Why do people make fun of white Volvo’s

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  1. '88K100

    '88K100 Medium Load Member

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    I was all over a Volvo with the integrated bunk in ‘89 at winnipeg truck show but without dealer service in my area I decided on a Ford. Best bang for the buck at the time.
     
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  3. bzinger

    bzinger Road Train Member

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    I dont think your volvo qualifies for the white volvo club even tho it is white ...because it is way to clean and has chrome on it .
    I dont see anything about to fall off and you are an ooida member.
    The drive tires have way to much tread and match .
    The wheels are not rusty Also.
    All this adds up to an oo that has pride in his truck and his profession ...and my guess is you probably speak good English and shower daily .
    These traits are not tolerated by most of the white volvo club and in theyre eyes you are probably going to hell .
    In closing I must add that you probably don't park at fuel islands , drive in the right lane and signal lane changes .
    Congrats!
     
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  4. striker

    striker Road Train Member

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    My T680 has heated seats, I wanted heated and massaging but he said I'd be too pampered, whatever
     
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  5. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    You guys can have heated seats. I can't stand em after 30 seconds in any vehicle. What I wish my (silver)
    Volvo had is keyless entry! It was an option when my truck was built but I've been told it would be way expensive to add.
     
  6. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    X2 they just get way too hot. It's nice in the winter tho waiting for it to warm up. Cooled seats tho I would buy them
     
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  7. 86scotty

    86scotty Road Train Member

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    Oh man my pick up has cooled seats. I absolutely love those things. I wonder if any trucks have cooled/ventilated seats?
     
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  8. Happily Retired

    Happily Retired Road Train Member

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    Volvo's are good trucks, in that, they use the same components as all other trucks today. Minor design differences are all that differs. And let's call a spade a spade, they're cheap. They are only doing what IH did years ago, flood the market with cheap, reliable Transtars. While my only beef is, and it's small, I just wish it was an all American company, but it's such a global economy today, more Americans probably work for Volvo, than Peterbilt.
    Far as the image, drivers been doing stuff like this since the invention of the tractor-trailer, we just rarely saw it.
     
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  9. Magoo1968

    Magoo1968 Light Load Member

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    That took some precision driving to accomplish that feat.
     
  10. RockinChair

    RockinChair Road Train Member

    This was my same reaction. @Atlaw4u you may drive a Volvo with a white wrapper, but the photograph and the wording of your post make it obvious that you stand head and shoulders above the typical white Volvo driver.
     
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  11. tommymonza

    tommymonza Road Train Member

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    Yea I am down in SW Florida and own my first non white vehicle in 25 years.

    I love the deep burgundy on my van but dang it gets hot.

    Sick of white though as practical as it is .

    Next van is going to be that light Mercedes Silver.

    I don’t get the all black Pete’s but Now I understand why they are high idling all the time.
     
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