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MrBill
03-22-2011, 10:33 PM
On the way to work today I saw this. I work at a Naval Air Station so I guess he was a foreign national? I thought it was an Isuzu Impulse at first :lol:

I drove up next to him, he looked and me and my car and just looked away. So i guess he isn't a Volvo enthusiast :-(

http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z239/Misterbill_17/IMAG0047.jpg
http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z239/Misterbill_17/IMAG0044.jpg

740tankDriver
03-22-2011, 10:40 PM
I drove up next to him, he looked and me and my car and just looked away. So i guess he isn't a Volvo enthusiast :-(

:lol:

gear whine
03-22-2011, 10:42 PM
mad bangin! 480!

saw this in jersey by my parents house...92 245
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/really_gay/0319111628.jpg

MrBill
03-23-2011, 08:25 AM
:lol:

yeah fail.

500dollar744ti
03-23-2011, 08:33 AM
i've never seen a 480 in the states, the only 340 i've ever seen is that piece of crap at crazy rays.

pretty cool though.

Funkee
03-23-2011, 08:43 AM
especially a RHD is fairly odd in the US i guess, also would explain the yellow UK plate behind the Maryland plate

GMS
03-23-2011, 08:50 AM
480s are really ugly cars imo :/ Not the best from volvo..

VQ
03-23-2011, 09:16 AM
Mechanically they were a renault. So yeah, fail, but they were what the C30 is now, with the big rear window.

Mesoam
03-23-2011, 09:38 AM
Mechanically they were a renault. So yeah, fail, but they were what the C30 is now, with the big rear window.

except C30's can be quite good looking hatches...and the 480 is just ugly

aibast
03-23-2011, 09:55 AM
I have owned one 480 turbo and its engine is stronger than a redblock is. Weak part is everything else around it :-P And they handle realy great, but if you need to work on it you have to be a mad man. I think the enginears who designed this thing where high or something, thinks are just out right stupid and idiotic. But still, it was a fun car to drive...

On the looks it's something that gets your attention, you love it of hate it - it just doesn't leave you with no opinion.

towerymt
03-23-2011, 10:30 AM
Looks like a Virginia plate?

That is not cool. Perhaps the sighting of a horrible car is cool. Should have made a cash offer of around $500. You know what I mean. IOE contender ($1501 in nickels).

Hootbot
03-23-2011, 10:40 AM
480s are really ugly cars imo :/ Not the best from volvo..

Actually 240s and 740s are considered ugly and boxy by the majority of people, most people would prefer the 480.

Breadbox
03-29-2011, 10:06 PM
mad bangin! 480!

saw this in jersey by my parents house...92 245
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d187/really_gay/0319111628.jpg

Don Beyer is in Bethesda, MD. One of 3 Volvo dealers within 15 miles of each other.

gear whine
03-29-2011, 10:14 PM
Don Beyer is in Bethesda, MD. One of 3 Volvo dealers within 15 miles of each other.

don beyer is actually in falls church, VA , where 500dollarmatt works, that was the point of posting that picture.

CoconutLeah
03-29-2011, 10:56 PM
i'd **** my pants if i saw that!

740tankDriver
03-29-2011, 11:02 PM
i'd **** my pants if i saw that!

really?

ElBertoPolvo
03-29-2011, 11:51 PM
dude, i'd drive the ish outta that thing......

FlyingTog
03-29-2011, 11:55 PM
i'd **** my pants if i saw that!

Someone should tell that guy to drive through Philly this weekend. :rofl:

towerymt
03-30-2011, 12:59 AM
i'd **** my pants if i saw that!
You'd have to. You can no longer stance your pants at the sight of an unusual Volvo.

Ansel+
03-30-2011, 02:15 AM
I love to hella<j>flush my pants when I see cool volvos.

CaptainTonus
03-30-2011, 02:29 AM
Wow, that's a crazy sighting in the US! I only just learned about these cars the other day, so it's sort of coincidental for me to read this.

WindowsBreakerG4
03-30-2011, 03:26 AM
There are 2 at carlsen that live there it seems. I suspect they put dealer plates on them when they want to drive them

bjorny
03-30-2011, 03:31 AM
480s are cool. my little brother had a turbo that he bought for 400 euros and prepared it for racing. stripped the interior bare, rollcage, removed the cat, 3" exhaust from front to back, bigger turbo and chipped. it was UNDRIVABLE but huge fun.

blkaplan
03-30-2011, 11:29 AM
I think 480s look really good. especially with turbo trim w/ egg crate grilles