Volvo

VOLVO 242 L Turbo: Burnout & Highway

Posted in Burnouts, General, Hoonage, Videos, Volvo by MrAngry | December 12th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Volvo 242T

If you’ve ever wondered what the most unassuming, boring and flat-out soulless automobile was, well then look no further than the Volvo 242. In stock form the 242 is an awful machine even though it’s loved by hipsters the world over, however slap a turbo on it, and well… things change.

Source: http://youtu.be/Mc46PGEEObw

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Volvo Trucks – The Hook: Behind the Scenes

Posted in Best of, General, Press Release, Videos, Volvo by MrAngry | September 6th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Volvo Trucks

At what point do you risk your life for your company? Is it when they pay you an exorbitant amount of money, or perhaps it’s when they’re the only game in town and you need a job. What if however you risk your life because you truly believe in the product they’re putting out to the public. This is Claes Nilsson, and for him, putting his life at risk is a non-issue as he is the President of Volvo Trucks.

Wouldn’t it be nice if all CEO’s and company President’s felt this way…

Source: VolvoTrucks.com

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Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: David Letterman

Posted in Best of, Celebrity Cars, Funny, Funny Videos, Top of the Heap, Videos, Volvo by MrAngry | June 22nd, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Seinfeld

If you were to tell people that David Letterman and Jerry Seinfeld, two icons of television, were going to be stuck together in an old Volvo station wagon, you’d probably think comedy gold right? Well, not really. On this episode of Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, Seinfeld and Letterman go over how they got their start in the business, a little bit of parenting chit-chat and not much else. Yes, the Volvo wagon is cool as it used to be Paul Newman’s, aside from that though, this was one stale episode. Check it out by clicking on the link below.

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Snowdrift: Volvo S60 Polstar

Posted in DRIVE, European Rides, General, Rides, Videos, Volvo by MrAngry | January 29th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Volvo S60 Polstar

There are some manufacturers that you simply don’t equate with big dollars. Hyundai for instance, makers of some wonderful automobiles, simply can’t pull off a car in the $70K range. This is not because it’s not a good car, but people simply have an issue with a nameplate that shares ties with frugality. Volvo on the other hand is a car that falls directly into upper middle class territory, meaning paying $50k-$60k for one is not out of the question. $200,000 though, well that’s another story entirely. Chris Harris recently took a $200k Volvo out for a spin, and while he loved the car, that price tag may just be a wee bit off the mark.

Source: Youtube.com/DRIVE

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2013 Volvo S60 T6 R: Ridelust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, European, European Review, European Rides, Featured, Rides, Volvo by MrAngry | January 14th, 2013 | 1 Response |

2013 Volvo S60 T6 R

PRO’s: Fantastic engine and transmission, great handling and performance manners.

CON’s: Bland-ish styling, confusing electronics interface, small back seat.

FINAL THOUGHT: A nice European sports sedan for those looking for an alternative to rivals from BMW and Audi.

It’s been awhile since I’ve been behind the wheel of a Volvo. So long in fact that I can’t remember when my last experience was with the brand. Looking upon this as a good thing though I dumped any preconceived notions at the door and went in with a clean slate. This is a 2013 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design with all-wheel drive. As optioned it costs $48,195.00, comes with a turbocharged inline-6 and was one of the biggest surprises I’ve experienced in quite some time from a performance standpoint.

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How to kill a Volvo 850…

Posted in Best of, Car Stunts, European Rides, General, Hoonage, Rides, Videos, Volvo by MrAngry | January 4th, 2013 | Leave a Reply |

Volvo 850 Wagon

They’re legendary amoungst soccer moms, loved by academics worldwide and a favorite first car hand-me-down for 16-year old kids everywhere. The Volvo 850 Wagon is thought of by some to be the perfect vehicle. By offering bulletproof reliability and brilliant build quality these old wagons truly are some of the best old buys on the market. Hell, just look at what it takes to actually put one in the grave.

Source: Youtube.com

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5 AWESOME Super Sleepers

Posted in Best of, Burnouts, Chevrolet, Domestic Rides, European Rides, Featured, Hoonage, Racing, Rides, Videos, Volvo by MrAngry | December 5th, 2012 | 1 Response |

Farm Truck Super Sleeper

Creating the ultimate automotive street sleeper is not as easy as you think. You see it takes time, patience and vision to fool the eyes of the automotive public. There are those out there however who have not only pulled it off, but done so in a spectacular fashion. Step one is finding the right car. Step two is creating the appropriate power plant, and step three, well, that’s making everything gel in a package that leaves most spectators slack-jawed. The following five street sleepers are as close to perfect as we could find, so with that in mind, click through and check them out.

Source: Youtube.com

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eBay Deal of the Week: 1973 Volvo 1800ES Estate

Posted in Best of, eBay Motors, European Rides, General, News, Promoted, Rants & Raves, Rides, Volvo by MrAngry | September 17th, 2012 | 1 Response |

1973 Volvo 1800 ES

When introduced in 1961 the Volvo P1800 was somewhat of an oddity. You see up until then the Swedish car maker was known for making cars that were well, boring. I mean sure, they were one of the pioneers in automotive safety, but as for style – not so much. Then in 1961 the P1800 hit the streets and made everyone do a double take. Here was a car that not only looked good, but thanks to its peaky 130 hp inline-4 that was introduced in 1970, it was actually somewhat of a performer. Top speed was around 120 mph with 0-60 mph coming up in just under 10-seconds. This is an 1800ES, and is the last variant of the P1800 body line produced. It’s located in Sherman Oaks, CA and according to the owner is in fantastic working order. The A/C has been converted to R134 and blows cold, the engine runs properly and the 4-speed overdrive transmission shifts as it should. Click through for more photos or click here to go directly to the eBay ad.

Source: eBay.com

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Volvo vs Ferrari?

Posted in European Rides, Ferrari, Funny, General, Rides, Videos, Volvo by MrAngry | November 14th, 2011 | Leave a Reply |

Volvo VS Ferrari

Anyone who’s ever owned a Ferrari knows that they’re Italian built super car is like bait to other would-be sports cars. The sound of the exhaust and the race bred pedigree brings other drivers to stop lights like moths to a flame. Corvette’s, Porsche’s, Lamborghini’s and imports galore all love taking pot-shots at any member of the prancing horse family. But Volvo’s? That’s a new one even for me. There are however some crazy Swede’s out there who have the ability to take their “boxy, but good” family cars to the next level, and when this happens… by God you’d better look out. The following video shows what happens when Ferrari’s new 458 goes up against a relatively stout Volvo Wagon.

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2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design: RideLust Review

Posted in Car Reviews, European, European Review, Featured, RideLust Review, Volvo by Kurt Ernst | November 7th, 2011 | 10 Responses |

2012 Volvo S60 T6 R-Design

Thumbs Up: The sexiest Volvo ever, with performance to match.

Thumbs Down: No six-speed manual, busy center stack controls.

Buy This Car If: You’re looking for an Audi A4 or BMW 335iX alternative.

I’ve never been a Volvo guy. Maybe it was their conservative, boxy-but-safe styling, or their Swedish sensibility, or their focus on safety above all else. Even the legendary Volvo turbo wagons failed to impress me; sure, they were the fastest station wagons you could buy, but that was like saying the Big Mac is the most sophisticated culinary masterpiece on the McDonald’s menu. Volvos, at least in my eyes, were the cars you bought when you really wanted something else, but needed a safe family sedan or station wagon. Read More…