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  1. General Motoring Discussion
    As the title says: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/mar/04/volvo-speed-limit-cars-2020 From 2020 all new Volvos will be limited to 112mph (unless you're the feds).
  2. General Motoring Discussion
    It's easy to sneer at new car tech, but a little incident made me appreciate it. Earlier this year, a big 2018 Volvo SUV was chugging along behind me in traffic. From my perspective there was nothing to worry me. It was keeping its distance as we crawled through the village traffic. At the...
  3. South Africa
    Can anyone recommend a good Volvo indie? I know there was one in Randburg but not something I've generally paid attention to. A mate's mum has passed away and he needs her Volvo sorted out before he can do anything with it. Same goes for an Opel indie. Johannesburg Northern suburbs would be...
  4. Introduce Yourself
    Hi, Considering downsizing (upgrading?) to Mito. Why? Coz, delightful as the R Design Lux Nav V40 is with all its blistering pace and understated elegance, it isn't an Alfa Romeo.
  5. Alfa 147, 156 & GT
    jtd 16v garage I got it off ripped me off sold as seen ..made me pay for the tax ect..took home ..motor control lights up had a good look without the engine cover... swirl flaps issue been covered loads here but seen there was an ally manifold without swirlflaps ! whats the part number? & were...
  6. Alfa Giulietta
    Hi I'm currently have a Volvo c30 r design 2.0 petrol and my partner is expecting in June so looking at changing to a maybe a 5 door car not essential as will be only 1 child but to make things easier. I have seen a G 1.4 multi air 2012 one owner and only 20000 miles I was wondering if anyone...
  7. General Motoring Discussion
    I took my Girlfriends Dad to look at a new(er) car this saturday. A 1998 Volvo V70r. He is mad about Volvo's and is looking to replace his aging 850 estate. Apart from the hideous beige interiour, I actually quite liked the "Styling". The R trim really works on a volvo and the black suited...
  8. South Africa
    I haven't been around here long enough but maybe this is one of the most bizarre match ups ever contemplated on this forum. I am considering getting yet another car, considering being the operative word! Selling nothing just getting something else, maybe look to retire the Saab from a daily...
  9. General Motoring Discussion
    Ok, so I already shared with you the 190 rap video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYaIFvRqv2k and now there is one by someone else for the Volvo 240 estate. There are some naughty words, but it's quite sweet: ("V.O.L.V.O. I've laughed in that car, cried in that car")...
  10. Motoring Images
    The Volvo got a well deserved bath this afternoon so went to take some photos behind our lovely Cathedral as it isn't usually open to car access the rest of the week ;) 31-08-14 004 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr 31-08-14 005 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr 31-08-14 006 by AcidicDavey, on Flickr
  11. Introduce Yourself
    Hi Folks Just joined your mighty fine site and looking to purchase an Alfa GT within the next fortnight. :thumbs:
  12. Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone, 20 years ago I owned a lovely red Alfa sud sprint, 20 years later, and rovers, fiats, and volvos have come and gone and now back to my first love, an alfa in this case a 156 1.9 JTD sportswagon. Just got to sort out a P0238 code fault.... :thumbs:
  13. General Alfa Discussion
    Some of you may remember me from July time, when I was looking for a diesel Alfa, but I currently have 3 Volvos. Anyway, went to Alfa Spare Parts in Haslingden today, test drove a red 2003 156 2.4JTD Sportwagon with a genuine mileage of only 59k. Did the deal by putting a decent deposit down...
  14. General Motoring Discussion
    The Alfas that I want are £3,500 plus, and for that sort of money, I can get 3 Volvos!! One day, I will find my perfect diesel Alfa, but you get so much car for so little with a Volvo, I have to stay with the Swedish brand for the time being. Still, I can always wash and hoover out my wifes...
  15. General Motoring Discussion
    So the wife's XC90 has what I reckon is a complete lack of Power Steering at low revs (i.e. parking speed - just when you want power steering in a big car like that). I took it into the Volvo dealer (it's still under warranty being a Sept 2010 car) and the service guy checked it and agreed it...
  16. General Motoring Discussion
    I tried the Volvo forums but no one is answering and I've waited a while before trying here so apologies if this is unknown ground. The car has started developing problems which I can see will leave me with an empty account. The clutch has started slipping so thats one Im used to :rolleyes: The...
  17. Motoring Images
    How perfect is this?
  18. Alfa Giulietta
    The Volvo was Everything the Alfa is not. But the Alfa is everything else. Drives better than it has for a long time. Inlet manifold was a bugger of a job in the end apparently. Mechanic was on it over 7 hours. New timing belt fitted also. Gear nob and rear wiper seal also changed...
  19. Introduce Yourself
    Hi anyone and everyone. I've got a Volvo 940 turbo estate that I hate a little more each day. I want to be driving my VW Corrado but the brief from my wife is that we need an estate car so.. I've found a 156 V6 sportwagon for sale which looks the most fun car that is "technically" an estate...
  20. General Motoring Discussion
    Right so its been over a week that I've been driving the Volvo instead of the Alfa (which is looking at the volvo in a bad way) First opinions - Torque nowhere near like Alfie, but the DCI S40 does quite nicely Build Quality - No rattles and everything is working in the correct order and still...
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