I like looking at Forest Service topographic maps so much. Making these maps is one of the best things the US federal government does.
These are all the sockets that ended up stuck to lug nuts in the course of rotating my tires. I deeply appreciate their service, both in removing the wheels and giving me a decent excuse to pick up a torch soon.
After 5 hours, I have vanquished the swollen, seized, rusty lug nuts and the rusted-on wheels, and rotated half of my tires! I am nothing if not persistent.
Update: it’s been over three hours since I started trying to rotate my wheels, but I finally have two slightly-larger sockets, and plenty of new lug nuts. Time for round two!
Alright Oppo, now that I have a car that I somewhat care about the aesthetics of (I am more shocked than anyone), I should learn something about how to svend it. And I know some people here know a lot. Teach me, please!
Are from planet Omicron-Persei 8.
It’s a lovely day outside, and I had a long and stressful week cleaning up other peoples’ messes and giving a talk, so I took off early, went for a walk to the music store, and saw a new neighborhood Delica!!! Man I love living in Portland.
This brick showed up right next to my building today. I wonder if it’ll be back ever.
This happened on the way back home last Friday, not even two hours after I bought the Volvo. Honestly it didn’t even register that it was this close during the test drive, but when I realized it I thought it was very auspicious.
I’m going to be camping in Whistler, so I only got a hotel for Friday night, in Langley (not the fort). See y’all in BC!
After I pulled in to the IPD USA parking lot, there were three red Volvo wagons, plus a Joop Wringler.
(Repost for the evening crowd) Last Friday I bought a manual 2005 Volvo V50 T5 with AWD and 177k miles. I’m very happy with it, but my favorite kind of Oppo post is the brutally honest disclosure following the purchase of a vehicle where the warranty is but a distant memory. So here is every unflattering detail I’ve…
Why do I seem to end up here so often?
A guy in what looked like a ~90s Mustang convertible just did a 1080° donut in the intersection next to my abode. Pretty dang good, or at least a lot better than what I managed in the snow with my truck (about 360° with very little consistency in radius).
Had a great time meeting nine other Oppos & friends tonight. Looking forward to the May cruise even more now! Sleep well, everyone.
I bought it! I’m now the proud owner of a red, manual wagon. I’m very happy with this. (Update: more photos at the end.)
Update: the guy in front of me decided to pass on it! Woohoo!
I’m asking for some interior pics of the red V50 T5 I posted about (to confirm the seats are cloth w/leatherette bolsters as Amoore100 guessed), and assuming they look good, I’ll probably move forward on this. That means PPI.
I found this 2005 Volvo V50 T5 on facelibre commercespot. It’s got 178k miles and seller is asking $5k. It’s up in Shoreline WA, a bit north of Seattle
It does seem like there’s a lot more cars on here than CL... though it might just be that it’s searching a wider area.