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The oil is changed every 31,000 miles – talk about starting an oil war thread!

If this is what the ladies want….



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sounds like a boring car, imo.
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Just because this car was designed by a few Women who work for Volvo doesn't mean it will appeal to all Women drivers, what a patronising concept. I like the idea of the lift up front, my old Triumph Herald had that and it was so easy to reach all the components for repairs/maintenance.

Why do manufacturers think that all Women are the same? Or all Men for that matter? [:(!]

Not as bad as this though!!!! "Dodge, for example, launched La Femme in the mid-1950s, a rose-colored vehicle that was discontinued after a couple of years.

One of the car's features, according to Chrysler literature: A compartment on the back of one of the seats that held a "stunning shoulder bag in soft rose leather ... fitted with compact, lighter, lipstick and cigarette case."

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Excuse me???? they have more taste? My mom wants to get a van, and my dad wants an M3/330ci. Arguably my dad has bad taste as well, but a van??
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Excuse me???? they have more taste? My mom wants to get a van, and my dad wants an M3/330ci. Arguably my dad has bad taste as well, but a van??

A van is a bummer, needless to say – this Volvo thing is supposed to be van-like; it’s full of storage spaces, has a ponytail friendly headrest, and something special under the pedals to accommodate boots (?). Unfortunately it contributes to negative stereotypes about women drivers/car owners: “just put the gas in and go.� [V][B)]
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