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A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC90
While the trend seems to be the bigger the vehicle the better, the 2012 Volvo XC90 proves that you can combine seven-passenger seating with a smaller size – without overly sacrificing comfort. For...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo C30
This compact, 3-door hatchback is a truly unique piece of automobile engineering. Unlike anything else on the road, the C30’s eye-catching progressive appearance is just as savvy as its minimalist, yet premium interior....
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo S80
The S80 doesn’t just bring subtle elegance and luxury features to the table, it also brings the long-renowned quality and safety ratings of its Swedish maker. While the brand may not rival the...
A Buyer's Guide to the 2012 Volvo S60
When it comes to safety, no automobile manufacturer can hold a candle to Volvo. With their 2012 S60, the popular brand added some real character and a lot of great features, too. If...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo C70
Volvo has long been renowned for its safety and reliability, and the C70 takes those highly desirable traits and combines them with the sporty fun of a cabriolet. This convertible, however, comes with...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC70
This crossover station wagon not only carries its own weight in cargo space and all-terrain ability alone, but it also offers a nostalgic twist with its boxy exterior reminiscent of good ole’ Volvo...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2011 Volvo S40
When you think of Volvo, safety undoubtedly comes to mind first, and that’s exactly what the 2011 Volvo S40 is all about. Of course, it’s also comfortable, refined and features a pretty high-performing engine, to...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Volvo XC60
The 2012 Volvo XC60 is exactly what you’d expect in a small luxury SUV, but it’s the trademark safety from this automaker that sets it apart. However, you’ll also love the unmistakable beauty...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Dog Trainer
If you are a dog trainer, you expect a lot from your vehicle. You want a ride that is safe, roomy, and of course, dog friendly, since your training operation will...
The Best Used Cars to Buy if You Live Close to the Ocean
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The Best Used Cars to Buy If You Need to Haul a Motocross Bike
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I need to replace my turbocharger boost sensor.
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Transmission jerks like you have been rear ended when accelerating. Also right before coming to stop, clunks into gear.
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My 2008 Volvo xc 90 makes a whistle like sound
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The service you performed is supposed to be warranted/guaranteed I believe. I'm having problem with that axle like it came loose
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How long can I ride on bad struts
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Aircon problem. When a/c gas is empty, the engine temperature rise from 88 to 105 c. If a/c system works fine, temperature is ok
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When one outer tire rod goes bad do you need to replace all the other 3?
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I planning to buy Volvo S60 2004 model with 65k miles for 7k is it a good deal
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1998 Volvo S70, 2.3 liter Turbo having vapor lock problems i think when car runs for more than 5 minutes. Engine shuts off. Wo
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Knocking sound
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Volvo s40key was stuck won't crank clicking from fuse box
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Evap leak
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Volvo xc70 locked up exiting hwy, will reverse but no fwd motion. Idles smooth, rolled fine with front end lifted to tow.
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my motor is knocking and smoking
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Transmission light keeps coming on and when I stop
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