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I'm starting to love my car.

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1992 - 1997 850, 850 R, 850 T5-R, 850 T5, 850 GLT
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

Post by misha »

utilityaudio wrote:...personally I like the look of this car without a spoiler so I probably won't add one...
It's your choice but....are you sure?
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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Yeah, he's sure

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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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:mrgreen:
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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misha wrote:
utilityaudio wrote:...personally I like the look of this car without a spoiler so I probably won't add one...
It's your choice but....are you sure?
yeah, pretty sure...
there's no good way to put this, but the spoiler reminds me too much of my parents '95 mercury tracer...
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(not their actual car, just as close as I could find on google)

HOWEVER:
I did see someone today with a prancing moose decal, and I gotta say that's now on my list.
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But...moose is not acceptable without a spoiler. :mrgreen:
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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misha wrote:But...moose is not acceptable without a spoiler. :mrgreen:
well then I'll either have to be unacceptablly Moosed, or forego the decal :lol:
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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I knew the feeling of love at first sight with this beauty....My first car as well.
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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Sigh, all these beautiful cars...

We don't even have mudflaps... :(
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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I love mine from the day i bought it.That love lasts for last 17 years and i love it the same:
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Other cars comes & goes,but this one stays.
'97 850 2.5 20v / fully equipped / Motronic 4.4 from the factory / upgraded with S,V,C,XC70 instrument cluster / polar white wagon
'91 Citroen XM 2.0 SI /fully equipped/mandarine red metallic
History of Volvos in the family:
'71 144 S
'73 144 De Luxe
'78 244 DL
'78 244 DL
'79 244 GLE
'85 340 GLS
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Re: I'm starting to love my car.

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Driving a 20 year old car with a flat depreciation curve and no new car payment will get you into a house a lot faster than leasing the latest fashion in automotive world...well done..
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