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Old 04-18-2019, 12:29 AM   #1
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Hey Y'all!

Am a new Volvo owner and just joined the board today. My personal vehicle is an '84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, in which I'm about to break in a new motor I built this weekend, and learned SO MUCH along the way from the Full Size Jeep forums (ifsja.org and fsjnetwork.com).

Anyway, our daily ride was a high-mileage 2006 Mercedes E350 wagon, and the repair costs were astronomical. I think I know my way around a machine a little bit, but just to do the pads in that car you needed a $1000 computer to release the calipers. Long story short, we felt that an older Volvo would hit the spot. Get 20+ MPG, haul stuff, and I can work on it while teaching my better half how to do it.

We picked up a '92 240 wagon, 204,000 miles. Brake hose just went 3 weeks in and was super easy to fix. Was looking around for forums that seem like the ones that have been indispensable for the Jeep, this seems like it.

Anyway, a long way to say 'Nice to meet ya!'

Will be asking mostly questions at first so bear with me. As I get my bearings in Volvoland I hope to be able to contribute a bit.

Thanks to you all for being a part of this!
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:08 AM   #2
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Old 04-18-2019, 08:33 PM   #3
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Welcome. 1992 is a good model year and mileage isn't much of an issue if it was maintained. And yes, you can do nearly anything with a basic hand tool set.
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Old 04-18-2019, 09:57 PM   #4
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Another welcome, you are in the right place!
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Old 04-19-2019, 02:07 PM   #5
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Hey Y'all!

Am a new Volvo owner and just joined the board today. My personal vehicle is an '84 Jeep Grand Wagoneer, in which I'm about to break in a new motor I built this weekend, and learned SO MUCH along the way from the Full Size Jeep forums (ifsja.org and fsjnetwork.com).

Anyway, our daily ride was a high-mileage 2006 Mercedes E350 wagon, and the repair costs were astronomical. I think I know my way around a machine a little bit, but just to do the pads in that car you needed a $1000 computer to release the calipers. Long story short, we felt that an older Volvo would hit the spot. Get 20+ MPG, haul stuff, and I can work on it while teaching my better half how to do it.

We picked up a '92 240 wagon, 204,000 miles. Brake hose just went 3 weeks in and was super easy to fix. Was looking around for forums that seem like the ones that have been indispensable for the Jeep, this seems like it.

Anyway, a long way to say 'Nice to meet ya!'

Will be asking mostly questions at first so bear with me. As I get my bearings in Volvoland I hope to be able to contribute a bit.

Thanks to you all for being a part of this!
The best volvo
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Old 04-20-2019, 05:46 PM   #6
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Welcome. Portland has a strong Volvo following. IPD is at the airport. Local events include the IPD Garage Sale and Volvo’s in the Hood, among others.
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