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No joke: this week’s Car of the Week was very nearly the 1993 Acura NSX. Yes, another car from ’93. Since that would have been the third car in a row of that vintage (and, as a result, the only model year I have ever addressed in the short history of COTW), I decided to put that one off for a while. Unfortunately that left me with no good ideas for what to actually choose instead.

I decided to start asking my Twitter followers for their input throughout the week. As you might expect, the responses I got were somewhat… tongue-in-cheek, to say the least. They included a home made turbine-powered Batmobile and an old Ford Escort in need of “minor” engine work, among others. So, no help there.

Then, at a company gathering on Tuesday evening, one of the other employees was talking to me about her Volvo. Hers is a two-year-old S40 which, since it’s been around for the better part of a decade now, isn’t very novel in and of itself, but it got me thinking. I worked for Volvo in varying capacities for 3 years. Surely I had to have a favorite model from that time in my life, right? Once I started to consider that, it didn’t take me long to come to a conclusion.

This week’s Car of the Week:

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