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What to look for when in a used Volvo purchase

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Volvo Reliability vs. Japanese Manufacturers’ Reliability

Car companies seem to be cheaping out on a lot of things these days. Sometimes it seems like they dont want cars to make it to 200,000 miles without tons of repairs so people will buy new cars quicker. I thought Toyota was supposed to be reliable, but I just heard of someone who had the rear end blow out in less than 30,000 miles with normal driving. G.M. got rid of the extremely reliable 3800, Jeep no longer has the bullet proof 4.0 straight 6 engine, it even seems like Honda has been going to different engines in the new cars. I think its getting harder and harder to find any car that is built like a tank anymore, I think I will stay with the older cars.

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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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