I can still remember when we were dating in college and Daniel told me that his dream car was a saffron 1998 Volvo V70R; my dream car was a sports car. I was so surprised/shocked/amazed/dumbfounded that his dream car was a “family car”, but I also fell in love with that little tidbit about him.
A year after we got married we were in need of buying a car. Used cars were our market, and now his dream car was a fabulously 5 year old car, so he looked to see if there were any 1998 saffron Volvo V70R’s for sale; doubtful yet hopeful.
I will never forget the look on his face when one came up for sale at a local Carlsbad Volvo dealership…and in our price range. Simply too good to be true…we knew that with there being such a limited number of these cars made, and that one HAPPENED to be for sale when we were looking to buy a car, well it was a miracle really. My man was going to be getting his dream car at a young 25 years old.
We drove and loved this car for 9 years. We were known as the people with the orange Volvo. We got notes on the car telling us how awesome it was and plenty of looks from passerby’s. We know it is time, we know it is the smart and the right thing to do, but it is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to our beloved saffron Volvo V70R dream car. I feel sure we will never forget this car.