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      Unhappy 2006 Sonic Blue S60R bites the dust

      But saves the driver (me) from any injury.
      Ok ok, I did get a tiny scratch on my knee from it busting the keyfob off in the ignition.
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      Volvo safety FTW. Wasn't much I could do, southbound car spun out into northbound lanes where I was traveling. Speed limit on the road is 45 MPH and traffic despite a little snow was going about 40 MPH generally. It didn't feel very slippery to me with snow tires on the R, though of course with less than a second to react you can only bleed off so much speed even with good snow tires and Volvo ABS.

      Oh well. I'm sure I'll be trolling the classifieds for another R as at least one of my replacement options. Also considering 2011+ S60 T6.

      Any tips on getting the insurer to make a good offer on the total?
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      Wow, sorry to hear. At least you walked away w/o serious injury. Always thought you kept your R in great shape. We met up for a short gtg at MOA a few yrs back when I was passing through on my road trip.

      Best of luck in the search for a replacement.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Warpedcow View Post
      But saves the driver (me) from any injury.
      Ok ok, I did get a tiny scratch on my knee from it busting the keyfob off in the ignition.
      This is the reason Saab put their ignitions in the center console. A safety tidbit their cousin Volvo never picked up.
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      Another R bites the dust. Glad you're ok!
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      Quote Originally Posted by 05BruzaS60r View Post
      Wow, sorry to hear. At least you walked away w/o serious injury. Always thought you kept your R in great shape. We met up for a short gtg at MOA a few yrs back when I was passing through on my road trip.

      Best of luck in the search for a replacement.
      Yep, I remember that. We also met before that at a Denver GTG in summer of 2008 I believe.
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      Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
      This is the reason Saab put their ignitions in the center console. A safety tidbit their cousin Volvo never picked up.
      Volvo relocated the ignition to the upper dash starting with the 2005 S40/V50 and all other later model refreshes after that did the same 2007+ S80, 2008+ V70/XC70, all C30s, 2011+ S60s.
      I prefer the dash board, harder to spill a drink into the ignition there vs center console LOL.
      Of course Volvo also now has PCC so you just leave your key in your pocket instead!

      Despite breaking it off though my knee is fine. I've hurt it lots worse playing sports and that sort of thing, or just falling when I was a young kid, etc...
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      WOW - glad to hear you are ok.
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      Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
      This is the reason Saab put their ignitions in the center console. A safety tidbit their cousin Volvo never picked up.
      i liked that feature on my SPG. not sure why-> probably because it was different.

      warped --> go through your insurance to get more for your car vs. dealing with the other persons insurance especially since they were at fault for the head on collision. Glad to see you are going Sat. It looks like I'll be able to make it.
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      Quote Originally Posted by atacamaR View Post
      i liked that feature on my SPG. not sure why-> probably because it was different.

      warped --> go through your insurance to get more for your car vs. dealing with the other persons insurance especially since they were at fault for the head on collision. Glad to see you are going Sat. It looks like I'll be able to make it.
      Yep, my insurer is handling all that. Just hoping their offer on the total value is reasonable.
      If the police report finds the other drivers are fault (I will get that today) than my insurer (Liberty Mutual) will attempt to recover from the other person's insurer in which case I don't even need to pay my deductible.
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      did you have a passenger? if so or not, it would be interesting to have seen what the SIPS would have done for them with the door coming through the frame.

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      Wow, that blows.... I'm surprised though. The R looks way more jacked up than the other cars, and it also looks like a front passenger would have been F'ed.
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      Quote Originally Posted by rmorse View Post
      Wow, that blows.... I'm surprised though. The R looks way more jacked up than the other cars, and it also looks like a front passenger would have been F'ed.
      The interior door panel cover got bent way in but the metal door and side impact structure was pushed in probably only a foot or less. The curtain and side impact airbags fired as they should. Passengers on that side would probably have some minor injuries. My side impact was at an angle from the rear, not straight on, so a very difficult challenge for a car to absorb. The Pontiac in the photos had the passenger door structure shoved all the way over to the driver almost. I didn't photo that damage but it was far worse. Total damage was the most on mine because mine was the only car with two impacts.
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      Man that is so sad to see a Sonic blue go, definitely my favorite color. Are you sure it is totaled? Looks like that might buff out.
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      Sadness With that Airbag "Service Urgent" message, it almost seems like the car is calling out "fix me!"
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      Glad you are OK, but your R will be missed! I loved the ice racing pictures. Such a shame.
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      Oh man that sucks donkey! Sorry to see that, glad you're okay - that's quite a bit of carnage!
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      Wow, Warpedcow, sorry to see your R go! You've been a long time member and an original R owner. Your contributions to this forum has been tremendous, I tip my hat to you sir. I hope you find a suitable replacement to your R. Any idea what you'll be looking at?

