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1983 Ford Thunderbird

1983 Ford Thunderbird

I graduated from high school in 1983. The third year of President Ronald Reagan’s first term was pretty good to me—I spent the summer working full time at a service station, I starting taking classes at a local junior college, and I spent a considerable amount of time looking at, reading about, and talking about cars.

2019 Volvo XC40

2019 Volvo XC40

Consumer Guide Automotive If you think of Volvo as autodom’s safe but slightly stodgy Swede, think again; the company’s new XC40 compact crossover just might be enough to alter your perception.

2018 Volvo S90

2018 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription in Mussel Blue Metallic (a $595 option)

Quick Spin2018 Volvo S90 T6 AWD Inscription

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 373

Fuel used: 20.0 gallons

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2017 Volvo V90 Cross Country in Osmium Grey Metallic (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52017 Volvo V90 Cross Country T6 AWD

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 952

Fuel used: 39.7 gallons

1965 Ford Police Car

1965 Ford Ranch Wagon

Last year Ford sold around 20,000 vehicles to law-enforcement agencies. While the number may seem huge, it’s dwarfed by many of Ford’s retail models. The Ford Escape small crossover, for example, accounts for nearly 30,000 sales every month.

2018 Volvo XC60 Inscription

2018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription in Pine Grey Metallic (a $595 option)

2015 Audi Q52018 Volvo XC60 T6 AWD Inscription

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 579

Fuel used: 28.4 gallons

2018 Volvo XC60 T8

2018 Volvo XC60 T8

Over the past couple of years, Volvo has released a surprising number of new or significantly revised models for such a small and focused automaker. The string started in 2016 with the redesigned XC90 midsize crossover, its technology and styling themes trickling down to the S90 sedan, XC60 compact crossover, V90 wagon, and “raised” V90 Cross Country wagon. At the start of the 2018 model year, some of those see new variants or powertrains, but the real news arrives later, with expected debuts of a smaller compact crossover named XC40 and a redesigned 60-Series midsize line. Also, all 2018 Volvos come with the Volvo On Call telematics system, which includes emergency notification, remote starting and lock/unlock capabilities, and the ability to find your car in a parking lot, with the free trial period being extended from 6 months to 4 years.

1974 Toyota Celica GT, 10 Classic Ads From 1974

1974 Toyota Celica GT

Battered by inflation, an energy crisis, and new low-lead gasoline, the American car shoppers of 1974 really weren’t in the mood for happy advertising that promised ethereal virtues such as spirit, pride of ownership, or neighborhood one-upmanship.

2018 Volvo XC60

2018 Volvo XC60

Consumer Guide First Spin

Volvo is on a tear.

After years of product stagnation, the Swedish company recently announced that it would bring out a string of eight new or redesigned models over a four-year period – a rather ambitious undertaking for such a small company.

1968 Imperial, Classic Ads From 1968

1968 Imperial

Folks are fond of recalling epidemics. We all know about the Black Death plague of medieval times, but do you recall hearing about the Great Plague of Vienna (look it up) or the Russian Plague of 1770?

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