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 […]

Polestar 2 vs. Tesla Model 3

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Now that the Polestar 2 has been revealed, we can get down to spec-spreadsheeting and feature-counting. The CMA-underpinned Polestar 2 specs: 78 kWh option yields 275 miles, 0-60 in 4.7 sec, charge rate of 150 kW, with third-party charging network. It will be available via Volvo’s novel Care by Volvo subscription, or by a normal […]

Volvo to Limit Its Cars to 112 MPH in 2020

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Yikes. I don’t like this. Today it’s 112 MPH, tomorrow it’s [?]. Yes, I’m a “slippery slope” argument guy. Volvo Cars said on Monday it will introduce a 180 km per hour (112 mph) speed limiter on all new vehicles as the Swedish automaker seeks to burnish its safety credentials and meet a pledge to […]

2020 Volvo S90 – Evaluating It vs. Competitors

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Consumer Reports is an interesting thing. It runs no ads, and that alone marks it an outlier in the publishing world. But when you throw in the fact that it’s not an expensive, high-art quarterly or technical trade journal but rather a product review magazine, well, you end up with a really strange animal. Consumer […]

For $18k You Can Have IPD’s S60 450hp Project Car

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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 […]

2008 Volvo 5-Cylinder Turbo Hose Diagram and Parts Numbers

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If you bought all the items in this 2008 5-cylinder turbocharger diagram, and their correct amounts, you’d spend a wallet-vaporizing $9,707.19. Quantity Product Stock Number Price EA 2 Lock nut 977209 $8.25 1 Clip 9155949 $1.60 1 Turbocharger, exch 8601689 $832.64 1 Turbocharger, exch 8601691 $841.44 1 Turbocharger, exch 8601692 $981.91 1 Turbocharger, exch 8603692 […]

January MVS Newsletter

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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 […]