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2001 S40 SE<BR>this is a beautiful Special Edition car; combining sportiness, elegance, safety and economy. one of only 1000 brought to the USA.<P>- 16xxx miles (mostly freeway commute)<BR>- winter package (headlight wiper/washers, individually controlled heated front seats, TRACS, & DSA)<BR>- original adult enthusiast owner, dealer maintained on schedule<BR>- garage kept<BR>- Titanium Grey metallic paint with Piano Black trim on exterior and interior (unique to the SE edition).<BR>- "Off-Black" leather trimmed cloth interior (interior pattern is unique to the SE edition)<BR>- tastefully updated with professionally color-matched IPD Sport Grille. (it's hard to describe how much this adds to the cars appearance!)<P><BR>fuel consumption has proven to be remarkable for a car of this calibre; measured at ~25MPG City, as high as 35MPG+ Hwy (on cruise w/ AC on at 70MPH). typical mixed tanks on my 80-mile commute average almost 30MPG<P>this edition came with almost every option available to the S40 at the time, and several that were unique to this Special Edition:<P>standard S40 feature highlights:<BR>- 1.9L Light Pressure Turbo<BR>- AW55/50 5-speed adaptive automatic transmission. (NOTE: this is *not* the more troublesome 4-speed automatic used in earlier S40s, but rather the same auto-tranny currently used in the larger Volvos.)<BR>- 4-door<BR>- fold-down 70/30 split rear seat<BR>- ABS<BR>- Cruise Control<BR>- Electronic Climate Control with cabin air filter<P><BR>SE package features:<BR>- SE unique interior and exterior color schemes mentioned above, with leather on the 'high-wear' areas at the edges of the cloth seats<BR>- tilt & slide Moonroof<BR>- HU-615 AM/FM/CD/Cassette Premium '100W' Stereo (pre-wired for CD Changer)<BR>- power drivers seat<BR>- SE unique front air dam with Piano Black inserts<BR>- SE unique rear spoiler with Piano Black inserts<BR>- black-bezel headlights<BR>- factory fog lights<BR>- TRACS, and DSA<BR>- 10-spoke factory alloy wheels<BR>- trip computer<BR>...and more...<P>car is scheduled for detailing this coming week.<P><BR>i would love to see another Volvo enthusiast own this car, but feel that this car would make an enthusiast of most anyone who is looking for a safe, economical car that looks far too nice to be either safe or economical! <P><BR>$22,500.<P>[email protected]<P><BR>
 

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Why are you selling your car, seems like you enjoy the experience with the SE.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by asian01:<BR><B>Why are you selling your car, seems like you enjoy the experience with the SE.<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>i do love it; but there are a couple of reasons (none really related to the car)... the best reason is that i want to make room in the garage for an S60AWD or possibly an S60R in the future.<P>we already have a modified J**p XJ that's our Adventure Wagon and a beater Corolla for econo-box duty, and i got the Volvo becuase i wanted something better to commute in. situations are changing; i may end up working close enough to home that i can ride a bicycle, and i really can't justify keeping the '40 in that case.<BR>additionally, i may need the garage to store a motorcycle or 2 in while a friend is out of the country for a while, and couldn't bear to leave the '40 out on the street.<P>if i could just build a bigger garage instead, i'd probably do that! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P><BR>know anyone that would give it a good home? i'd really love to see it go to someone who would appreciate it...<P><BR>cheers!<BR>e<P><BR>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Leopold Porkstacker:<BR><B>Too bad for the autotragic tranny..... could have been a nice car to buy.....<P>-he who stacks pork<P></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>"autotragic"? hardly,... it's an absolutely <B>great</B> car for anyone who has to commute several hundred miles a week (like i do).<P>aside from the fact that we don't all want to have to row through the gears and pump the clutch while simply commuting (or other times) and that we aren't all physically capable of doing so 100% of the time even if we *did* want to, given the level of (in)competence shown by all too many of our fellow motorists, being able to keep both hands on the wheel is a definite plus!<P>having a stick has its (limited) places and can be fun at times, but commuting just isn't one of them. *having* to use a stick simply isn't something that i want to be forced to deal with 100% of the time.<P>aside from that, S40s have never come to the States with anything but an automatic.<P>cheers!<BR>e<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by ernest:<BR><B> "autotragic"? hardly,... it's an absolutely great</B> car for anyone who has to commute several hundred miles a week (like i do).<P>aside from the fact that we don't all want to have to row through the gears and pump the clutch while simply commuting (or other times) and that we aren't all physically capable of doing so 100% of the time even if we *did* want to, given the level of (in)competence shown by all too many of our fellow motorists, being able to keep both hands on the wheel is a definite plus!<P>having a stick has its (limited) places and can be fun at times, but commuting just isn't one of them. *having* to use a stick simply isn't something that i want to be forced to deal with 100% of the time.<P>aside from that, S40s have never come to the States with anything but an automatic.<P>cheers!<BR>e<P><BR><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>HOLD ON, HOLD ON!!! Yo-yo-yo (w/ a Greek accent)...What do you mean that commuting is not for shifting? What is the big deal? When you are in a stop-'n-go traffic you still have to use both of your feet; one to press the gas pedal and the other the brake. If you have a manual, you are still using your two feet, only the left foot has to switch from the brake to the clutch...big deal! It has to travel an extra inch or so! And Volvo's clutches are pretty soft, it's not like you are commuting in a Porsche! I think that (and I know I may get flamed from the slushbox owners) it is more so LAZINESS (not in an entirely negative way) that has pervaded our brain and we think having a stick shift car is a pain in the a$$. I do not see this as extra work. We are just used, today, to have everything automated. NOT MY CAR! <P>Yannis<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> HOLD ON, HOLD ON!!! Yo-yo-yo (w/ a Greek accent)...What do you mean that commuting is not for shifting? What is the big deal? When you are in a stop-'n-go traffic you still have to use both of your feet; one to press the gas pedal and the other the brake. If you have a manual, you are still using your two feet, only the left foot has to switch from the brake to the clutch...big deal! It has to travel an extra inch or so! And Volvo's clutches are pretty soft, it's not like you are commuting in a Porsche! I think that (and I know I may get flamed from the slushbox owners) it is more so LAZINESS (not in an entirely negative way) that has pervaded our brain and we think having a stick shift car is a pain in the a$$. I do not see this as extra work. We are just used, today, to have everything automated. NOT MY CAR! <P>Yannis<P><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I have no problem dancing around with my feet. But I have a form of muscular dystrophy that affects my shoulder and arm muscles. I know this sounds lame (and it literally is!) but all the stop-n-go shifting I did with my last car wore me out. That's why I went for the automanual. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/frown.gif"><P>So may my laziness please be excused from this debate? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR>
 

