An Extremely Valuable Life Lesson I Learned From Volvo...

Narcissism is something looked down upon by most of first-world society in conversation, but has also become one of the most socially practiced and socially accepted actions in recent years. » 1/20/14 2:55pm 1/20/14 2:55pm

The Best And Worst Cars I’ve Driven This Year

This being my first season on the Jalopnik staff, I've had the unique power to finagle my way behind the tillers of a wider array of interesting cars than I ever thought possible. » 12/28/12 3:00pm 12/28/12 3:00pm

Swiss Man Installs Wood-Burning Stove In His Volvo

Pascal Prokop has his own solution for Switzerland's exceptionally cold winter: He built a wood-burning stove into the passenger seat of his 1990 Volvo 240 station wagon. » 2/13/12 3:00pm 2/13/12 3:00pm

Trashing your car in a field is the essence of hoon

Sometimes, the more boring a car is when it rolls off the assembly line, the more amazing it can be in the real world. This is a naturally aspirated, 2.3 liter, four-cylinder Volvo 240 wagon with an automatic. » 9/27/11 1:00pm 9/27/11 1:00pm

The four-door Volvo 240chero was ahead of its time

Despite what the photo description says we've seen Volvo 240chero/minos before. But I'm thinking the four-door is something new. If only we'd have gotten this instead of the Subaru Baja. » 3/25/11 12:00pm 3/25/11 12:00pm

Runaway Taiwanese Driver Scatters Students "Like Bowling Pins"

A 19-year-old drive in Taiwan claims a "strong wind" caused him to swerve his Volvo into a pack of seven students waiting at a red light. The video shows motorcyclists easily surviving the mysterious gust of wind waylaying the car. » 9/21/10 4:45pm 9/21/10 4:45pm

How Green Was My Volvo for $8,999!

Kermit the Frog once intoned that it isn't easy being green. As much as Nice Price or Crack Pipe respects the opinion of our friend with a hand up his ass, this bio fuel-ready Volvo wagon could prove him wrong. » 3/03/10 7:00am 3/03/10 7:00am

Today, We're Thankful For The Pre-Chinese Volvo

We're thankful for pre-Ford Volvo, but now we're thinking Post-Chinese Volvo will make us thankful for the days of Ford's ownership. So this pre-Turkey Day we're remembering some highlights of the company as it is now and as it was. » 11/25/09 2:30pm 11/25/09 2:30pm

Ten Vehicles That Don't Belong On BuisnessWeek's 50 Ugliest Cars List

We're convinced BusinessWeek intentionally created its "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50 Years" list to offend Jalopnik reader sensibilities as much as possible. We've pulled out ten cars that simply have no place on this list. Two-minutes hate ahead. » 11/03/09 4:30pm 11/03/09 4:30pm

Talking Skulls, Thor's Hammer Medallions Bring Grim Scandinavian…

The last time the Black Metal V8olvo raced, it was black and blue... and evil. It's still evil, but- like a bleak Swedish winter of death- it's all in white now.
» 12/27/08 9:00am 12/27/08 9:00am

East Bay Volvo Stereotypes Confirmed By Junkyard Visit

As we saw a while back, the onslaught of the all-conquering Toyota Prius has been booting hundreds of once-cherished East Bay Volvo 240s into the local wrecking yards. In some ways it's a shame for such well-built machines to be cast aside like that, but it's a boon to those of us who want to build race cars out of… » 2/27/08 2:00pm 2/27/08 2:00pm

What Happens When The Prius Conquers Berkeley? Volvo Valhalla!

Berkeley and its nearby East Bay cities (including Alameda) have long been inhabited by legions of folks who swear the Volvo 200 series was the Best Car Ever Made. You'd have to pry their cold, dead fingers from the ignition key of that beloved mustard-yellow 245 or brick-red DL before they'd give up driving their… » 2/14/08 11:15am 2/14/08 11:15am

1980 Volvo DL

Remember when 77% of you voted to see early 200-series Volvos in this series? Well, your day has come! I remembered that poll the other day and set out looking for a good example of such a car. 25 seconds later, I found this '80 DL (yes, Saab lovers, Alameda has about five Volvo 200s per block... and just one old Saab… » 1/23/08 9:30am 1/23/08 9:30am

The Argentinean Mercedes 240 of Produce

This relic of Argentina's Dirty War era may once have carried movie stars, heads of state or even racing drivers. Now, alas, its hydraulically operating doors only provide cover for street produce. Actually, the long, long wheelbase 240, workhorse of South American taxidom during the malaise era, is a perfect carrier… » 10/17/07 12:30pm 10/17/07 12:30pm

Lotus Exige Sport 240 to Debut at Sydney Show

Lotus Australia says it's producing a market-specific 'roo runner based on the supercharged Lotus Exige 240 Cup. It'll debut in October at the Australian International Motor Show. Powered by a now-familiar Toyota-sourced / Lotus tweaked 1.8-liter intercooled four, the Sport 240 produces 240 hp and will be the first… » 8/27/07 8:23am 8/27/07 8:23am

Volvo is Latin for 'I Roll'

Somehow we think that when the good people at SKF launched the Volvo brand eighty years ago, this sort of rolling wasn't exactly what they had in mind. Nevertheless, the stout Swede handles this spill with aplomb. » 7/16/07 7:30pm 7/16/07 7:30pm

ForbesAutos Whips Out List Of Cheapest Billionaires

We've got to give ForbesAutos some credit. They're most often known for their lists of the most expensive and most prestigious car lists around. This time they've gone a bit sideways, looking for the players with the most bank, but with the least prestigious cars. That's right — there's a great number of folks with… » 3/09/07 9:45am 3/09/07 9:45am

Circle the Wagon: Wacky Mercedes-Based Custom; and It's for Sale

Before there was Photoshop, car-design freakers had to use actual sheetmetal to render their creations. This meant the truly outlandish ones, envisioned by nutcases or absinthe abusers, wound up existing in the physical world. To wit: Here's a mashup of two 1983 Mercedes-Benz 240 wagons and a Chrysler Imperial. It's… » 10/12/06 11:58am 10/12/06 11:58am