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Wanted: Your Volvo Story

Monday, May 07, 2012 - ipd staff

We began featuring customers in newsletters 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 newsletters, 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 kbutler@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 03, 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

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