David Pengelly Autocare
11 Rawson Street, Basford, Nottingham, NG7 7FR
0115 978 1117
Independent Specialists of Volvo Cars

Classic Volvos

  • July 2018

  • Volvo XC90 2.4 D5

    Volvo XC90 2.4 D5

    The Volvo XC90 was a hit as soon as it was launched in 2003 for its understated quality, practicality and luxury. Now the Swedes have given it a shove up-market with a facelift and introduced two powerful new petrol engines to add to the more frugal diesel model. We drove one for a week to see how this multipurpose seven-seater SUV punches at a higher weight.
    Volvo is pitching its flagship off-ro...

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  • Volvo XC70

    Volvo XC70

    The XC70’s soft suspension means the ride is very comfortable; extra spring travel deals with uneven surfaces better than the standard V70. However, the damping is unsettled, while the steering is rather vague and suffers a little from kickback through rough corners. The overall driving experience comes across as a touch spongy, and you’re rather aware of the increased height. Venture off road...

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  • Volvo XC60

    Volvo XC60

    Talk about a tough sell. Volvo, the perennial alternative choice when it comes to automotive purchases, chose to launch its revamped 2012 model line-up in the same week that Land Rover was dishing out its new Evoque for test drives.
    So while we heard about slight tweaks to trim and specification levels and wondered if the styling of Volvo’s XC60 crossover had changed even slightly from last yea...

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  • Volvo V70 T5 SE

    Volvo V70 T5 SE

    If you're a traffic cop, then we've got great news for you! The new Volvo V70 is about to go on sale - and it's much kinder to your backside than the outgoing model. The Swedish manufacturer has changed the seats to make them softer, stronger and longer than before, meaning the car is a much nicer place to spend your working day. Trust us: we've driven it, and it's one of the most comfortable moto...

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  • Volvo V60

    Volvo V60

    It's not cheap when you think what goes into it, ran the old Volvo copy line with a picture of a Cub Scout pack climbing in the back. What simple times they were.
    Volvos were motorised boxes built by dour Swedes and equipped to sustain forward progression in the face of the most formidable of pre-global warming winters. What do you mean, you want handling and style as well? Well, someone did. If...

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  • Volvo S80

    Volvo S80

    What do the Bentley GTC and Volvo’s latest S80 have in common? They both feature twin-turbocharged engines! The Swedish firm has brought in a range of changes to pep up its BMW 5-Series challenger – chief of which is an up rated 2.4-litre five-cylinder diesel.
    As a result of the extra turbo, power is up to 202bhp from 163bhp, yet the engine is eight per cent more economical, at 45.6mpg. It’...

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  • Volvo S60

    Volvo S60

    Even with big 17-inch alloy wheels and a sports-tuned chassis, the S60 is a supremely comfortable and quiet car to drive on all but the worst road surfaces.
    The Volvo S60 is the Swedish company's rival to executive car class leaders; the BMW 5 Series, Audi A6 and Mercedes E Class a hard act to follow. So Volvo needs to make up ground where the others can't; by building on the bits the company is...

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  • Volvo S40 and Volvo V40

    Volvo S40 and Volvo V40

    A joint venture between Volvo and Mitsubishi, the S40 and V40 line-up replaced the ageing 440/460 Series in 1996. It might look more stylish, but the S/V40 is the same as the Japanese firm's Carisma underneath, and shares parts such as the gearboxes and GDI petrol engines. That means the smallest Volvo is well engineered and economical, but compared to rivals it feels cramped and lacks sparkle. Pu...

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  • Volvo C70 Convertible

    Volvo C70 Convertible

    The Volvo C70’s great looks, strong engine range and impressive spec list and clever roof mechanism make it a great drop-top you can live with all year round.
    While the Volvo C70 no longer looks as revolutionary as it did in 2006, its design still conveys the sense of quality and engineering precision which have given the Volvo brand its up market status. With the roof in place it could pass as...

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  • Volvo C70

    Volvo C70

    Vehicle Highlights
    After making its reputation for decades with conservative, boxy sedans and station wagons, Volvo sought to update its image. Leading the charge into the future was this swoopy C70 coupe, which was Volvo's first coupe body style in seven years. Based on the front-wheel-drive S70 sedan and V70 wagon (which were 1998 updates of the 850 series), the coupe has similar exterior dimen...

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  • Volvo C30 2.0 SE Sport

    Volvo C30 2.0 SE Sport

    The Volvo C30 marks a radical change of direction for Volvo. While most of its range plays safe, tipping a nod to its safe and subtle past; the C30 tears up the rulebook, creating something unique.In fact, the coupe/hatchback C30 is one of the biggest headturners on the road, with its pretty front and radical rear – complete with one-piece glass tailgate.
    Volvo’s current advertising campaign...

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  • Volvo 940 / 960

    Volvo 940 / 960

    To many, the solid 900 Series is the quintessential Volvo; a robust, lumbering tank ideal for antique dealers. Certainly the older models did little to dispel this belief – but those in the know will tell you that later versions are very different. Displaced by the less boxy S and V90 line-up in 1996, the 900 Series has been around since the start of the decade. However, it only really came to p...

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  • Volvo 850 R

    Volvo 850 R

    Think of last year’s Volvo 850 T-5R as a trial run for this car. The outrageous limited-edition model not only proved that there’s a serious performance car lurking inside the 850 but also that demand was sufficient to justify putting it into series production, paving the way for the arrival of this: the even more powerful 850R. Volvo insists that the 850R doesn’t directly replace the T-5R b...

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  • Volvo 240

    Volvo 240

    Volvo has been re-born with curves and better handling, so today's Volvos have a wider audience. But the old Volvo traits are still there - the best seats, a body style with "shoulders", fat doors, and a fluted bonnet. Safety is as good as ever, although the rest of the industry has moved on. Ford now owns the marque and the latest Volvos share its underpinnings with the blue oval giant. Some thin...

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  • Volvo 460

    Volvo 460

    With its classical 4-door saloon styling the Volvo 460 meets the highest consumer requirements for generous interior space and comfort in its class - yet does this within compact exterior dimensions which make it easy to manoeuvre and park in city-street driving.
    From all angles it is easily recognizable as a Volvo for it shares many family features with other Volvo models. This includes the long...

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For more information on our Volvo repairs and servicing, call David Pengelly Autocare today on: 0115 978 1117


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