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    I (heart) my new car: the 2011 Volvo V50 1.6 D2

    As mentioned in my old car's thread, I just recently took the delivery of a slightly used second hand imported Volvo (from Germany), and so far, I just simply love the car!

    It's just simply awesome.

    I hope this thread will be of interest to some of our family members, and if not, it'll serve as a record of a car that I'm entirely satisfied with (so far).

    First image, just a few minutes after it became "MY CAR":

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

    Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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  • #2
    Here is another image for your/my enjoyment:

    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    • #3
      I apologize for the car being dirty in this next shot, but nevertheless that fact, the car has a second generation diesel engine. This is the exactly same engine as the first generation, but by tuning the computer controlling the engine, they managed to find 5 additional horsepowers within it.

      The manual gear is 6-step, and this engine really kicks a lot of punch, even when the car is in fifth gear and in an uphill slope.

      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

      Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
      Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
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      • #4
        My Volvo... and yeeees, I know it is dirty!



        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

        Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
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        • #5
          Important changes of detail in the 2011 model: improved head-lights and a bigger Volvo mark in the "bow":



          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

          Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
          Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com
          Old forum: http://captainsvoyage.7.forumer.com/
          Join us: Save the "Kong Olav" on facebook

          Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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          • #6
            Nice car you have...., and it more than remind me in design of my Ford Focus 1,6 Diesel.

            A tricky question to a Volvo owner, or anyone who want to try:
            What was the original reason for the diagonal in the front grill..?
            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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            • #7
              And looking at the rear license plate...looks like Åge already has his (his? I am assuming...not hers) monogram on the license plate holder!

              (decal monograms on your rear window are all the rage right now.......)

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              • #8
                Very nice looking car.

                I think you need a CV license plate surround.

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                • #9
                  Is that what those thingies are called, Dane??? I agree!!! I have one that says "My Karma ran over your Dogma"...........

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                  • #10
                    nice car jan-olav,many plesant norwegian miles with him.
                    black is beautyfull.

                    i got i sticker of;
                    never drive faster then your gardianangel can fly.
                    on my licenceplateholder.
                    best regards Thijs

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by janihudi View Post
                      ....i got i sticker of;
                      never drive faster then your gardianangel can fly.
                      on my licenceplateholder.
                      That’s the speed of a flying guardian-seagull in your case pakarang!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                        Very nice looking car.

                        I think you need a CV license plate surround.
                        Oh yes, please... where can I get that? Any idea... ? I would really like to have a license plate with logo and CaptainsVoyage on it, instead of the dealers name.

                        Originally posted by Sterkoder View Post
                        Nice car you have...., and it more than remind me in design of my Ford Focus 1,6 Diesel.

                        A tricky question to a Volvo owner, or anyone who want to try:
                        What was the original reason for the diagonal in the front grill..?
                        Oh yes, I know the whole story... almost:

                        When the decision was taken to start producing Volvo cars in August 1926, financial backer Svenska Kullagerfabriken – SKF – reactivated a company that had been idle since 1920 for the purpose. The name of that company was VOLVO and it had been formed in 1915 for the manufacture and marketing of bearings for the automotive industry.

                        Volvo – simple, smart and easy to pronounce


                        Some smart member of the SKF management had come up with the VOLVO name. Not only was the name ingeniously simple, it was also easy to pronounce in most places around the world and with a minimal risk of spelling errors. And best of it all was its immensely strong symbolic connection to the company's entire operations.

                        Volvere" is the infinitive form of the verb "roll" in Latin. In its first person singular form, the verb "volvere" becomes "volvo", i.e. "I roll". Its Latin form gives rise to several derivations of the word that in one way or another, and in many languages too, describe a rotating movement, for instance, revolver.

                        Everything that rolls

                        When operations started, they were described as follows: "Ball bearings, roller bearings, machines, transmissions, automobiles, bicycles, rolling-stock, transportation devices, means of transport of all kinds and parts of and accessories for the aforementioned products".

                        All those things were not realised but quite a few Volvo automobiles and other transportation devices have been produced over the years. Some other products that also carried the Volvo brand name are such oddities as producer-gas burners, camping trailers and office chairs. And the name still suits the company’s operations perfectly.

                        Ancient logotype

                        At the same time as VOLVO was reactivated, the ancient chemical symbol for iron, a circle with an arrow pointing diagonally upwards to the right, was adopted as a logotype.

                        This is one of the oldest and most common ideograms in Western culture and originally stood for the planet Mars in the Roman Empire. Because it also symbolised the Roman god of warfare, Mars, and the masculine gender (as every bird-watcher can tell), an early relationship was established between the Mars symbol and the metal from which most weapons were made at the time, iron.

                        As such, the ideogram has long been the symbol of the iron industry, not least in Sweden. The iron badge on the car was supposed to take up this symbolism and create associations with the honoured traditions of the Swedish iron industry: steel and strength with properties such as safety, quality and durability. The new car also got its name VOLVO written in its own typeface, Egyptian.

                        Today, the iron logo also stands for a brand that radiates modern and exciting design and has a strong emotive connection with the customers.

                        The logotype was complemented with a diagonal band running across the radiator, already on the first car in April 1927. The band was originally a technical necessity to keep the chrome badge in place but it gradually developed as more of a decorative symbol. It is still found across the grille of every Volvo vehicle. Now, however, you will also find the iron symbol in a slightly modernized form in the center of the steering wheel and the wheel hubs, and in all communications material such as advertisements, brochures, stationery, Internet sites, merchandise and so on.

                        In 1999, the Volvo Car Corporation was sold by its owner AB Volvo to Ford Motor Company. One reservation was stipulated, however: that the brand name should be used also in the future by both Volvo Cars and the rest of the companies in the Volvo Group.

                        The brand name was consequently put into a holding company, Volvo Trademark Holding AB, which is co-owned fifty-fifty by Volvo and Ford, and whose management decides on how the name can be used and in what contexts. Currently, the holding company's management group consists of Leif Johansson, President & CEO of AB Volvo and Bill Ford Jr, Chairman & CEO of Ford Motor Company.


                        Otherwise, I think the band signifies the seat belt, which I think Volvo was one of the first cars to be equipped with.

                        Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                        That’s the speed of a flying guardian-seagull in your case pakarang!!!!!!!!!!!!!
                        It's already been blessed by the Thai monk at the Buddhist temple at Heimdal!
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                        • #13
                          I love the headlights of my new car: they were completely redone on ths 2011-model:

                          With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          • #14
                            Also the grill was enlarged on the 2011 model, compared from the 2010 model:



                            With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                            • #15
                              Documenting my now one week old car:



                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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