Ford selling Volvo?

Discussion in 'Volvo Parts For Sale / Trade' started by c.fiedler, May 26, 2007.

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    No, it isn't. The modular engines (6, 5, 4 cyl.) were designed at
    Porche's Weissbach design facility, as per Volvo's needs.

    Aawara Chowdhury, May 29, 2007
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    Very inefficient.

    Volvo engines have a long reputation of efficiency and durability.
    Stephen Henning, May 29, 2007
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    blurp Guest

    And then they'd crank out updated 240's....
    blurp, May 29, 2007
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    Mike Lindsay Guest

    There is a new Volvo on sale in the UK, called C30. It looks very like
    what we know as the Ford Fiesta. Anyone know anything about it?
    Mike Lindsay, May 29, 2007
  5. It is a "near-luxury" hatchback/coupe and is coming to the US in October
    as a 2008 model.

    A hybrid version is in the works. It shares the platform of the Volvo
    S40/V50/C70. The term platform is very vague. This C1 platform is
    designed for either front- or all wheel drive. The C1 platform was
    designed in Cologne, Germany as the "C Technologies Program". Thirty
    engineers each from Mazda, Ford, and Volvo worked to combine the compact
    car engineering from all three automakers. This is especially beneficial
    as each manufacturer involved assisted in certain areas that they are
    well known for, Volvo with safety, Mazda with handling, and Ford with
    cost cutting.


    Stephen Henning, May 30, 2007
  6. I hope not. I owned 5 240's and 3 850/V70's and the 240 is a giant step
    backward in safety, economy, power, reliability, longevity, luxury, and
    roadability. Other than that it was not too bad. Volvo could never
    bring it back because it doesn't come close to meeting their present
    safety standards. Maybe a retro on a modern platform, but not the real
    thing. NEVER. But then they should go back to the 444/544/Amazon for a
    retro, not the 240.
    Stephen Henning, May 30, 2007
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    James Sweet Guest

    While it'll never happen, many of us, myself included like the 240, it's
    fine if you think it's a step backwards but the fact remains that it's still
    a very safe car, even compared to much of what's out there now. It's
    comfortable, dependable, simple, easy to work on, parts are plentiful, and
    it has that classic Volvo styling. I've often compared the 240 to the DC-3
    aircraft, much more advanced vehicles have been produced in the meantime,
    many are improvements in many aspects, but IMO there has never truly been a
    replacement for the durable, versatile, economical, and iconic workhorse
    that the 240 is. There's a good reason many thousands of 240s are still on
    the road well over a decade after the last one rolled off the assembly line.
    James Sweet, May 30, 2007
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    blurp Guest

    Well said, James.
    blurp, May 31, 2007
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    sorint Guest

    I just sold my 95 940 wagon that was not even pulling 24mpg, unless on
    a highway. And it wasn't even a turbo. Where was the efficiency in
    that? and it was so underpowered that it was literally painful to
    drive. Between that and a new 90 series that has the same mpg I'll
    pick the last one even if it has twice the cylinders (all other things
    being equal, of course). Now, I'm not complaining about its
    reliability, that was great.
    No, I'm not bashing Volvo, I am a big fan and I still own an S70 but
    that 940 was painful to drive, plain and simple AND getting a horrible
    MPG. That combined with a lack of manual transmission in the late yrs
    of 940's have lost me as a fan of the series. Now I'm looking for a
    manual 850 or S70 that are very difficult to find.
    sorint, May 31, 2007
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    z Guest

    And it's come home to roost. Image eventually matches reality. There
    aren't any teenage boys anywhere bugging their fathers to buy an
    Impala anymore.
    z, May 31, 2007
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    John Horner Guest

    Everything I ever read about that was the Porsche's contract engineering
    unit helped Volvo with the design, not BMW. Few people realize that
    Porsche has a huge contract engineering group.
    John Horner, Jun 1, 2007
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    Mike Lindsay Guest

    Thanks for that informative answer.

    Not sure if I like the idea of 30 engineers from different countries all
    with a finger in the pie. Someone described a camel as a horse designed
    by a committee.
    Mike Lindsay, Jun 2, 2007
  13. A bit unfair on camels which are eminently suitable for their environment.
    Richard Polhill, Jun 2, 2007
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    Patrick Barnes

    Feb 17, 2016
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    I just replaced struts, strut mounts, and a inner axle boot, on my "07" S-80 . Being new to Volvo, I was surprised and quite disappointed to see the FOMOCO stamped into the parts. I have never been a Ford fan, and I am hoping I didn't make a mistake. I love the look, and feel of the car, I guess time will tell.
    Patrick Barnes, Feb 17, 2016
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