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      S60 that gave itself to save my family

      Wish I still had the photos to share but I had a beautiful black/ tan 03 S60 2.5 HPT with the sport suspension (17” wheels, lower/stiffer springs that I loved. One evening in 08 we were headed home and driving alongside the local mall when I saw a beater Honda Accord coming fast in one of the exit lanes and perpendicular to us. I was able to get out a “don’t do it” and an attempt to steer to left when the accord driver T boned us between the P/S front wheel and P/S door. My evasion attempt did place is at an angle so I was able to rotate the car at impact rather than taking the brunt. We were shaken up but sustained no serious injuries , the other driver was taken by ambulance and the accord was, accordianed. The impact transference system that Volvo engineered work its wonders and the force was spread along the body. The S60 was totaled but we were not, and that’s all that mattered.

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      Thanks for sharing!
      2004 V70R MT TiGray/Nordkap - Replica 18" Pegs - Handbrake Mod
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      Previous: 2006 S60R, 1999 F250 Powerstroke, 2005 TSX, 1997 Bonneville, 1998 Concorde

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      Hopefully you bought another! Glad you were ok!
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      Got away from the brand for a little while after that; the area never had a dealer so it was hard to find a nice one nearby. Actually looking into a 14 XC70 now.

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      There's a nice 2015.5 for sale on the site:
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      2004 V70R MT TiGray/Nordkap - Replica 18" Pegs - Handbrake Mod
      2007 XC90 V8 Sport Passion Red/Off-Black - Serpentine Belt, Tensioner & Idler Pulleys - Spark Plug Replacement - Y-Pipe Replacement
      1990 745 Turbo Intercooler White/Beige
      2006 & 2007 XC70
      VIDA/DICE Owner - SS Lurker Since 2009 - '06-'07 Transmission Valve Body Info - SR/VR Failing Throttle Body
      Current Non-Volvo: 2007 VTX 1800 F3, 2002 VT750DC
      Previous: 2006 S60R, 1999 F250 Powerstroke, 2005 TSX, 1997 Bonneville, 1998 Concorde

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