Never thought in a million years!
some backround. I have 2 trucks (not including my wife's corolla everyone saw at polkfest) 1996 jeep cherokee and 1991 GMC Sierra
the 1996 I bought new, and has been my baby for close to ten years
the 1991 was my dad's truck, he passed away last November, Its a cool pick up truck with 70000 miles, not to mention its like having my dad with me when I drive.
however, both are gas guzzlers. I've been entertaining the notion of getting a smaller car for gas mileage purposes (trade Jeep, Keep Dad's truck, I just cant get rid of it.).
Have been miling around with the likes of another Toyota Corolla, Matrix, Nissan Altima, Pontiac Vibe, etc. All test driven, just havent chosen.
fast forward to today, I take my sister in law to test drive a Volvo S40. I see a Base Model S40 with a 5 speed in black. the car kind of calls me. The dealer lets me know he wants to dump it for 22000.00 (sticker = 24500). I test drive it for sh*ts and giggles and was amazed. What a car!!! 5cyl 31 MPG highway, a 5 speed thats a blast to shift. Handling?, like it was on friggin rails. I was taking offramps at 55 and it seemed like the car wasnt even trying. for a little more than the cars I was looking at?, no brainer so, I bought it. pick it up Monday.
My god, if you told me years ago that I would be driving a Volvo , I'd have slapped you for the insult.
seems like a great car to drop those sweet polk SR car speaks into :D