Volvo


Project Swedish Rocket: Expect The Unexpected

If there is one thing that the CRX project taught me, it would be: when dealing with an older car, expect the unexpected. The 850, though mostly reliable, has proven to be no different. The Brakes Even though it passed its first road test, I still had some concerns. Most […]


Project Swedish Rocket Brings Me Back To Writing

As you may recall, in the last installment (the introduction to this car) I stated outright that I chose a 1997 Volvo 850 non-turbo sedan as my next daily driver because it has character. It has been quite a while since I wrote anything — on this site or otherwise […]


Three ways to drive a car, not an appliance

Every year around this time we find out what the best selling cars of the past year were and every year, we see the same thing. Americans, it seems, love two kinds of cars: big honking pickup trucks and bland, reliable sedans. America’s strange obsession with the pickup is fodder […]