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  • MARKET TRENDS – SUV ALTERNATIVES

    MARKET TRENDS – SUV ALTERNATIVES

    Matt Bell on 25th November 2019

    In this week’s Market Trends we look at three cars that offer off-road capabilities but in estate format. These are the SUV alternatives.

  • RARE VOLVO OV4 TO MAKE UK DEBUT 

    RARE VOLVO OV4 TO MAKE UK DEBUT 

    Matt Bell on 5th November 2019

    The Volvo Owners’ Club is to host a special treat for enthusiasts by displaying one of the very first Volvos, never before shown in the UK, at this year’s Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show, with Discovery.

  • CLASSIC RIVALS: SAAB 900 VS VOLVO 240

    CLASSIC RIVALS: SAAB 900 VS VOLVO 240

    Matt Bell on 5th September 2019

    Two Swedish classics often mentioned in the same breath but very different under the skin. Which gets the vote as a classic today?

  • VOLVO CASE REOPENS HARD SHOULDER DEBATE

    VOLVO CASE REOPENS HARD SHOULDER DEBATE

    Matt Bell on 5th September 2019

    Questions have once again been raised over the removal of motorway hard shoulders following an incident where a Volvo V70 ran out of fuel in an active lane of the M1 and couldn’t be restarted, resulting in the driver being ticketed by Derbyshire Constabulary’s Roads Policing Unit for leaving the vehicle in a dangerous position.

  • MARKET TRENDS – COOL SWEDES

    MARKET TRENDS – COOL SWEDES

    Matt Bell on 27th August 2019

    In this Market Trends we look at three cool Swedes that we've come to fall in love with; the Volvo P1800, Saab 900 Turbo and the Volvo 850R...

  • VOLVO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT DENIED

    VOLVO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT DENIED

    Matt Bell on 6th June 2019

    An attempt by Volvo clubs, owners and enthusiasts from across the UK to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest parade of Volvos has ultimately proved unsuccessful.

  • UK HOSTS EPIC VOLVO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

    UK HOSTS EPIC VOLVO WORLD RECORD ATTEMPT

    Matt Bell on 9th April 2019

    Volvo clubs, owners and enthusiasts from across the UK and beyond joined forces at Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground near Leicester to set a new Guinness World Record for the longest parade of Volvos on March 31 – attracting a whopping 1574 cars.

  • MARKET TRENDS – FAMILY DROPTOPS

    MARKET TRENDS – FAMILY DROPTOPS

    Matt Bell on 25th March 2019

    In this Market Trends we look at three family droptops; the Mercedes A124, Jaguar XK8 convertible and Volvo C70 convertible...

  • BUYING GUIDE – VOLVO P1800 (1960-1973)

    BUYING GUIDE – VOLVO P1800 (1960-1973)

    Matt Bell on 29th January 2019

    The epitome of elegant ’50s Scandinavian elegance, Volvo’s P1800 was styled in Italy and began life in Britain. Here’s what you want to know before taking the plunge.

  • VOLVO 240 BUYING GUIDE

    VOLVO 240 BUYING GUIDE

    Matt Bell on 18th January 2019

    With healthy sales throughout its two-decade career, the 240-series was one of Volvo’s most successful models – and is now a popular choice for anyone seeking a practical, well-built classic. We explain what to look for if you’re tempted

  • WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… VOLVO 144?

    WHEN DID YOU LAST SEE A… VOLVO 144?

    Glenn Rowswell on 21st September 2018

    The original boxy Volvo saloon, the 140-Series was the model which saw the brand gaining increased popularity in the UK, building on the reputation for rugged build and practical appeal which had been established with the Amazon...