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Old 01-30-2010, 12:56 AM
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This IS a Joke right? I have read the posts a few times and everyone is really being good at playing along. I mean trading a Z06 for a fricking VOLVO! and actually admitting it on a Corvette forum? I am rapidly approaching social security, but this is hilarious even to an old fart like me! Being a biker I have a Volvo tee shirt and other bikers get the humor but some auto folks don't (hint: Volvo drivers are the most incompetent and dangerous drivers on the road, and if you ride a motorcycle you know that first hand, yah yah, dey are safe cars). If this IS NOT a joke, then modest apology and, um, enjoy your golden years or something like that...........

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Old 01-30-2010, 01:04 AM
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A Volvo? Really? Come on man, you could have at least gotten a Camaro with snow tires or something like that.
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:44 AM
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all that talk of volvos and hybrids.... how did u end up in a vette in the first place? i just bought my C5 and we havent really had a good snow storm to test it out in, but ive always driven Camaros Trans Ams and Mustangs all year round here in jersey..
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Old 01-30-2010, 07:27 AM
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Enjoy

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Old 01-30-2010, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by c2vette64 View Post
This IS a Joke right? I have read the posts a few times and everyone is really being good at playing along. I mean trading a Z06 for a fricking VOLVO! and actually admitting it on a Corvette forum? I am rapidly approaching social security, but this is hilarious even to an old fart like me! Being a biker I have a Volvo tee shirt and other bikers get the humor but some auto folks don't (hint: Volvo drivers are the most incompetent and dangerous drivers on the road, and if you ride a motorcycle you know that first hand, yah yah, dey are safe cars). If this IS NOT a joke, then modest apology and, um, enjoy your golden years or something like that...........
I am hard core Vette for over 30 years. On #20 now. I also own Volvo's for family car's. Not quite getting what would make Volvo drivers incompetent and dangerous? How are Volvo drivers different from general public? I can tell you this much, when driving the Vette, especially out west, you could probablly make the case that I am driving dangerously!
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Old 01-30-2010, 08:19 AM
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Originally Posted by christopher04z06 View Post
Signing off.

I sold my 2004 Z06 and bought a Volvo S40 T5 AWD. The Corvette is a wonderful sports car but it was just too impractical living in the snow belt of the US.
I know that feeling. I had a 2006 Infiniti G35 coupe that was the worst car I've ever driven in the snow. It was an awesome car, but scared the pants off of me every time the roads got the slightest bit slippery. I traded it in on a 2007 TrailBlazer SS AWD, which goes anywhere in the snow. Good luck with the Volvo. They're very nice cars.
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Old 01-30-2010, 10:48 AM
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Sell Vette for a Volvo???? I'd rather eat a bullet......but good luck!
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Old 01-30-2010, 11:25 AM
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Not quite getting what would make Volvo drivers incompetent and dangerous? How are Volvo drivers different from general public?
I agree
Modern Volvos are no different than any other modern car...drivers of Volvos are probably just like drivers of Audis.
And although I agree that the old Volvos were ugly boxes on wheels, the new ones arn't half bad.
S40 (slightly modded):

SC90 concept:


And the new Noble M600 is Volvo powered, with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8!

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Originally Posted by flaagan View Post


You'll be back. They always come back.
Now that is funny....
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Originally Posted by Indy View Post
I agree
Modern Volvos are no different than any other modern car...drivers of Volvos are probably just like drivers of Audis.
And although I agree that the old Volvos were ugly boxes on wheels, the new ones arn't half bad.
S40 (slightly modded):

SC90 concept:


And the new Noble M600 is Volvo powered, with a 4.4-liter twin-turbo V8!

The middle picture looks like a Mercury Cougar...
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Old 01-30-2010, 12:59 PM
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Originally Posted by fastfun View Post
dangerous? How are Volvo drivers different from general public?
Pretty much common knowledge and a running joke in the motorcycle community. Be interesting to see what the Chinese do with the brand now that they have bought Volvo.

”The connotation that if it's a Volvo, it's gonna get in your way and negatively impact your safety is so strong that the company is actively working to dispel the stigma associated with their cars.”

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...volvo%20driver

http://hubpages.com/hub/Volvo-Driver...-are-Dangerous

http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...437351010.html

http://www.blinman.com/volvos.htm

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...1035743AA6FW0w

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Originally Posted by c2vette64 View Post
Pretty much common knowledge and a running joke in the motorcycle community.

”The connotation that if it's a Volvo, it's gonna get in your way and negatively impact your safety is so strong that the company is actively working to dispel the stigma associated with their cars.”

http://www.urbandictionary.com/defin...volvo%20driver

http://hubpages.com/hub/Volvo-Driver...y-are-Dangerou
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http://www.theage.com.au/articles/20...437351010.html

http://www.blinman.com/volvos.htm

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/in...1035743AA6FW0w
I never thought about it, But these links clearly put it into perspective...
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