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Volvo Gets Sirius About Its Features

Friday, February 29th, 2008
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Kenneth Mckinley asked:


Volvo Cars recently announced that it will be incorporating SIRIUS Satellite Radio to other cars. It can be recalled that the partnership of Volvo and SIRIUS has long been established. And it seems that the partnership will be getting stronger since Volvo will be incorporating said satellite radio to more cars.
For the 2007 model year, Volvo will be offering factory installed SIRIUS on S40, V50, C70, and all-new S80 vehicle lines. “SIRIUS Satellite Radio is the perfect complement to Volvo’s respected audio systems featuring Dolby Pro Logic II Surround and Dynaudio. Volvo customers will enjoy depth and breadth of music, sports, news, and entertainment as they have never experienced before in their vehicle. In keeping with Volvo’s commitment to safety, SIRIUS also features channels dedicated to weather and traffic updates every four minutes in the top twenty U.S. markets, plus a weather and emergency channel,” says Hans Krondahl, Executive Vice President, Marketing, Volvo Cars of North America.
The current version of S40 belongs to the second generation of the car, based on the Volvo P1 platform. Volvo car parts S40 is enhanced to blend well with SIRIUS. V50, a station wagon version of S40, shares the same platform with the Mazda3. Said vehicle is also given the satellite radio benefit.
C70, on the other hand, is a compact car that is available in coupe and convertible. Its new model, which features a 3-piece retractable metal top, was introduced last April. It boasts its less than 30 seconds operation. This time around, Volvo C70 parts and accessories can also boast the power of SIRIUS to make the car more appealing.
All-new S80, which will be made available in 2007, will also offer a factory equipped SIRIUS radio with a 6-month subscription. In the upcoming version of the car, Volvo S80 parts are not only upgraded but made harmonious as well.
“We are very excited about our relationship with Volvo and the launch of factory installed SIRIUS on the heels of the successful Special Edition S60, which featured SIRIUS as well,” said Doug Wilsterman, Senior Vice President and General Manager Automotive OEM for SIRIUS. “We look forward to working closely with Volvo to offer their customers the best in-vehicle entertainment available.”


Lawrence
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Save on Gas With Volvo Air Filters

Thursday, February 28th, 2008
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Evander Klum asked:



Volvo Air filters work to trap the air particles that can cause damage to the vehicle’s engine cylinders, piston rings, pistons, and walls. This is why with the Volvo air filter remains one of the basic car accessories that constantly need to be checked and preserved in good condition. Regular replacements for Volvo Air filters, thus are recommended, especially after every 15,000 miles to ensure proper fuel efficiency. The people in Volvo understand that there are many Volvo components present in a Volvo vehicle and that each one has a job to do. This is why the air filter is especially designed to go where it’ll fit and aid in generating laudable engine performance. In order to save space, the Volvo air filter now comes in panel-style. This design fits just about any vehicle make and model, which is why Volvo, along with a number of leading manufacturers, use it today.

One thing that hasn’t really changed about the Volvo air filter is that paper and foam still make up most of its composition. Principally made of paper, the Volvo air filter does a good job in filtering incoming air. One only has to change it at least once a year to ensure that it does not get too dirty. If one doesn’t want to go on constantly changing the Volvo air filter, another option is to use a high-flow reusable Volvo air filter.

This is the latest in the Volvo air filter technology and is fully-compatible with Volvo vehicles, designed to give more power and better cleaning. One can avail of an OE-style paper Volvo air filter or a high-flow reusable cotton Volvo air filter on the market. These filters are made to match Volvo vehicles regardless of whether they be recent models or not. When Volvo air filters get too dirty and saturated, the filters will not allow the air to pass as they normally would. As a result, this causes the vehicle to use up more fuel than is necessary. Thus, one of the means through which a Volvo owner can save money on fuel costs is to have the air filter replaced every 3-6 months. A dirty air filter can cause vehicles to burn up to 20% more gas than with a clean air filter.



