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... instead of passenger airbag. <br>Hear me out first, my girlfriend is five-foot nothing and hates airbags because she thinks it will kill her or do more damage. Soooo... remove it and put in a flip up screen or mount a laptop computer maybe with a DVD player... or just a screen and a Playstation 2. I would consider using that hole air bag area, however much space is in there plus the glovebox to get something cool! Just brainstorming for the future.<br>What do you guys think?
 

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it is possible..<br>although 5 foot nothing isn't short enough to get you killed.<br>as long as you don't sit too close to the front you'll be fine.<p>I would have to say that with the screen installed you'll have a much higher chance of getting killed because of distraction <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>but its totally possible, that area is big enough for a 15" screen
 

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yeah, she pulls her chair up fairly close and likes it positioned upright (wear a lot of us guys recline it back), she is up pretty close. I'm not convinced it would kill her but I might play along to rip out that stuff and install some entertainment! I have the car paid off next month in full so I'm now making plans to butcher it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emwink.gif" BORDER="0"> Maybe with this and a aftermaket sunroof I could see myself keeping the car for a very long time and let my insurance drop once my driving record clears up. (I've lost my liscense once because of points loss, insurance is raping me). Buying a newer turbo would make things very expensive, I'm thinking about maybe a mortgage next year instead of renting so I'm trying to lay all my options down and go for the right move. Tweaking the old girl out a bit and not having any car payment to worry about might be the way to go. New suspension and some interior mods for enjoyment would be a good place to start! <br>Besides how cool would it be to have a 15" screen up front! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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yah I know, I change my mind every 30 seconds on whether to keep or sell it!! But I've eaten enough Kraft dinner to keep a car when I first bought this one and don't want to go through that again. Money is always ultamitely the deciding factor. I really want a new Vo, but, the cost is to great at the moment. Hard for us young bucks to buy a new Volvo these days... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsad.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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yeah, anything that is more fun to drive than your 850 will cost a lot... not to mention insurance.<p>pay off your house first, then think about cars, unless you plan on living in your car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>it is sooo much cheaper to modify your car to make it drive better than to get a new car. You know even with a new car you'll be itching to upgrade it futher, so for your pocket's sake you should keep your car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>how much does a sun roof go for btw.. I wouldn't mind getting it either.<p>I think I'll get these 16" rims I talked about, and some koni shocks. If I can get a good deal off the shocks that is.
 

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Yep, I tend to agree. <br>You mentioned those were Jaguar rims! Have any pics yet? I bet they would be pretty classy. Koni shocks would be one of the best, although I hear they are one of the stiffest rides too. I personally would not mind the stiff ride.<br>I looked up some aftermarket sunroof makers on the net and depending on what type of sunrooof you purchase they seem to be about $500-1500, presumably USD. The OEM 850 roof would be more of the $1200-1500 designs. Not a bad investment though, I think the car would ultimately sell for more money with it so it isn't a total loss like other mods.<br>My roommates 850 has one and I wish mine does, it makes the interior look less gloomy and well lit. Not to mention you can crack it open in a down-pour rain instead of having the windows all up and rely solely on the air vents (which fog things up in humid weather). Seems worth while to me! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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haha, the rims might look a little funny on a 850 tho, since its more boxy than sexy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emsmile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>about the sun roof, it might or might not increase the vehicles value<br>if people know its been done aftermarket instead of OEM, they might actually think your car is worth less because it is prone to leak... etc.<p>but I would like a sun roof tho........ hmmm<br>probably won't get it since the price is so high.
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:<HR>about the sun roof, it might or might not increase the vehicles value<br>if people know its been done aftermarket instead of OEM, they might actually think your car is worth less because it is prone to leak... etc.<br><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><p>Yeah, all the websites try to downplay that fact due to advancements in technology. They say those problems with leaky sunroofs were a problem in the 70's but the new ones are good. <br>I think down the line I might risk it.
 

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<A HREF="http://eshop.msn.com/eshopframe.aspx?merchId=2825&catId=0&u=http%3a%2f%2fwww.walmart.com%2freflect.gsp%3fadid%3d0100000015941189302498%26dest%3d4946" TARGET="_blank">http://eshop.msn.com/eshopframe.aspx?merchId=2825&catId=0&u=http%3a%2f%2fwww.walmart.com%2freflect.gsp%3fadid%3d0100000015941189302498%26dest%3d4946</A><p>check this out for a portable DVD player! This would be perfect, click see all on the flip screen one!<br>For the sunroofs I typed in "aftermarket sunroofs" in the <A HREF="http://www.dogpile.com" TARGET="_blank">http://www.dogpile.com</A> brouser. Plenty of links there!
 

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