When you have a garage stuffed with a 1946 MG, a 1957 Thunderbird, an XK Jaguar, a C1 Corvette and a Ferrari Dino what would you drive every day? It's clear from this vintage advertisement that Volvo thought the answer to that question was a 1987 740 Turbo.
The car is an '89 740 Turbo. No V8 swap, it's just a middle class family hauler with over 310,000 miles on the dash. Watch it slide through the snow in rear-drive perfection.
So what if your job working at the local coffee hut can only swing you an old Volvo for your daily driver? Swedish hoons are here to tell you that being stuck with your hoopty doesn't mean you can't have a little fun.
Oh man, did you see that moose? Is that a jump? Why am I being chased? Seriously, guys, I am totally freaking out. Is that snow or a mountain of cocaine? (Hat tip to Floydster!)
Given the Volvo 240's excellent LeMons performance, you might assume that all Volvos would do well. Not so! The 740s and 940s and other brickish machines haven't fared particularly well, in spite of sharing plenty of components with the 240s. Why? You tell us!
As shelter is the largest single expense for most people, the ongoing "Financiapocalpyse" could see more people trading that Tudor for a four-door. As your guides through this challenging time, we've identified ten cars you'd be happy to call home until your 401k is worth more than the postage used to send you those…
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. Maybe shake up car buyers by implying that they'd better get their life insurance in order before driving one of those dangerous cars- you know, the kind that don't…