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twisztdauthorit
09-29-2007, 06:09 PM
ok heres another one of these threads...

I found an alright volvo wagon.
My previous volvo ****** but it was a ride none the less.. this one is 6 years newer and its a wagon

http://images.craigslist.org/01010901040201030620070927448c7d4da60068fa4500043d .jpg

so you guys think i can work an ideal box into that trunk?

Havent bought it yet. its got 160k miles but **** its a volvo...

RAM_Designs
09-29-2007, 06:11 PM
are you 72 years old?

twisztdauthorit
09-29-2007, 06:13 PM
hey volvos can be cool cars...
my friend has the
850 special edition
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s8/felipe850/01-2.jpg
its pretty **** fast for a box car

Rich B
09-29-2007, 06:14 PM
Should be as good as a small SUV for bass.

Those are good reliable cars.

twisztdauthorit
09-29-2007, 06:17 PM
i was looking for a car with good mpg that can be quite fast but also suv's with nice space in the back.. its a 2 in 1

with some compromise that is. Id have to drop some engine mods in for sure and maybe a rebuild.

sue bee
09-29-2007, 06:19 PM
the volvo r is soooooo nice. only volvo i would buy, aside from the xc, which i love a lot also.

W8 a minute
09-29-2007, 07:06 PM
Volvo wagons are hot. Drop it, tint it, add some wheels.:D

twisztdauthorit
09-29-2007, 07:30 PM
Volvo wagons are hot. Drop it, tint it, add some wheels.:D

that would be the plan ;)
and a nice big box in the back hehe.

anyone know a good site for engine rebuild kits or such for the 850 series?

Paul73
09-29-2007, 07:33 PM
Its what I roll....95 855 Turbo. Best car i have ever owned, Volvo 4 Life. Check out turbobricks.com and Volvospeed.com

budahbuddy803
09-29-2007, 07:35 PM
only problem i had with my wagon is the roof isnt very solid but i guess you get that with most suvs

twisztdauthorit
09-29-2007, 08:18 PM
more roof flex for me :s

Twistid
09-29-2007, 08:20 PM
dude volvo's ****, my mom used to drive one back when i was a kid, when something would break on it, they had to import parts from switzerland or where it was from

cost THOUSANDS just to fix simple stuff, and now she has a landrover, and they have to import parts from england...

asian, american > european

Paul73
09-29-2007, 10:59 PM
dude volvo's ****, my mom used to drive one back when i was a kid, when something would break on it, they had to import parts from switzerland or where it was from

cost THOUSANDS just to fix simple stuff, and now she has a landrover, and they have to import parts from england...

asian, american > european

You have no idea or basis in truth of what you speak so shut it. There are tons of suppliers out there for parts.


Also the roofs on Volvos are extremely rigid compared to asian and american **** boxes. My single 15 broke the spot welds on my boy's civic hatch roof lol.

twisztdauthorit
09-30-2007, 01:10 AM
dude volvo's ****, my mom used to drive one back when i was a kid, when something would break on it, they had to import parts from switzerland or where it was from

cost THOUSANDS just to fix simple stuff, and now she has a landrover, and they have to import parts from england...

asian, american > european

i can see where your coming from and certain models do not have as many readily available parts such as my 940 that i previously owned.
Although there are a variety of site and places in my area that offer parts for the newer volvos especially the 850 series. So maybe back when u were a kid it was hard to find parts but the case is differant now.

For $3,200 i dont think its that bad of a deal.

regal8r
09-30-2007, 01:15 AM
Volvo wagons are hot. Drop it, tint it, add some wheels.:D

if you're a hippie soccer mom :crazy:

twisztdauthorit
09-30-2007, 01:18 AM
my gf hung up on me when i told her i wanted to get it.... i must be crazy but what can you for under 5k thats worth it?

twisztdauthorit
09-30-2007, 04:02 PM
also came across a 1995 300 zx for sale pretty cheap. i dont know how many miles but i know hatchbacks ******* for bass.

Paul73
09-30-2007, 06:07 PM
If your girlfriend gives a **** about what you drive enough to hang up on you over it, kick her *** to the curb. The car will last longer than the girl I'd be willing to bet.

Louisiana_CRX
09-30-2007, 06:13 PM
Wagons are getting more and more popular...Like the Dodge Magnums and Calibers....So it won't be outdated anytime soon :)

twisztdauthorit
09-30-2007, 08:03 PM
seems like everyone i know is dissing on the wagon calling it an old laddy car... I guess there imagination isnt as good as mine.... just trying to picture it lowered, tinted windows and lights, with a good set of large subs in the back.... atleast 2 18's or 4 15's hehe... but i dont have enought $ for all that just yet..

Louisiana_CRX
09-30-2007, 08:06 PM
It sometimes takes time to get everything together...hopefully you'll be able to get it all together...and show people that you can make a nice ride out of it :)

Paul73
09-30-2007, 09:21 PM
You mean like this?
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k20/855Turbo/855R.jpg

twisztdauthorit
09-30-2007, 11:34 PM
i showed her the pic above and she just shook her head... some women just dont understand... the turbo wagon above is very nice

Paul73
10-01-2007, 12:07 AM
Meh...most women don't get it when it comes to automobile related ****. Thats why you don't buy and build one based on what they think, do what you like ;)

That wagon is one of the cleanest ones you'll ever see, it belongs to a member on turbobricks. I love the BBS wheels on it but they are money. I have silver wagon with black 17" Enkie J10s and 20% tint. Looks sweet imo. Wagons are awesome for setting a system up in. If you do end up getting an 850 I can make you a nice set of kicks for it and the rear cargo tray makes a great place for an amp rack. You also have to do a lot less deadening on Volvos than most other makes as they are very quiet stock.

viperrgh2
10-01-2007, 12:18 AM
nah I agree with your gf... that wagon is pretty ugly , drop tint and rims makes anything look somewhat ok but drop tint and rims makes a good looking car look really good... I'm actually a big wagon fan but I'm more of a fan of like 80's Malibu wagons and 90's caprice wagons

omarmipi
10-01-2007, 05:44 PM
My mother has a '97 850 wagon. They are very luxurious inside so don't worry with what other people think. Also your system is less likely to get stolen since it isn't much of a head turner.