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We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of my beloved Volvo 940. I bought it in March last year for $2,000 (282,000 miles on it) with the intention of it being a short-term solution after finishing grad school. My Maverick (XLT Lux) was pre-ordered July 9th, 2021, and my only hope was that this blue hunk of Swedish metal would make it until I got the Maverick.

Whelp, with a month to go, it seems to have got a real bad case of the gremlins. Leaks everywhere, bad alternator, toast battery, and a bad fuel pump are making it difficult to justify fixing when a new car is so close. Still waiting on official confirmation from the repair shop, but unfortunately Rural Oregon doesn't have a lot of Volvo mechanics and they're practically working on a space ship as far as they're concerned. Honestly I'm pretty happy I got 1.25 years out of a $2,000 car and only needed a new water pump and oil changes, but it's been no fun driving a ticking time bomb while the months dragged on and on waiting for confirmation on the Maverick. Finally got build confirmation in late April, but since then they've delayed production twice to the week of June 6th, so I'm just praying I don't get another delay confirmation today. If it's built next week, it's looking like 4th of July ish for delivery and

Still stoked to get a Maverick, but the wait has been absolutely absurd, especially after being told "January at the very latest" when I bought it in July. Also buying a used car right now with prices as they are only to ditch it in a month is also absolutely absurd, so I've got a bicycle and a basket for groceries until Maverick day. Turns out living without a car in the sticks is rather complicated!

Didn't expect to still have this box in June 2022, but I wanted to honor what was a super rad car. That's my entire apartment packed inside and on top by the way. I'd love to keep it but money is tight, I have no idea what it's gonna cost to fix, and I just don't see the need to have two cars. Hoping to find a fellow Volvo enthusiast to pay $1500 for it and give it a good home, then use that for the down payment.

Anyways, if you are like me and you lost a vehicle while waiting for this damn Maverick, lets hear from you.


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Definitely it marks the end of an era. As a guy with Swedish engineering education in brain and in heart, I believe Volvo 240/740/940 is the last TRUE Volvo with its iconic hard straight line style.
 

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crazy story: I got swept away in hurricane IDA on Sept 1, literally climbed out driver's window, rode SUV like a surfboard until I hit a tree-line at which point I got into the treetops and was stuck there overnight with water all around for about 4 hours. Borrowed an old van from my dad to give me time to research new vehicles. Really wanted a used RAM but my commute is too many miles to swing 17mpg on a good day. Discovered the Maverick and put an order in. Nobody really knew just how bad the situation was and dealer guesstimated 3 months. (Okay, so maybe they knew and lied... who knows.)

It's been 8 months now, and unfortunately my dad's van had catastrophic transmission failure and completely lost mobility in the middle of an intersection, leaving for a very awkward "who pays for this" situation. *Sidenote*: The van was inherited from HIS dad, so honestly neither one of us were responsible for the majority of the mileage on it and so we just split it.

I immediately gave back the van and want nothing to do with borrowing anyone's anything ever again, and purchased a used vehicle for more than it originally cost when new. Maverick finally being shipped now, and so I have about a month or two to decide which vehicle to swap as a trade-in.
 

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Definitely it marks the end of an era. As a guy with Swedish engineering education in brain and in heart, I believe Volvo 240/740/940 is the last TRUE Volvo with its iconic hard straight line style.
The Volvo 240 (in sedan or wagon version) was one of the coolest cars ever produced. Still see quite a few of them on the local roads.
 

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My utmost condolences. May it rest in peace.
 

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I've got a 2019 XC60 T8 R. It's a freaking technological tour-de-force. (Plug-in Hybrid, Air suspension, Turbo, Supercharger, killer stereo) Absolutely bulleproof through its first 50K miles. Love the thing, and OP -- I'd love to adopt yours except I'm on the other size of the country and already have enough projects.
 

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crazy story: I got swept away in hurricane IDA on Sept 1, literally climbed out driver's window, rode SUV like a surfboard until I hit a tree-line at which point I got into the treetops and was stuck there overnight with water all around for about 4 hours. Borrowed an old van from my dad to give me time to research new vehicles. Really wanted a used RAM but my commute is too many miles to swing 17mpg on a good day. Discovered the Maverick and put an order in. Nobody really knew just how bad the situation was and dealer guesstimated 3 months. (Okay, so maybe they knew and lied... who knows.)

It's been 8 months now, and unfortunately my dad's van had catastrophic transmission failure and completely lost mobility in the middle of an intersection, leaving for a very awkward "who pays for this" situation. *Sidenote*: The van was inherited from HIS dad, so honestly neither one of us were responsible for the majority of the mileage on it and so we just split it.

I immediately gave back the van and want nothing to do with borrowing anyone's anything ever again, and purchased a used vehicle for more than it originally cost when new. Maverick finally being shipped now, and so I have about a month or two to decide which vehicle to swap as a trade-in.
That's one heck of a story! Glad you made it through both situations safely.
 

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It's not dead yet...but...

We have an Eco boost, AWD, Velocity Blue XLT on order, ordered 12/30/21, no VIN issued yet, but I spoke with Ford this week and they assure me that the dealer paperwork is in order. They tell me it will be built before the '23 model year begins. Oh, and we contracted to pay MSRP sticker price, no dealer add on, so that's cool given the current market.

