You'll NEVER read another dealership review like this.
September 2, 2018
Perfect transaction thanks to fellow USAF veteran youngster Robert Dorsey (who patiently endured my odd duck nature and sad trade-in to make it happen) and Navy Vet Ron Belson (who shares my love of classic cars). I am a car nut. Pilot, Professor, IMSA team driver (30 years and 50 pounds ago), truck driver, bus driver, on-call Dealer Trade Driver, everything but Uber = car nut. I have never been ???rich??? but I have owned 126 vehicles so far (cars, motos, taildraggers, I/O V8???s, about 1/3 ordered new) including a ???67 Sport Fury convertible I bought new and finally sold to a New England museum with 46,000 miles on it last year. ALL my disposable income since high school has gone to owning quality fast and/or unique personal transportation and always having several on hand to choose from. Driving up north in July, a curvaceous glass xxx C30 glided past me. Not previously a Volvo owner, I had never seen one. I instantly shouted ???Shades of the P1800 shooting-brake!??? and HAD to have one. My internet search found dog after 155,000 mile dog until two Naples Volvo cars popped up together. I didn???t care for the pointless ???aero??? cladding and gaudy ???tits on a bull/shopping cart??? roof spoiler the less expensive, lower mileage red R had but OMG when I saw how clean and sculpted the silver one was with its Polestar medallion I drove 3 hours over for a look to confirm first impressions. Threw it through a quick hard slalom in my half mile test drive and all questions were silently answered. Then came the truly amazing part. I warned them that just for the sales tax benefit, plates, and less hassle, I was bringing them a clapped-out trade only an exterminator could love. I expected for it only what its auction value would be...which amount I knew..and which amount they offered sight unseen. Done deal. My only disappointment is not really one and has nothing to do with the dealership. It is the reason I held onto my ???67 automatic and its stick shift partner MGB-V8 so long. I despise Claybrook/Nader cars that tell me what to do. Cars that turn your lights on or off FOR you even when you???re trying to be stealthy. Cars that refuse to let you open the door until you turn the engine off (fun if suddenly accidentally submerged, eh?). Won???t start until you put a foot on the brake. Etc etc. I had rented a Volvo wagon (wood floor!) years ago with those Big Brother (and parts counter delight) daytime driving lights but it had an override... as GM and others still do. Surprised to belatedly find C30 apparently does not nor a way to program them inop. Other than that, thrilled with the car and immeasurably impressed with Naples Volvo.