Danny

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How can I stealthily kill my old Volvo so my parents will buy my a new car?

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008
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tennisman2156 asked:


This might sound really horrible, I know, but there’s a reason for it. I’m 16 and I’ll be getting my license in October, and my family has three cars, a volkswagen, a saab, and a smelly, old, 1995 Volvo 850 GLT. My sister has been driving the heck out of it (she’s 18 and in college now, so she doesn’t need it anymore) So, the volvo is my car when I get my license. My dad is looking into getting a new car around March of 2008. My plan, however, is to accelerate that process by KILLING MY VOLVO. You see, if I can kill my volvo, then my dad will buy a new car quicker and in time for my license test. Any help will be greatly appreciated. And the solution can’t be to drastic. Something like ruining the transmission, or screwing up the ECU. Thanks in advance.
I do have a job and I have $3,500 dollars saved for my new one. Me and my family can afford it no problem, but my dad just wants to wait until it dies on its own. Jeez, don’t be all mad at me..
I don’t get why everyone is attacking me, lol! My dad WANTS to buy a new one.
Yeah, we got the volvo for free so it really has no financial tie to me or my family. So by me breaking it has nothing to do with wasting money or anything like that. The volvo itself is just a burden. And by removing the burden everyone is relieved. There are so many problems with it already, like the brakes, abs, catalytic converter, etc. All that money that would be used to replace those parts would just be wasted if we need to wait until March. So, in that respect, I’m not a “spoiled brat” or a “stupid kid”. I am being a responsible person by realizing the opportunities presented to me and trying to make the best of the situation.
Really? Vandalism to my own property?…That sounds interesting. BTW, I reported you for threatening me. (directed at “owner of a lonely car”

Roberto
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How many Saab or Volvo owners have had to replace the automatic transmission on their Saab?

Monday, February 25th, 2008
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John Doe asked:


I’ve been told by two reliable mechanics that Saabs and Volvos with automatic transmission are much more likely to need major repairs or replacement than the same make with manual transmission. I’m seriously considering either a used Saab (a 2000 model year) or Volvo (1999) both with over 65,000 miles. Both cars are being sold by the original owners who have all the maintenance records, and mechanically everything else checks out, including clean Carfax reports. I drove cars with manual transmssion for 15 years and strongly prefer an automatic.

Lonnie
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Volvo 240 How much is it worth private party?

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
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Philladelphia asked:


1989 Volvo 240 DL Automatic with over 200,000 miles in So.Cal. How much is this car worth private party? What would be a fair offer? 2nd owner. He doesn’t know if the power train is all original.

Juan
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95 Volvo 850 GLT How do you activate the little windshield wiper blades on the headlights?

Thursday, February 21st, 2008
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lenhugh asked:


Just got the Volvo 850 GLT…I wanted to know how to activate the headlight wipers?

Arthur
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Volvo S70 T5 And The Volvo V70 R

Tuesday, February 19th, 2008
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Patrick Kolodziejek asked:


The Volvo s70 was introduced in 1997 as an executive luxury car. The T5 was a model that offered a 5-speed transmission, which made the car a lot more fun to drive. The Volvo v70 was the station wagon version of the s70. The Volvo v70 R featured a better engine and offered 300bhp for the driver that was somewhat demanding on the car.

The Volvos s70 T5 is still sought today by many Volvo enthusiasts. Many of these seekers love the fact that the Volvo s70 T5 features explosive power and power that the standard s70 didn’t possess. The car is also fun to drive with its manual transmission. The 5-speed transmission shifts smoothly and the all wheel drive kicks in the minute you shift into gear. The car features an excellent and luxurious ride over highway and a little fun off the main roads. The Volvo s70 T5 is also considered one of the quickest cars in Volvo’s line. Plus, it has all the safety features that you would expect from Volvo. From the looks of this car you see traditional Volvo written all over it, but that’s just because they were trying to hide the sports car that lives within. Buyer beware, it could be very easy to get a ticket in this car!