But while we wait, we are trying hard to keep our 2002 Mazda B2300 (Ford Ranger with a Mazda nameplate) on the road. 167,000 miles, seats pretty torn up, got sideswiped in a parking lot hit and run a year ago (didn't do anything about that, you know, why bother at this point, and no longer carrying collision insurance on it.) Lots of money sunk into this thing in the last five years...new brake lines, new radiator and water pump, new clutch slave cylinder, suspension repairs, and have been chasing a check engine light for the last three years. New intake manifold, new mass airflow sensor, new intake manifold runner control, yada, yada, yada. We can't go more than about 20 miles without the light coming back on again. We were able to get the code cleared long enough to get it to pass inspection, and it still runs pretty well, so I figure we're good till next April as far as the state inspection is concerned. But you have to wonder when the next shoe will drop. We're at the point we just want to put another dime in it if we can avoid it.

So we are hoping the assembly line gods will bring us luck soon.
 

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That's one heck of a story! Glad you made it through both situations safely.
I'm a lucky guy! I had 4 hours to think about how to make better decisions moving forward.
 

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Back in the 1995 I almost purchased a new T850 wagon, but decided to stay with Caddys at that point, I think that was an error on my part. The Maverick is similar, a quick efficient turbo with the ability to haul stuff.
 
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If you’d just bought a 240 we wouldn’t be having to have this conversation. 🤣
Seriously
 

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It's not dead yet...but...

We have an Eco boost, AWD, Velocity Blue XLT on order, ordered 12/30/21, no VIN issued yet, but I spoke with Ford this week and they assure me that the dealer paperwork is in order. They tell me it will be built before the '23 model year begins. Oh, and we contracted to pay MSRP sticker price, no dealer add on, so that's cool given the current market.

But while we wait, we are trying hard to keep our 2002 Mazda B2300 (Ford Ranger with a Mazda nameplate) on the road. 167,000 miles, seats pretty torn up, got sideswiped in a parking lot hit and run a year ago (didn't do anything about that, you know, why bother at this point, and no longer carrying collision insurance on it.) Lots of money sunk into this thing in the last five years...new brake lines, new radiator and water pump, new clutch slave cylinder, suspension repairs, and have been chasing a check engine light for the last three years. New intake manifold, new mass airflow sensor, new intake manifold runner control, yada, yada, yada. We can't go more than about 20 miles without the light coming back on again. We were able to get the code cleared long enough to get it to pass inspection, and it still runs pretty well, so I figure we're good till next April as far as the state inspection is concerned. But you have to wonder when the next shoe will drop. We're at the point we just want to put another dime in it if we can avoid it.

So we are hoping the assembly line gods will bring us luck soon.
Fingers crossed! I had same Mazda PU with a 7 foot bed and that thing was a warrior. Nice thing about using that truck was not having to "baby" it as I do the Maverick. Used the Mazda to pick up firewood one wintry day and the yard worker was gently placing each log into the bed. "Look", I said. "I appreciate you trying not to scratch the bed, (which had already been pretty well beaten up), but this is a truck; just throw the wood in there so I can be off"!
 

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We are gathered here today to mourn the loss of my beloved Volvo 940. I bought it in March last year for $2,000 (282,000 miles on it) with the intention of it being a short-term solution after finishing grad school. My Maverick (XLT Lux) was pre-ordered July 9th, 2021, and my only hope was that this blue hunk of Swedish metal would make it until I got the Maverick.

Whelp, with a month to go, it seems to have got a real bad case of the gremlins. Leaks everywhere, bad alternator, toast battery, and a bad fuel pump are making it difficult to justify fixing when a new car is so close. Still waiting on official confirmation from the repair shop, but unfortunately Rural Oregon doesn't have a lot of Volvo mechanics and they're practically working on a space ship as far as they're concerned. Honestly I'm pretty happy I got 1.25 years out of a $2,000 car and only needed a new water pump and oil changes, but it's been no fun driving a ticking time bomb while the months dragged on and on waiting for confirmation on the Maverick. Finally got build confirmation in late April, but since then they've delayed production twice to the week of June 6th, so I'm just praying I don't get another delay confirmation today. If it's built next week, it's looking like 4th of July ish for delivery and

Still stoked to get a Maverick, but the wait has been absolutely absurd, especially after being told "January at the very latest" when I bought it in July. Also buying a used car right now with prices as they are only to ditch it in a month is also absolutely absurd, so I've got a bicycle and a basket for groceries until Maverick day. Turns out living without a car in the sticks is rather complicated!

Didn't expect to still have this box in June 2022, but I wanted to honor what was a super rad car. That's my entire apartment packed inside and on top by the way. I'd love to keep it but money is tight, I have no idea what it's gonna cost to fix, and I just don't see the need to have two cars. Hoping to find a fellow Volvo enthusiast to pay $1500 for it and give it a good home, then use that for the down payment.

Anyways, if you are like me and you lost a vehicle while waiting for this damn Maverick, lets hear from you.


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That's a nice clean Volvo, too bad :-(
My Mav will replace my wife's old 1999 Ford Windstar which runs well but is getting crusty.
My sister-in-law had a couple of Volvos which served her well but as they got older seemed to always need something. She had a great local independent Volvo mechanic.
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