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Old 07-17-2017, 03:22 PM   #11 (permalink)
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meh.

Volvo has never had a vehicle that appealed to me. Just a media stunt to grab attention.

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Old 07-17-2017, 03:49 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Volvo has never had a vehicle that appealed to me.
Not even the in-your-pocket Volvo 66?


Or the superCivic Volvo 480?


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Old 07-17-2017, 05:00 PM   #13 (permalink)
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that is the first time I have seen pics of those models....so...nope, not a one.
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I had two Volvos, and loved them both. First one was ugly, but my 2001 S40 was pretty enough.

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Old 07-17-2017, 08:11 PM   #15 (permalink)
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I had two Volvos, and loved them both. First one was ugly, but my 2001 S40 was pretty enough.
I prefer the first one!

I wouldn't turn down one of these:



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1983 Volvo LCP 2000

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Volvo set itself stringent targets for the LCP 2000's specification: It must weigh no more than 700 kilograms (1,543 pounds), accommodate a minimum of two people, and use under 4 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers--58.8 mpg or better.
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I always wanted the 121 version of your first image.
However my dream Volvo was always the PV544 like this one.
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my dream Volvo was always the PV544 like this one.
I still see those at old car shows once in a while, but never seen a red one. Mostly black, white or blue.

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