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The How "Volvo" is your area? Fun poll

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
1997 - 2000 S70, S70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70, V70 AWD
1997 - 2000 V70-XC
1997 - 2004 C70

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Re: The How "Volvo" is your area? Fun poll

Post by pgoes » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:50 am

Around here (Marin Co. CA) I think there are more Teslas than Volvos. Almost all of the Volvos I see are XC90's, tho I'm starting to notice a few new V60 wagons.


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Post by mrbrian200 » Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:10 pm

Expanding on my earlier comment, the city of Elkhart IN has more millionaires per capita than any other city in the country. Has to do with being the center of the RV industry. Quite a bit of their supply chain are locally based companies. Nearby South Bend/Mishawaka/Granger mini metropolis has Notre Dame and a lot more people than you might ever think ride the train 80 miles to work in downtown Chicago (there's a commuter rail line with the end of the line at South Bend). Why there isn't a Volvo dealer in the neighborhood is sort of puzzling. The area is much more 'well to do' than a couple nearby city ADIs that do have dealers (Ft. Wayne, Kalamazoo).



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Post by E Showell » Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:29 pm

That depends. You comin' to my driveway?


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'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (soon to be for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected)
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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Post by BEJinFbk » Fri Jan 11, 2019 7:24 pm

Fairbanks lost it’s dealership a good 20 years ago.
The only one in the state still perseveres in Anchorage.
Surprisingly, the friendly folks at Ft Wainwright and
Eielson AFB churn through with some pretty cool rigs!
A lotta XC90’s, P2’s, even the occaisional V70 R. :)

Not to many P80’s or 700/900s around any more, but
still a few ever-dependable 240’s that just keep on rolling!


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Post by IslandV70 » Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:17 am

Well I haven't gone and counted, but the Annapolis MD area is very Volvo-fied. Here and New England are probably their best markets. Old Money New Englanders probably fight over rusty 240s.



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Re: The How "Volvo" is your area? Fun poll

Post by abscate » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:02 am

Trying to get this back into data mode.

Please count cars in between Volvo sightings and give back data here, maybe 10 data points and your locale

Raw Volvo counts aren't useful in this context


1 SWMBO for 30 years
2 Volvos
3 VWs
4 Careers
5 cats/dogs/gears
6 Perfect Ladies in waiting
7 Drivers
8 Boats- with a big pointy metal thing on top

1999 V70 T5M 56 2005 V70 NA M56 VWs BMW

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Post by E Showell » Sun Jan 13, 2019 6:47 am

Pretty common in North Jersey, plus a bunch of dealerships. Kundert Volvo up in Bergen County,
Ramsey Volvo, Prestige in East Hanover, Smythe in Summit, Bridgewater Volvo, Volvo of Edison and Princeton Volvo. I doubt the furthest of those is more than 50 miles from me. Seems most popular models are S60s, Cross Countrys and the SUV models -- XC60s and older XC90s, although I see a few of the newer XC90s. Proximity to NYC and Philly and the highish salary jobs they throw off, make Volvo a competitive vehicle option around here. Plus, as noted, plentiful dealer support.


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Post by wizechatmgr » Sun Jan 13, 2019 5:33 pm

I once saw 4 in the same driveway in Delmar... =) I think there may even be photographic evidence available...


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Post by E Showell » Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:28 am

Counted 22 on my 44 mile commute to work this a.m. Some were parked and that doesn't count the one I was driving.


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'99 V70 NA FWD Auto, dark blue (soon to be for sale)
'99 S70 NA FWD Auto, black (sold and resurrected)
'07 S80 3.2 FWD Auto, Barents Blue Metallic
'06 V70 R AWD Auto, Sonic Blue Metallic
'04 XC70 Ruby Red Metallic

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Re: The How "Volvo" is your area? Fun poll

Post by xHeart » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:22 am

All XC70 moms are now XC90 moms. Soccer moms with Lexis & Infiniti, LR traded for XC90.
New soccer dads finding refuge driving Suburu Outback -- confused at best.


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