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SK Says: Here's Why Old Volvos Last Forever

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SK Says: Here's Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by MoVolvos » Fri Nov 08, 2019 7:04 pm



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Re: SK Says: Here’s Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by vtl » Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:03 pm

Old Volvo lasts forever, because its owner has a Stockholm syndrome and, apparently, some decent cash in pockets.

$24k in parts in 7 years.
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Re: SK Says: Here’s Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by kallekula » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:21 am

I used to subscribe to his youtube channel 😱



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Re: SK Says: Here’s Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by Rattnalle » Sun Nov 17, 2019 3:31 am

I can't stand him tbh. Nor mostly any YouTuber really. Though I realise that makes me sound older than I am :-)

But really. It's down to designed life span. When Ford bought Volvo there was a terrible culture clash when they tried to force Volvo to make cars as terrible as the rest of Ford's product portfolio. Ford's reasoning being that cars shouldn't last more than at most ten years because you'd need your customers to buy a new one. Volvo's reasoning was that nobody in their right mind would buy their cars again if they didn't last very long.



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Re: SK Says: Here’s Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by BobbyS1 » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:23 am

Hi Scotty,
Love your videos just bought a 2000 Volvo V70 estate great price and goes well.
Didn't realise Ford had bought Volvo,always meant quality not any more sadly. Now a day's your lucky if a car last 10 years!
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Re: SK Says: Here’s Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by Rattnalle » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:27 am

BobbyS1 wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:23 am
Hi Scotty,
Love your videos just bought a 2000 Volvo V70 estate great price and goes well.
Didn't realise Ford had bought Volvo,always meant quality not any more sadly. Now a day's your lucky if a car last 10 years!
Regards
Bobby S A Yank in England
They sold it again though, to Geely, almost ten years ago now.



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Re: SK Says: Here’s Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by RickHaleParker » Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:58 am

BobbyS1 wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:23 am
Didn't realise Ford had bought Volvo,always meant quality not any more sadly. Now a day's your lucky if a car last 10 years!
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AB Volvo 1927 - 1999
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Geely (Zhejiang Geely Holding Group Co., Ltd) 2010 - present.

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Re: SK Says: Here's Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by abscate » Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:04 pm

They make motorcycles too

The infamous Geely Wheelie

I turned Scotty up to drown out by bad wheel bearing but he sounded worse,.


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Re: SK Says: Here's Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by RickHaleParker » Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:42 pm

abscate wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:04 pm
I turned Scotty up to drown out by bad wheel bearing but he sounded worse,.
If you turn on You Tube's auto generate CC, it thinks Scotty is speaking Dutch. :o


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Re: SK Says: Here's Why Old Volvos Last Forever

Post by abscate » Tue Nov 19, 2019 4:40 am

RickHaleParker wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 8:42 pm
abscate wrote:
Mon Nov 18, 2019 7:04 pm
I turned Scotty up to drown out by bad wheel bearing but he sounded worse,.
If you turn on You Tube's auto generate CC, it thinks Scotty is speaking Dutch. :o
I think our Dutch contingent will not be amused by this .


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