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At 4.15am on Tuesday morning March 31, the last Volvo S60 rolled off the assembly line at Volvo Cars Ghent. The historic car - a Sapphire Black model with a five cylinder gasoline engine - is destined for a customer in Taiwan. <p><A HREF="http://www.swedespeed.com/news/publish/Volvo_News/article_1481.html" TARGET="_blank"><b> Full Story </b></A>
 

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Re: Last Volvo S60 Rolls off the Assembly Line in Ghent ([email protected])

On one hand <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>On the other <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> as it means not long until the new one! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Parting is such sweet sorrow... These are great cars, they will not be forgotten. They will always remain, as people tell me, a "nice car!" even 10 years from now.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">The Volvo S60 has received a number of awards during the years:</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Let us take a closer look at some of these awards...<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">• Executive Car of the Year 2007 (Philippines)<br>• S60 PZEV Gold medals for best acceleration and emission 2004 (China)<br><b>• Best All-weather sedan $30,000+ 2003 (USA)</b><br>• Europe Car Grand Prix Winner 2003 (USA)<br>• Car of the Year 2003 (USA)<br><b>• All-Weather Sedan >$30K 2003 (USA)</b><br>• S60 D5- Best Executive Diesel 2002 (UK)<br>• S60 AWD - Best In Class All Weather Sedan 2002 (USA)<br>• Compact Executive Car 2002 (UK)</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Those two look <i>suspiciously</i> similar... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">• Best Safety Equipment, Middle east Car of the Year Awards 2002 (Middle East)<br>• Best New Sports Coupé/Sedan 2001 (Canada)<br>• Sporty Car of the Year 2001 (Mexico)<br><b>• Tow Car of the Year - overall and best in class 2001 (Netherlands)</b><br><b>• Best Lease Car of the Year (executive segment) 2001 (Netherlands)</b></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'd lease a car, too, if I planned to tow lots of stuff with it! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>• Car of the Nation - most desirable new car 2001 (Lithuania)<br>• Executive Car 2001 (Lithuania)<br>• Most sporty car 2001 (Lithuania)</b></TD></TR></TABLE><br>• <i>Only</i> new car of 2001 (Lithuania)(???)<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><b>• "Utmärkt Svensk Form" - Excellent Swedish Design 2001 (Sweden)</b></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Hmm... I think they had it in the bag.<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">• Car of the Year - Medium segment 2001 (Estonia)<br>• Total Value Award (Near Luxury Car Category) 2001 (USA)<br>• Das Goldene Lenkrad 2000 (Germany)<br><b>• L'Automobile più Bella del Mondo "The Most Beautiful Car in the World" 2000 (Italy)</b><br>• Best New Sports Coupe/Sedan over $30,000 2000 (Canada)</TD></TR></TABLE><br>I love the way it looks, but, seriously? <i>That?</i> From <i>Italy</i>?! I thought they were more stuck-up when it comes to their own cars! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>Definitely sad to see it go. So, let's hope that by the time I get around to getting my next car, I can afford a used one of the new version <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> (As long as the production model doesn't end up being terrible and hideous.)
 

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For all you non R owners I noticed all those awards were given before the R came out accept for the 2007 and '04! LOL.... guess the R wasn't too popular with the award givers also. J/K.
 
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