Test Drive: Volvo R-Design (Part 3)

Volvo XC60 R-Design By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Now in its third year the Volvo XC60 is one of our favorite premium compact crossovers.? From the dramatic styling to the world-class safety systems to the strong performance, the XC60 stands out in the crowded category. For 2012, major changes include a new R-Design engine, new…

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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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Volvo XC Adventure – Part 3

Bill, the Volvo XC70 and Team Gunnar ??????????? Of the hundreds of cars I get to drive, I probably have more personal attachment to the Volvo XC70 than any other car.? A big part of this is because the XC70 and I have had some great adventures together, for example driving from Anchorage, Alaska to…

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Volvo XC Adventure – Part 2

Barbara, the Volvo XC60 and Team Hord ??????????? I don?t tweet or post on Facebook, but I do occasionally Google, but not from my flip phone. ?To be honest, I even have trouble finding messages on my phone sometimes.? I have to confess, however, I now have a Facebook account since my grandson came to…

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Test Drive: Volvo XC60

Volvo has had a tough go the last few years between the market crash and as the poor stepchild of Ford Motor Co.? As a result, the brand synonymous with vehicle safety has been in a state of limbo while parent company Ford looked for someone to buy the unprofitable Swedish brand. ?The waiting is…

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