Volvo has introduced a reworked and upgraded car in the Volvo v70 R. These cars featured an upgraded engine in 2004 along with more luxury accessories. The car was made to look sport inside and out, despite being a station wagon. The cars also featured better handling with a new braking performance system that works in a well-balanced fashion. The R line Volvos also come with standard all-wheel drive, monitor traction by Haldex and an aggressive new chassis. As Motor Trend puts it, these cars feature both sport and utility.

Either car has the power you want and desire as well as the safety features you want for your family. These cars are excellent whether you are traveling down the highway or picking your kids up from soccer practice. If you are looking for something fun and feisty, go with the Volvo s70 T5. If you want something with a little get up and go but still room for four kids and the family dog, then the Volvo v70 R is for you. Either way you won’t be disappointed.

Bill

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Volvo Focuses Attention to Gen Y With C70

Monday, February 18th, 2008
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Glady Reign asked:



In the global automotive world, one car company stands out as the producer of the safest cars. Volvo, the Sweden-based Ford-owned car brand, has always been the trendsetter when it comes to safety features. This dedication to produce safe cars has even led to what some people would call a “boring” design.

But Volvo engineers have been working to produce a car with safety features and good looks combined. In the past ten years, Volvo has said goodbye to boxy designs and is developing and producing vehicles that are aimed at the younger generation of car buyers. The Volvo S40 and the Volvo C30 are two of the best looking cars from the company which shows their wholehearted efforts to produce safe and stylish vehicles. Another model though that is attracting the attention of more aesthetically tuned car buyers is the Volvo C70 convertible.

The Volvo C70 is the successor of the Volvo 780 and it is currently competing with popular models such as the Saab 9-3, the Audi A4 Cabriolet, and the Volkswagen Eos. It joined the youth oriented models in Volvo’s lineup in 1997 and since then, it has been turning heads. Some automotive experts think that the Volvo C70 is one of the most stylish vehicles to have been produced by Volvo. Of course, the fact that it is a convertible has a lot to do with its appealing form.

While the Volvo C70 has a high aesthetic value because of it being a convertible, it also suffers some drawbacks for the same reason. For one, luggage capacity is minimal. Once you have the top down, the already limited trunks space shrinks even further.

But Volvo designed an ingenious solution for this. With a touch of a button, a mechanism forces the folded roof upward against the top of the trunk. Once that step is done, it is just a matter of sliding in your limited luggage into the car’s trunk. Once the luggage is safely stowed away, just simply release the forced up folded roof, close the trunk’s lid and you are ready to go. Volvo C70 owners can also use the second row of seats to hold their cargo. The limited legroom of the second row of seats makes it more suitable to hold cargoes than passengers.

The interior of the vehicle is what Volvo would call Scandinavian luxury. Combining simplicity and luxurious features, Volvo has made the C70 one of the vehicles in its class with the most appealing interior. The floating console is also an integral feature of the C70. The said feature has earned the praise of Volvo consumers.

The tone of the interior of the C70 is aluminum with black surrounds. This gives the inside of the C70 a simplistic but luxurious appeal. A luxury feature of the Volvo C70 includes heated seats which is, of course, a necessity on Sweden’s icy and chilled roads. The most notable feature of the C70, of course, is the three-piece folding roof which is quickly stowed away with a touch of a button. This feature though can only be used once the car is stationary.

The Volvo C70’s looks is complemented by a powerful engine. Under the C70’s stylish hood lies a 2.5-liter five-cylinder, turbocharged engine that has been made to be very capable of producing 217 horsepower at 5,000 revs per minute. The said power output is more than enough for the compact convertible. With that much power and the vehicle’s relative small frame, the engine and the host of ,Volvo C70 parts, the vehicle is reported to achieve speeds of a hundred kilometers per hour from a stationary position in just 8 seconds. All in all, this convertible from Volvo is a solid car which can give its competitors a good run for their money.



