Not Your Daddy’s Volvo – The V90 Cross Country Station Wagon is Ready for Anything

Volvo Cars of Danvers has the V90 Wagon Available Now

Ah, the Volvo station wagon. A symbol of the American family for generations, these venerable road warriors are historically known for their reliability and pleasant ride. While those things are still true, the 2019 Volvo V90 Cross Country packs a little more than that, offering standard all-wheel drive, an increased ride-height, and two boosted engine options for performance you can take anywhere.

 

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AutoTrader Names the Volvo XC40 as one of the 10 Best Interiors for 2019

It’s always a great thing to have your work appreciated, and for the engineers of the 2019 Volvo XC40 that time is now. The world-renowned experts at AutoTrader have recognized the 2019 Volvo XC40 as one of their ten best interiors for the new year. It’s an impressive accolade considering the vehicles it sits alongside, including the Ram 1500 and the Mazda3.

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Colors

 I am in many ways averse to color. If I had my way, everything in my closet would be black. Dressing would be easy and it would be impossible to make a mistake. It is different with houses. I like my house and its colors, both inside and out. When it comes to cars, the three new cars we bought--thus we had the option to choose the color--were blue, white and red.
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How many pedals should a proper car have?


I recently read a Road & Track Editorial by Sam Smith, "The Case for Manual the Transmission: Why we take matters into our own hands. (And feet)." It addressed a question I have recently been asking myself: is there still a place in this automotive world for manual transmissions?
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Finite Supply

 Recently, I've watched a Youtube video and an episode of Mythbusters which both entailed destruction of old Volvostation wagons. The Youtube video came to me from Jalopnik and chronicled the abject abuse of an 850 wagon through crashing and rolling and the old 850 just kept coming back for more. In the Mythbusters episode, a scene from a movie was recreated and it involved a dump truck T-boning a 240 wagon. 
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Volvo Math: the automotive CSI system is broken

CSI. No, not the TV show. We're talking about the Customer Satisfaction Index here. Every manufacturer, to my knowledge, uses a version of CSI, often with a proprietary moniker. From those I know in the business at the moment, it appears that purchasers of new cars are surveyed, as well as service customers. 
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Department of the Interior

One sometimes loses perspective. It is fair to say that virtually the only auto interiors I see anymore at Volvo Village, In Control and in my own cars are Swedish. While Volvo and Saab do not necessarily embrace the same aesthetic, there is certainly that Swedish something present in both brands, and I very much appreciate and have gotten used to their interior designs. 

Since this is what I see and sit in every day…
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