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“I am looking at getting an all season tire, I do city and hwy driving, the 1995 855 turbo is our current travel car, so hwy is mostly what is has been seeing lately. I do care about wet performance, and not so much on high performance street tire as this car is more a travel car.”

“I have hear of some good things about Kumho Ecsta ASX which I found at tirerack.com for $62 + shipping + road hazard.”

Responses: “The OFFICIAL size was changed by Volvo in mid ’96 when everyone was bending wheels. The correct size now is 205/55/16.” and “I have 205/50/16 tires on the ’94 and 205/55/16 tires on the ’96. With the 50s I can feel every pebble on the road. The 55s are much smoother riding.”

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Bonus! 10 Interesting Volvo Facts

  • In Latin, the word Volvo means: I spin. Today however the nearest meaning is “I roll”.
  • Volvo was founded in 1924. The two founders were Gustav Larsson and Assar Gabrielsson.
  • The ÖV 4 is the first Volvo car. The first car was sell-ready in 1927. The 2-Liter, 4-cilinder car got the nickname: Jakob.
  • Volvo’s very first commercial vehicle was the Type-1 truck. The release year was 1928. In the same year, Volvo released the second car, the Volvo PV 651. Volvo manufactured a total of 1383 of both vehicles in the first year; of which automaker exported 27.
  • This trend saw a sharp rise in 1932 when Volvo released a good amount of 10,000 vehicles, both trucks and cars.
  • The company, however, started making a large-scale profit from the year 1935. The first luxurious car by Volvo was the PV36, which could carry six passengers at a time. The design of this iconic car paved the path for future Volvo cars to come. I came in the market with a price tag of 8,500 Swedish kronor.
  • Volvo touched a landmark in 1941, with the sale of its 50,000th vehicle; this is a unique achievement considering the time when WWII was in full swing.

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