Joel

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Experience More of the Volvo Style With Quality Volvo 780 Parts

Sunday, February 17th, 2008
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Kimberly Baker asked:


The Volvo 780 coupe was launched in 1985 at the International Auto Show in Geneva, Switzerland. It marked the return of the Volvo two-door and two plus two-seater coupe after an almost half a decade absence following the extinction of the Volvo 262C in the year 1981.

Most Volvo enthusiasts consider the Volvo 780 as a stylish car for its sleek, low profile design that was basically inherited from the 700 series cars, minus of course, the harsh angles and sharp corners. It was given a unique distinctive shape which really set it apart from the other models yet still, obviously a Volvo product. Its hood, trunk and roof lines are all slightly lower than the standard 700 series profile, and the C-pillar was a bit wider and had a more gradual slope down to its trunk. Headroom was also enhanced as compared to the 262C. As for the window frames, it had a black matte trim and accented with chrome together with the door handles, bumpers, and side mouldings.

The Volvo 780 was hand-built in Italy at the Bertone motor works company, the same company that has designed many other exotic cars like Ferrari’s and lambo’s. Moreover, its interior was superb with its contoured front, sculpted bucket seats with height-adjustable headrests and specially shaped rear seats having both seats are hand-stitched leather upholstered, four speaker stereo system with cassette receiver, seven-band electronic graphic equalizer, and a high-power amplifier for its audio system.

Many critics also say that the Volvo 780 was designed to be a touring car and not a sports car for it cruises nicely at all speeds on the open road. Also, this car is famous not only for its style and uniqueness but because of its drive train that’s legendary for its reliability, truly a Volvo tradition. Also, with its luxurious and superb interior, refined suspension, smooth and strong engine and good transmission, there’s no way you’re ever going to give up your Volvo 780.

The major way to keep your Volvo 780 at its tiptop shape is to get only the best and genuine Volvo 780 Parts. Proper maintenance of these parts can also save you from so much hassle and damage repair costs. Take for instance these following Volvo 780 Parts.

The Volvo alternator’s main function is to convert power from the gasoline engine to electrical energy in order to keep the battery in optimum condition. Without the alternator, there would be no power delivered by the battery to the different battery-operated parts.

Your Volvo wiper blades, on the other hand, are the ones that clean away rain, snow and sleet. Once they are broken or damaged, they could result to reduce visibility and slowed reaction time that could lead to road accidents. To prevent these from happening, you can start by cleaning them gently every now and then and having them checked once every six months.

Another part is your Volvo headlight. The main function of your Volvo headlight is to illuminate the road ahead during times of poor visibility. It is strategically attached to the front of a car for greater visibility purposes. These are specially important when driving at night or when it’s foggy, raining or snowing. Broken Volvo headlights can increase the risks of road accidents.

Another part which is the Volvo oil filter, cleans the oil as it passes through the filter element or filtering media that prevents abrasive contaminants in the engine lubrication system from damaging engine parts. It is recommended to replace your Volvo oil filter every 3, 000 miles for better engine protection and performance.

Every Volvo 780 part has an essential role in the proper functioning of your car. Every part, minor or major, from the biggest to the smallest, deserves only the best maintenance you could ever offer. Also, immediate replacement of Volvo 780 Parts should not be neglected to prevent future car troubles and more importantly, huge repair bills.

Emma

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What is the life expectancy of a Volvo?

Friday, February 15th, 2008
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Sitting Right Here asked:


I am looking at a 2001 Volvo wagon w/ 90K thousand miles. They are asking 11,000 for the car. Should I buy it, even though it has high miles? How long do Volvo’s usually last?

If it was a Toyota with 90K miles, I wouldn’t worry because my Toyota’s have always lasted me into the 200K’s. Are Volvo’s equally reliable?

Thanks!

Stacy

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