I've had an interesting(?) last few days. My mother was finally released on Monday by her orthpedic doctor after she fell in February and broke her pelvis. Wednesday, she rear-ended the car in front of her, totalling her 1992 Volvo wagon, and breaking her big toe in the process. But it could have been a lot worse. Thank goodness for the sturdiness and safety factor of a Volvo. Not sure what caused the wreck other than her not paying attention. But she is now immobile again because she can't drive with a broken toe and no car. I checked out newer Volvo's in the Atlanta area and Thursday bought a 1998 Volvo wagon from a dealer here in Atlanta. It had just been traded in that day and had only 62,000 miles on it. It is in excellent condition and is a really sweet car! I drove it down to her house Friday night so she could see it. I think she really liked it. I know she was surprised that I bought it! Thank goodness for savings accounts. I got a really good price on this car so was able to pay cash for it. I'm taking it back to the dealer tomorrow night to do a front end alignment and to finish signing the papers. It drives really well and is well equipped with high end items like 3 memory positions for the driver's seat, power everything and a moon roof (which she will never use - but, hey, it's there if she wants it!). It has a fold-out rear seat which faces backwards and is one of the weirdest things ever. Has a great dual air-conditioning system - we drove around Saturday with the heater going on one side and the air conditioner going on the other (just for fun, of course!). I think she will really enjoy it. I bought a 4-year/48,000 mile warranty so she should be "good to go" as soon as her toe heals.