Sunday, March 16, 2014
The V50 with 112k miles was sold yesterday, before I even had a chance to check it out. I think that is the one that got away, but it was in San Luis Obispo (the owner was supposed to bring it up to Palo Alto this coming week) when it was sold. It had one owner and a stack of receipts.
Chris D. and I test drove the V50 with 81k miles yesterday. It was a one-owner car that was sold by a Volvo dealer. They installed a new set of Michelins, a new motor mount, and replaced a few faded trim pieces. It still had one too many exterior cosmetic issues. The pictures made it look better than it actually was. Apparently, the dealership shared the same photographer with the McLaren dealership next door.
The V50 (auto or stick) is still on the top of my list. But I am also open to a 3-Series wagon or a Jetta TDI (Ed K., you have one of these, right?). Also, not one, not two, but THREE OF YOU want me to consider a Saab SportCombi like this one. I'm going to try to check it out next weekend if it's still available.
Next week is going be very busy, so there probably won't be many posts. But, as always, check my Twitter feed for random thoughts and car pictures. Maybe they'll find MH370.