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The new owner came and picked it up for his wife. She was smitten with the car for it's comfy seats and heater (the 2 reasons why I got the car).<p>After considering what we're going to buy now, we've decided that until i find another job in this terrible economy (I haven't been unemployed since I start working at 16, or back in 96) I'm not shelling out anything reasonable until then.<p>Seeing what's on the market we were seriously considering an 04 Corolla, but when you look at what you get for the price you pay, the Volvo was a much better deal!!!Sure it requires alot more maintenance, but it's worth it!<p>Sure I've touted BMW's as being the best car, and they do handle very well, but for a comfy car that feels like a tank...dollar for dollar, the Volvo wins this challenge.<p>I think the next Volvo we guy will have to be turbo with a 5 speed. Sure they are much more pricy than the NA 5 speed we had, but I think the turbo helps justify those expenses <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>In the meantime I picked up a 95 Grand Am (I know, I fell terrible for it, but at least it has a 5 speed stick <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">. I'm anticipating my insurance rates dropping to a nice 50 bucks per month *yay*<p>Aside form that, I dont' plan on getting a new car for another month or so. Two months tops!<p>Thanks again for all the help on here...I plan to be back sometime soon<p>Happy Motoring!
 

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Yeah, I think you might have got that one off car that the guy on the assembly line fudged up. I have a T5M and I absolutely love the car, it's super cheap performance, and I've never had a since maintenance problem with it so far. I'm also a huge BMW fan, but I like Volvo because you get a lot of car for the money.<p>Good luck in the future! I hope we see you back, and happier with your next Volvo... <BR><BR>
<i>Modified by cmurphy2266 at 8:38 PM 3-27-2009</i>
 

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Oh trust me, the 02 T5M my GF and I test drove was an absolute screamer compared to the NA 2.5M. Sure the car was nice to Sunday-drive in, but when you wanted to GO, the car had to struggle to keep up with stock Ford Focuses <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Honestly, we said that if that car was turbo, like the T5M was, I would have begged, borrowed or stole more money to keep it running well. <p>Given the economy and how hard I had to try to sell that car, I'm thinking that the economic recession will only yield better returns for those with cash on hand. <p>Others here in Canukland seem to think that the recession will not affect us like the way it has the US economy, but I beg to differ, as we haven't seen the worst of it yet!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>cmurphy2266</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Yeah, I think you might have got that one off car that the guy on the assembly line fudged up. I have a T5M and I absolutely love the car, it's super cheap performance, and I've never had a since maintenance problem with it so far. I'm also a huge BMW fan, but I just Volvo the car for the money you get with Volvo. <p>Good luck in the future! I hope we see you back, and happier with your next Volvo... </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Amen!<p>Hope to see you back soon with a better experience! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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