Why I love my 240

Discussion in 'Volvo 240' started by Willie Bannister, Feb 20, 2005.

  1. I managed, on my birthday AND wedding anniversary, and after dropping my
    wife's overheating car off at the mechanic, to get into a car wreck. It
    really took the thrill out of the day.

    Everybody walked away without injury. Everything else in this world
    can be replaced. It was quite a wakeup call about priorities.

    My 240 took a hellacious hit, and i did drive it home, but I am not
    certain what the claims adjuster is going to say. I can now see the
    sidewalk through the trunk where the rear bumper USED to be.

    My wife, who used to have an '86 240, has talked trying to find another
    vehicle for her own use. With a 5 year old, I think I'd take an old
    Volvo over darn near any new vehicle out there

    Thank heaven for the 240. I may never drive anything else.

    Possibly looking for a 240 wagon

    Willie
     
    Willie Bannister, Feb 20, 2005
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  2. Willie Bannister

    blurp Guest

    That's a great story (except for the loss of your 240). I'm glad
    everyone was fine. I agree with you and am looking forward to getting
    my 240 back this spring.

    If you're in the US check eBay motors, there are usually lots of 240s
    available. In Canada the selection is less good.

    I lucked into a 760 for the winter but it's not half the car my 240
    is.

    Happy Birthday. Way to survive!
    blurp


    On Sun, 20 Feb 2005 05:37:02 GMT, the illustrious Willie Bannister
    <> favored us with the following prose:

    >I managed, on my birthday AND wedding anniversary, and after dropping my
    >wife's overheating car off at the mechanic, to get into a car wreck. It
    >really took the thrill out of the day.
    >
    > Everybody walked away without injury. Everything else in this world
    >can be replaced. It was quite a wakeup call about priorities.
    >
    >My 240 took a hellacious hit, and i did drive it home, but I am not
    >certain what the claims adjuster is going to say. I can now see the
    >sidewalk through the trunk where the rear bumper USED to be.
    >
    >My wife, who used to have an '86 240, has talked trying to find another
    >vehicle for her own use. With a 5 year old, I think I'd take an old
    >Volvo over darn near any new vehicle out there
    >
    >Thank heaven for the 240. I may never drive anything else.
    >
    >Possibly looking for a 240 wagon
    >
    >Willie
     
    blurp, Feb 23, 2005
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