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I prefer manuals, but I find the automatic in the v40 to be a good one. As for communting, I agree that in traffic it is nicer to have an automatic (just easier) but everywhere else I would prefer a standard, unfortunately Volvo didn't see fit to offer the manual in the s/v40 so I have an automatic again, I don't see it as a huge liability though (though if I could have afforded the extra money for a v70 or s60 base model with standard I would have had to think seriously about it).<BR>Manual trannys are definately more fun <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/smile.gif"><BR>
 

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In order to put out the flames from <B>ernest</B> from Berzerkely, who is going Berzerk over his misinterpretation of my comments, please all refer to <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/000275.html" TARGET=_blank>this thread</A>. I have clarified my thoughts down to a more granular level toward the end of the thread.<P>-he who stacks pork<P>
 

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Let Ernest sell his car!!!<P>I don't care about your opinion on automatics or manuals. As long as it's a Volvo, good enough, and that's my opinion.<P>:: Asian01 passes the carrot juice and goes for the organic soy milk at Berkeley Bowl ::
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by GrecianVolvo:<BR><B> HOLD ON, HOLD ON!!! Yo-yo-yo (w/ a Greek accent)...What do you mean that commuting is not for shifting? What is the big deal? When you are in a stop-'n-go traffic you still have to use both of your feet; one to press the gas pedal and the other the brake. If you have a manual, you are still using your two feet, only the left foot has to switch from the brake to the clutch...big deal! It has to travel an extra inch or so! And Volvo's clutches are pretty soft, it's not like you are commuting in a Porsche! I think that (and I know I may get flamed from the slushbox owners) it is more so LAZINESS (not in an entirely negative way) that has pervaded our brain and we think having a stick shift car is a pain in the a$$. I do not see this as extra work. We are just used, today, to have everything automated. NOT MY CAR! <P>Yannis<P><BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>hi yannis!<P>sorry, but in all but a very few limited performance-oriented situations (at least in the USA) driving instructors will tell you that left-foot-braking is a no-no .<P>let's not ignore the fact that we aren't all 100% physically able 100% of the time; any victim of an active lifestyle probably remembers having to let an ankle or wrist heal after a skiing or cycling incident,... (a man that tought me how to wheelie a wheelchair used a term i hope to never let myself forget when he referred to me as a "TAB"; Temporarily Able Bodied. my personal experience in Emergency Services has driven this home. we just aren't all 100% capable 100% of the time.)<P><BR>i would think that in your position, you would be promoting a tranny that allows you to keep both hands on the wheel at all times as a safety feature,...<BR>laziness doesn't have anything to do with it in my case (and i do choose a manual for situations where it's appropriate); it's got more to do with being best prepared to dodge the growing collection of *ma-roons* that we have to share the public hwys with.<P><BR>cheers!<BR>e<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Leopold Porkstacker:<BR><B>In order to put out the flames from ernest</B> from Berzerkely, who is going Berzerk over his misinterpretation of my comments, please all refer to <A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/Forum6/HTML/000275.html" TARGET=_blank>this thread</A>. I have clarified my thoughts down to a more granular level toward the end of the thread.<P>-he who stacks pork<P><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>flames? bezerk?! having lived all over from Seratonintoga to Menlo/Atherton (including San Josway, Monotonous View, & Shallow Alto), truly, i have to wonder; life hasn't become that placid even in Camp-dull that what's passed here could be rationally called either "flames" or "bezerk", has it? (but why does it seem this sort of spew typically comes form someone who hides behind an alias, eh? how *very* AOheL'ish...)<P>i can say that if you think what's passed here was "flames" and/or "Bezerk", you better stick to the 'Grainular' substances you reference and stay home! while you're there, see if you can come up with something creative that doesn't rely on worn-out stereotypes, or better yet, something appropriate and relevant to the topic, eh? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/tongue.gif"><P><BR>cheers!<BR>e<BR><P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by 325iN2it:<BR><B>Have you sold your car yet? Any pics? I may be interested. Thanks...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>no,... you're welcome to contact me at the e-mail address listed at the end of the first post in this thread if you're interested.<P><BR>cheers!<BR>e<P><P>
 
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