Tag: Volvo

44 Posts

May 11, 2016

Loving Old Volvos: The Obsession Can Be Catching

Jim Motavalli

The 1960s Volvos--122S, P1800, 544--inspire fierce loyalty that shows no signs of abating.


Safety feature gets cars stuck in automatic car washes
Dec 11, 2015

This One New Car Feature Might Leave You Stuck at the Car Wash

Craig Fitzgerald

Relying on a computer to protect you from your own stupidity leads to all kinds of unintended consequences, especially when pulling into an automatic car wash.

cleaning safety features Volvo XC90

Feb 19, 2015

A Green Choice for Suburbia: Volvo's Seven-Seat, 59 MPGe Plug-in Hybrid

Jim Motavalli

The XC90 is the world's first seven-seat PHEV, and unless the price turns out to be crazy it should be a big hit as an environmentally friendly family hauler

hybrids SUVs Volvo XC90

2014 Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid review
Jan 24, 2014

Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid: The “It” Car that Isn’t

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

This plug-in diesel hybrid gives devotees of Volvo wagons a million reasons to celebrate. But don't pop the champagne cork just yet...there's a big catch.

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Volvo wagons
Oct 14, 2013

All Aboard the Wagon Train

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Has Volvo taken the advice of Jamie Kitman? At long last, the return of the wagon to U.S. shores is nigh.

wagons Volvo

Interview about Volvo's animal detection and avoidance system
Sep 17, 2012

I Spy... Volvo's Animal Avoidance System (about Two Years Down the Road)

Kieran Lindsey

Frequently find yourself eye-to-eye with Bullwinkle? Car Talk’s Wildlife Guru reports on a unique, new safety feature that just might prevent an accident.

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Jul 13, 2012

Scream & Swerve No More?

Staff Blog

Volvo replaces "scream and swerve" animal avoidance with something a bit more high tech. Details, this way.

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Volvo design and fuel economy
Jan 27, 2012

On the Joys and Dangers of Being Swedish

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Volvos were once thought to be safe, long-lasting and fuel efficient. What happened?

wagons fuel economy Volvo

Can turn signals work intermittently
Nov 29, 2011

Is it possible for turn signals to fail intermittently?

Dear Car Talk

The blinkers on Terry's beat-up 1995 Volvo 850 have stopped working for her...but they still work for her husband! Is this a case of failed electronics or operator error?

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can backing the car into the driveway cause transmission problems
Jun 01, 2011

Today: Is Jackson's wife to blame for transmission problems?

Dear Car Talk

Something my wife does drives me crazy, and I want to get your support before pointing it out to her. Our driveway is approximately 60 feet long and uphill. It's fairly steep for three-quarters of the run, then it flattens out...

transmissions Volvo XC90 2004