Officially…from 1978 to 1993 , the Volvo 200 series was a major player in the US car market. The real peak years being about 1984 thru 1990. At that time, every Mother’s son had to have a Volvo….accent on the Mom’s of the Country…..it was primarily motivated by the “Safety” features that made Volvo famous. The big push at that time…..safer cars with less damage in front end….and side impact collisions.
At that time Volvo was the “King” of safety and they did make safer cars. It was a major sweep of the automotive landscape. You couldn’t drive anywhere without another 240 popping up in front of you. Full of Mom’s soccer kids, dogs and stuff. No one told the American public to buy them…it just happened. I remember it well. It seemed like it would never end….but it did!
After the rush to the Volvo promised land had been in full tilt for about 5 years …the Volvo engineers made a mechanical mis-step….they didn’t quite get the conversion from carburation to fuel injection right. The cars were not running very well…many would not run at all. And the fuel mileage was a disaster…like 12-14 mpg..! It killed the whole “Golden Goose” and the party was over…..
But not before they sold over 2.8 million cars…! and not a single SUV in sight. Those were the days. You can get those days back again …if you really want to. A classic Volvo can be yours… But if that’s not your cup of tea….. then ANY New or Used Car, Truck or SUV..!! What ever you want…better Call 503-643-4585 or Click Bob at BestCarDealinTown.com….you’ll find “A Better Way to Buy Any Car!!”