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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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Post by EngineeringBloke » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:00 pm

Saw about 60 today. Stopped by the dealer to get a turbo boost pressure sensor screw, after replacing the sensor on my S60 with one for an S60R. Seems to be working, but the screw was rusted and I need a replacement.

On the road I was not counting but think I saw about 3. north of Boston, MA. Usually see a few every trip.

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Post by ZionXIX » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm

Stillwater Oklahoma, I have seen 3 volvos in 6 months. Same 3 volvos.

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Post by ecbsykes » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:29 pm

ZionXIX wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Stillwater Oklahoma, I have seen 3 volvos in 6 months. Same 3 volvos.
Hey there, I'm over in Enid!

I think I have one of maybe 4 Volvos in town here. I've seen a crappy beat up old white V70, a newer V70, and an XC90. Probably more, but that's all I've seen in my 6 months here so far.
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Post by LOB » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:07 pm

In the Norwegian (somewhat wealthy) town where I live there's 100 Tesla for every single Volvo P80 but maybe 50/50 all Volvo's vs Tesla's (electric cars are heavily subsidized by the Norwegian government, no VAT, can be used in buss lanes and no congestion fees). A new V9O T6 is about the same price as a Tesla Model x.
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Post by Rattnalle » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:11 pm

LOB wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:07 pm
In the Norwegian town where I live there's 100 Tesla for every single Volvo P80 but maybe 50/50 all Volvo's vs Tesla's (electric cars are heavily subsidized by the Norwegian government).
Technically regular cars are really really heavily taxed making up for the difference between a model s and a new Volvo. Outcome is the same as subsidies though.

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Post by Ozark Lee » Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm

In my neck of the woods they are a bit more rare. A typical commute I will see F-150, F-150, F-150, F-150, Honda, F-150, F-150, F-150, Toyota, Tahoe, F-150, Silverado, E-250 (with a roll of carpet hanging out the back door), F-150, F-150, Transit Van........ At any given moment there is a good chance there is a F-150 in front of me, clogging up the left lane.

On a typical day with a 30 mile commute on the interstate I see 10 or fewer Volvos and often one is my wife.

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Post by abscate » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:42 pm

I love Tesla but who wants to smell like Musk?
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Post by June » Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:42 pm

Volvo cars are really popular here in Jacksonville and in Tampa as well. I see tons of 2016+ XC90s every day. I have seen pleanty of the new XC40s and even a few 2019 XC60s. I still see classic Volvo every week and pleanty of S80s but fewer and fewer 99-06 S80s, but plenty of the last body style S80, XC60, and S60s.

So I would estimate Volvo has a minimum of 5% market share here. June
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Post by abscate » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:13 pm

Hmmm, June doesn't see any Rs. I wonder why?
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Post by erikv11 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:32 pm

We keep squinting into the rear view mirror, but she's not back there. I wonder why?
'95 854 T5-R, Motronic 4.4, 185k
'96 855 NA, 145k
'98 S70 NA, 220k (living out west)
'98 V70, T5 tune-injectors-turbo, LPT engine, 286k
'06 S60 R, 167k
'99 Camry V6 :shock: 125k
gone: '96 NA 850 210k, '98 NA V70 182k

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