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By Reuters March 20, 2020, 4:14 a.m. ET FRANKFURT — Swedish carmaker Volvo is suspending production at its factories in Sweden, the United States and Belgium, to curb the spread of the coronavirus, it said on Friday, even as it resumes manufacturing in China where the infection rate has slowed. Volvo’s Swedish factories in Torslanda, Skovde, Olofstrom, […]
UPDATE MARCH 20 – Volvo closes US, Sweden plants Although Volvo hasn’t rolled out a new discount program in the face of Covid-19, that doesn’t mean they won’t, and it doesn’t mean now isn’t a good time to buy a new Volvo. Carmakers are rolling out programs to entice sales and support buyers who may […]
The global contagion known as Coronavirus is affecting Volvo sales in China, where they were down 8%. The U.S. however was up 18.2% in the same February 2020 timeframe. Will U.S. sales decline in March now that the virus is in North America? Only time will tell. Volvo Cars reported global sales of 39,742 cars […]
MVS Contributor and member since 2014 bmdubya1198 guides us through a wonderful build thread on an everyday 1998 V70 GLT with a factory 13G turbo. Check out what he did to it: bmdubya1198 » It’s time to see my first Volvo make some power! I’m not one to do “build threads”, but I figured for this car, […]
Five percent growth year-over-year with 6,157 cars sold in January Thirteenth straight month of year-over-year growth for the brand Best January sales results in twelve years Volvo Car USA started 2020 strong with January sales posting five percent growth. Sales totaled 6,157 cars in January 2020 compared to 5,854 cars sold during the same period […]
The past few times I’ve tried to fill up the gas tank the pump keeps shutting off after just a few seconds, no matter how slow you try to pump in the fuel. It took me a while to finally get the tank full. This is new behavior for this car. As part of the diagnosis, I decided to check out the roll over valve to make sure that it was allowing the vapor from the tank to pass through to the charcoal canister during fueling.
You have a factory system that is 6 or more speakers, and have an external amp that handles the crossovers to feed the tweeters. Re-wiring all of this without keeping the amp is a royal pain! These directions allow you to replace the head-unit while maintaining the factory amplifier and speaker wiring. ZERO re-wiring to the speakers is needed.