Whoohoo! MVS Forums member dejongmc hit a quarter million miles in his 1997 Volvo 850, and and here’s his post:
Hereby I want to thank this forum to reach 250k miles (402.336 km) with my 1997 850NA.
Couldn’t do it without your help!
Volvo launched an “official” High Mileage Club in 2012, but they’ve been giving out high mileage badges for decades.
Official High Mileage Club
Membership in the Volvo Heritage Club will be granted to anyone who meets one of these eligibility requirements:
- An owner who has had one or more Volvos for at least 10 consecutive years
- An owner whose Volvo has more than 100,000 original miles
- Any owner who was a member of the former Volvo High Mileage Club
“We decided to launch the Volvo Heritage Club with one distinct difference from our previous High Mileage Club,” said VCNA President and CEO John Maloney. “This club acknowledges our passionate owners who may have had many different Volvos over time but never had a particular car with high mileage. When you combine both long-standing loyalty and high-mileage achievements, well, that’s a club that truly represents the heritage of a car brand.”
Volvo was one of the first auto manufacturers to reward drivers for their high-mileage accomplishments. In fact, origins of the first Volvo High Mileage Club date back to the 1960s when the first car medallions, then only produced for 100,000-mile achievements, began to appear.
The program recognizes achievements at 100k, 200k, 300k, 400k, 500k, 750k and 1 million miles.
The commemorative Volvo Heritage Club medallions will be issued in the following achievement levels:
- Consecutive years of ownership: 10, 15, 20 and 25 years
- Mileage milestones: 100,000, 200,000, 300,000, 400,000, 500,000, 750,000 and 1,000,000 miles
Owners who believe they meet the membership requirements for the Volvo Heritage Club can sign up at http://www.volvocars.com/us/top/community/clubs/heritage-club/Pages/default.aspx