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2019 Volvo S60 Review: The Best-Driving Volvo Yet

posted by on 14 December 2018 in Opinions & Editorials

Volvo has spent lots of money and four years rebuilding its lineup. And despite being lauded for its cars’ undeniable style, remarkable quality, and sumptuous luxury, Volvo’s focus was clearly not on driving dynamics. And why should it have been? But for the final vehicle in Volvo’s updated fleet (S60 Cross Country notwithstanding) Volvo actually has […] More…

Swedespeed Holiday Gift Guide 2018

posted by on 10 December 2018 in Features Opinions & Editorials

We’ve successfully made it through Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday and we are now entering the homestretch for holiday shopping.  This year I have pieced together a Holiday Gift Guide including the coolest pieces that I’ve encountered over the past year to enhance your Volvo, and your life. Items on this list may […] More…

Top 10 Affordable Cars with Surprisingly Higher-End Interiors

posted by on 31 October 2017 in Features Opinions & Editorials

Car owners spend more time inside their car than looking at it from the outside, so a car’s interior has to be a nice place to be.  Of course, luxury vehicles excel at making sure their drivers have a comfortable and pleasing place to spend time, but luckily for the rest of us, there are […] More…

The all new S90 continues testing

posted by on 24 August 2015 in Features Opinions & Editorials Volvo News

The all new Volvo S90 continues testing but it is doing a good job hiding from spy photographers. We are happy for all Volvo enthusiasts out there helping with photos like these photos we received from CarPix. The Volvo S90 is set for an debut later on this year and will replace the S80. We […] More…

FOTD: LS1/6-Speed Swapped 1997 Volvo V90 Wagon

posted by on 19 November 2014 in Features Opinions & Editorials

Our Find of the Day is a LS1/6-Speed Swapped 1997 Volvo V90 Wagon. While not one of the Newman conversions, this is sure to be a blast to drive. From the guys over at bringatriler.com, here’s a little info on the V90: This 1997 Volvo V90 wagon was converted to GM LS1 power by its […] More…

“Ignition” Behind the Scenes

posted by on 7 November 2014 in Features Opinions & Editorials

The second annual Jalopnik Film Festival kicks off at the Classic Car Club Manhattan on Wednesday November 5th 2014. The festival moves to Williamsburg at Nitehawk Cinema for film premieres. Tangent Vector’s APEX: The Story of the Hypercar has its world premiere. Based on the trailer, APEX should be a fantastic film. Volvo enthusiasts will […] More…

The Officer and the Muffler: Who was Right?

posted by on 25 June 2013 in Opinions & Editorials

Have you ever had one of those days? A tape measure inserted into your rear muffler is not a great way to end the day. But that’s how “Capn TwoJZ”‘s day came to an end when he pulled his Volvo 850 into his driveway. More…

New S60 + Executive Comments on R. Swedespeed Makes Case for New Volvo S60R.

posted by on 16 November 2009 in Opinions & Editorials

***image5***There’s no denying the last few years have been tough on Volvo and as such, performance cars haven’t exactly been what you’d call a priority. Ford Motor Company’s move to offload its Euro… More…

Swedespeed Establishes Official Facebook Presence

posted by on 18 June 2009 in Opinions & Editorials

Yes, we’ve given in to all that is hip and trendy, and Swedespeed.com now has an official Facebook page. Now that the snowball is rolling, we don’t know if it can be stopped. Before you know it, we’ll… More…

From the Armchair – Volvo’s Unseen Answer, The Minivan

posted by on 13 February 2006 in Opinions & Editorials

Perhaps its the safety record, the fact that over 50% of customers are female, or that the company is one of the main players in the station wagon segment, but no one will argue that the Volvo brand i… More…