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Volvo C30 Overview
2013 - 2007 (used)
Volvo C70 Overview
2013 - 1998 (used)
Volvo S40 Overview
2011 - 1995 (used)
Volvo V50 Overview
2011 - 2005 (used)
Volvo V70 Overview
2010 - 1998 (used)

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Volvo Questions

Octane Requirement For A 2008 Xc90 3.2 B63245s?

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Cranks But No Start

Hi...my problem is this...i've pulled the distributor cable from the distributor or coil in order to shut off the engine because i got locked out while engine still running...well when igot the doo...

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2016 Volvo Xc90 Fuel Tank Door Doesn't Open

Have you had any reports of the gas tank door not opening on the 2016 XC 90? My doors were unlocked, and I re-locked and unlocked again and it still wouldn't open. Fortunately I had enough gas to ...

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2004 Volvo Xc70 Transmission Issue

My transmission was shifting sporadically so I checked the fluid level and it indicated way to high a level . I then checked the engine oil level which showed low oil level, last week it was norma...

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1999 S80 T6 Cel Flashing When Load Bearing. Just Had Coil Replaced Last Ye...

1999 S80 T6 CEL flashing when load bearing. Just had coil replaced last year. Just had a tune up today. Still need O2 sensor warmer replaced, but that's not in the cards at the moment. Mechanic ...

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Volvo 460 Volvo 480 Volvo 66
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Volvo PV444 Volvo PV544 Volvo S60 R
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Volvo Overview

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.

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