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Old 11-29-2017, 12:28 PM   #26
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Any of you guys like any new cars out there?
Of course. I love the Mercedes CLA45 AMG. I am waiting on the next one and if it is what I think it will be, I may buy one. 400 HP and a 26 pound boost, yes please. Or a used Maserati Granturismo.

I like cars with you know, 8 airbags, crumple zones, modern crash test scores, modern technology, etc.

I am not going to drive my family around in a car from the 80s, or 90s. A hobby is one thing, but safety is another.
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:21 PM   #27
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Any of you guys like any new cars out there?
The two sprinters (2015,2016)at work are amazing vehicles.
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Old 11-29-2017, 01:26 PM   #28
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The two sprinters (2015,2016)at work are amazing vehicles.
Rusted yet? Even in your area i've seen rust all around them.
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Old 11-29-2017, 03:55 PM   #29
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Any of you guys like any new cars out there?
Don't try and go and change the subject on us now - No, you are not normal.
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Old 11-29-2017, 06:05 PM   #30
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I really like the BMW 2 series
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Old 11-30-2017, 12:35 AM   #31
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If you still have the wagon in a few months i might come check it out. I think its priced accordingly if its all in decent order.
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Old 11-30-2017, 02:30 PM   #32
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Sounds good. I may make my way down there soon too. I lived in Raleigh for a number of years and keep meaning to catch up with friends. It's a great car!
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Old 11-30-2017, 08:24 PM   #33
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Old 12-02-2017, 06:18 PM   #34
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Any of you guys like any new cars out there?
Really have no interest in anything new. Old school here and bells & whistles don't really impress me. Just don't care about that stuff.
Not dd'ing the 145 or 854T anymore but am using a 16-year old S40.
Yea, I'm "cutting edge".
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Old 12-05-2017, 04:06 AM   #35
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not necessarily true. this is the coast that actually used them as cop cars.

$2000 - $3000 seems to be the sweet spot for nice drivers around here. you can get more than that but as you're finding out, it takes time.
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This - having been born and raised on the east coast I concur. When I was a wee sprat and canvassed for a nuclear freeze group back in the 80s we always delighted in the heavy Volvo neighborhoods.

Point being there were plenty sold on the East Coast - just be patient if you want your price. Otherwise change accordingly.

And as for normal - hell no. But who wants to be. Bought my first 144 on Nantucket back in the late 80s and have driven no brand since with a couple of rare exceptions.

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Old 12-05-2017, 08:23 PM   #36
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I have a feeling you would get a bit more interest in at least one of your cars if you moved the M47 into the wagon.

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Any of you guys like any new cars out there?
Not particularly. The death of the manual is only the tip of the iceberg; the worst thing apart from that is needing specialized expensive software/hardware to do simple tasks.

This was already my least favorite thing about owning an 850, which is by no means a modern car nowadays.
Have fun trying to find out that your check engine light is on because the hose leading to the EVAP charcoal canister (cleaning up emissions) has a hole in it and that your car isn't about to catch fire, and your turbo's not about to explode.

The closest I've seen in recent years to a car that I actually like (and no, I've not driven one so I am not sure I'd actually like it) is probably one of those overpriced Mercedes G series, which aesthetically reminds me of my family's old '65 Jeep CJ5 from the outside (picture taken in 2004):

Too bad it's so expensive and computerized inside.

But if I were to buy a new car it'd be a 245 to replace my 244. I'd like yours a lot more if it were literally any other colour, though... I don't know why, but I really don't like that brown. Back when I drove an 850 GLT, I turned down an 850 T-5 wagon primarily because of the paint color. Also, if I got it the first thing I'd do would be to swap the tranny.
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:07 PM   #37
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I mean it when I say that I was literally thinking the same thing at the same time.
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I mean it when I say that I was literally thinking the same thing at the same time.
Referring to the transmission swap?
Or everything else?
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Old 12-05-2017, 09:24 PM   #39
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Old 12-05-2017, 11:37 PM   #40
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I do admire how clean both these cars are, for sure.
If I weren't a poor college student, I'd probably buy the wagon off of you to do my own swap, and maybe get a re-paint.
I think a swap would be good. I've read, but not confirmed, that the automatics got a slightly different diff. than the wagon, so if you want it to stay "stock," I'd probably swap the diff as well. Apparently it improves fuel economy, at the expense of a little bit of fun factor.

Let me know if this isn't true, because it's total hear-say.
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:03 AM   #41
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3.31 manual vs 3.73 auto

unless you're obsessed with hyper-miling cross country, it really wouldn't be worth the trouble to swap the diff

the steeper ratio is more useful in every other driving situation
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Old 12-06-2017, 12:20 AM   #42
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Ok natural next question... anyone have the step by step for me?
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Old 12-09-2017, 02:57 PM   #43
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My only question is what wheels are on the sedan?
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Old 12-09-2017, 03:39 PM   #44
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Scorpious. They came on the Classic and SE models as well as being a factory option in other years.
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Old 12-09-2017, 05:45 PM   #45
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Ok natural next question... anyone have the step by step for me?
Take @ $3K and both cars down to your local old school indie Volvo mechanic.

If there are any left in your area.

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Scorpious. They came on the Classic and SE models as well as being a factory option in other years.
Thank you, I really like the look of mesh wheels on the bricks. They look like they'd be 14" though, which kinda sucks. I'm looking for a good set of 16" wheels in the 5x108 bp.
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Old 12-09-2017, 10:39 PM   #47
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I would look at some of the 780 Bertone rims.
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God damn those Multi-Xs look amazing. Even though they're 15" and not 16", they'd still ook great on my brick. I think I just found the wheels I want to get.
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Old 12-10-2017, 08:50 PM   #50
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'Cause 16" rimpz are made for toys
I want 'em real thick and juicy
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