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Old 1st March 2009
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this has probably been done before but as i am about to change my volvo s60r for a newer vehicle i was wondering what all you other guys own other than a saab.look forward to seeing whats out there.
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2003 Ford E250 cargo van, silver
5.4L Triton V8.
15mpg loaded or empty
Aluminum Ford "Outlaw" wheels w/BF Goodrich Commercial T/A's
Pwr windows, locks and mirrors, tilt, cruise control and cloth interior.

It rides great. With about 1500lbs in the back.
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this has probably been done before but as i am about to change my volvo s60r for a newer vehicle i was wondering what all you other guys own other than a saab.look forward to seeing whats out there.
Umm, my c900 _is_ my new, sensible car...

The rest of the fleet's been on the shrink lately, so just the three 2cvs at the mo.
'erself's fully restored '82 blue-with-red-roof 2cv.
a '66 Belgian-built 2cv van
...and the thing. A Mehari (tupperware cat litter tray on wheels) with a 1220cc flat-four GS engine instead of the 602cc flat-twin it should have.

And a pair of VeloSolexes. 0.75bhp, 49cc fwd mopeds. 15mph flat out. On the flat.

The 4x4 2cv's gone to a new home. The Ami Super went to a new home. The Acadiane van went to a new home, but we're looking for a replacement.

Oh, and we may have bought a Peugeot 205... Just waiting to find out if the person with first refusal has indeed definitely done so.
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Here are my other rides...

And here is another

Wait wait, I've got one more, but not for the road, just add 17 years of oxidation on anything thats purple (how I love the purple)...


Sorry for wasting all your time with my shenanigans.
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I am fairly new to cars in general. My chronological history of cars in pictures...

1992 Yamaha TDM (prior to 2002 I only owned motorcycles and had never had a car, this TDM was my absolute favorite)


1990 Ford Festiva (2002-2005)


1998 Toyota Tacoma (2005-2008)


1990 TLC FJ-62 (belonged to my wife 1998-2008)


1999 Subaru Impreza 2.2 (2007-2008)


2005 Saab 9-5 SC Linear (2008-current)


2004 Saab 9-3 SS linear with good set of options (Nov 2008 - current)


The only car I actually miss is the Taco. Great truck.
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Hello!

Out of interest the S60r - what year/mileage etc (and where are you advertising - I am hopefully in the market for one soon feel free to PM!!)

Our other cars are my wife's 2004 Renault Megane CC - its a comfy cruiser, by no means sporty with its 136bhp 2.0 na4 comes into its own on a sunny day though - you just don't care about the wobbly/scuttle ride or the frenchness.
We also have a 1980 VW camper - last of the aircooled with the monster 67bhp 2.0 flat 4 - fantastic fun, especially in the wet - also has 50/50 weight distribution (also amusing when we first got it, talking to a petrolhead mate who was convinced I had bought an Impreza when I mentioned 2 litre flat four, and disappointed until I took him out sideways in it)

Now in your case, I am guessing you are looking for something large, comfortable, fast, refined and reliable.... which is the market I find myself in, and have settled on the S60/V70. I have also looked at and enjoyed the following:

Jag XJR - wafty fun but brutally fast and makes you feel like a cad!
BMW 540 (sport) - surprisingly dull but good residuals doesn't feel like a 4litre v8 pushing you along
Ford Focus ST - would put me in a mortuary in minutes, exhaust spits, pops and barks like a good un, big grin factor.
Range Rover 4.0/4.4 - Too un-carlike for me would encourage me to go offroading all the time
Discovery TDV6 - Surprisingly good manners on the road, torque monster
Renault Megane R26 - Twitchy and hard, and alarmingly french, but a good giggle. Doen't get the rollcaged one
Mazda RX8 - Lovely lovely lovely, thirsty, LPG is tricky I understand, also a distinct lack of torque, that said the engine loved to be on the buzzer/redline, oh and ****el....

The majority of these are only in the sights as I am also looking at an LPG conversion thus the range of V8 powered toys and gas guzzling silliness.

Anyway, out of all of these, if I hadn't decided on a S60 myself, would be the Focus or the Jag. Wierdly, that means that I have jumped from the GM boat to the Ford boat, but the cars feel great and do what they say on the tin.... although I have seen the prices of Monaros coming down, and well, if I want to lose my license ill be getting one of those!!

Oh my other modes toy is a Kona Stinky - not very practical for the daily grind but seriously good fun off the beaten track!!


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1993 Buick Lesabre- 201,000 miles, still runs somehow.
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Which engine, 3100 0r 3800?
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Here are my other modes of transportation...


