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Volvo Cross-Countries in the house?
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“does anyone have a Cross-Country, or know someone who does? i'm trying to figure out if one would be able to CAR CAMP (gasp!), using the back of it to sleep in. we're going to VT/NH soon, and want to have the option of sleeping in the car. last time, we used an Expedition, and the rental place is having a special on Volvos, so i was wondering if that would be an option.”
“Hearsay is that although they are nice vehicals (sp?) Volvo's have a reputation for difficult starting.”
“I grew up in Volvo house and drove a '74 240 series into the ground a few years ago. It was a great car. I think I gave up on it with about 250,000 miles on the odo. It still had plenty of power left in the engine. The tranny was shot.
Anyway, my folks have a stationwagon. Not a CC but an old (late 80s) 240. I would say there's room for two to sleep in the back. I can't say for certain on the CC tho.”
“Lyra, If the seats fold down you should be able to sleep back there, if you aren't six feet tall. They're just a tad shorter than my car and we sleep back there all the time. I'd rent one but I wouldn't purchase one, fer sure. Did an internet search on them and it sounds as if they're lemons for the $40,000+ they cost. They sure are purdy though!”
“hmm. please call 1-800-EAT IT, Violin! ;-P
we don't really give a crap about how great they are in the long-run, we're just going to drive the hell out of something and give it back after a week. last time, Tarpy ran over a picnic table buried in the snow with the rental! he didn't know anything was under there. LOL!
what do you have, Sassafras? Tarpy is 6 feet tall, so i guess the CC might not work out...”
“A taurus (gag) wagon.”
“i used to have one of those! all the hoses rotted, and i drove it around while it was smoking for a couple months until the transmission bit el dusto. classy, what?”
“Yep, it's all paid for though and it sure holds a bunch of packs and people, dogs and babies!
Next car will most likely be another Jeep. Birch's Cherokee sport has 100,000 more miles than my car and it has far less problems and repair needs.”
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