2015 Volvo S60 Sedan Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Remember Volvo? Volvo was that safety-obsessed Swedish car company that was swallowed up by Ford in 1999, stuffed into a box with some big ticket brands (Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin along with Lincoln and Mercury) in what was called Premier Auto Group (PAG). Then when Alan Mulally became…

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The 2015 Volvo 60 Cluster First Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Las Vegas ? Volvo may have introduced their new engine architecture and 2015 models of the S60, V60 and XC60 in Las Vegas, but that?s no reason for ?what happens in Vegas? to stay in Vegas. This is the kind of big news car shoppers should know about. Volvo has…

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Run to the Sun 2013 ? Part 3

By Bill Schaffer Portland, Ore. ? Every year an automotive writer?s organization Barb and I belong to has a two-day drive called Run to the Sun (RttS). It gives us a chance to sample some of the manufacturers? latest offerings. This year Barbara was away at a Jeep-Ram-Dodge program in Southern California, so I was…

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Test Drive: 2013 Volvo S60 T5 AWD

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Park City, Utah —It may still be a few years before we start seeing the efforts of the hard working Swedes arriving at American Volvo dealerships, but in the meantime the company is still pumping out some interesting variations on the current lineup. We were at Volvo?s Midsommar Drive in…

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2013 Volvo S60 T5 Premiere AWD

?Volvo celebrates a ?Midsommar ? drive in new S60 T5 AWD? Park City, Utah –The S60 model Volvo was first introduced as a 2000-year model, and has since become the best selling vehicle in the Swedish icon?s lineup. Volvo has long been recognized for manufacturing vehicles noted for their innovative safety technology, and the latest…

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Test Drive: R-Design (Part 2)

Volvo S60 R-Design AWD By Barbara and Bill Schaffer One year after the introduction of the S60 T6, which could best be called the brand?s performance leader, the sport sedan gets a boost from the Polestar treatment.? Boasting 25 more horsepower and 29-lb.ft. of torque, the new R-Design version drops the 0 to 60 mph…

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Test Drive: Volvo R-Design

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer After more than 20 years of reviewing new cars, we know we can always count on a new Volvo to have several distinctive characteristics. It will be one of the safest cars on the road The seats will be the most comfortable The styling will be unique Along with these…

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Test Drive: Volvo S60 R-Design

Yountville, Calif. — Since we started reviewing cars more than 20 years ago, we?ve watched Volvo go through an interesting metamorphosis.? During that time, Volvo has continued to be the undisputed safety leader with a steady flow of innovations.?? Fortunately, for consumers, other manufacturers have embraced much of the new technology with their own applications…

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2012 Volvo S60 T6 AWD R-Design

?Volvo?s S60 ? all new last year, offers three performance levels for 2012? Yountville, CA – ?Volvo just introduced the S60 T6 R-Design for 2012 ? the latest of three performance levels for the venerable S60, which begs to be ?rode hard and put away wet?. The T6 R-Design AWD delivers more horsepower along with…

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