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So I went to look at this today for a long term daily, taking delivery next week :D. It's going to be epic. Has every option but sport kit and good wheels. ScottishBrick kept telling me I'd be missing out if I didn't buy it.....I was like alright I'll go look at it. The whole way there I kept wondering why on earth I was driving an hour in awful Friday traffic to go look at a black sedan, and then I drove it. It was amazing. Can't wait to start cruising around in this thing. Figured I'd start up a thread here since it's basically a FWD R with a 4C delete so it's more relevant here than in the S60 forum. Yes it will be getting Brembos and better wheels!

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Can't wait to have a ride/go for a drive in this! Going to be epic nice score Jared.
 

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Congrats. I’m surprised to see that you bought a P2 though. What’s the mileage?
125k. Yeah you're not the only one who's surprised LOL. I think I finally understand why you said P2s make great DDs now that I've experienced a good one! My old opinion appears to have been based on a lot of really broken P2s :facepalm:
 

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Such a rare find! I’ve been looking for one to trade my S80 V8 for. Love the car but miss the P2s!
 

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Wowzer that looks extremely good!


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125k. Yeah you're not the only one who's surprised LOL. I think I finally understand why you said P2s make great DDs now that I've experienced a good one! My old opinion appears to have been based on a lot of really broken P2s :facepalm:
Yes Jared. This is how Will felt about XC70s until he drove the reincarnated Pele. Once you drive an R for a few thousand miles you will want AWD. Though DSTC does a good job of mitigating spin in these cars.
 

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Yes Jared. This is how Will felt about XC70s until he drove the reincarnated Pele. Once you drive an R for a few thousand miles you will want AWD. Though DSTC does a good job of mitigating spin in these cars.
So do good tires and a quaife but R headlights fail to amaze
 

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Yeah the DOT P2 HIDs kinda suck. I can't wait to experience the ABLs :D.
 

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Nice! Abl’s! Nebulas aren’t bad. T5 has that oem. Black, though...
That interior looks nice! How many miles and what’s it need?


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Wow nice score!
 

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Congratulations on the find, obviously, but are you at all worried about using a MT as a daily? I thought you had bad traffic as part of your commute, no?
 

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Very nice car! congrats.


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Congratulations on the find, obviously, but are you at all worried about using a MT as a daily? I thought you had bad traffic as part of your commute, no?
No not at all. I hate automatics in traffic. I probably drive in Boston rush hour 50-60x/year and every time I do it I use our NAm. The close ratio 6 speed and unfathomably light clutch will make it even better.
 

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Nice! Abl’s! Nebulas aren’t bad. T5 has that oem. Black, though...
That interior looks nice! How many miles and what’s it need?


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125k and dealer serviced almost its whole life. It needs better wheels and zLines. And a trunk because the clear coat is shot. That's about all I was able to find when I drove it. Even appears to have Volvo blue coolant :thumbup:.
 

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No not at all. I hate automatics in traffic. I probably drive in Boston rush hour 50-60x/year and every time I do it I use our NAm. The close ratio 6 speed and unfathomably light clutch will make it even better.
Can't hypermile this Jared ;) The M66C is great in traffic and for acceleration but 6th is short. You'll also hate Brembos because you will no longer have a turning radius...
 

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