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THE TIMES, OCTOBER 6, 2016 PAGE 6 i:i:i:~i~:~: ~ ~i~i/ ~ !i!~ I used to over my beloved Volvo, but now I have driven the T6 AWD, and I Believe! By BRYAN T. McMAHON Times On Wheels Columnist Supercharged and Turbocharged, the Volvo XC60 T6 AWD, has lost nothing in the Chinese takeover of my favorite car's nameplate. Volvo, you see, was my college sweetheart. At $53,655, she will tomobile was birthed always be a bargain, speaking of this week'a test Volvo. My college Volvo was the most reliable car I have ever driven oth- er than the BMW that saved my life (regular readers by now can recite the stories from memory). I appreciate loyalty in cars, horses, and... Now, lest I give you the impression my test drive Volvo was birthed in Bejing, I should list her peditgree: U.S. Canada parts 1%; Begium 30%; Sweden 20%; The engine parts came from Sweden and this quite excellent au- in Ghent, Belgium, with transmission parts from Japan. Welcome to the glob- al economy. Spacious enough to accomodate big Swedes from Stockholm, it is loaded wih safety de- vices to keep occupants safe, regardless of age or size. Its 20 mpg. city driving/ 27 highway averages 22 mpg of ba- sically luxury driving with a leather interi- or, 8-way power front seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, pow- er operated tailgate, 40/20/40 fold-flat seat- ing, power roof with sunshade. Longtime Volvo driver and fishing bud- dause rac n Ph0 : 55351 Fax:: -878-2207 70443 Em :f y0c@cIaceenr . | 985-386-32#2 610 W. Pine. P0nchatoula Tune Ups Electrical Air Conditioning Fuel Injection Brake Computer Engine Service Carburetor Mondayt ru Fr day 7:30 a,rn, to 8 p,m. dy Attorney Jim Wat- tigny of New Iberia, formerly of Ponchatou- la, was enthusiastic after accompanying me on a test drive. He commented on the fa- miliarity of the solid feel of the new Volvo, and really, everything about the sedan. Base price on my test drive Volvo is $46,350, bumped up to $53,855 with the addi- tion of options packag- es: "Inscription," "pre- ferred," "Cllimate & Child Booster Seats," and "Advanced." The Volvo will cost you $1,900 per year in fuel costs, which I pre- dict you will happily pay. As a Dad, I recom- mend this vehicle be- cause it screams safe- ty, dependability, and a lifetime of service. OIlY ]tl ACKSON-VAUGHAN AGENCY INC. 121 Went Pine - Ponlu ula 985.388.3511 Us For All Your lnsu n Ne ds 8FgkRKY' Wf LLES - PrW nt & M=nlW- Jt[i i iiii i i iiiii iiiiiiiiii iii i PLUS, [] no-cost, 6-YEAR TRAIN wA.qRANIY" I to John OeereT CmnpadTmcbx IXNllt.llml~m:_~ ~ ~3-9e~1 Z up lm a .gOD implm'w, nt hone# at SunEquip.rm'n JOHN' l)m m Times Internet Edition -- www.ponchatoula.com/ptimes E-Maih editor@ponchatoula:com or timesofindependence@gmail.com