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It's been a long time since my last post. Work has taken over my life and car time has fallen by the wasteside. <p>Even though my car as of late has been 1 constant headache...last thursday my love for the "R" was rejuvenated. <p>It was about 7:45 AM I pulled out of my garage over a small bridge, and in front of me was a Brilliant Red 06' Audi S6. We seemed to be heading the same direction so I followed when turned down a side street. I turned off the radio and the AC (it was 92 degrees already) and listened to the beautiful V10 burble at low speed starts and stops. At this point I realize were both heading for the highway and I am very excited to see him take off.<p>At this point I looked down and realized I was running on fumes <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> ...I have to pull in the gas station. I fill up quick (pit stop quick) and hope I can catch up. <p>By some miracle or birthday magic (it was the morning of my birthday) He had pulled over for some cigarettes and at the next light we were side by side. <p>Realizing that we would be getting on the highway soon and his window was open due to his convenient smoking (compliments of his fresh pack of cigs) I took the opportunity to roll down my window and said "Nice car!", and with sheer and utter shock about to ensue on my part, he looks at me and with a german/russian accent says "thanks, I like your car!" <p>At this point im like <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> ??<p>I said "you know what this is?" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>He blows out his cigarette and says "I saw the R, in my mirror. It's quick and It's nice, I like ."<p>I quickly put this together and realized he was checking out my car, when I thought I was trying to catch up and check out his V10 $90K Audi<p>I smirked said "thanks, and have a good day!" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Needless to say, that made my morning and my birthday <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Cheers and thanks to the Rich German/Russian in the V10 Audi who recognized the little 5cyl Volvo and gave it some "R lovin" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: "R Love" (gfolo19)

Happy Birthday Greg, glad to see your R got some lovin' from the Russki/Kraut. There are plenty of car enthusiasts who know what an S60R is and what it's capable of. If you're doing all this working you should put some money aside to spice heR up <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> It will make you love the R a whole lot more. Also we should be having a nice GTG soon check in at the crews thread.
 

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Re: "R Love" (b1gtime)

I miss my 2.7t 6 speed A6 more and more after every mile I point on the s60r.<p>The volvo is nice, but something about the Audi was more refined. i kick myself more and more for not keeping that car.<p>And noone knows what an s60r is. there are at least 5 s60's in my garage at work, and i get no love for having an r model.
 

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Re: "R Love" (my2ndimport)

Folks with exotic cars (F430 scuderias, Carerra GTs, 997 turbos, M5s, etc) invite me over for their exotic car monthly event, as they really like my Volvo R. One guy with a new Lotus decided last week to get the R as a sporty daily driver.<p>I know a lot of us have problems with them, but they're still great cars and not as dime a dozen like M3s and Audis.
 

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Re: "R Love" (skibum0627)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>skibum0627</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Folks with exotic cars (F430 scuderias, Carerra GTs, 997 turbos, M5s, etc) i</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I totally agree with what you're saying but M5 doesn't belong in that group <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: "R Love" (my2ndimport)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>my2ndimport</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I miss my 2.7t 6 speed A6 more and more after every mile I point on the s60r.<p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>My recommendation - Drive your R down to the local Audi dealership and pick up an A6.<br>We don't want you unhappy.
 

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Re: "R Love" (my2ndimport)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>my2ndimport</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>And noone knows what an s60r is. there are at least 5 s60's in my garage at work, and i get no love for having an r model.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>(non-R) volvo drivers are the most ignorant ones out there as far as knowing and recognizing what an R model is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: "R Love" (S60R1)

just stated my sentiments...no big deal....i am happy with the s60r....just the a6 was a better car...
 

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Re: "R Love" (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>(non-R) volvo drivers are the most ignorant ones out there as far as knowing and recognizing what an R model is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>except for enthusiasts(me)
 

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Re: "R Love" (bpray9223)

totally true about other S60 drivers - i had an S60 2.5T or whatever it is tailgating the heck out of me on this crappy, pothole ridden road - sorry, but i'm not beating the hell out of my suspension just because the guy behind me is in a hurry - so the instant i hit the freeway on ramp i slowed way down just to really piss him off, then gassed it. he was a speck in my rear view within seconds. gotta love my Passport. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>dropped the R off this morning for its appointment at the dealer today - it's getting a new engine at 36,000 miles due to excessive oil consumption. still don't know how that happened, but thank god for the warranty. i saw the new engine in a crate and it is pretty. <p>06 S60R / Titanium Gray / 18" Chrome Pegs / Gobi
 

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Re: "R Love" (vickisue97b)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vickisue97b</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">it's getting a new engine at 36,000 miles due to excessive oil consumption. still don't know how that happened, but thank god for the warranty. i saw the new engine in a crate and it is pretty. <p>06 S60R</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Holy crap dude!!
 

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Re: "R Love" (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>(non-R) volvo drivers are the most ignorant ones out there as far as knowing and recognizing what an R model is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><br>99% of Volvo owners are not enthusiasts, and could careless what the R model means.<br>I've tried to catch up with Volvo owners on the expressway to give them a thumbs up, and it's never any one who would know what the different models are.<br>I guess the "tuner crowd" is realllllly small here. haha
 

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Re: "R Love" (Tiny)

I have owned my R for about 2 months but only driven it for about 1/2 of that and I can say I have gotten 2 compliments from individuals who know what the R is. More than often i get the confused look and when I tell them what It is, I love to see how they want more info since they dont know much about the car.<p>Its awesome to have that attention even if it is small! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"><p>
 

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Oh yeah, get used to it. I'm still loving it. I just returned from my trip to Eugene Oregon, about 1300 miles. I got compliments all the way down and back everywhere I stopped. An STI driver stopped at a gas station and we talked, his car was pretty and he was into the whole driving thing. One thing that's hard to beat on this car is to be able to drive 13.5 hours and not be beat up, just tired. I love this car.
 

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Re: "R Love" (vickisue97b)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vickisue97b</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>totally true about other S60 drivers</B> - i had an S60 2.5T or whatever it is tailgating the heck out of me on this crappy, pothole ridden road - sorry, but i'm not beating the hell out of my suspension just because the guy behind me is in a hurry - so the instant i hit the freeway on ramp i slowed way down just to really piss him off, then gassed it. he was a speck in my rear view within seconds. gotta love my Passport. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/cool.gif" BORDER="0"> <br></TD></TR></TABLE> <br>What's true about other S60 drivers? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: "R Love" (S60R1)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>S60R1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>(non-R) volvo drivers are the most ignorant ones out there as far as knowing and recognizing what an R model is <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>sorry, should have included this quote on my original post. still new to the forums!
 

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Re: "R Love" (vickisue97b)

Up in my neck of the woods, Rs are pretty scarce...I've been driving the same route to work since I've owned my R and come across the same V70R and a S60R almost daily and I either flash my lights or wave and they look at me like I'm an allien. So up here many of the R owners are not enthusiasts either; they just bought an R because the salesman sold it to them or it was the only S60/V70 on the lot. I've had more VW, BMW and Saab drivers and even several Focus SVT owners give me a thumbs up or talk to me at a stop sign or gas station then other R owners. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: "R Love" (gfolo19)

No surprise, Germans know their cars. Doubt it was Russian, that is a very different accent.
 
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