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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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A Big Boo to Volvo

 Word came recently that Volvo was going to pull out of racing because, according to Director of Marketing Alain Visser, because it "does not conform with our brand, where we stand for smaller engines and safety."  Sorry, M. Visser, but why is a commitment to smaller engines and safety not compatible with racing? Perhaps if a company was trying to represent itself as super-green I could see the case. Isn't every manufacturer committed now…
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What is Volvo?

 When I started working at Volvo Village of Danvers a few months ago I had to consider what Volvo meant, and what it meant to me. I posted the literal meaning—I  Roll—from the Latin when I looked that up. However, I was more interested in a deeper understanding of what Volvo really means.
Every brand has an identity. Actually, it has multiple identities. One is the identity as currently stated by an organization…
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Allow me to introduce myself

 Welcome to the Volvo Village of Danvers blog. My name is Pierre Belperron, I am the Service Manager at VVD and I will be largely in charge of posting here which I will do from time to time. I aim to provide some interesting information, opinions borne of many years in the automotive business and the occasional yarn.

 This is my second go-round with a blog. My first was www.crsaab.blogspot.com which was…

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