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As I'm sure most of us are well-aware, us Volvo owners are unique. We park beside other Volvos when we get the chance (don't try to deny it, we all do), we spend hours gazing at Volvos. <p>Well its time to admit what we do with regards to our Volvo addictions.<p>Mine are (just from the past month or so):<p>1. I knew I had an autographed cycling jersey at home which belonged to Alyson Sydor (who is a Canadian and was at one point on of the best female mountain bikers in the world). Well I put it away for a couple and I was reorganizing my stuff and came across it. I was planning on getting rid of it until I noticed that it was a Volvo jersey. I decided to keep it never the less.<p>2. I was sitting outside Starbucks this afternoon with my mother and had a view of the highway. I was identifying every single Volvo I saw on the highway.<p>3. Yesterday I parked in a parking lot with my red 850 Turbo wagon. Not too far away I saw a red 850 Turbo sedan so I just had to re-park next to it.<p>4. I've had many dreams about the Volvo brand. Volvo is the only thing that re-appears in my dream regularly.<p>5. I saw an S60R pass me at an intersection (it was going the way perpendicular to me) while I was stopped at a red light. I almost didn't notice the light change to green I was too busy staring at it. Secondly, I was down in Vancouver and saw an S60R and basically had a freak out on the street because I was so stoked to see one. Keep in mind S60R's are pretty rare round these parts.<p>Your turn to confess.<p>(And mods, feel free to move this thread if you feel it is in the wrong place)
 

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Re: The Confessions of a Volvo Fanatic thread (hystericstarlight)

Great thread! I can't believe no one has replied yet. <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hystericstarlight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hystericstarlight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> We park beside other Volvos when we get the chance (don't try to deny it, we all do), we spend hours gazing at Volvos.</TD></TR></TABLE><p><TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>hystericstarlight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">2. I was sitting outside Starbucks this afternoon with my mother and had a view of the highway. I was identifying every single Volvo I saw on the highway.<p>3. Yesterday I parked in a parking lot with my red 850 Turbo wagon. Not too far away I saw a red 850 Turbo sedan so I just had to re-park next to it.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes yes yes...<br>My name is kowalski and I am a Volvoholic. (applause..."we love you kowalski!")<br>On several occasions whilst strolling and talking through Golden Gate Park with my girlfriend, one of our favorite things to do, I have often subconsciously walked in an odd direction away from our intended path toward what turns out to be a Volvo of some sort. Usually an old 240, 140, 120 or 544. There are many in this city.<p>Some time ago when welcoming my friends to the DC area as students for the semester, I was given the task of showing them around in my plucky little 240. Everywhere we went, I identified Volvos of all sorts from the thickets of traffic that course through the burbs. It got so bad that upon returning home to Wiconsin, one of them was subconsciously identifying them in her everyday tasks. It got so bad for her she called me to thank me for spreading the disease.<p>My girlfriend, has expressed on numerous occasions to our other friends that she does not fear my eyes wandering over other women's...ahem...assets because she knows if my head turns, it's to check out a box on wheels or other neat toy.<p> (hangs head...admits addiction...more claps..."we still love you kowalski." Facilitator, "Now who wants to share next?")
 

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14+ volvos in the past year. <br>Only have ever driving a volvo in 12+ years of driving. <p>All i do every day , day in day out is work , eat, sleep volvos lol
 

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It was a beautiful day today; sunny and warm with a slight breeze. Wife and I drove down to the shore, grabbed some ice cream and parked the Volvo to sit on the water's edge - some 40-50 feet away. All I could do is turn my head away from the water's view and stare at our truck.
 

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Everybody (and I do mean EVERYBODY) at my local Volvo dealer is on a first name basis with me. I put 30-40K per year on my V70, so I'm in for maintenance quite a bit...<p>I'm known as the guy with the giant dog who drives the snot out of his Volvo...
 

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Re: (V70 Brad)

Of course I park next to Volvos! less chance of someone ramming their door into mine.<br>Have owned (in order) 240,850,S70,XC70,S60 (C30 next methinks).<br>I work for a couple Volvo dealerships (see signature), have worked in the parts department for one, next purchase will probably be a "Volvo parking only" sign for the driveway.<br>Of course there is more, but thats just the surface <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>VolvoD</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Of course I park next to Volvos! less chance of someone ramming their door into mine.<br>Have owned (in order) 240,850,S70,XC70,S60 (C30 next methinks).<br>I work for a couple Volvo dealerships (see signature), have worked in the parts department for one, next purchase will probably be a "Volvo parking only" sign for the driveway.<br>Of course there is more, but thats just the surface <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>I happen to be coming through York the last weekend in June. My Newf and I are going to be part of a demo at Codorus State Park in Hanover during their "Summer Blast " event. The Red Roof in York is the closest giant dog friendly hotel. I'll try to drop by Lehman. They had some interesting cars on the lot the last time I checked...
 
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