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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby nlcrane » Sun May 16, 2021 7:05 pm

Elsa_jag wrote:
donkeyotty wrote:
katar83 wrote:I thought these Volvo's are as easy as a 40 to figure out?

Not this one...... temperature related poor cold start and other issues as well so after 10 years of ownership it’s time for it to go. I am just fed up with it and need a change.


Find a tidy 850T5R to replace it with :twisted:


My Volvo 850 T5 was the best car I ever had and I still miss it even with a mint XJ40 in the garage and a V70 parked outside. Way back when Volvo still made Volvos, the modern day Au Pairs leave a lot to be desired.
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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby katar83 » Mon May 17, 2021 8:06 pm

Funny how Jaguar owners tend to like Volvos too, I've owned 440 in the past and loved it and keep looking at 480s every now and then :)
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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby pimgmx » Mon May 17, 2021 8:17 pm

katar83 wrote:...and keep looking at 480s...

A black '89 Turbo was one of my very first cars: nimble, great ride and very comfy!

Key downside are its electronics: if you believe our Jags require degremlinisation in the electronics department, think again... ;)
(ECU and some of the main connectors in the front wheel well, what could possibly go wrong with that setup? :roll: )

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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby NMV 1E » Tue May 18, 2021 6:24 am

katar83 wrote:Funny how Jaguar owners tend to like Volvos too, I've owned 440 in the past and loved it and keep looking at 480s every now and then :)


I've had four Volvo's too ! Three 7 Series and a 9 Series, all Estates. Back in the day when they were still "Volvos", made (hewn) from Granite ... I can remember, with a smile, the number of times when some "chancer" would "nose" their way out from a side turning, see what was coming, think better of it and reverse .... :)
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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby nlcrane » Wed May 19, 2021 12:18 pm

When I was still working I had a project in Madrid and used to travel in my 850 T5 estate backwards and forwards, some 550 clicks each way. Speed, comfort a real joy to drive. On one trip on the lonely stretch from Zaragoza to Lerida, I had some young numbnut in his Golf GTI alongside me until I left him at 225 kph, probably thinking what does the old guy in the Au Pair estate have under the bonnet. Obviously his “go faster stripes” failed him on that occasion.
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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby XJ40 Paul » Wed May 19, 2021 5:23 pm

nlcrane wrote: I had some young numbnut in his Golf GTI alongside me until I left him at 225 kph, probably thinking what does the old guy in the Au Pair estate have under the bonnet. Obviously his “go faster stripes” failed him on that occasion.

:D Nice one :D
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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby Rory » Tue Jun 08, 2021 7:36 pm

Well it's not quite gone...
But it is sad that the forum has nearly disappeared... :(
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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby donkeyotty » Tue Jun 08, 2021 9:09 pm

Rory wrote:Well it's not quite gone...
But it is sad that the forum has nearly disappeared... :(

I think it is only a matter of time, too many people been banging their heads on walls for too long.......
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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby abercanadian » Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:38 am

I guess they'll all drive away in their damn Volvos :lol:

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Re: Sad, very sad

Postby 752120 » Wed Jun 09, 2021 5:44 am

I sincerely hope not Larry....
:lol: :lol:


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