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Volvo Make Overview

Available Volvo Models

Passenger Cars

Volvo S40 Overview
2011 - 1995 (used)
Volvo S70 Overview
2000 - 1998 (used)
Volvo V50 Overview
2011 - 2005 (used)
Volvo V70 Overview
2010 - 1998 (used)

SUV/Crossovers

Volvo Questions

Liliana Arce
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We Have A 1999 Volvo S80. It Heated Up Because The Radiator Was Damage. It...

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Marcus Luswata
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Gas Mileage.

I need to know how many miles would a 940 run on a full tank. It says in the manual that the gas tank is full at about 19.8 gallons, so I need to know how many miles it would run on a full tank. Than...

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vacationer
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Does My Car Have A Sun Roof Drain Hole?

Leaks in heavy rain.Thought i would find out if drain hole is plugged but i can't find it.Had a sunroof leak years ago with another auto and the drain was plugged.Do i even have a drain and if so wher...

39 views with 2 answers (last answer about a day ago)
jssmith500
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Car Gas Pedal Pressed Al The Way And Car Does Not Repond Fully Very Sluggi...

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atmaier
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2001 V70 Electrial Short In Right Side Positioning Lamps Blowing Fuse # 32

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Volvo 850 Volvo 940 Volvo 960
Volvo Amazon Volvo Coupe Volvo P1800
Volvo PV444 Volvo PV544 Volvo S60 R
Volvo S90 Volvo V40 Volvo V70 R
Volvo V90 Volvo XC

Volvo History

The word "Volvo" is almost synonymous with "safety." Features such as safety cages and advanced crumple zones have helped to save thousands of lives and create legions of dedicated Volvo fans. As Volvo has evolved, the car manufacturer has continued to create safe and comfortable cars, while most recently seeking to gain a reputation for style as well.

*The Number Names*
Volvo used to use a series of numbers to describe their cars. The first number was the series, the second was the number of cylinders, and the third was the number of doors. However, by the early nineties, they had moved away from using these strictly, ending most models with a zero. The smaller sedans at that time were the 240, the 740, the 780, the 850, and the 940. The larger sedans were the 760 and 960. These cars were all known as being safe and comfortable, but also boxy and relatively unattractive.

*New Styles, New Names*
In 1997, Volvo began to transition to a new way of naming their cars. The models now start with a letter: "S" for sedan, "C" for coupe, "V" for versatile, and "XC" for cross-country. The size of the car is indicated by the following numbers, with bigger numbers representing larger sedans.

*The Affordable Volvos*
Volvo put out some new, less prohibitively expensive models to win over a younger audience. The S40 and V40 offer buyers the same level of safety, luxury, and comfort they'd find in higher-end Volvos, but in slightly toned-down versions for a much lower price. Similarly, the sporty V50 offers buyers a slightly larger option.

*Mid-Size Sedans*
In the midsize category, the S60 represents the smallest of the midsize vehicles. The S70 and V70, which replaced the highly popular 850 model, rounded out the set.

*Full-Size Sedans*
Volvo's higher end is now represented by the luxurious S80, V90, and S90. Each model has won awards for safety and gets consistently rated near the top of its class for safety and comfort.

*A Sporty Volvo?!*
Volvos certainly are more stylish today, and the fresher styling has produced a couple of nice-looking sporty coupes and convertibles. The C70 is available as either a coupe or convertible. Redesigned in 2006, this coupe remains a very successful addition to the Volvo line.

*Off-Roading Volvos*
Volvo offers several all-wheel-drive vehicles, as well as a couple of SUVs. The S60-R and V70-R each offers consumers a choice of AWD on their sedans and wagons. The XC70 and C90 are true SUVs. The XC series is designed to compete with other luxury SUVs, such as the Mercedes M class and Lexus RX.