After the Escort, I was thoroughly hooked on wagons. But where to find a wagon that’s not a full-size gas hog and still reliable? That’s how I tumbled into Volvos.
Sigue was my main transportation for many years. He also towed for me, once the hitch was installed. When I was trekking back and forth between Austin and Detroit regularly, it was in this car, and we racked up over 100,000 (relatively) trouble-free miles together. Oddly enough, Sigue tended to behave for me, except for a couple of flat tires and a fuel pump relay. Whenever someone else drove him, something would break. I think the car just liked me.
Sigue was eventually sold to a friend in Michigan, and is still on the road as of 2009. As well he should be–Volvos are like that.