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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 […]

New MVS T-Shirts are In!

MVS T-shirt - Just Wrench It

First MVS t-shirt batch in a long, long time. This is a short run, just 46 units, and I’m down to about 30 already. Sizes are S, M, L, XL, XXL. Get one while they last! They’re very soft and on the lighter side as far as thin/thick. The cut is a little longer than […]

Moderator Appreciation — Last 24 Hours!

Tell the MVS Moderators you appreciate their work to keep your Volvo on the road. It’s the last day of the Moderator Appreciation Drive, so don’t wait! See the tally here.  The MVS Moderators have together made 59 thousand posts, every one helping Volvo owners like you, and maybe you specifically.  These guys do it to help others. They […]

Joost’s 1999 V70 XC… it’s Wagon Wednesday

Joost 1999 V70 XC Camping4 -

MVS Contributor Joost (jvl) bought his 1999 V70 XC — our Wagon Wednesday car — two years ago. Being a camping enthusiast, it fits his lifestyle well.  My name is Joost and I live in The Netherlands. I’m 28 years old and work on infrastructure projects as a project leader. I’ve always liked tinkering and […]