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      RE: 2006 Sonic Blue S60R bites the dust

      The good news is I've seen some great Rs on the market lately. Unless you are set on a certain color combo you should be able to get a good deal on one.
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      RE: 2006 Sonic Blue S60R bites the dust

      Quote Originally Posted by buckhr View Post
      Sadness With that Airbag "Service Urgent" message, it almost seems like the car is calling out "fix me!"
      uh, you can't fix a car shoved from two sides, it will never get straight on a rack.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DevolvR View Post
      I hope you find a suitable replacement to your R. Any idea what you'll be looking at?[/IMG]
      Depends on how much the insurer gives and various other factors.
      Will definitely be a Volvo (safety!)
      Will consider 06-07 S60Rs/V70Rs either local or on swedespeed classifieds. Hard to find something good in a pinch though.
      Also considering 2011+ S60 T6, as well as S80 V8s perhaps. I might even so a new 2013 S60 T5 AWD lease, pretty low rates on those now.
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      RE: 2006 Sonic Blue S60R bites the dust

      You can get killer deals on S80 V8 AWDs...
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      Sorry for you Sonic. Glad you are OK... Volvo FTW indeed..
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      There have been so many snow/ice related accidents this season. I have a pretty tough decision to make in the morning. Do I drive my SR which is alot more fun in the snow and handles better or do I drive my Ford Taurus which handles like a potato. I usually drive the Taurus just because accidents like these where you have no chance to avoid scare me. I would be so devastated if my SR got totaled because of much time I put into it. I'm sure alot of guys on here feel that way. I can't believe some of you guys can keep a sense of humor when you run into misfortune like this.
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      Quote Originally Posted by inteller View Post
      You can get killer deals on S80 V8 AWDs...
      Exactly! Hard to find but there is this one local with uber-low miles:
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      Quote Originally Posted by Saleen9090 View Post
      I usually drive the Taurus just because accidents like these where you have no chance to avoid scare me.
      Hmm, that's a tough choice. Save the car or my own life? Despite the love for my R, I would feel a lot safer driving her, and if she so happens to go down but save my life. So be it, at that point it's just a car and those extra Volvo Safety measures could be life changing.
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      Wow thats a bad hit. On the contrary, glad you're ok and here to tell the story.
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      Warpedcow, what a loss! Glad your ok - all that matters in the big picture.

      Prettiest color ever painted on a Volvo and now gone

      Good luck with the new car quest though - always fun!
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      2006 Sonic Blue S60R bites the dust

      Quote Originally Posted by Saleen9090 View Post
      There have been so many snow/ice related accidents this season. I have a pretty tough decision to make in the morning. Do I drive my SR which is alot more fun in the snow and handles better or do I drive my Ford Taurus which handles like a potato. I usually drive the Taurus just because accidents like these where you have no chance to avoid scare me. I would be so devastated if my SR got totaled because of much time I put into it. I'm sure alot of guys on here feel that way. I can't believe some of you guys can keep a sense of humor when you run into misfortune like this.
      I feel the same way when it snows I love driving the SR in the snow but I rarely do for a few reasons: my tundra has much more ground clearance I'm not paranoid about someone crashing in to me. And I can put the snowblower ramps to get snowblower in truck, shovels, tow rope, sand etc in the truck and I know I can usually get out of any situation. The whole time I'm driving the truck tho I wish I was driving my car.

      Most of my snow fun in my car happens late nite when nobody is out and about.
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      Glad you're OK!
      And it was the max saftey of Volvo that saved you.
      Good luck with your next car.
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      2006 Sonic Blue S60R bites the dust

      Wow, looks pretty bad. I'm glad you are ok!!!!
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      So was it a bit scarey driving to work today?
      Dam sorry to see it go. What a way to get into a VR.

      Just real glad you walked away from it all. It bothered me enough that I didn't drive the R in today's snow.
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      Quote Originally Posted by DevolvR View Post
      Hmm, that's a tough choice. Save the car or my own life? Despite the love for my R, I would feel a lot safer driving her, and if she so happens to go down but save my life. So be it, at that point it's just a car and those extra Volvo Safety measures could be life changing.
      In any case, save the car before yourself. In my case it is not such a bad deal because the 99 Taurus does in fact have a good crash test rating from the IIHS. If It had any different rating, I would reconsider.

      Edit: I meant save yourself before the car. lol
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      Quote Originally Posted by Our R View Post
      So was it a bit scarey driving to work today?
      Dam sorry to see it go. What a way to get into a VR.
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      I'm glad both you, and the other driver's were okay. From what I saw in the photos, this incident could have easily involved multiple fatalities.

      Out of curiosity, is that a license plate wedged into the door?
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      Very glad you're okay man!!!

      GL on finding an SR/VR replacement - hopefully you'll find another SR Sonic Blue!
      Keoni - 2004 SR Saphakap MT||VolvoTista: BOV Kit // IPD: Strut Bar Conv, Upper Polly Mount, Trans Polly Mount // Elevate: Track Sways, SS Brake Lines, AMS // Phuzzy: FMIC, HD TCV // WothRline: Custom Tune // Custom 3" DP w/Magnaflow Cat w/ 3" Cut-Out // Custom 3" Exhaust w/Borla XR-1 muffler to dual exit 2.5" (quad tips) & Magnaflow resonator // Custom 3" CAI // SNAAB: Intake // UR: Pulley

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