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I had the rare opportunity to drive my wife into work today (she works downtown). It always amazes me how many Volvos, both new and old, I see inside the Beltway. While I saw many today, including a BUNCH of 240s, the ones that stick out in my head were a Y2K V70R AWD in silver, an OR Edition V70 XC, and an S40 1.8 with diplomatic tags (obviously a European model).
 

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The Volvo is invading the world, I'm telling ya. One of these days.....one of these days...hmmpuahahahhahahaha<BR>
 

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Yeah, it is amazing. I happened to be driving through Falls Church in my Saffron V70R the other day and another Saffron V70R turned in front of me...definitely don't see too many of those around here.
 

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LOL!<BR>You people really should come over to Sweden some day! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>I'm new here - It's a great site!!
 

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Yeah, but how many Camaros do you get to see? <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"> <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif"><P>Thank you for the compliment.<P>George
 

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Funny thing is...there are a bunch of Volvos here in San Fran too. I have seen some wicked and sick mods to a few cars in the area. I'll have to carry my camera to show and tell.<P>Prospero
 

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Hey Matt, if I sent you some business cards with the url on, would you be willing to spread the love and put it under the occasional windshield wiper?
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Prospero:<BR><B>Funny thing is...there are a bunch of Volvos here in San Fran too. I have seen some wicked and sick mods to a few cars in the area. I'll have to carry my camera to show and tell.<P>Prospero</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P><BR>Do take some pics~! What kinda 'wicked' and 'sick' mods are we talking about here?
 

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BTW, I never got enough of those business cards from you. I've been trying to leave it on other interesting Volvo cars around this area..need more cards~~!<P><BR> <BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by [email protected]:<BR><B>if I sent you some business cards with the url on, would you be willing to spread the love and put it under the occasional windshield wiper?</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>
 

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I know what you mean. I always see a gaggle of Volvos in and around Fairfax too. Just down the street, there is a guy who owns a 244 GL like mine but it's maroon. While I'm at work, many Volvos throughout the day will park out front. I had one lady in a 240 Classic want to show me the car when she found out that I was nuts about it. Occasionaly, someone driving a Volvo will pull up along side on the freeway and nod with approval. I wish more folks that owned Volvos did that. I would show widespread appreciation for our Swedish steel and the Jeep guys wouldn't be the only ones beeping at eachother. On that thought, I think someone ought to make a sticker that says, 'You wouldn't understand, it's a VOLVO thing'<BR>Most folks don't anyway.<P>
 

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George,<BR>I'll love to help promote the site and spread the love! I will send you my new address now. I plan on bringing some of the East Coast swedespeed spirit over to the West Side ASAP.<P>Cheers<BR>Prospero
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Prospero:<BR><B>I plan on bringing some of the East Coast swedespeed spirit over to the West Side ASAP.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>West side in da house~!! <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/biggrin.gif"> <BR>Man..you've been there less than a month you already started talking like one. <IMG SRC="http://www.swedespeed.com/ubb/wink.gif">
 

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We're going to have some printed, and I'll send them out to those who are interested. I keep some (almost out of them actually) in my two cars and when I see a cool Volvo I usually put one on the car.
 

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There was a report, Census in 2000 I think, that mentioned Volvo as the most registered auto in Northern VA---it may have been Fairfax county specific.<P>
 

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by kowalski:<BR><B>Occasionaly, someone driving a Volvo will pull up along side on the freeway and nod with approval. I wish more folks that owned Volvos did that... Most folks don't anyway.<BR></B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>I can relate. My boss drives a nice mid-80s 245 and I park next to him almost everyday. Last week we were leaving for lunch at the same time, and he says, "Is that a Volvo?" I guess some folks just aren't 'car people.' A woman a few streets away from me usually follows a similar morning commute route in a (visually) identical 854Turbo as mine. I like to think her friendly headlamp flash as she exits is a 'volvo' thing, and not anything more <w>.<P>George, if you send me some cards, I can pass them around in the Great White North, also. I seem to see as many Volvos around as Audi quattros... and those are a dime a dozen up here. Lemme know, and I can email you a mailing address.<P><BR>
 
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