Subaru, long-known for its industry standard all-wheel-drive system, has received another safety honor. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has honored Subaru as the only car maker to have top picks in all four classes in which it competes. Subaru won five top awards overall for 2010.
The redesigned Chevrolet Malibu has been marketed more heavily than any other car in the United States in the past two years in its manufacturer’s desire to infiltrate sales the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry, the country’s top-two bet-selling sedans.
Three-minute speed review: Can you see yourself falling in love with the 2009 Volvo XC 70 T6 wagon. You’ve heard of speed dating. Yes? Today … Read more
By Jeff Weidel
Taking another step from its uninspired, stodgy past, Volvo decided to pursue the makeover route for the 2008 XC70. Typically, there’s nothing wrong with redesigns, they’re sometimes long overdue. Not that the XC70 falls into that category, but it emergeed in 2008 as a more appealing vehicle.
I first saw a Volvo up close when I spent a year one winter in Buffalo, NY. A Volvo sedan in front of a dealer was completely mangled. Smushed. Ready for the scrap heap. There was a sign next to it, “The Driver Walked Away From This Crash Without A Scratch.”
Volvo, the Swedish manufacturer known its durable and safety-oriented vehicles, has received an international award for its commitment to preventing accidents. Volvo’s in-house developed technology … Read more
The Institute for Highway Safety has selected its 2008 Top Safety Pick award recipients, and automakers have more than doubled the number of vehicles that meet the criteria. The award recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, and rear crashes based on ratings in the Institute’s tests.
Two car enthusiasts within a few blocks of our home in East Sacramento both own Volvo P1800s. I don’t know the people, but I admire … Read more
For the fourth time in four months, Volvo has announced a recall. The current potential problem is potential corrosion in fuel pump electronic modules in … Read more
I was recently driving on Interstate 5 about an hour south of Sacramento. The traffic flow was smooth and fast, and my cruise control was set slightly above 75 mph. A vehicle in the lane to my right moved ahead, the driver singled, adeptly moved into my lane and steadily advanced. My car, however, a 2007 Volvo S80, suddenly slowed.
Hardtop convertibles have been around periodically in the United States for about 50 years. And from the early years of Ford Fairliner to the current offerings of several manufacturers, the same question always arises: How mechanically sound is the retracting hardtop mechanism?
It’s hard to rattle Volvo’s reputation. The Swedish manufacturer offers nicely designed, if undistinguished, vehicles. They’re great for confident, open-road driving in any kind of … Read more