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FCP Sponsoring MVS!

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After a brief hiatus, FCP Euro (Volvo parts) is back sponsoring this site… the MVS Volvo Forums specifically. If that’s not enough… FCP is also Sponsoring the new MVS Facebook Group That’s right, MVS has a Facebook group — Matthew’s Group — and FCP is the proud sponsor of that. We’ll be giving away free […]

Volvo Car USA Launches Post-Accident Guidance Service

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Interesting news out of Volvo today. Check out the parts on after the collision… ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 14, 2019) Volvo Car drivers will now have help at their fingertips in the minutes following an accident, via their smartphones. Volvo Car Accident Advisor is the first mobile, post-accident experience that serves up emergency services and checklists, guided […]

A Sticker for a Donor

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Bonus!  Everyone who gives/gave this round Spring ’19 MVS Moderator Donation, you’re all entered into a raffle for the last I [heart]My Volvo sticker known to exist. You don’t have to do anything. I’ll perform a random selection for one winner from the list of donors.  I found two of these the other day in my […]

Spring 2019 Moderator Donation Drive — On Now!

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These guys do so much for us owners. Want to show them you appreciate them? Donate any amount. It all goes to them, 100%. Actually, it’s more than 100% when you figure in the PayPal fees, because I split up among them what’s donated, not what I actually collect. Here’s the running tally forum post.

April Sales Report – Up Slightly Year Over Year

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ROCKLEIGH, N.J. (May 1, 2019) – Volvo Car USA, LLC, (VCUSA) reported U.S. sales of 8,367 vehicles for the month of April, an increase of 0.4 percent from the same period last year. Year-to-date, VCUSA has sold 30,425 vehicles, an increase of 7 percent from the previous year. April 2019 was the best April sales […]

CVVT – What They Do & Why

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The CVVT job — burn off environmentally bad gasses produced in the first minute or so from a cold engine. CVVT technology superseded fussy air pumps after it matured enough to be a dependable component of passenger cars. See Wikipedia’s CVVT page. See MVS’s how to change the CVVT hub on P2 Volvos. See all […]

Polestar V60 & XC60 Wagons Coming This Summer! 415 HP!

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If you like fast Volvos, this summer will be especially fun. After a several-year hiatus, Volvo’s fast wagons are set to return… and the Polestar Engineered S60 sedan will return for the second year in a row. All three will have a monsterous 415 HP and AWD. Unlike the 2019 S60 Polestar Engineered, these new […]

Spark Plug Replace — First Gen. XC90

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CN90: My “new” 2005 XC90 2.5T with 82K still has factory spark plugs as the P.O. never replaced them. Since I have had good success with NGK Iridium BKR6EIX in my 1998 BMW 528i, I decided to use these NGK Iridium BKR6EIX spark plugs in my XC90. Article Notes Who MVS Forums Contributor cn90 does what he does […]

Volvos With CarPlay 2019

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2016 – 2019 XC90 2017 – 2019 S90 2017 – 2019 V90 2018 – 2019 XC60 2019 V60 2019 XC40 I’m a huge fan of CarPlay. So much a fan that I created a site for CarPlay news and how-to’s. It makes Volvo and other car manufacturers’ built-in operating systems look and act like the […]

2020 XC90 Changes

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The 2020 XC90 is the fifth model year of the SPA platform big SUV from Volvo. Seems like the first of Volvo’s SPA cars debuted just a couple years ago. Model year time flies by. Anyway… 2020 XC90 Volvo Forum discussion 2020 XC90 Safety Here are the three safety-related items coming to the 2020 XC90 […]

Volvo News – Newsletter March 2019

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MVS Volvo Newsletter March 2019 Want these to come to you? Subscribe to the MVS Newsletter here. Volvo News Volvo Announces Polestar 2 Good quick overview of Volvo… er… Polestar’s second vehicle, and how it competes with the Tesla Model 3. Here’s the MVS rundown of Polestar 2 vs. Model 3. Volvo Goes Full “Big […]

IPD Photo Contest! Prizes!

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IPD Photo contest details page. Six categories, one winner per category. $100 credit at IPD for each winner. As we did last year, the winners will be decided by you, the Volvo community.  The rules: 1. Physical photos need to be at least 5”x7” or the largest possible .jpg files.2. If there are people in […]