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  • Volvo...Heaven??

    Is there anywhere else in the country with a concentration of Volvos, new and old, quite like the PNW? I feel like we're kind of a special case. When I moved out here I didn't realize how many 240s I'd see on the road. But then again, I might just be biased because I work at ipd! What do ya'll think?
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  • #2
    The east coast actually has a just as many (if not more) Volvo's as the west coast.

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    • #3
      I think the nw is the biggest spot for volvo’s. Has a lot to do with the all the Scandinavian Culture.

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      • #4
        I agree the PNW has an amazing Volvo culture, it may be a biased opinion because I have never lived anywhere else. It just seems like there is more love for them up here. Being of Scandinavian heritage I think it also has to do with that. I live in a town that’s history is rooted in Croatian and Norwegian fishing.

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        • #5
          I remember lots of Volvo's in the North East, I lived near Volvoville on Long Island and they sold quite a few cars. Vermont and New Hampshire had their share of Volvo's too although many were vacationing from Boston and NY. They survived much better in the PNW.

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          • #6
            I think the largest amount of Volvo's I've seen in one place though is Rockleigh, NJ, I used to go to Volvo Penta service school every year there and everyone working there drove a Volvo and the town seemed filled with them. It was a great place to see unusual Volvo products many of which you'd never see again. Volvo school in Vancouver wasn't as great but I could get out of class and be snowboarding in less than 30 minutes.

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            • #7
              And then there is the flip side to those places, the Midwest. It's mostly coal burning diesel trucks, 1/2 tons that wish they were diesel and all things domestic. There is one big time Volvo dealer 45 minutes from me, another 1.5 hours away and one indy that works on most imports, but specializes in VW/Audi.

              It's a sad, lonely world here in Wisconsin.. Shipping from IPD and their east coast counterpart also takes longer. The few XC's that are around are all top performers in our unpredictable weather patterns though!
              - 2008 XC70 3.2, 148k. Started the addiction. Taken too soon from this world.
              - 2001 V70 XC, 2.4T, 249k. The one that taught me how a P2 is put together. Sold.
              - 2004 XC70, 2.5T, 228k. Another victim of reckless drivers.
              - 2004 S60 R, M66, 189k. Rehabilitation almost complete.
              - 2006 XC70 Ocean Race #51, 2.5T, 166k. The one my wife picked out.
              - 1991 Grand Wagoneer Final Edition, 162k. The other one my wife picked out.

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              • #8
                Maybe someone could find the registrations of Volvos as a percentage. By the numbers, though, San Diego Volvo had been the number one volume Volvo dealer in the country for many years. I only bring this up to give you all something to do 😊.
                ​​​​​Personally, I have allegiance to the brand, not to the dealer.
                San Diego, on the other hand, is a mighty fine place to live, but I have family up in the Pacific Northwest (Concrete, WA.) and spent a LOT of time in Ballard when in the Marina at Shilshole. Love it up there.

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                • #9
                  Shilshole and ballard is the ****! Born and raised in ballard. Truly the best place for volvo’s

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