2018 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription – Swedish Brougham

As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I’ve always had a thing for Volvos. My parents always had them when I was a kid. The earliest cars I remember riding in were Mom’s ’73 1800ES and ’77 245DL wagon, and Dad’s ’81 DL two-door sedan. All through the ’80s, Mom had a Volvo wagon and Dad had a Volvo sedan.

Dad’s new 740 Turbo, circa summer 1988.

Probably my favorite was my father’s 1988 740 Turbo Sedan. Fire engine red, tan leather, blackout trim, five-spoke alloys and sunroof. Now that was excellent!

The 940SE at Lake Carroll, late ’90s.

So it may come as no surprise that my first car was a Volvo, and my second, and my third. The first one was my dad’s former company car, a 1991 940SE Turbo.

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The Critics Respond, Part Twelve

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How do we pick what gets published on TTAC? It’s a fair question and one which almost never gets asked by anyone. We’re continually asking for new contributions from readers, but our readers tend to be a pretty shy group. Much of what we get from freelancers is a nightmare to edit — there are a few names which equate to “full rewrite” when I see them in my Inbox. Some of the contributions don’t meet my public standards for work-safe content, political slant, and so on.

In the end, however, there’s a little bit of dart-throwing involved. You throw some articles in the trash and you publish others and you hope you’ve made the right choice. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don’t. Sometimes, like today, you thought you didn’t, but you did. They don’t think it be like it is, but it do!

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