MVS Volvo Forum user wheeler000 started up a good discussion today about his S70, and how he’s hooked. so we reflected on 1992-2000 Volvo Family
“I finally realized today that despite my constant worrying about the Volvo, the fact that things rattle and shake and get stuck and go out of whack and there always seems to be some part that cost as much as a used Honda Civic to repair going bad on it, and it seems to be such a hodgepodge of parts, part Italian part Japanese part Swedish, and God only knows how it all works together, and the fact that the aluminum engine is constantly subject to a bad tensioner bearing or something destroying the whole thing, and that it is in general every bit as finicky as a high end BMW and not nearly as pretty… that I love it and all that stuff has somehow become a source of pride. I feel like I must protect it from those who would not keep it running. My baby ain’t going to no junk yard.”
I think the front fender/quarterpanel makes the car, visually. I finally put my finger on it while staring at my 850 one day recently. The wheel arch, the fender flare, the slope that meets the hood — there wasn’t a better shape in all of the 1990s automotive design IMHO. The lower the car, the more this gorgeous shape is pronounced.
Post by wheeler000 » Mon Mar 11, 2013 1:03 pmDon’t get me wrong I think she’s pretty. I was thinking of the 1985 BMW 635 CSI when I said that. I dare you to show me a prettier car that doesn’t have a Ferrari logo on it somewhere. But I’m really happy with the way my ball the looks.