Jim - Come on! There are far worse cars around!!
Yes, I was being devilish in my comments and not being serious at all
Indeed there are many, many far worse cars around. I don't care for their styling though, especially in the 7 series. Too American for my tastes.
R9UKE wrote:I agree though, the new generation of Volvos aren't "Volvo" enough
Are they still just rebadged Fraud Mundaneos? That new one you have posted a picture of looks like any other 2010s Euro-box. Bland and vile... I'm sure the actual workings of it are fine though...
I've owned two Volvos. One was a proper one, a 1967 144 and that was a great workhorse. I owned that on in Cyprus. The other was during a time of desperate poverty when I ran a Volvo (Daf) 340 with a Renault 1.4 engine. That was the car that stranded me when the propshaft ate its splines
The 340 could have been a good car. I believe the 360 was a lot better in many important respects. Their looks were quite agreeable too. I guess they weren't designed by the regular ruler-wielding Volvo designers responsible for the 7 series