 10:43 AM
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Hi there WELCOME! I am newguy too
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