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Well guys, its been a nice two years with my S80, but my lease is up - have to hand the keys over to the parentship next Friday - my mom will drive the car from there on out. And next Friday, I move out to the University of Pennsylvania to start a new life as a carless college student. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> That means doing my own laundry and cooking my own food and slaving over schoolwork! <p>It's been a long journey of synthetic oil changes, cabin air filter woes, cops (yup - them po po's be crazy down here), and tire problems galore!!! But my baby has treated me well - all the way up to 7200 RPM's. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>And lets not forget all of Freeworld's life lessons and everyone else's advice for the young kiddo. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Good times. <p>I'm having some one on one time with the car this week - giving it one last week of *spirited* (cue evil laugh) driving before my mom takes it (and she won't push it beyond 3K RPM's). So I'm talking geartronic and Advanced mode all the time, loud music, windows down, and every start must hit 5000 RPM's. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I need to shave down those new Pilot Sports too. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I'll still frequent the forum and stay up to date with the latest Volvo hype, but it looks like SwedeDriven will now be the youngest S80 driver on the forums. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> I'm going to miss my car! *tear*<p>But its nice to know that I'll always have a service reminder sticky at the top of the forum for everyone to view for all of eternity. Thats my contribution to all you guys. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> (Although Freeworld did perfect the service reminder reset - giving credit where it is due - I was the first to try it out and clear it properly (although I forgot how I did it exactly until Free sorted things out. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">)
 

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Re: Saying Goodbye (vivek9856)

University of Pennsylvania is a great school. Philly is a crappy town to drive around in so not having the car will not be missed as much as you think. I hope you really enjoy your U. Penn experience. It is an impressive accomplishment on your part that you qualified for admission to such a fine institution. Study hard, play hard, and enjoy the ride. Best of luck to you!!!
 

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Hi Vivek...<p>Even though I haven't been around for very long in Swedespeed, I can tell from reading your threads that you certainly had one hell of a ride with the S80... I'm sure you enjoyed it. All the best in your studies and the future! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hey Vivek, good luck to you, gonna miss your comments. It's true, you are better off not having a car in the University City section of Philly. I spent 4 years near there going to school at PCP&S (now USP) and living in West Philly. Only heard gunshots 1 time in 4 years, so it's not too bad an area. I still would carry major caliber with me at night. Have fun!!!
 

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Re: Saying Goodbye (vivek9856)

Good luck to you! Remember, it's often who you meet in college that has the most lasting impact on your life. (And a graduate degree can't hurt either!)<p>When you're done with your studies, maybe we'll all be driving hydrogen powered S80's.
 

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VIVEK!! its been good times talking to you and especially about our cars. the laughs and the occasional wet pants lol. good luck to you and school. Get on the grind and you'll have your dream car soon enough. I'll take your spot with honor!! haha make sure you stop by again, we're only a click away. good luck!!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>ImInPa</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>University of Pennsylvania is a great school<br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>And Penn State isn't. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Its frustrating at times when my friends go somewhere and they say "I'm going to to Stanford" and people go OoOooOO, and then I say I'm going to Penn (its technically Penn - not UPenn), and they go "They have a great basketball team!", and then I say not Penn, UPenn, and they ask me if thats a small liberal arts school or something. Sigh... Penn apparently isn't as well known as Harvard, Yale, etc. <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frontwheeldriven</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Even though I haven't been around for very long in Swedespeed, I can tell from reading your threads that you certainly had one hell of a ride with the S80<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Hahaha. I sure have! I have pushed that car to its limits! And its treated me well all along (especially those ventilated seats <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> )<p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>MAC1LSR</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>gonna miss your comments<br>I still would carry major caliber with me at night.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>I'll still be driving when I come back during breaks, and I'll still visit the forums daily! The stupid comments will keep coming - so no worries!<br>I pack two guns on me all the time. hahaha. Just kidding - I'm Indian - no matter how hard I work out, my arms don't get any thicker. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>madvolvo</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>When you're done with your studies, maybe we'll all be driving hydrogen powered S80's. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Aww man. Maybe Volvo's navi system will be touch and voice activated too! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>swededriven</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>the laughs and the occasional wet pants lol. good luck to you and school. Get on the grind and you'll have your dream car soon enough. I'll take your spot with honor!! haha make sure you stop by again, we're only a click away. good luck!!!<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>Wet pants. haha. I was washing my car for the last time today, and my friend drove up to say hi and pick up some stuff, and she went "Your shorts are all soaked!", and I said "Yeah, I really get into washing the car <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">", and she says "Your shorts were dry until you saw me get out of my car", and I busted out laughing. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>If I get into a MdPhD program after undergrad, parents said they would OSD me a new car! So I need to work on that. That car will definitely be a Volvo - what model is still up in the air <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>With my position comes lots of responsiblity. You have to keep the forum moving and make stupid comments on a daily basis! Are you up to the task!?!?!<p><br>But yeah guys - I'll still have the car when I come for breaks and stuff. And I'll still check up on the forum every day. <p>Thanks for all the good lucks!
 

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Re: Saying Goodbye (vivek9856)

Well I don't have S80.......but still want to wish you the best of luck with college and being on your own!
 

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Good luck Vivek. Work hard at your education now so you can take it easier later in life.<p>I am sure your mom will let you borrow her <I>S80</I> when your back during school breaks.
 

