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    Yeah with the R Design Polestar tune ours has...

    Yeah with the R Design Polestar tune ours has another 25hp and higher torque and it really scoots. We just did a road trip and switched off driving and I had to keep telling her to watch it and she'd...
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    21 was a challenging year, on a few levels, and I...

    21 was a challenging year, on a few levels, and I haven't been riding much since the summer so I feel kind of out of touch. I'm trying to get the 22 thread together and coming up empty. Throw out...
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    Well that explains the low price. FWD = useless....

    Well that explains the low price. FWD = useless. Thank you!
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    Hey jm2e, what year XC60 and what engine did you...

    Hey jm2e, what year XC60 and what engine did you get? We just got a 13 T6 for my wife. I've been looking at older P2 XC70s and like the car but the 60 is much nicer to drive and does feel sportier...
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    Hey Bobby I have another YV4982DL3A2108809 Thanks

    Hey Bobby I have another YV4982DL3A2108809 Thanks
  6. Something isn't grounded right

    Something isn't grounded right
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    Well that's not what I want to hear.

    Well that's not what I want to hear.
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    This morning I saw that Volvo said the wagons...

    This morning I saw that Volvo said the wagons will continue and they have e-wagons coming.
  9. m2711c bringing the goods today. That was some...

    m2711c bringing the goods today. That was some funny shit dude.
  10. That sounds like it's as much fun as being pulled...

    That sounds like it's as much fun as being pulled behind a snowmobile on skis and hitting a rut or rock and double ejecting on flat ground at 30+ mph :eek:
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    Or a Dodge Challenger. My 2012 had a 0-60 and 1/4...

    Or a Dodge Challenger. My 2012 had a 0-60 and 1/4 mile timer on the screen. It seemed kinda silly on the base V6 model but it was neat so I used it.
  12. Right! haha

    Right! haha
  13. #Fuckthieves!! Solved. Gotta love awesome...

    #Fuckthieves!!

    Solved. Gotta love awesome little machine shops in a guys basement. I couldn't sleep knowing that I dropped the ball on this so I sat there researching for hours how to come up with...
  14. Ya know, I have a couple of oils that would work,...

    Ya know, I have a couple of oils that would work, don't think I have bronze oil though. I guess with a long enough hose that can be put in the right spot is a better idea. Cool. Done.
  15. Yay for Harvey. Yo man, come give us some more...

    Yay for Harvey. Yo man, come give us some more details on the place. We're definitely planning on getting up there this year to use our 2 Indy Pass days. I'll let you all know when it looks like...
  16. Other than removing the dashboard so you can pull...

    Other than removing the dashboard so you can pull the motor to pull the bearing seal up to get some grease in there what else might work if silicone is no good? In a TSB Volvo put out in 2011 that...
  17. Yeah as I dove down the rabbit hole the solution...

    Yeah as I dove down the rabbit hole the solution that fatnslow threw out a little while ago is the right one. Apparently, the outer fan bearing is exposed to the elements and it needs a shot of...
  18. Oh damn...

    Oh damn...
  19. That right there is the root of the problem. My...

    That right there is the root of the problem. My brain is full and I can't fully process what my wife says sometimes. Maybe if I delete some files I'll understand her better...


    The people that...
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    could HAVE... Cool article and I'm a believer.

    could HAVE... Cool article and I'm a believer.
  21. I have a collection of different kinds for...

    I have a collection of different kinds for different things. Some of them are 15 or more years old. My shelf with lubricants, cleaners and assorted other danger zone things is actually pretty cool...
  22. That's why I remember the name of that place. I'm...

    That's why I remember the name of that place. I'm gonna have to hit that place on one of these trips.
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    We have a '12 Forester and it's not bad other...

    We have a '12 Forester and it's not bad other than being surprisingly boring. It has been super reliable for the 68k miles it has on it so far other than a few niggling things. It eats front brake...
  24. I'd love to but I'm having a hard time finding...

    I'd love to but I'm having a hard time finding the right roof bar setup to put the ski box up there and with the kid and all her shit there isn't really room inside :nonono2: It sucks when you have...
  25. That makes it look like it's totally worth the...

    That makes it look like it's totally worth the trip to visit the place.
  26. Haha Alright, the new (to us) car is on the...

    Haha

    Alright, the new (to us) car is on the road and I'm going to pick up some winter tires/wheels this afternoon because it came with UHP Summer shoes, silly Virginia (where it came from) stuff...
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    No it was Stop & Shop. Between unavailable/out of...

