Posts from ‘Volvo’

Sep
02
Electric Pickup Ownership Costs

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Aug
31
2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Ultimate, Fjord Blue

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Ultimate in Fjord Blue (a $695 color option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2022 Volvo C40 Recharge Twin Ultimate

Class: Electric Vehicle

Miles driven: 702

Battery capacity: 78 kWh

Aug
16
2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country

2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country in Platinum Gray Metallic (a $695 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Volvo V90 Cross Country B6

Class: Premium Midsize Car

Miles driven: 562

Fuel used: 22.0 gallons

Jul
26
Ricardo Montalbán, Luxury Cars of 1985

1985 Chrysler Town & Country

For the most part, we identify luxury vehicles not by price, but by make and model. For example, an Oldsmobile 88, to most people, was not a luxury car. But an Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight… we can pretty much agree that the senior Olds was a luxury ride.

Jun
07
1980 Chrysler LeBaron

1980 Chrysler LeBaron

According to website Statista, light-truck sales—which include crossovers and SUVs—have risen from about 2 million in 1980 to almost 12 million last year. One needs only to look around to see that coupe and convertible sales have fallen to all-time lows, but it’s the humble sedan that I am most worried about.

Mar
25
Boyertown Museum

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Mar
21
2022 Volvo XC60 B6 R-Design

2022 Volvo XC60 B6 R-Design in Crystal White Metallic (a $695 option)

Consumer Guide Automotive 2022 Volvo XC60 B6 R-Design

Class: Premium Compact Crossover

Miles driven: 346

Fuel used: 15.6 gallons

Feb
02
Volvo XC40 Recharge

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge in Glacier Silver Metallic (a $645 option)

Consumer Guide Test Drive

2021 Volvo XC40 Recharge

ClassElectric Vehicle

Miles driven: 400

Battery capacity: 78 kWh

Jan
19
1988 Volvo Turbo Wagon

1988 Volvo Turbo Wagon (left) and 1988 Lamborghini Countach

When you’re an automaker whose advertising people have spent years brilliantly crafting a message of safety and reliability, you’re going to need to do something special when you add performance to the mix. And so it was when Volvo wanted to get the word out about its turbocharged models—especially the wagons.

Aug
05
Volvo VESC

Volvo VESC Concept

Forgotten Concepts, Forgotten Concepts

This is an installment in a series of posts looking back on show cars that we feel deserved a little more attention than they got. If you have a suggestion for a Forgotten Concept topic, please shoot us a line or leave a comment below.