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Wanted: Your Volvo Story

Monday, May 7, 2012 - ipd staff

We began featuring customers more than usual lately and we’ve had great responses from our readers because of it. We’d like to continue to provide the Volvo community with interesting reader content so we are pleading, yes, even begging for articles. If you have a souped up 122 wagon that you want the world to know about or even if you’re in the middle of your 240 series project and want to show off your progress, let us know and we’d love to feature you and your ride. If you own an 850 and have a great trick or tech tip you’ve discovered and want to share, send it on over and we’ll pass it on to our readers.

If one of the items on your bucket list is to be published in one of ipd’s famous emails, here’s your chance. Don’t deny it, you know it’s burning inside; if it’s not, add it now and send in your story so you can check it off your list. Even if you think it’s not print worthy, that’s okay. Let us be the judge of that because we still want to hear your story. Tell us about how you caught the Volvo bug, the remedies you’ve tried to get rid of it and what put you over the edge to finally just give up and let the bug take it’s hold.

Some pictures of you and your Volvo would be great to include along with how your experience with ipd went. It would be great to also include any ipd upgrades you’ve added and how our customer service staff treated you.

We look forward to hearing your story and the opportunity to share it with other sick Volvo lovers who have caught the same bug.

Send submissions to bryan@ipdusa.com

Community Comments

Thursday, October 24, 2013 - BRYCE KENNEDY

Hello volvo community, My name is Bryce.I just recently purchased my first volvo 91 240 sedan heated seats, power locks & windows sunroof. I drive 15 hours a week to and from work originally in a lifted Chevy Avalanche. The neighbor lady down the street had her volvo for I bought it as a daily driver and fell in love with this little car. As of right now I have replaced the after market radio with a kenwood head unit, speaker and a sub. plan on replacing the exhaust suspension, and have a few custom touches in the works. I look forward to driving this as a DD and making it out handle any bmw e30 on the street. I will be sure to keep the volvo community up to speed with the build Possibly graffity art to come.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - THOMAS SCHAFFER

I bought a2001 v70 2.4t 2wd wagon...one of the most comfortable cars to drive. That was before replacing control arms, upper and lower trans mounts,rotors,calipers,struts,shocks,brake lines,flushing brake system, 15 qt drain and fill, tires,pcv system, plugs , all vaccum lines...drives like new...great xcar!

Monday, December 29, 2014 - RON BJORKLUND

Hi, a few years ago I was looking on Craigslist for my all time favorite car, a Volvo 1800 ES. I FOUND IT.. And just 10 miles away. OMG. I went to see it and talk to the lady, she said her husband died and it was his car, he was in the restoration of it but didn't get very far.. The paint was bad, rust, didn't really run too great. But I bought it. I had body work done and painted original gold color. I didn't have a lot of money but I have a catering truck business. I traded a lot of food and some money for the body work and paint. He did a great job. After some mechanical work, brakes electronic ignition I put in, I drove it from Spokane WA area to Pensacola, FL. Then to Dallas and then to Los Angeles and then back home to . Idaho. I got so many looks with that car including from Arabs in a brand new Bentley on the freeway in Palm Springs. After everything I've done to it and had done, I'm selling it so I can buy a sailboat to live on. I want to retire on the west coast and do charter trips. I really love the Volvo but it won't fit on the sailboat.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 - JUSTIN L SCHOFIELD

Hi my name is Justin Schofield, i am from Perkasie, PA. In Nov of 2012 I got my parents to puchase an 02 Volvo S60 AWD, figured they could use something safe and reliable, awd a plus, immediately i loved the car, in april of 2013 i started working at a local indy shop that specialized in saabs and volvos, from there on my passion grew, always working on volvo from 142, p1800s, to newer models alike, about august of 2014 i purchased a run-down 1987 volvo 244, lots of rot and needed some TLC, 450 bucks! drove it home and immediately fixed it up, did 4 corner brakes, fixed a bunch of vacuum leaks and tackled some of the rot, drove it for a bit then aold that to my brother, after that i bought my current 1989 volvo 244dl 5 speed, for 900 bucks, did a couple things here and there as maintenance, lack of money keeps me from really opening the potential, the only "customization" i have been able to do was get a set of 25mm spacer/adapters, put on 16" volvo steelies, and a junk set of tires, i like where it's going just has a laundry list of things i wanna do, i would like to get a set of the ipd lowering springs and do some bishings, ipd front sway bar, tackling the lack of great handling, lucky for me i've been working on toyota supras for almost 3 yrs now, a couple customers have offered me free parts for the N/A 2jz engine, i habe an engine lined up, harness, computers, working on getting a 5 speed trans, i would like to have all that into the car by 2016 or 2017, but we'll see, it's nothing spectacular but it's a good start if i wanna throw the 2jz-gte engine in there if i can ever afford one, but for now i'll take my slow-rolling 244 over anything

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 - ERIC DENNIS

My 96' Volvo 850 GLT/NA saved my life during the Ice Storm of January, 2014, here in Atlanta, GA. Our Ice Storm made the national news due to the incredible traffic jam and thousands of abandoned vehicles left on highways, roads, and side streets. My 850 had 274,000 miles on the odometer when I got it used from my Mom, back then. Right now, I'm at 306,690 miles on the odometer and counting. I've gotten numerous little things from IPD to help with my Zero Stage Tune up , such as the HD Oil cap, HP Plug wire set, Air tube for the ECU, and a right side plastic lens cover. The price and selection as well as customer service at IPD are outstanding. Make some window stickers so I can represent you guys on the streets.

Monday, August 31, 2015 - VICKI VAN WINKLE

I was gifted my Volvo 940 wagon (94), at a small transferring cost, by my friend, Barbara, nicknamed Snow Leopard Barbara in a group with an abundance of women named Barbara. I assumed Barbara would be by my side all of life. She passed away in 2011 or 12, but the Volvo kept on supporting my life and safety for many more years. It has 350, 000 miles on it at this time and has never required more than a normal amount of maintenance over the years, much of which I neglected until it had to be done. I learned the hard way to rely on IPD for my volvo parts. Local chains often have let me down with parts that were shoddy. IPD keeps me informed and connected to the best source for everything I need! I get my parts from online and get them put on the car by a shop. It's hard to put the car in the shop when you drive everyday. I finally searched out the perfect solution for me, and found a low mileage 97 850 glt sedan that I can zip around in while I get my Snow Leopard repaired. It was tough for my family that I couldnt part with the Snow Leopard, but I finally convinced them that in a family with all sedans, we needed the Snow Leopard as a "truck". Thanks to IPD I can find the best of parts needed to keep the 850 at top notch and see if the Snow Leopard can make a half million miles..... or beyond! IPD...You have turned me from a volvo owner by chance to a true volvo fan! (Swedish Volvo fan, that is)

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