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Thursday, June 5, 2008

Oh Yeah, Be Jealous.

Update: Got a stereo/cd/ipod ready stereo put in, and we've got some awesome tunes! It's all good now! :)


I got it. The car I wanted. A 1991 Volvo 240 Wagon, they just don't make 'em like this anymore! See THIS POST.

I thought I'd wanted a 1993 (the last year they made them), but after talking to our local Volvo 'guru', he said his customers were the happiest with the 88's - 91's.

Paige is horrified. But, she can hardly be seen riding with me through the tinted windows! Lucky for her! Sophia likes it, and whenever we go out to the parking lot from a store she says, "Mom, there's your VOLVO 240 WAGON!" Very cute. Noah's a bit undecided. It's a dark shade of blue, and I love the tinted windows.

This car came with a few bumper stickers, that I immediately removed. One was TREEHUGGER (no surprise there!), and MILK DRINKERS MAKE BETTER LOVERS. I was tempted to leave that one. Another was CAN'T FEED EM, DON'T BREED EM.

The biggest problem with the car? The radio doesn't work. I've tried for 3 days to get an after market stereo put in, but they either can't figure out how to get the current radio out (bracket on the back they don't know about), or they don't have the dash kit for it, or the installation guy didn't show up for work... Frustrating! I'll call tomorrow, and take it two towns away to the 'experts', who will charge about double as the other guys, but it will be DONE.

The mileage? 279,000. Yeah. It's just getting broken in, those Volvo's last forever! Ted's still looking for that 'perfect one' - that is a 5-speed manual, with low, low miles. He can keep looking, but...

I'm happy as a clam with this one. (Unlike a lobster, who feels pain when you cook it.)

You know you're envious of my sweet ride...

12 comments:

Nicole said...

Hee Hee! I like the Milk drinkers sticker. That's great! I can just see Paige cruising the strip in the Volvo 240 Wagon! Sophie is a hoot! Hope there's rook for all of us in there!

mommy24treasures said...

you are too funny! I would be like Paige.:)

kerri said...

Big fan of the Volvo here, glad you got your ride. ;)
My cousin had one and drove the wheels right off it, very safe vehicle.
I'd make Paige drive with the window done, I'm so wicked, LOL.

Beverly said...

Yea for you!! Love having a new even new to me car!

redmaryjanes said...

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Steffie B. said...

you totally crack me up.....love it....take a pic of you behind the wheel.....let's see how smokin' hot you look! ;) Paige too! lol

Anne said...

LOVE the wagon!

Sam said...

You crack me up!!!

Thanks for checking on me! You are a sweet friend!!! *smooch*

Lauren and Ed said...

LOL...you must REALLY love that car...too cute!

Rony said...

Well look at you! I want pictures of you behind the wheel. Glad you're digging it....

2China4Ayla said...

Oh Christine...that is one ugly car, but girl I am glad it makes you happy - it certainly made me smile. :o)Heres hoping you can get some tunes, maybe they can put hydrolic shocks on there too? Haha

Jewels of My Heart said...

I'm sorry but the bumper stickers are cracking me up! lol
Wow, I had no idea Volvos could put on miles like that..... with the price of cars today that definately seems to be the way to go! I am so glad you are happy with your new wheels! Don't let Ted drive to church!!!!!!!!!! There is a BIG ROCK THERE!
Love Ya