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also, 400hp stock..........
 

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It all depends on if you are prepared to lose to the car, lol.

I love my daughter, but that being said I let no one else drive my car unless I'm having some kind of medical emergency and they need to use it to get me to the hospital, lol. :p
 

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The most common type of bad dream that I have, especially after all the work I've put into my R, is that something bad happens to it.

Last one was that I got stuck on some earthen damn that washed away, and to save my own skin I had to run off and let the car disappear downstream. Makes it great to wake up and realize it was all just a bad dream.

Last thing I want to do is meet that which I fear half way, lol. For that reason, if anything bad is going to happen to my R, I want to be the one doing it.
 

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awww.. let him drive it.

From your description, sounds like a good kid with a good head on his shoulders. Won't do anything stupid or foolish. Perhaps he'll get sucked into getting a Volvo too by giving him the keys to one of the best cars Volvo has ever made, that's really how I got hooked as well. And if "knock on wood" that he gets into a bad accident, it's likely not his fault and be glad that he was in a Volvo.
 

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From the way you describe him you're probably fine, but friends have a way of scratching up interiors that trained family does not normally do. Expect your door panels and possibly seat bottoms to look like crap when you get the car back.

I remember borrowing my mom's car back in the 80's and having friends start a tickle fight in the back seat. They flailed so much that one of them extended a leg between the seats and kicked the shifter into neutral. I was really lucky they didn't kick it into reverse as we were doing 50 down a busy street at the time.
 

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It depends - did you want that teenage kid back?
 

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I remember borrowing my mom's car back in the 80's and having friends start a tickle fight in the back seat. They flailed so much that one of them extended a leg between the seats and kicked the shifter into neutral. I was really lucky they didn't kick it into reverse as we were doing 50 down a busy street at the time.
I've had permanent foot marks in the headliner of previous cars from similar circumstances, lol.
 

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I would just like to say that your threads are very entertaining.
 

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I would just like to say that your threads are very entertaining.
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I'm an engineering student and I drive a VR (by choice! Volvo. For. Life)... Best car ever! For you no 3rd pedal means no sweat in traffic. Actually it's the perfect car for road tripping (except down 684)... However I always bring a tool box, laptop, and DICE with me.
 

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I would like to get this guy's opinion on the question posed in the subject of this thread.


I actually have his phone number, but I don't think he's too interested in talking to me anymore.
 

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I wouldn't let my son ( if i had one ) drive the R for such a trip. MAYBE to go to the store not far but even that would bother me, the r is a special car and i'm pretty excited everytime i get on it. I'm 22 and i can tell you that if i was still a teenager i would probably give the car some gas to test the power etc... every kid does that no exception even if your child is soft.

You have balls.
 

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i think you should be more worried about him hurting himself on the mountain since they don't have much snow and everything will be packed and icy. I understand the R is your dream car but it's also just a volvo. I was guilty of being over protective of mine but i would let my friends drive it cause it's just a car. Recently i decided to let my best friend drive my GT3RS. He owns a super charged vette and has had numerous sports cars. That was a cringe inducing ride! In a car that costs a lot of money every slight shifting mistake or slip of the clutch is cause for a tear to be shed. No longer will i let my friends drive her. For a volvo, where parts are cheap and numerous i'd say let the boy have fun!
 

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For those of you that aren't too familiar with PDW's threads and posts, enjoy em while you can, as they (more than likely) wont be up for long;)
 
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