The 2015 Volvo S80 Midsize Luxury Sedan

Is the 2015 Volvo S80 for you?

So, you decide it’s time to buy a midsize luxury sedan.  You want decent gas mileage.  You want great ride quality.  You want a decent price and above all, you want safety.

In other words, you want the 2015 Volvo S80.

There are more exquisite midsize luxury sedans to be sure.  Any of the German competitors like the Audi A6, the BMW 5 or the Mercedes-Benz E-Class, will cost more but are very impressive cars.  There are even a couple, like the Acura TLX and the Hyundai Genesis, that offer more styling and better design.  But none offers the safety guarantees, mid-range pricing and silent ride of the Volvo S80.

The Volkswagen Scandal Continues

Volkswagen continues to stagger after it was discovered weeks ago that the giant automaker had installed software on eleven million cars worldwide that would hide their emissions of toxic gasses.  Most of the eleven million cars were sold in Europe, and recently countries are launching their own investigations into this giant scandal.  The investigations are centering on how high up the corporation chain knowledge of this cheating existed and who, specifically, is to blame for these corrupt decisions.

Save Money on VW Transmission Parts

If you are an owner of a Volkswagen, congratulations!  Depending on the year, VW is either one, two or three among the largest automakers in the world.  Add to that the fact that three of the all-time greatest selling cars in history, the Golf, the Beetle and the Passat, were all made by VW, and it becomes rather obvious that any serious car-buyer absolutely must test-drive a Volkswagen before making the buying decision.  It would be irresponsible not to do so.  VWs are that good!

But they are still machines, and machines undergo incredible wear and tear, and anytime mechanical parts that are moving constantly have wear and tear, replacement parts are eventually needed.  Major systems like the Volkswagen engine system, the brake system and the transmission system, all are made up of hundreds of auto parts, and any of those parts can fail at some point in the car’s life.  “Das Auto” is no exception to this rule no matter how good they are at making a car.

The 2015 BMW X5

There is something to be said for being one of the first to enter a new classification of cars.  The Ford Explorer and its success can be at least partially attributable to the fact that it was basically the first family SUV.  The Beetle was hugely popular as one of the first fun-to-drive hatchbacks.  The same can be said about the success of the BMW X5, one of the first luxury SUVs.

The 2015 Volvo XC70

When was it that station wagons disappeared from the American roadways? Remember back in the Fifties when seemingly every family in America had a station wagon?  Today it’s minivans and crossovers and nary a station wagon we see.

However, did you know one automaker actually still makes station wagons?  Our friends in Sweden, Volvo, still make a luxury station wagon, the Volvo XC70, still going strong after all these years.  So take that, minivan-makers!  Take that, crossover-makers!  The station wagon is alive and well with the 2015 Volvo XC70.