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21:09
June 30, 2011


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That's such a shame – we're sorry the Vel Satis 2.2 had to go! But if it makes your life happier and easier in the long-run, it's the right thing to happen. All the best with your Volvo!

We'll make a note of OCZ8887 and add it to Luke's old 2.2 which reappeared on eBay with a different mileage stated, the resurfaced again I think.

Have a good holiday next week.

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21:35
June 30, 2011


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Vel Haggis I am sorry to hear that, but I congratulate you on your Volvo.  After a Renault I would have a Volvo every time, I have a huge soft spot for them.  I've had a 740, two 940s, a 440 and a V40.  All fantastic cars, and I can't heap enough praise at the marque.  Next on the list is an S80.

Reg has been noted – thank you.  Must have originally been an NI car!

22:27
June 30, 2011


Rosic

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Oh well it is not a good news… :(

Anyway hearing that Im afraid about my car as well, but from the other hand… I feel quite sure about it, and I have that peace in mind, that wherever and whenever i want, Vel will just take me.

Maybe (touch wood) Im just lucky.

Volvos are ok, I like them. Solid piece of engineering.

22:37
June 30, 2011


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R9UKE said:

Vel Haggis I am sorry to hear that, but I congratulate you on your Volvo.  After a Renault I would have a Volvo every time, I have a huge soft spot for them.  I've had a 740, two 940s, a 440 and a V40.  All fantastic cars, and I can't heap enough praise at the marque.  Next on the list is an S80.

Reg has been noted – thank you.  Must have originally been an NI car!

 

I've had 3 360s up to a fantastic 360GLT 2.0fi that I got at 90k and kept until 175k. A crappy 340, 2 S40s an S70 and an amazing 850tdi that was still running well at 237,000 miles! We looked at an S80 recently but found we couldn't get on with a saloon boot. Plus it was a bit careworn and we didn't want to trade across for something with more potential gremlins. I've ridden in S80 exec taxis from Dublin airport a couple of times and the space in the back is mental!

 

I know it could be argued that Volvo are now Ford. People still buy Fords and the marque has been increasing in cachet with the Focus and the Titanium badged cars of late.

06:14
July 1, 2011


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Sad to read about this…but I think a sensible decision was made. Like poker – knowing when the right time to fold is the key Laugh  I too love Volvos. A sweet 2.0 litre turbo S80 would be lovely if I ever lost the Vel.  But I always buy petrol. Its just me Wink

22:22
July 1, 2011


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Sad to hear of your saga, Vel Haggis, but definitely sounds like the right decision.

I had a Volvo 240 for six years and loved it. Impeccably mannered car! 

I bought it from my usual motor engineer, who is not a car dealer, but had bought this one from someone as it was a good car. The other partner in the business said to me "that's a five-year car", meaning I'd get that length of time out of it though it was already relatively old. I got six years, then sold it to a colleague as a runaround. I had been told at the MOT that by the following year it would need a LOT of welding underneath, and I explained that to my colleague and her partner, and they were fine with it as they were just looking for a runaround for a while.  They loved it, and got the best part of a year out of it.  Jackie said to me that her grandchildren loved it too and used to say "can we go out to play in the car granny?".

 

One thing I did notice (by way of the contrast after I parted with it) was the respect and wide berth given to Volvo 240 drivers. I found that other drivers would always give way! Perhaps because the 240 looked impressive, and perhaps because its reputation for solidity made people think their car would be flattened if they tangled with mine!

 

After the Volvo 240 I had a Saab 9000, which was supposed to be a bit of a "prestige" car, but which I did not particularly like – everything about the Volvo just seemed better designed, and I felt the same about the Safrane that followed the Saab.  I  guess I had a similar experience with my Saab 9000 to what you've had with your VS, Vel Haggis. One thing after another going wrong, and more off the road than on it, to the point that one day (when the auto transmission was starting to go) I said right, that's it, no further with this car.

I'm sure you will enjoy your Volvo, Vel Haggis.

22:41
July 1, 2011


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dboyce said:  

One thing I did notice (by way of the contrast after I parted with it) was the respect and wide berth given to Volvo 240 drivers. I found that other drivers would always give way! Perhaps because the 240 looked impressive, and perhaps because its reputation for solidity made people think their car would be flattened if they tangled with mine!

 

In the mid 90s I saw a Huntingdon Bus T-bone a 240 saloon when the Volvo appeared to have turned right out of a side road into its path. The front of the bus was a right old mess! The 240 looked like it would drive away!

 

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