A 2007 Specialized FSRxc, with hydraulic brakes, suspension front and rear, and a 3x9 Shimano Deore LX drivetrain.


The frame will be upgraded to a Salsa Podio within the next couple of weeks. Transferring my Campy Mirage gruppo, Ritchey wheelset and new saddle and seatpost over. Getting a new 3T Arx Pro stem and Rotundo handlebar, along with some Look Keo Classic pedals.



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A 2002 Chevy Impala, bought used almost 4 years ago with 28k. It now has 195k and still going strong. Original 3800 engine, transmission... heck, most everything is original. The only parts replaced are the exhaust, blower motor, one wheel bearing, plugs and wires, and the usual brakes, tires, and rotors. Still doesn't burn any oil, damn thing won't die, but when it does I'll probably pick up a beater Saab to replace it.
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well i do have my West S Series. right now it's nothing but a borg warner turbo and a collection of models and drawings.


it'll come to exist soon (i hope ).
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Besides the 9-3SS, i've got a red 1988 RX-7 convertible that I've swapped the turbo engine and drivetrain into, done a bit of suspension work on, and have been tuning a megasquirt ECU that I built for it. Its a very fun car, it just started to get a bit too unreliable (pilot bearing went in the middle of january in MI), so I got the Saab as a nice second car.
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Other cars in our family:
Jeep Wrangler (POS)
Toyota Camry V6 (actually pretty nice)
Audi A6 Allroad 2.7T 6spd (nice, but the light flywheel and short gears do not work well with the 2+ ton car)

I'm looking around for a good deal on a third generation camaro. A 88-92 tuned port model with a 305. Gonna build me a muscle car to cruise in on the weekends.
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Besides the Saabs; my garage dweller is a 67MGBGT with 38K original miles on the clock and of course tweaked... 1990 Chevy K2500; 319,000 miles on the original 4 bolt 5.7L, 14 bolt rear, skid plates, 1 ton brakes and suspension, 3" flowmasters, cold air, and Stg 2 chipped. Semi-retired but still gets thrashed. She has never let me down....
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Does what I own in a different country count?

This is what I return to the states for:

1987 Shelby Lancer (1 of 800 made by Carrol Shelby's Whittier factory, 175HP, 175Lb-Ft of torque, 2.2L 4 Cylinder Intercooled Turbo, 4-Door hatchback, Leather Interior) Quite honestly almost a SAAB in spirit.

Not a photo of my actual car, for some reason I do not have a copy on my PC here in Sweden ?


If I tire of that, I can always grab the keys to my 1989 Merkur Scorpio 2.9L V6 & fully loaded with all options. A $35K USD car in 1989.



I love this car more then my SAAB & Shelby but don't tell anyone. It will be our secret .
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2003 Ford E250 cargo van, silver
5.4L Triton V8.
15mpg loaded or empty
Aluminum Ford "Outlaw" wheels w/BF Goodrich Commercial T/A's
Pwr windows, locks and mirrors, tilt, cruise control and cloth interior.
I thought the point was to aid cozzmik with selecting his future vehicle. Good luck finding that one in UK.

My other vehicle is a 2001 VW Passat V6. Although in the cabin the engine is really quiet, due to the car's two fire walls and the V6 vs. a 4-cyl engine, the car has had several issues during its 135K miles that make one wonder what VW has been doing when designing their cars. One would think such elementary problems would have been worked out decades ago with the previous models.

Problems included:
1) Dashboard rattles at 10K
2) Squeeky doors while driving at 20K
3) Oxygen sensor replacements at 30K
4) Valve cover gasket leak at 50K
5) Water pump replacement at 60K
6) etc, etc.

Items #3-5 were replaced under warranty, but it's still disappointing and worrisome to know all these issues came this early on. I am staying away from VWs. Just look at the poor marks the Consumer Reports gives VW for reliability; below average.
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Does what I own in a different country count?

This is what I return to the states for:

If I tire of that, I can always grab the keys to my 1989 Merkur Scorpio 2.9L V6 & fully loaded with all options. A $35K USD car in 1989.

I love this car more then my SAAB & Shelby but don't tell anyone. It will be our secret .
Aren't there any Mk3 Granadas left in Sweden, then?
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My other car is a bike. Well two bikes rather, a trek 4500 and an 81 kawasaki kz 305. (once I get it running again ). I ride the kz as often as I can (I'm sorry but its more fun that the saab and it gets better mileage . But the saab can go way faster
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3800 engine. Uses no oil, drips a miniscule amount. I just put 4 good used tires on it, and although the brake booster is on it's way out, I'm going to drive it 'til it drops, because it's not worth anything anyway.
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