Transmission Fluid and Volvo S40/V50, C30 & C70

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Wondering if you need to change the transmission fluid in your P1 generation — 2004-2012 — Volvo S40/V50? MVS user cleve33 had a similar question after his mechanic recommended every 30k miles and worrying it was just a cash grab. Turning to the good people of the MVS forum, he asked how often to change […]

20 Years of Polestar’s History with Volvo

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A look back at Polestar’s 20 year history With Polestar announcing their very first production vehicle – an incredible 600HP hybrid coupe – in 2017, we got to wondering. How did this once-time Volvo racing team end up as a high performance manufacturer under their own brand? Is there Polestar history? Oh yes, there is […]

How Will You Buy Your Next Car? Care by Volvo?

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Volvo Ushers in a New Form of Car ‘Ownership’ with Care by Volvo Volvo is quickly becoming one of, if not the, auto manufacturer pushing the entire car industry into the future. First, their 2009 announcement that, starting in 2015, they would focus exclusively on efficient, turboed 4 cylinder engines (or smaller) across their entire […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder: Part 2

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Don’t miss History of the Volvo 5-Cylinder Engine, Part 1. The inline 5 (I5) cylinder engine has come to be a symbol of Volvo’s recent past. But did you know that manufacturers started whipping up first iterations of this quirky engine as early as the 1930s? While in the US we gave up on the […]

All Shook Up: Volvo’s 850 Wagon in the 1994 BTCC

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In 1994, Volvo shook up the touring car world by enlisting their supposedly-soccer-mom 850 wagon in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Many laughed and drivers sneered. And even though the car didn’t win any races during those golden years of the BTCC, many of us still picture Volvo’s iconic offering when we remember that […]

Dealing with a Volvo Dealer for Repairs

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Time for some repairs on your trusty Volvo, but apprehensive about working with dealer? We’ve all heard horror stories, so you’re in good company. Fortunately though, with a little planning, you can have a great experience working with your Volvo dealer – or any dealer or repair shop for that matter. Dealerships are typically independently-owned, […]

History of the Volvo 5 Cylinder

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Volvo’s history is intrinsically intertwined with the 5-cylinder engine. More than any other auto maker (besides maybe Audi), Volvo’s name has become almost synonymous with this rather idiosyncratic engine over the last 30 years. At the time, it was a perfect compromise between the 6-cylinder’s power and the 4-cylinders size and efficiency. Of course, time […]