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Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3

Polestar2 Vs Tesla 3 -

Now that the Polestar 2 has been revealed, we can get down to spec-spreadsheeting and feature-counting. The CMA-underpinned Polestar 2 specs: 78 kWh option yields 275 miles, 0-60 in 4.7 sec, charge rate of 150 kW, with third-party charging network. It will be available via Volvo’s novel Care by Volvo subscription, or by a normal […]

Volvo to Limit Its Cars to 112 MPH in 2020

112 mph speed governor

Yikes. I don’t like this. Today it’s 112 MPH, tomorrow it’s [?]. Yes, I’m a “slippery slope” argument guy. Volvo Cars said on Monday it will introduce a 180 km per hour (112 mph) speed limiter on all new vehicles as the Swedish automaker seeks to burnish its safety credentials and meet a pledge to […]

2020 Volvo S90 – Evaluating It vs. Competitors

Consumer Reports S90 Featured -

Consumer Reports is an interesting thing. It runs no ads, and that alone marks it an outlier in the publishing world. But when you throw in the fact that it’s not an expensive, high-art quarterly or technical trade journal but rather a product review magazine, well, you end up with a really strange animal. Consumer […]

For $18k You Can Have IPD’s S60 450hp Project Car

IPD 2011 S60 Project Car

Now’s your chance to own one of ipd’s most unique project cars. ipd’s 2011 S60 T6 AWD has thousands of dollars in upgrades. Everything has been customized from the ground up. This project started at Galpin Auto Sports in California. GAS painted the exterior in their custom pastel blue paint. They outfitted the S60 with […]

January MVS Newsletter

January 2019 Volvo News

Volvo News 2019 S60 is  the first Volvo built in the US It’s built in the brand new Charleston, South Carolina plant, and while it’s got that distinction, it might as well be the sexy and fast compact sedan that it is. Some S60 reviews: Car & Driver Motortrend Jalopnik A History of the Volvo […]

Headlight Output Improvement Advice & Links

Full Headlight Upgrade - Old . vs. New test at night against a white fence

There’s been several interesting and helpful forum topics lately regarding improving Volvo headlight output. Given that some P80 models we’re talking about are up to a quarter-century old, you might consider putting this at the top of your to do list. Headlight improvements are an attractive use of your time for several reasons: It’s a […]

The Weird and Rare Cream Yellow S40/V40

First Generation S40 In Cream Yellow -

I spotted this a few days ago here in Denver. It’s a Cream Yellow first generation S40. So what, right? Well, kinda. I’m sitting here writing about it only because of its paint… Cream Yellow Volvo (color code 607… maybe).  The awesome 1995 Volvo 850 T-5R made Cream Yellow famous because of its extremely low production/import numbers, […]

Breaking Into Volvos is Hard

Break Into Your P2 Volvo Locked Out -

Here’s an interesting take on the degree of theft-proofness of Volvo cars, by a “former tow truck driver and professional thief (Repo man)” TerrDawg. TerrDawg »  As a former tow truck driver and professional thief (Repo man) the one car in the 80’s and 90’s we absolutely hated was Volvos … The lock out kit included […]

2013 S60 T5 AWD Engine Swap – DIY Basics

Volvo S60 Engine Out - DIY remove engine instructions for a 2013 S60

I blew an engine at 83K (timing belt slipped due to accessory belt shredding). I’m planning an engine swap. Can anybody please direct me to a how to? Is there anything else that I should replace at the same time? Donor engine is 2016 with 80K (50k miles). Any seals or anything that I must […]