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P80 esoterica thread

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P80 esoterica thread

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:00 pm

Post your P80 Volvo weird things here, don’t forget things thattherapy has successfully brought you to accept as normal....
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by abscate » Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:01 pm

After you fill the tank, the miles to empty function ramps up at about 5 miles Per second until it reaches the full tank reading of 505 miles on my car
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by ZionXIX » Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:52 pm

Dash squeak is a feature, not a problem
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by abscate » Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:00 am

What use is a coffee cup holder that dumps your coffee when you open the console?
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by Clemens » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:14 am

ZionXIX wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 9:52 pm
Dash squeak is a feature, not a problem
True!
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by Clemens » Wed Apr 10, 2019 4:20 am

All the weird squaking and knocking sounds that come from under the car once in a while (or mile) just proof that the suspension is still there.
A new Lexus wouldn´t give me that feedback, so this is a feature as well ...
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by Fiodor » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:24 am

My door panels only need 2 clips to stay in place.
The fact that the rear hatch needs to be pushed down hard to lock is just a way to test my strength.
My warning lights aren't in sync with the dash board turn signals but that's just to remind me that nothing is perfect and it's okay
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by ZionXIX » Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:44 am

A will to survive like no other vehicle. Drove for several miles without oil....twice....in the same day. Survived a tornado and started right up after sitting exposed to the elements for 2 years.

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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by bmdubya1198 » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:35 am

Having to slam the tailgate multiple times to get it to properly latch is just an exercise. My Volvo just wants to keep me active!
2000 V70R Venetian Red/Charcoal M56 Swapped 195k
2003 S60 2.4T Silver/Black 112k
2007 XC90 V8 AWD Sport Titanium Grey/Black 166k
1991 944 Turbo Dark Green/Beige 173k
1992 245 Base White/Beige 249k
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Re: P80 esoterica thread

Post by Fiodor » Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:45 am

bmdubya1198 wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:35 am
Having to slam the tailgate multiple times to get it to properly latch is just an exercise. My Volvo just wants to keep me active!
I think it's a way of life, a personal religion, teaches perseverance and keeps the body in shape
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