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Hey V, best of luck. Drop me a line sometimes when you're in the area. When I lived in W. Philly I hated those days when students move in <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>It causes a lot of congestion in university city.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>And Penn State isn't. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Its frustrating at times when my friends go somewhere and they say "I'm going to to Stanford" and people go OoOooOO, and then I say I'm going to Penn (its technically Penn - not UPenn), and they go "They have a great basketball team!", and then I say not Penn, UPenn, and they ask me if thats a small liberal arts school or something. Sigh... Penn apparently isn't as well known as Harvard, Yale, etc. <br></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually Penn State has a mediocre basketball program -- they're known more for their football program. What's so bad about Penn State?-- the education I received there and resulting opportunities afforded me a pretty good life as evidenced by having a roof over my head and two Volvos in the garage. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Good luck in your new endeavor -- getting an Ivy League education may give you some opportunities in life by way of future networking opportunities. However, it seems as if our recent Presidents have had Harvard and Yale connections rather than Penn. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>arporro</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Actually Penn State has a mediocre basketball program -- they're known more for their football program. What's so bad about Penn State?-- the education I received there and resulting opportunities afforded me a pretty good life as evidenced by having a roof over my head and two Volvos in the garage. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha. I didn't mean any offense by that or that Penn State is bad. My dream in life is 2 Volvos - one XC for the wifey and kids, and one S80 for me (Of course, lowered, tuned, gangsta, etc. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> ), nice house, two kids, and a dog with a comfy job. Its just that Penn gave me the opportunity to attend, and I decided to take up on that offer - hoping that it will pay off somehow later in life. <p>Its just that when you're shelling out $54K a year, you would want some proper name recognition. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>arporro</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Good luck in your new endeavor -- getting an Ivy League education may give you some opportunities in life by way of future networking opportunities. However, it seems as if our recent Presidents have had Harvard and Yale connections rather than Penn. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha. Thanks! Maybe that says something good about Penn? Trump graduated from Wharton (Penn's business school for those who don't know). I forgot who else famous was from Penn. But no doofus presidents for sure! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Hey - Are there any guys here that want to give the kiddo a small piece of Volvo goodness? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> Like a Swedespeed decal or a Volvo poster? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> Something nice to keep in my dorm? Because, uh, I spent all my money on other stuffs. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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I soo want to get this: <A HREF="http://www.collection.volvocars.us/Products/Product1.aspx?ItemId=50000779&SectionId=50000273" TARGET="_blank">http://www.collection.volvocar...00273</A><p> <IMG SRC="http://www.collection.volvocars.us/Archive/Images/vcc_Products/250X250/VFL1394.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>But I asked my parents, and they were like "Uh - you're retarded" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I'll take donations. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> hahaha
 

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Viv - <br>Its not "Goodbye" it's "See you later"<br>You will be back - I am sure of it.<p>Best of luck in school. It was the best 4 years of my life and I actually met my future wife while attending undergrad @ Boson U. Have a great time and remain focused on thr goal.<p>All the best! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-Barry
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>bschurr</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Viv - <br>Its not "Goodbye" it's "See you later"<br>You will be back - I am sure of it.<p>Best of luck in school. It was the best 4 years of my life and I actually met my future wife while attending undergrad @ Boson U. Have a great time and remain focused on thr goal.<p>All the best! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <br>-Barry</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Actually Barry, I just bought another S80 for me in college. (Hint: Its the one above. lol - kinda small <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">) - I also bought the Volvo elk. I'll take pics when I get them. <p>And you're right - the next car is definitely 100% surely a Volvo! Volvo for Life!<p>
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Haha. Thanks! Maybe that says something good about Penn? Trump graduated from Wharton (Penn's business school for those who don't know). I forgot who else famous was from Penn.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Hey, its a kick a$$ business school! You should think about a MBA after you graduate. Wharton looks MUCHO good on a resume!<p>Enjoyed reading your comments, Viv!
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I soo want to get this: <A HREF="http://www.collection.volvocars.us/Products/Product1.aspx?ItemId=50000779&SectionId=50000273" TARGET="_blank">http://www.collection.volvocar...00273</A><p> <IMG SRC="http://www.collection.volvocars.us/Archive/Images/vcc_Products/250X250/VFL1394.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>But I asked my parents, and they were like "Uh - you're retarded" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"><p>I'll take donations. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> hahaha</TD></TR></TABLE><p>There's nothing wrong with a model car sitting on your desk. I have one 2008 V70 on my table... thankfully no one said anything about it yet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frontwheeldriven</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>There's nothing wrong with a model car sitting on your desk. I have one 2008 V70 on my table... thankfully no one said anything about it yet. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Haha. Nothing wrong with it other than all the other guys in the dorm walking in going "Wtf - you drive a Volvo?!?!" <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"><p>Is it sad that the first thing that I thought of after I bought that was "Damn - how awesome would that be if I could drop that a few mm, put some blue LED's in the headlamp, yellow LED's in the fogs, nice red LED's in the tail, some undercarriage white accent lighting, orange flashing LED's in the mirrors, and a bit of interior lighting to show it off nicely. Oh! And then a pop up navi screen - nah - that would be too hard" ?
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>vivek9856</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>And Penn State isn't. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> Its frustrating at times when my friends go somewhere and they say "I'm going to to Stanford" and people go OoOooOO, and then I say I'm going to Penn (its technically Penn - not UPenn), and they go "They have a great basketball team!", and then I say not Penn, UPenn, and they ask me if thats a small liberal arts school or something. Sigh... Penn apparently isn't as well known as Harvard, Yale, etc. <p></TD></TR></TABLE><p>Good luck Viv and thanks for all the good banter. Don't worry about Penn. To anyone who matters (ie. not high school kids), you won't have to explain <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 
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