Re: Any Swedespeed members in or around Orlando Fl? (Max Wells)
Max, we are just north of you, in Debary. Seems like more and more Volvo's in this area. We have an '07 S60 2.5T, and an '06 XC90 2.5T AWD that we got thru OSD. We also have a '97 850 GLT.<p>It's great to see the popularity grow a bit. I see about 6-8 other XC90's on a regular basis, and the same for S60's. I've seen 1 S60R in town, too. There was an S60 T5 that used to pick up a kid at the school mine were at.<p>I think you'll see the most Volvo's in Winter Park, and then as you travel toward Lake Mary/Heathrow area.
Re: Any Swedespeed members in or around Orlando Fl? (momscar)
ohhhh yea especially winter park, thats where i baught mine...the volvo store...but i live downtown so i see a few...one a once in a blue moon do i see and r lol.....but nice....im glad someone from orlando's on here!!
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>SHIFT_S60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm in Orlando and I hate the Volvo Store. lol.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Oh truu....get me on facebook, search "max wells"! Soo where do u live? Im downtown, and yea about the volvo store, i may have bought the car their but...the service dept sucks ass....they give me these looks when they find out ive customized my car...and i made the mistake of tellin one of them i was going to sebring to the track for the weekend with my buddy who has a mini cooper s and they were like, "ummm ya i can void youre warentee" soo..you have pics of youre car?
Lol about The Volvo Store service. The service advisors are a bunch of old European farts. There was one tech there who actually was very good at what he did. They don't know much about R's there though. I go to an indy, Maitland Importers, close to downtown if I ever need anything. Do you happen to know them? They are a good bunch of people, who are car enthusiasts as well. <br>I do most of my car work myself. I'm out on the east side of Orlando, and I probably spend an equal amount of time on the westside. I'm rarely downtown. I don't have any of those online social things. I used to have it and it used to eat up my time. I'd go to one person's site, and then be like ooh, let me click this... it was neverending.
haha yea.... idk...and everytime i swear my car comes back from service with a grease stain someware...never fails. But yaaa i actully take my car to Chech Bros...just south of the volvo store off of mills. Scott, one of the top guys there used to work for my uncle whom owns Bill Ray Nissan....dont ask why i dont drive a nissan...i think we both know the answer haha...but i can demo w/e i want <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> but yaaa chech bros does a really good job for like have the price haha....wheres this place ur talkin of?
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Impulse922</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">not many volvo enthusiasts in the south... at all. <p>A few in fl, tx and ga, but thats about it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There never were.<br>When I lived in Orlando (for two years, 30 years ago) the Volvo Store existed.<br>It was then owned by racers and enthusiats but did little new car business.<br>Now that place has about the worst service dept. in Fl and that's saying something.<br>When I took a month trip to FL 4 years ago, they were incabable of doing a simple oil change on my LOWERED S60 with a body kit, they could not even understand the concept of two planks of wood to get it on a lift or were just too lazy to even try!<p>(My sister lives less than a mile from them in Winter Park)
hahaha yeaaaa....its sad...everyone on here is throwin the volvo store under the bus. I have a apt friday for my ac...it makes this...this sound like theres a plastic fan someware and its spinning loosly on a rod..idk i just hope they dont come out and make some poop up its. "not coverd" and me have a $300 bill.<p>And nice...My grandparents live in WP...on winter park ave.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Max Wells</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">bill.<p>And nice...My grandparents live in WP...on winter park ave.</TD></TR></TABLE><br> Sister, Diana Dr.
The indy I use is <A HREF="http://www.maitlandimports.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.maitlandimports.com</A>/. I knew someone who used to take their 850 to Cech Bros. to get the A/C problem fixed (which is a compressor clutch problem) but all they used to do is fill it with freon everytime, and since the owner of the 850 didn't know any better, they accepted that as a fix. I didn't think it was right to take advantage like that. But they are pretty knowledgeable guys, especially with old cars.
I just talked to Ian, the main guy over there. He said that they don't have experience with that particular swap but they have done custom work before. He said it should not be a problem. IMO, compared to the things they have done to other cars that swap should be pretty easy. Tell them Victor sent you with the S60R, they should treat you well. Let me know when/if you go in for that work to be done. I might pay for the three day VIDA subscription and we can get some software changes to your car as well if you want anything.
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>s60wot</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thanks.<br>I'm installing my Koni FSD/Eibach kit in two weeks and then the turbo swap. Green injectors are on the way. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>yea ull have to post pics or meet up or something cuz I'm thinken bout lowering my t5...I'm just unsure on the look???