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mopho
June 11th, 2008, 10:02 AM
http://www.websmileys.com/sm/cool/802.gif


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/7923/volvos80heicoconcept200ig0.jpg


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/2825/volvos80heicoconcept200ud9.jpg


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/9431/volvos80heicoconcept200wo9.jpg


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/5232/volvos80heicoconcept200lb3.jpg


http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/923/volvos80heicoconcept200dr4.jpg

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/3946/volvos80heicoconcept200wm2.jpg

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/5554/volvos80heicoconcept200uq0.jpg

http://img248.imageshack.us/img248/4958/volvos80heicoconcept200xc1.jpg


But can it tow?

magnusfeuer
June 11th, 2008, 12:04 PM
Sorry Volvo is dead to me, due to the following conversation I had with a fleet manager at Volvo Santa Ana a week ago:


Mgr: "So, your lease is up soon. How about a new car?"

Me: "Sure. How much is the new V70 with a tow hitch, manual transmission and a bumper sticker saying 'I rather have a Caterham than you up my ass.' ? "

Mgr: "Errrrm. Manual transmission you say. How about a computerized tiptronic wannabe transmission with no reality connection whatsoever?"

Me: "How about no. How much for a V50 with a hitch and manual tranny. You sold that configuration three years ago."

Mgr: "Errrm. Not anymore."

Me: "Do you sell *any* cars with a manual transmission."

Mgr: "Errrm..."

Me: "Do you have the number to Audi?"
----


The world is surely going down, with Sweden in the lead.


/Magnus F.

mopho
June 11th, 2008, 12:08 PM
Yeah, unfortunately the manual transmission is going to be a thing of the past in a few years. Cheaper to make a "one size fits all" transmission with paddle shifters and the video game generation thinks that it is cool :rolleyes:

Boxologist
June 11th, 2008, 02:02 PM
the wheels reminds me of Sguino's project.

soareyes
June 11th, 2008, 02:39 PM
This fall's new Audi A4 Avant won't be offered with a manual in the US either :(