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Category Archives: Volvo

2012-2016 Volvo V40: More Focused


As the owner of a Ford Focus, I was intrigued to learn that Volvo produces a car based on the same architecture. The Global C1 platform has launched a half … Continue reading

January 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

1997-2006 Volvo C70: From Box to Fox


Volvos have always been well-known for safety and reliability. While everyone would like these attributes attached to their cars, it’s not always the formula to follow to grow sales in the … Continue reading

March 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

2011 Volvo S60 R-Design: The Latest Car Favored by Young Vampires


If you follow the Swedish automotive industry, you’ve no doubt heard of all about Saabs financial ills. While Sweden’s second largest auto company has had a difficult time finding (and … Continue reading

December 28, 2011 · Leave a comment

1986 – 1990 Volvo 780: A Swedish Marriage Made in Italy


Oil and water don’t usually mix well if at all. Eventually one causes the breakup of the other and a new substance is created with the diluted properties of the … Continue reading

January 19, 2011 · Leave a comment

1974-1993 Volvo 200 Series: The Thinking Man’s Car


For most of the 70’s and the early 80’s the rugged 240 exemplified safety and efficiency in the minds and wallets of the Utne Reader type on both coasts.

September 13, 2010 · 4 Comments

1986 to 1995 Volvo 480 ES: Looks Aren’t Everything


One final trait that set the 480 apart from other Volvos was that it was actually fun to drive. Its great performance was due in no small part to Lotus for its suspension and Renault who later supplied a Porsche tuned engine.

July 9, 2010 · Leave a comment

2007-2011 Volvo C30: The Vampire Coupe of Choice


2008 Volvo C30 The C30’s biggest claim to fame might have been being the car driven by a vampire in the first Twilight film. An odd choice where car casting goes, … Continue reading

November 12, 2009 · Leave a comment

1956-1970 Volvo Amazon


When I was younger, I saw the 1991 Wim Wenders film “Untill the End of the World”. It features a character named Claire who drove what I thought then was a … Continue reading

October 22, 2009 · Leave a comment