Seemingly endless adventures, until April when my car got broken into and stripped, and insurance covered none of it. This sent me down a path of questionable decisions. Without that loss, I’d likely not be working where I am, and I definitely wouldn’t have a Volvo.
Everytime I see the Miata—still with just a single seat—I wonder how things would have gone if things had been different. I Didn’t realize how emotionally attached I was to that car until I walked out and saw it torn apart. I had to wait an hour before calling the police because I didn’t think I’d be able to keep my voice from cracking. It sucked.
But from the ashes, came a new friend... With 5 cylinders.
All-in-all, I’m happy with how things ended up. The job should look good on a resumé, has given me invaluable skills that I’ll use in the years to come, and there are parts of it that I really enjoy!
The Volvo needs no introduction. Despite a rocky start, the heavily modded 850 wagon has been an absolute joy. Wonderful seats are the cherry on top of an overall fantastic package for commuting. Swaybars, lowering springs, and other suspension mods mean the station wagon corners flat and confidently, and the tuned turbo is partially responsible for making this Volvo the fastest car I’ve owned to date. Add in a characterful manual transmission and a 5 cylinder engine that makes noises the 4 bangers can only dream of.... I love this turbo brick. Getting 28mpg on my last trip, while embarrassing two flashy G35's was the moment I realized I can’t sell the Volvo. It’s staying for awhile.