    No it was Stop & Shop. Between unavailable/out of stock so they can't get it, other supply chain issues and 70% of the staff either out with covid or they quit over the last few weeks and they're...
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    Wow was the supermarket bare today. Whole...

    Wow was the supermarket bare today. Whole sections were empty.
  29. Oh man when I saw that earlier I felt so bad for...

    Oh man when I saw that earlier I felt so bad for them but then I figured that they ought to make a pretty penny from the lawsuits so being horribly uncomfortable for a few minutes might end up being...
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    No, but what experience I have with cvt's has...

    No, but what experience I have with cvt's has been pretty terrible, and knowing a bit about it from doing over 60k miles with one I have a hard time thinking that it could be that much better on a...
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    Some do, the 2012 Crosstrek I had was like that...

    Some do, the 2012 Crosstrek I had was like that (but still sucked). The Forester loaner car I had in the spring of 2020 had no way at all to manually change gears and it bugged me. It had programmed...
  32. For as often as this thread is visited and as...

    For as often as this thread is visited and as much drivel as we've spouted there has to be a way for us to monetize it. I'll leave it up to you smart guys and wait for the royalty checks. Thanks.
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    CVT's suck to drive, the noise sucks, the...

    CVT's suck to drive, the noise sucks, the throttle response sucks and not being able to downshift to use engine braking really sucks.
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    Good stuff. Citation? I took my drivers test in a...

    Good stuff. Citation? I took my drivers test in a Phoenix (same shit).

    Actually yeah, at about $6500 total it's not bad compared to so much that's out there that isn't nearly as nice but at 15...
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    Not really those either unless 10+ years and...

    Not really those either unless 10+ years and 200k+ has become painless. 2010 Rav 4's with 150k are going for $12-15k unless they're thoroughly beat, then they drop to about 8k. CRVs are all beat and...
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    So I've pretty much come to the conclusion that...

    So I've pretty much come to the conclusion that everything used between about $2500 and $15k is just varying degrees of nice that will either crap out, be a hassle or be more expensive to keep...
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    CVT is a non starter for me.

    CVT is a non starter for me.
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    Wasn't the Freestyle FWD? There are so many...

    Wasn't the Freestyle FWD? There are so many vehicles that just faded away and that's one of them.
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    If I wanted to go as big as a Suburban I'd be...

    If I wanted to go as big as a Suburban I'd be looking at Chevy Express AWD vans. Yeah I have this RR now but I don't think I want to get something bigger. Thoughts about the Ford Flex?
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    I think that will change a lot as solid-state...

    I think that will change a lot as solid-state batteries become a thing. They can be so much smaller and can be made into creative shapes that could be distributed differently through the vehicle.
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    That one is Euro with a Japanese motor *shrug* ...

    That one is Euro with a Japanese motor *shrug*

    Sedans don't work, the things I move around when I'm working don't fit and no good way to move bikes in bad weather takes them off the list entirely...
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    Ha!

    Ha!
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    Thanks! This one has potential. Gonna go look...

    Thanks! This one has potential. Gonna go look next week.
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    I used to be able to tell people I was 5'6". I...

    I used to be able to tell people I was 5'6". I can't anymore. Too many back injuries have changed things. I think most cars have too much headroom. If they would just drop the roofline 2 or 3 inches...
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    Blocked sunroof drains have sent more than just a...

    Blocked sunroof drains have sent more than just a few CTS Wagons to salvage yards. Like so many vehicles there's a bundle of wires that runs under the carpet right next to where the drain hose goes...
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    Weird how 6 years later and I'm back in almost...

    Weird how 6 years later and I'm back in almost the same spot. This time we did get a Volvo, the XC60 for my wife and I just need to figure out what's left in the budget and which one I end up with,...
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    1 of 1 factory sunroof delete. Someone here needs...

    1 of 1 factory sunroof delete. Someone here needs to buy this...
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    You're talking about the crate E- motors right?...

    You're talking about the crate E- motors right? Yeah I've been wondering what would be a good candidate as I've been looking around and the best I can come up with is - pretty much anything that...
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    I'm thinking we're going to have solid state,...

    I'm thinking we're going to have solid state, quick charge, 400+ mile cold weather range within 5 years and they get sort of affordable and fun within 10. This means that yeah, the next car might be...
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    Yeah I'm definitely leaning that way and there's...

    Yeah I'm definitely leaning that way and there's a fair chance I end up with an XC70 (or XC60 if I can bump the budget a little).
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