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Yes I stated that they were "sharing" platforms but realistically they are taking the Volvo platforms and using them within Ford. So as someone pointed out to me at least they are not incorporating FORD parts into VOLVOS.

So ultimately not a bad thing?

Then why in the hell do all the parts on the P2 S40's all read FOMOCO...ford motor company...u can't believe that its all volvo r&d parts and then rebadged to ford. ford is all about cutting corners and saving costs. volvo may have developed safety features but i bet u ford found a way to make it cheaper and crapier.

Now does any have any real information on Volvo's new owners? Why has this even gone on for 8 pages?

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I read a few pages...skipped ahead and still the verdict is out to who has purchased Volvo, right? I don't know if anyone has thought about it but Volkswagen Group, I think, would be a pretty good parent company.

I don't think that's a good idea. 5 cylinders engine won't live any longer, cause VW will put their 2.0T FSI engines into every single car. Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda got the same engines.

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I don't think that's a good idea. 5 cylinders engine won't live any longer, cause VW will put their 2.0T FSI engines into every single car. Audi, VW, Seat and Skoda got the same engines.

It can kind of live... VW has a 5 cyl for their Rabbit.

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It can kind of live... VW has a 5 cyl for their Rabbit.

seems like from past history, at least here in Germany, that VW would only change up the 5 banger if needed...like any of us are going to go buy a new wagon anyway...

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The reason people want Ford to sell Volvo for the most part is because Ford only used Volvo for their safety innovations and have not done anything to help the brand in a positive manner. They said they would let Volvo do their own thing but now they are even sharing platforms among other things. They cancelled the R Trim Level now, so what will be next, can only be bad for Volvo. What do you think hyundai would do for Volvo except take their safety innovations and improve their own brand, like Ford has done. That is why a private sale would be the best thing. I also have no respect for the Ford brand being as I have owned them in the past with nothing but problems. I have over 320,000 on my Volvo 850T with orignal motor and turbo, and still running strong and solid. I have yet to see a domestic or japanese car that can do the same without feeling that it is going to fall apart when you are riding it. I personally wouldnt buy a 99+ Volvo because Ford has ruined their quality. Its pretty bad when the Taurus name has to come back out again just to sell the Ford Five Hundreds

You do realize that companies usually buy others to benefit from them right? Ford has taken alot of volvo safety tech and ford UK has co-developed a platform (C1).

I have seen no viable proof that sence ford owned volvo, that volvos quality has went down hill. The 05+ S40 recieved alot more accolades from the press then the old one not co-developed with ford, and the Mazda 3 which is also developed on the same ford vaired C1 platform and as a matter of fact uses FORDS 2.3L inline 4 and the 3 has had tons of awards and accolades to it, also the speed 3, Mazda has benifited heavily with the mazda 3 and 6 that where not developed without fords polatforms and engines.

Ford Also has no part take in any 5 cylender in volvo, Ford UK is where any if any are on a volvo parts come from, and ford UK is known or having some of the highest quality cars and best factories in the world.

Ford hasnt done alot in ways of trying to make volvo a more competative upper band but before volvo wasnt doing much either or who every owned it before. Volvo as I know it before was known and always will be a safe car thats not quite a BMW or Merc but def a much better choice than an audi.

GM also BTW has not had a good interior in a long time, fit may be better but finish is still not of the best. GM brand, specifialy pontiac still gets reviews for good engines and decent exterior design but major points off for major plasticy interiors with single cast molded door pannels and un-impressive dash designs.

GM and Ford are to me pretty interchangable they both have there faults and posatives and I find it stupid people sit here and polarize to one side of either brand when they are basically alot alike, with most models competing right against another and most of the time the best of them being evenly split between them.

Kia and Hyundai have came a long way sence there original crap cars, however they still are not a desired car, ask a 10 year old boy what he wants he says a ferrari or a MB or a BMW or somethign they dont scream I WANT A KIA!

Volvo makes a decent car, this has been my first one and I wanted it for its safety and its looks, speed and its basis on the ford C1 platform having been very happy with my SVT focus a C1 varient (older C170 platform) and wanted a product that was an evolution of it and the Volvo to me was a step up VS a mazda 3 due to the car just being like a newer SVT focus.

Does it seem to make sence for BMW to aquire volvo? Who knows, right now a majority of volvos are FWD or AWD with none being RWD really, and I think BMW lacks a FWD car let alone a whole brand of them, it may be a move in a good direction, it may not, no one knows

Also to the GM defender who keeps saying WE. Unless you own GM (CEO) I wouldn't sit on here and make BS promises about what a company as big as GM does, I think you said you where in HR for them, you should prolly know its against company standards to be representing the company to any public entity unless previosly authorized.

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My understanding is that Volvo has been bought back as a private company, not by another manufacturer who will use and abuse them. They will be going back to doing what is best for Volvo.

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Since 2001, has the Volvo V70 wagon and the Volvo V70 XC AWD wagon been on the same platform as the Ford Taurus wagon and the Mercury Sable wagon?

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Since 2001, has the Volvo V70 wagon and the Volvo V70 XC AWD wagon been on the same platform as the Ford Taurus wagon and the Mercury Sable wagon?

No way. The montego/500 now sable/taurus for 2008 are based on the P2 Volvo platform.

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No way. The montego/500 now sable/taurus for 2008 are based on the P2 Volvo platform.

they are the P2 platform

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I saw article in Wall Street Journal, that bmw got plans for volvo...

yeah saw it too, rumors for now....

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Yes I stated that they were "sharing" platforms but realistically they are taking the Volvo platforms and using them within Ford. So as someone pointed out to me at least they are not incorporating FORD parts into VOLVOS.

So ultimately not a bad thing?

so apparently you haven't been under a new Volvo lately. Lets just say there is allot of FoMoCo under the car. And not to mention the Volvo Taurus... I mean S80 looks so not Volvo it makes me sick, ie:Riveted ball joints, stamped steel suspension parts, aka piece of CRAP. Even their grand new 3.2L straight six has FoMoCo stamped right on the engine. Now don't take this the wrong way, I love my Volvo's and don't want to drive anything else but the only good thing Ford has done is made Volvo come out with new models quickly, other than that they didn't really have much influence until new S40 and everything 05 and up- for the most part anyways

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They might as well call it an s-taurus, haha. I feel bad for the future of volvo unless a private company buys them, ford is getting more involved with each passing year in their parts suppliers and operations and will soon be a modified Ford with a Modified Price tag.

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give me a break. that s80 is the best looking S80 that was every produced, and interior looks much better

I never said a damn thing about how it looks, I think it is a damn sexy machine, but go drive one, and not just around the block, really drive one, it just doesn't feel like anything, almost as boring as a Lexus (not the IS300 or what ever their smaller car is, I mean the big grandma car) Yes it does have some cool stuff in it but it just doesn't communicate the road to you like the old Volvo models. Just my opinion, but they took the uniqeness out of the car and how it feels, looks like a Volvo drives like a Taurus(just with more power if you get the V8 and spend like 50-60 grand!!)

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