View Full Version : I think I need an intervention

01-26-2008, 10:29 PM
Ever feel like you have a volvo addiction?? Of course you do. Why else would you spend half your waking life thinking about, working on, talking about or driving volvos. So........yeah. I bought another volvo. That makes 4 volvos in my driveway. I need help!!! I scour the Craigslist ads like a crackhead looking for his next fix! Most nights, I actually dream about Volvos. I've owned like 15 volvos in the last 4 years.

OK, on to my latest relapse. I bought this 88' 740 turbo with manual transmission and 178k for $300 today. It needs a new starter......that's it. Starts about 50% of the time and just clicks the other 50%. Everything works, and the motor is really, really strong. Wait a minute dammit!!! I'm doing it again! I'm trying to convince myself that I'm not an addict. What step of recovery is aknowledgement??? Whichever one it is, I'm working on THAT one. What's even worse is that I don't even like 740 sedans! They look a little like friggin' Buicks! I know there are going to be some pissed off people about that last statement, but hey, it's undeniable. They're good cars, I'm just a 240 guy.

Anyways, I don't know. At least my addiction isn't to drugs, alchohol, gambling or prostitutes....................Well....ok.....mayb e I DID have a little problem with that last one, but I'm better now. I swear!!!!:lol::lol::lol::lol:

01-26-2008, 10:32 PM
That red interior is awesome!

01-26-2008, 10:34 PM
Great Success!

01-26-2008, 10:39 PM
Uhhhh.....you guys are totally enabling my addiction right now:)

01-26-2008, 10:43 PM
now go buy a $300 242, and throw that 740 stuff in it! :-)

01-26-2008, 10:49 PM
I actually went to buy it thinking I would strip it for parts, but once I saw it and drove it, I don't know now. It's kinda too nice for that. Everything works, even down to the seat warmers.

01-26-2008, 11:14 PM

01-26-2008, 11:22 PM
Why do you think I am selling my truck right now? It is to fund my Volvo addiction!!

01-26-2008, 11:24 PM
No it's not my car. It's a funny as hell photo of some volvo in Thailand or India or somewhere over there. The crazy thing is, it has at least as many fog lights mounted to the front of it and probably 30-40 little round guages mounted to the dash.....real classy.

01-26-2008, 11:28 PM
Why do you think I am selling my truck right now? It is to fund my Volvo addiction!!

Dude, when you finish that 243, it is going to be the sickest car on the thread IMO. I'm a little biased to 240 wagons, but still. That takes customization to a whole new level beyond most of our projects. Seriously though, I'm looking forward to seeing some more progress on that. Keep pluggin' away.

01-27-2008, 11:36 AM
same addiction Chris_R has. I'm hoping his wife has him sent to rehab. To do my part, I'll nab his wagons.