April 2017 Newsletter

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MVS Newsletter – April 2017

  1. AC
  2. Eternal Forever Parts
  3. First Gen. XC90 – Which to Buy?
  4. MVS Moderator Donations, Spring 2017 On Now
  5. Quote of the Month
  6. Buy of the Month
  7. MVS Forums Improvements
  8. MVS New Advertiser! – usparts.volvocars.com
  9. Request for Opinions
  10. Volvo News

1. Summer is coming fast. It’s time for air conditioning answers, because you don’t want to stick to your Volvo’s seats. I suggest starting in the MVS Climate Control category https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/category/climate-control

2. Eternal Control Arms
speaking of control arms, this topic on Febi brand control arms https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=75281 documents users’ opinion of Febi over a year.

3. “Which XC90 to buy?” — There’s been a rash of questions in the XC90 forum on the first generation XC90. Which would you buy?


These are good questions. Why? No other Volvo model in North America offered a wider range of engines over its life. The first generation XC90 debuted in 2003 with Volvo’s bulletproof 2.5 turbo inline-five cylinder. From there, things went all over the map, starting with the T6 which suffered from an understrength automatic transmission. Then the V8 came, and finally the unloved naturally-aspirated 3.2 inline-six https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volvo_SI6_engine.

4. Spring MVS Moderator donation drive starts… now! This is your chance to help the moderators buy some parts for their Volvos.

MVS Moderator Donation Page

Follow the running tally here https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=80998

“So I ran back to the yard and took a turn on the JY Wheel of Misfortune.”

6. Buy of the Month – MVS Moderator Made in Japan scores with a decent S70 https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=80919

7. MVS Site stuff – you may now tag new topics with keywords https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=80780. It’s likely to help get responses to your question because tags are simply an additional path to your post… there is no downside.

8. MVS has a new advertiser: http://usparts.volvocars.com
SimplePart Selected as Official Parts & Accessories e-Commerce Vendor for Volvo Car USA

9. Request for opinion on 2009+ XC70 and V70 models https://www.matthewsvolvosite.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=80698 How have they aged?

10. News
KBB tests the new V90 Cross Country https://www.kbb.com/car-news/all-the-latest/2017-volvo-v90-cross-country–video-review-and-road-test/2100004121/
Volvo will make an EV in 2019, and it will come from China http://www.seattletimes.com/business/volvo-announces-plans-to-export-china-made-electric-car/

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