The Volvo 740: Buy Now, Avoid The Certainty Of Agonizing Death Later!

Things used to be so much simpler for Volvo marketers: you talked about how sensible the Göteborg machines were, how reliable… and, above all, how safe » 8/28/08 11:00am 8/28/08 11:00am. Maybe shake up car buyers by implying that they'd better get their life insurance in order before driving one of those cars- you know, the kind that don't get…

Shopping For An Affordable 740chero? Better Move Fast!

We saw a Volvo 240Chero not long ago, and a very sanitary job it was. But say you want a Volvo cartruck and don't want to spend the kind of money that gets you something that looks like it came that way from Göteborg- what then? Why, scrape together $499 and buy this '87 Volvo 740 Turbo that's already had Step One (of… » 2/28/08 3:00pm 2/28/08 3:00pm

Hoon of the Weekend: More on the Smoking Volvo 740

The Swedish nuts at Hedberg and Streetpower released another video of their batshit Volvo 740 in action. They've apparently tweaked 530 horepower and 527 ft-lbs of torque out of this particular brick, which we first featured back in the early days of Jalopnik hoonage. They're not bad behind the wheel, either. » 10/08/06 9:23am 10/08/06 9:23am