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Man am I excited. After pining for a Sonic Blue / Atacama / MT / V70R all of 2006, I was finally offered a price I had to go for. This is a testament to how much I love my 04, as I haven't purchased a new car in 20 years.<br>Ever since selling my M coupe and V70 GLT to get my 04 V70R/GT, I have secretly been jonesing for a MT. Then Sonic Blue came out and I saw Pete’s with Atacama interior and I haven't been the same since. I am so stoked to get the car I have wanted for the last 12 months. The Mrs. and I are flying up to San Francisco on Friday to pick up my new girl. Then a nice dinner, hopefully a great time on the town, prior to hitting a hotel for the night and then a leisurely drive down scenic PCH to San Diego over the weekend. Man does that sound great or what??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Jim
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>surfsd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Man am I excited. After pining for a Sonic Blue / Atacama / MT / V70R all of 2006, I was finally offered a price I had to go for. This is a testament to how much I love my 04, as I haven't purchased a new car in 20 years.<br>Ever since selling my M coupe and V70 GLT to get my 04 V70R/GT, I have secretly been jonesing for a MT. Then Sonic Blue came out and I saw Pete’s with Atacama interior and I haven't been the same since. I am so stoked to get the car I have wanted for the last 12 months. The Mrs. and I are flying up to San Francisco on Friday to pick up my new girl. Then a nice dinner, hopefully a great time on the town, prior to hitting a hotel for the night and then a leisurely drive down scenic PCH to San Diego over the weekend. Man does that sound great or what??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Jim</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Man!!! Lucky you! Getting a beautiful car and driving it down one of the most beautiful itineraries in the entire continent! <p>By the way, why did you get the car so far away from San Diego?<p>Are you driving the entire trip in one shot or are you going to make a "trip" out of it? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Yannis
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

Leave early Saturday or that will be a painful trip! I did that ONCE in my Merkur and was trapped behind many RV's....took 21 hours to go from SF to LA.<p>Congrats....good surf this week, Malibu went off yesterday...shared with 300 of my closest friends.
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (ForceReconTrojan)

Awesome combo and congrats! Lets hope for no Sonic Blue in '07 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>surfsd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> then a leisurely drive down scenic PCH</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Congrats on the purchase, make sure you hook up with the PCH a bit down the San Mateo coast as the road is closed due to Devils Slide and traffic is very, very bad on Hwy 92 west of 280. Have a great drive <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>-Dan
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

... make sure soledoc doesn't see this <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> . Congrats and enjoy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> .
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R ([email protected])

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>[email protected]</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> Lets hope for no Sonic Blue in '07 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Sorry to disappoint you, Chris! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> Sonic Blue will be alive in MY07!<p>Yannis
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

Congrats on your new Sonic Blue! Hope you have a great time in SF. Shall I recommend you some nice places for dinner???
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>surfsd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>flying up to San Francisco on Friday to pick up my new girl. Then a nice dinner,<br>Jim</TD></TR></TABLE><p>You gonna pop that cherry or what? Make sure you lube her well.
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

Awesome color combo! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> I do not recall having seen it. Atacama is just gorgeous with black. Can't wait to see it with sonic.<br>So, with you picking it up Friday, pics should be on here by what- Saturday early a.m.? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (Eric_H)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Eric_H</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Awesome color combo! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> I do not recall having seen it. Atacama is just gorgeous with black. Can't wait to see it with sonic.<br>So, with you picking it up Friday, pics should be on here by what- Saturday early a.m.? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>No pictures until next Monday as I will be driving her home down the CA coast. That is such a nice drive, it can't be rushed.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bayflash</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Congrats on the purchase, make sure you hook up with the PCH a bit down the San Mateo coast as the road is closed due to Devils Slide and traffic is very, very bad on Hwy 92 west of 280. Have a great drive <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-Dan</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Dan, should I cut across 84 to the 1 or go as far down as the 9 into Santa Cruz to miss the issue you mentined?<br>Thnaks,<br>Jim
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>surfsd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">No pictures until next Monday as I will be driving her home down the CA coast. That is such a nice drive, it can't be rushed</TD></TR></TABLE><p>In the meantime.....<p><A HREF="http://forums.swedespeed.com/zerothread?id=50935&page=1" TARGET="_blank">http://forums.swedespeed.com/z...age=1</A>
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

Congratulations on a great color choice!<p>Enjoy your trip, it sounds awesome.<p>The closest I have ever gotten to the PCH is driving the S40 T5 in the Volvo XBOX game. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

Jim,<br> If you are heading south in the morning Hwy 92 should be okay, as you would be counter-commute. After that 84 is your next option. I would try 92 if you go in the morning. The scenery is very nice along the San Mateo coast from San Gregorio south. Traffic radio in the Bay is 740 on the AM dial. Also seeing your handle you may want to head up to Half Moon Bay and check out "Mavericks". <p>-Dan
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

Excellent choice if I may say so. Enjoy the looks you will be getting. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Graham
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (surfsd)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>surfsd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Man am I excited. After pining for a Sonic Blue / Atacama / MT / V70R all of 2006, I was finally offered a price I had to go for. This is a testament to how much I love my 04, as I haven't purchased a new car in 20 years.<br>Ever since selling my M coupe and V70 GLT to get my 04 V70R/GT, I have secretly been jonesing for a MT. Then Sonic Blue came out and I saw Pete’s with Atacama interior and I haven't been the same since. I am so stoked to get the car I have wanted for the last 12 months. The Mrs. and I are flying up to San Francisco on Friday to pick up my new girl. Then a nice dinner, hopefully a great time on the town, prior to hitting a hotel for the night and then a leisurely drive down scenic PCH to San Diego over the weekend. Man does that sound great or what??? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Jim</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Great combo - congrats on a great car!!<p>
 

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Re: Hello 06 Sonic Blue/Atacama Bye to my 04 Silver/Nordcap V70R (FastWgn)

Nice find! I am jealous. I know what it feels like to crave the sonic blue R. I've been doing that ever since Yannis posted the first pics last summer. Sonic blue/atacama is beautiful...but I am continuing my hunt for the sonic blue/nordkap S60R MT. I hope to report on a successful find soon.
 
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