Your Cars: Woody’s Dog’s Volvo V70R

Long-time GRMer Woody recently picked up a 1998 Volvo V70R for his dog, Violet. No, she doesn't drive—she prefers to be chauffeured in the cargo area with its nice amenities and built-in, retractable dog screen. 

Woody remarks:

As a Dog Hauler, it is nearly perfect: flat cargo area, built in dog screen, low jump in / jump out height.

But we car people sometimes have ulterior motives, like maybe say a dog hauler that could see some time on a track. However, as Woody continues:

But as a car…well, it's not really what I expected. And this comes from a guy with Volvos in his past. I think what it comes down to is that, once you remove Porsche 911s from the equation, the best 21 year old car in the world is still 21 years old. I had visions of a dog hauler that I could possibly do a track day or some ice racing with. Ice racing could still be an option, but even if I went through the engine and every suspension bushing, I couldn't imagine taking one of these to the track.

Thankfully, that won't stop Violet from enjoying her Volvo. 

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dean1484 MegaDork
9/30/19 1:45 p.m.

My dog likes German cars. . ..  Expensive German cars. . . ..   Who am I to complain about such things. . . .

Woody MegaDork
9/30/19 10:22 p.m.

In reply to Jordan Rimpela :

Thank you!

Jordan Rimpela
Jordan Rimpela Digital Editor
10/1/19 8:14 a.m.

In reply to Woody :

Of course! 

Brian UltraDork
10/30/19 2:01 p.m.

My dog much prefers minivans.


DrBoost MegaDork
10/30/19 2:32 p.m.

Logdog, are you seeing this?

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