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Well here it is. 2006 Volvo V70 2.5T AWD. This really isn’t what I thought I was going to buy, but evidently I have.

My fleet is now half Swedish, half Japanese My fleet is now half Swedish, half Japanese

Better pics to come tomorrow 

Test drove the E34 Test drove the E34

I really like it, I want it, but I can’t bring myself to buy it right now. If I had the money, time, and space for another project, I’d do it. But I’m looking for something to fill the role of the Subaru, and I think this thing has been sitting too long, and has some kinks to be worked out. It has a a power draw, that…

Just looked at this Just looked at this

I think this might be the nicest car I’ve ever driven. At least the nicest that I can think of. Supremely comfortable, good power, smooth, cool 5 cylinder warble and soft turbo noises in the background. Generally confidence inspiring and premium feeling. I really like it. It’s a bit of a boat, but not in a bad way.…

I’ve been driving this all day AMA I’ve been driving this all day AMA

I’m sure plenty of you have driven larger things, but this is the biggest vehicle I’ve driven so far. It’s entertaining.

Volvo update: Someone beat me to it Volvo update: Someone beat me to it

I wasn’t able to go see the car last night, but I wasn’t concerned since the ad had been up for at least a couple weeks. Naturally, someone put a deposit on it last night, and bought it tonight. Oh well, time to find something else. There’s another XC70 I may check out, even the same colour, but it has a plain black…

Going to see this tomorrow Going to see this tomorrow

Hopefully it’s as good as it looks. Higher kms than I’d like, but it’s cheap, I love the colour and interior, and it should be solid if it’s been as meticulously maintained as he claims.

Mini Oppo Meet Mini Oppo Meet

Beer and food with CarsofFortLangley and Goggles Pizzano. Not a bad trio of 80s-ness.

Went to a wedding in Manning Park this weekend Went to a wedding in Manning Park this weekend

We boldly decided to take the Raider, since either my dad or I have been driving it almost every day, and it’s been behaving well.

Talk to me about Renix Talk to me about Renix

Because this seems really nice, and like it should be worth more than $1500, even with the fairly high miles.

One of these things is not like the others One of these things is not like the others

The Raider made it up to Manning Park, along Highway 3 in southern BC. I was in awful traffic the whole time, and averaged 10mpg. But it hauled up the mountains and ran like a champ the whole time. I’m slightly deaf, but super satisfied with all the work I’ve done on it.

What's the best 90s SUV? What's the best 90s SUV?

Having my 1997 Blazer convinced me that 90s SUVs are pretty much the most practical vehicles ever made. Simple, reliable, not too big, not too bad on gas, seats 5 in relative comfort, good enough on the highway, and good enough off road. The Blazer wasn’t amazing at anything, but it was good enough at almost…

Strongly considering going to look at this Strongly considering going to look at this

The cleanest 900 series in the world. I’ve read that the early 2.9s were problematic, but if this one has made it 250k kms, which should mean it’s a good one, I think. If I were to buy a big rwd Volvo, the power of the I6 would be nice, but apparently they also get worse fuel economy that the old redblock 4 cylinders,…

Ohhh this is a problem Ohhh this is a problem

Brb just gonna ask if they want to trade for a 2006 Legacy wagon, even though I’m sure they won’t want to.

First roll of Portra 400 First roll of Portra 400

I shot most of this roll at 100 iso, because rookie mistake. Luckily, it turns out Portra loves to be overexposed. I’ve adjusted some of them in Lightroom, but overall I’m really happy with how they look, even untouched. I started this roll in Ioco a couple weeks ago, and finished it on the Oppo trip.

PNW Oppomeet 2019 PNW Oppomeet 2019

I’ll have more photos when I get the film developed, but here’s what I got digitally this weekend. This was an awesome time, it was great to see those I’d met before, and great to meet those I hadn’t. Thanks to COFL for organizing this, I think we all appreciate your commitment to the PNW Oppo community. I hadn’t…

Photos from a recent weekend trip to Victoria Photos from a recent weekend trip to Victoria

Repost for the evening crowd. On Kodak Gold 200, from the lovely Minolta Hi-Matic AF2.

Vehicular Musings Vehicular Musings

I’m considering selling the Legacy. I’m getting too fed up with the transmission, the uncomfortable seats, and the bouncy, harsh ride. It’s dumb to sell a car with so few miles, that’s so dependable, but it annoys me more than I enjoy it. I could get somewhat better seats out of an Outback or something, but I also…

Woke the truck up from hibernation Woke the truck up from hibernation

It’s running quite happily, the torque from the Weber is excellent, it feels like a different engine. Gonna drive it around more and take photos and make sure it’s still behaving. One weird thing is that it’s idling perfectly, but the idle screw isn’t touching the throttle...

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