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Hi all!<p>My name is Michele (Michael) I'm 21 and i'm italian. I live in the north west of Italy. In the area of the lakes, not far from the city of Milan. <p>I read Swedespeed for a long time and i find it interesting and complete. Very compliments to all for this very good forum <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'm also member of italian volvo forum (volvoclub.it) obviously is not big than Swedespeed but is ok <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">, and represents the most important gathering of italian volvo lovers <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>So. I present you my volvo(s) <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><br>My baby is the S60R <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Is a 6 speed manual gearbox titanium grey, atacama interior <br>Optional: 18'' Titanium Pegs, RTI, HU 850 and GSM Telephone.<p>Actually it has 21'000 km (13'000 miles). I love this car and i think that i will never sell it <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>Moreover in Italy it is a very rare car. From April 2003 to August 2007 in my country have been sold only 77 S60R! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> more rare than a Ferrari! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The other two, is my Granfather's 945 Polar and the new Xc70 D5 of my dad <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>So. this is my volvos, or better my passion <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Sorry for my bad english<p><br>Regards to all Michele <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Mike87 at 4:55 AM 6-19-2009</i>
 

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Re: New from Italy (Mike87)

Welp, I'm officially jealous as sin...<p>Leave it to an Italian to have such fantastic taste. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> Welcome to the board!!
 

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Thank's MancUnited1 <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New from Italy (Mike87)

man i love the pictures that background is amazing.. beautiful autos too <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: New from Italy (deerok)

Benvenuto Michele!! Di dove vieni vicino di Milano? La mia famiglia viene da Sora, provincia di Frosinone. Che bella R!!! Ti piace? Come la 4C in Italia? Qui in USA, non posso guidare in moda "advanced" perche le strade sonno cosi male? Scusi, il mio italiano non e il melgio!<p>Forza Juve!<p>-Tony
 

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Umm....<p>Can I vacation at your place?<p>You have a home in California if you ever come here.<p>I'll bring your car a present as a bribe.
 

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Re: New from Italy (Mike87)

Wow! Beautiful cars, beautiful landscape. My great grandfather Balsamo is from Termini Imerese in Sicily. I have yet to have the $$ to fly there, but hopefully someday. Your wheels on your R look PERFECT with that color, by the way.
 

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Ha! I understood all of that Juve! I need to brush up on my italian so i can type like that.<p>Mike, welcome! And it is definitelly a "bella R". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Enjoy it!!!<p>Ciao!
 

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Nice R, nice Volvo collection overall, nice house and beautiful landscape! I love Europe man, it's a whole other world!
 

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welcome...<p>the scene in the background took my breath away, that is a nice looking place <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Welcome to Swedespeed! I was just in Milan about 3 weeks ago...would have been nice to see your R flyin' around. I actually did 2 weeks in Europe on business...Italy, German, Austria, Greece and Switz. Only saw 2 R's the entire time (both V70R's, both in Geneva, and both within 10 minutes of each other...after that, nothing....Ferraris, M5's, M3's, S4's and Porches, on the other hand...dime a dozen....Congrats, that's a beautiful set of cars, and a beautiful home, in a beautiful country. Viva Italia!
 

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Wow, If I walked out my back door, and that was what I saw, i'd be in heaven, and, oh yeah, the scenery is nice. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Welcome!<p><A HREF="http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Top-GearBest-driving-road_186648.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://videos.streetfire.net/v...8.htm</A><p>if you watch top gear you have probably seen this , but sometime you should try to find that road i dream of taking the R there frequently maybe someday.... sigh
 

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Welcome! Nice R you have there. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Rally_Junky</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br><A HREF="http://videos.streetfire.net/video/Top-GearBest-driving-road_186648.htm" TARGET="_blank">http://videos.streetfire.net/v...8.htm</A><br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>^^This is just amazing!^^
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>850arrrsaylikepirate</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p><br>^^This is just amazing!^^</TD></TR></TABLE><p>haha i know right, i am thinking we have a SS super get together there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks all for the welcome! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Ciao Juve! <p>Your italian is very good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>During the week i live in Novara (a city at 20 minutes to Milan) due to studyng reasons <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> (i study in Milan) And at week-end i return to home, that is near Stresa a characteristic city on the Lake ''Maggiore'' <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The R is fantastic, i can drive for 400 km and get out fresh and relaxed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> or i can run and feel the road almost like a sporty car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I love the R. Is a really ''total'' car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The 4C is a very good system, but unfortunatly in Italy we have a very good roads to view (for panorama) and to drive but not always in good condition of pavement <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> then i drive often in ''comfort'' or ''sport''. ''Advanced'' only in rare time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>(Ah! Juventus is my favorite soccer team <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> )<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Mike87 at 6:56 AM 6-7-2009</i>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mike87</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Ciao Juve! <p>Your italian is very good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>During the week i live in Novara (a city at 20 minutes to Milan) due to studyng reasons <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> (i study in Milan) And at week-end i return to home, that is near Stresa a characteristic city on the Lake ''Maggiore'' <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The R is fantastic, i can drive for 400 km and get out fresh and relaxed <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> or i can run and feel the road almost like a sporty car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I love the R. Is a really ''total'' car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>The 4C is a very good system, but unfortunatly in Italy we have a very good road to view (for panorama) and to drive but not always in good condition of pavement <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> then i drive often in ''comfort'' or ''sport''. ''Advanced'' only in rare time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>(Ah! Juventus is my favorite soccer team <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> )</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Michele,<p>I'm going to say that your English is WAAAYYYY better than my Italian. I can totally understand/read it but writing and speaking is a different story.<p>Yes, I have heard of Novara before. My wife and I travel to Italy often as we have an apartment a Chiavari and my family's house in Sora, (campagna <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">) Actually we were just at Lake Como and have been to Lake Garda too.<p>Yeah I figured about the 4C and advanced since most of the roads I've been on have been rough, except for the autostrada. I wish I could drive my R on the autostrada....ahh I can dream!<p>Haha, a tifosi of Juve!!! They fizzled out at the end of season this year...time for change. Hopefully next year we can win the scudetto.
 
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