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My First R came to a sudden end in November of 06. I was driving North on Route 22 in Katonah NY on my way to 684. The roads were wet from a rain the night before and the sun was out. I was humming along, as Il tend to do with an R and I saw the line 4 to 5 cars . <p>The front was stopped waiting for me to go by to make a left. I was almost past the 3rd car when all I saw was a large white blur. There was no reaction time since what happened was the truck slammed into the vehicle in front of him sending it into the one in front of him totaling the first one.<p>He them proceeded to careen into my lane in the blink of an eye. I did not have a chance. As my mind remembers it, I was traveling a little faster then the speed limit, clear road, I could see a 1/4 mile ahead of me and I was aware of the stopped traffic. I figure i was about to approach the last car he hit as he came into my lane. I had a stone wall to my right with no escape.<p>As you can see, it was not pretty. He hit me along my fender aiming right at the A pillar and me. It was a tremendous sound and a very hard hit. I lost the front wheel and managed to come to a stop on the on the right side of the road. The Airbags went off filling the car with smoke and after a second after a series of 4 letter words i had to kick the door open to get out with a cloud of smoke. <p>My only injury besides my pride was my pinky that hit the window by the burst of the airbag. I was graced, she was not.<p>Dual air bag deployment, Broken windshield, destroyed wheel and shaft, entire left side from the headlight to the start of the passenger door munched and i am sure some frame damage for good measure.<p>So, I could not afford to replace her and got a 2007 Audi A4 for 24 Months and know after the first week being unable to blow past a VW I was doomed for a couple of years.<p>I started looking quite awhile ago and found my new "Beast" in Lancaster PA at Stadel Motors. It was in near mint condition with 22400 miles. I paid for an extended CPO warrantee and she is covered till 2014. So, Long live Volvo and Long live me. Marc<p><IMG SRC="http://marcjaffe.com/volvo/side.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://marcjaffe.com/volvo/traffic.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://marcjaffe.com/volvo/wheel.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br><IMG SRC="http://marcjaffe.com/volvo/windshield.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://marcjaffe.com/volvo/truck.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://marcjaffe.com/volvo/sonic.jpg" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: This is why I drive a Volvo. What was Old is now Blue (mjaffe)

Glad you were able to find another R after a few years in exile--and what a beauty! And you found it at the dealer where I grew up--my father was a salesman with Stadel for 34 years before retiring about 2 years ago.<br>Enjoy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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LOL. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: This is why I drive a Volvo. What was Old is now Blue (mjaffe)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mjaffe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I started looking quite awhile ago and found my new "Beast" in Lancaster PA at Stadel Motors.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>And you didn't even stop by to say "hello". <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: This is why I drive a Volvo. What was Old is now Blue (MagoonR)

Sorry, Based on the number of people down in that area we could have had quite the party. After the 5 hour train ride from Stamford CT and the 3 hour ride back, I just wanted to get home... Maybe next time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Congrats on getting back in an R. And all these new Sonic Blue postings are making me jealous!
 

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Re: This is why I drive a Volvo. What was Old is now Blue (mjaffe)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mjaffe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Sorry, Based on the number of people down in that area we could have had quite the party. After the 5 hour train ride from Stamford CT and the 3 hour ride back, I just wanted to get home... Maybe next time <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emcocktl.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Ah yes......the train ride. I sold a car to a lady from CT who took the train down to drive it back (and of course I paid for her ticket).
 

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Re: This is why I drive a Volvo. What was Old is now Blue (MagoonR)

How was your experience at Stadel Motors? I'm trying to pick up an S60R and all of the ones at Lehman sold too quick.
 

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Re: This is why I drive a Volvo. What was Old is now Blue (dook)

I had a very good experience with Stadel Motors. They actually had purchased my car from Lehman and sold it to me. I worked with Jonathan Wiley and he did a solid by me. I would recommend them.
 

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lol, I saw that R when I was having my AWD issues resolved! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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That car has been gone over 2 years... Insurance took it. Plus I got enough money for the Audi's down Payment. It was a lease.
 

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Nice to see you back in the R. Sonic Blue is a great color btw. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Nice to be back. It is a cool color. I could not see getting the same color as the one I crashed. Titanium was tempting but I figured what the heck, go with a splash of color. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Welcome back. I love the sonic blue!
 

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Man what an accident, glad to see you made it out okay! The Sonic Blue is amazing good choice!!! I guess the R bug stayed with you!!! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Thanks, It was quite a hit... Funny, looking at the second picture the car almost looks like a tongue sticking out like it is dead... And you may have noticed, I improved the turning radius <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: This is why I drive a Volvo. What was Old is now Blue (mjaffe)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>mjaffe</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I had a very good experience with Stadel Motors. They actually had purchased my car from Lehman and sold it to me. I worked with Jonathan Wiley and he did a solid by me. I would recommend them.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Not to bring back an old thread but I specifically searched for Jonathan online because I wanted to give him a couple good reviews if there were appropriate places. Funny enough to see his name on here where I just joined.<p>I also bought my xc90 sport though him about a month back and couldn't be happier with the service. Great guy and I recommend him and the dealership.
 
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