My first post on the site is to tell you all about my first Volvo purchase. Really excited about it. My wife’s lease was ending on her Fiat 500X. So we were in the market for a no car payment car. She had a few stipulations she preferred, something cool and a manual transmission. After looking at a slew of Automatic E39 Wagons (could not find a manual worth looking at) and not liking them too much, we liked the V70R but again couldn’t find a manual then one popped up on Craigslist as we were leaving the viewing of an E39. I drove to Watsonville the next morning and purchased the 6 speed 2005 V70R and we love it. I’m really impressed with the car. It has issues and has 199K and if you can believe it the original clutch. The AWD is broken I now have discovered probably the collar or Angle Gear but I’ll fix that up, we love the car so far. Will probably be offering a trade of the lowering springs for some stock ones at some point, Little to harsh for her daily, but she’s driven it to work the last week and loves the car. Looking forward to getting to know some of you as we embark on the Volvo journey.