2012 Volvo S60 Long-Term Road Test


2012 Volvo S60 T5: Well, It Coulda Been Worse ...

August 05, 2011

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So the area I take most of my pictures for this blog is a former train yard that's been turned into an arts colony or something. As such, it looks like a parking lot, but there are lots of weird elevation changes and as I discovered yesterday, oddly placed curbs. As I pulled into a shady spot to take this picture at a slow parking lot speed, I hear the dreaded thwump of a wheel and tire running over something it shouldn't have.

"Oh fudge," I don't say and get out of the car to see what the hell I just ran over. It's a 3/4 sized curb that rises at the end of another set of parking spots. Maybe I would've seen it with cars parked there, but I didn't, and as Mike reported yesterday, the tire paid the price. We should hopefully be picking up the S60 when the replacement rubber comes in later today.

So my bad, but hey, it could have been worse. I could have done that ^^^^ to a Volvo. Of course, the culprit of that calamity is now the deputy editor of Car & Driver, so perhaps crashing Volvos is a prelude to career advancement? No, probably not, but at least I'll keep telling myself that.

James Riswick, Sincere Idiot @ 2,803 miles

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