Trying to Tell Me Something - 2012 Volvo S60 T5 Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Volvo S60 T5: Trying to Tell Me Something

October 27, 2011

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I have a vehicle message? What's this? Is it that Nigerian prince finally getting back to me about that check he promised was in the mail? Perhaps it's Bossman Oldham letting me know that

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Nope, it's just the Volvo letting me know it's time for maintenance. Sigh.

But that's not the only message I received from our S60. It was a glorious Southern California morning. A bright blue sky overhead, birds chirping and I'm feeling pretty darned good. Then this song shuffled through via my iPhone.

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Followed by this one.


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This song was from Ferris Bueller's Day Off, when Ferris was set free from the shackles of school. He was deciding what to do on his glorious day. I'm pretty sure the Volvo was telling me to play hooky.

I thought back to when I was trapped in a truly awful job and a voice echoed in my head on the way to work. The voice said, "You don't want to go there, turn the car around."

So I did.

I went back home and called in to tell my boss, "I feel too good to come into work today. I'm calling in well."

He freaked. Really freaked. And this sealed it for me. I said, "And I quit. Life's too short to waste like this. Oh, and I'm taking my clients with me. Click"

And this all made me smile this morning, because I love my job and work with the best crew in the business. Plus, there were doughnuts waiting for me. I'll play hooky soon enough, and I'll do it with a really fun car.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor


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