Volvo to Make HD Standard in All Almost All Models

Because their customers really want to listen to Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me in High Definition Hybrid Digital, Volvo is going to make HD standard and almost every model. And if you think we're joking about that, we'd note they made the announcement in Boston. The list includes S40 T5, V50 T5, C30, C70, S80, V70, SC70… » 11/28/07 10:15am 11/28/07 10:15am

That'sa Swedish Meatball! Volvo Recalls 360,000 Cars

Uff da! Ford's Scandanavian unit is calling back 360,000 C70 and V70 models built between 1999 and 2002 because of a faulty speed-control module that can cause the vehicle to lapse into limp-home mode, giving the vehicles a terminal velocity of a stonking 15 mph. That could make for a long goddamn slog from IKEA, we… » 11/24/06 3:00pm 11/24/06 3:00pm

You Will Drop Your Top: Heico Sportiv Tunes the Volvo C70 Cabrio

Despite its high-tech retractable top and sporty deportment, the new Volvo C70's lost points for its stoic approach to open-top frivolity (we are having the fun, no?), and the lack of a high-performance version. German Volvo tuning shop Heico Sportiv is attempting to fill what's lacking with a few add-ons, including… » 8/15/06 8:48am 8/15/06 8:48am

Guest Editor Dave Thomas Makes Time With A Volvo C70

When I scheduled the Volvo C70 for a week of testing I was expecting a vehicle that, as a man, I'd be ashamed to be seen in. You know, like a Mini Convertible (just kidding!). Instead, I've actually been converted to the simple styling of the hard-top drop-top. With the roof up, it's actually quite an attractive coupe… » 5/01/06 7:38am 5/01/06 7:38am