Ok, so the news is a little late since we’ve had the Volvo C30 for about two weeks but I’ve been too busy with work and commitments to get round to posting about it. It’s good to have something more than a tattoo. We picked a car that was already in stock so we didn’t get some of the extras I would have liked like the truly keyless entry (keep the keys in your pocket) and the dynaudio stereo – or even choose the colour but it was worth it to have it delivered two working days after signing the contract. The salesman delivered it to the house with champagne and flowers but I didn’t get to see the car until late at night because Pauline was on late shift and had driven it to work. She came back raving about it and positively dancing.
When it was my turn to take it for a drive I took it to Ikea, because a swedish car should visit a swedish store and it’s turned in to a little ritual since ikea was also the first ride I took solo on my scooter. Apparently I ran over a mouse in Danielle’s driveway which was a christening of sorts but I was oblivious to that and only heard about it later from Faye. The car drives like a lazy sportscar allowing me to go round corners at 60kms without breaking but also sedately meander through the traffic. I’ve been a bit of a hoon when showing it off but you have to to understand it’s power – turbo baby! We’ve taken it up Mt Glorious which was a fantastic way to get a feel for the car. The seats are so comfortable I wish I had some at my desk at home. The only downside is the two door deal is a little annoying when you have more than two people in the car – no one looks dainty crawling in and out of the back. I love the brightness of the lights but the hardest thing is when you walk away from the car you can’t stop turning back to perve on it since it’s backside is just so sexy. It also helps when you are reverse parking because you can actually see the front of the car behind you. The only other downside is that now Pauline and I fight over who gets to drive.
Amyogeek – working hard to help Volvo change it’s image from “Volvo Drivers” to “manic speeding demon”.