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|13th April 2010, 23:36||#76|
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If I can think of a car model I have most extensively driven in spite of not owning, it would be the Volvo. Yup, I have driven the Volvo 850, S70 and S80 regularly between 1996-2004 as my uncle in NY was a Volvo loyalist who leased 7 Volvos back-to-back for 20+ years. Now, did I ever feel it was a luxury car? Naah... It was just a nice sturdy car, nothing more. In fact, by the time I got to drive S80, my own Acura 3.2TL was feeling more refined and luxurious.
Regarding their legendary reliability, that crown no more belongs to them, not after Ford took over. My Uncle's S80 regularly had mechanical/electrical problems, and once it just died in the middle of the highway. As a result, S80 was the last Volvo my uncle bought.
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