2019 Volvo S60 Although a fairly clean design, the previous-generation Volvo S60 (left) looks almost dowdy compared to the redesigned 2019 version (right), which sits on the company’s “Scalable Product Architecture” (SPA) platform. The same platform hosts other Volvo models, as the only fixed dimension is the space between the bottom of the windshield and the center of the front wheel. While still clearly a Volvo by looks, the new S60 and companion V60 wagon take on a decidedly more modern and sculptured appearance. Although front-drive cars that are also offered in all-wheel-drive form, their proportions now mimic those of rear-drive rivals, with a shorter front overhang, longer rear one, and a visibly longer hood. The wheelbase has also been stretched by almost four inches, the length by nearly five, so the car is also notably larger. And pronounced side sculpturing gives it a more dynamic profile. They are also the first Volvos to be built at a new manufacturing … [Read more...] about First Spin: 2019 Volvo S60 and V60
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2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered in Black Stone 2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar Engineered Class: Premium Midsize Car Miles Driven: 698 Fuel Used: 23.3 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 30.0 mpg Driving mix: 45% city, 55% highway CG Report Card Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Room and ComfortB Power and PerformanceB+ Fit and FinishA- Fuel EconomyB ValueB Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyC Tall GuyB EPA-estimated fuel economy: N/A Fuel type: Premium required Base price: N/A Options on test car: N/A Price as tested: $60,500 est. Quick Hits The great: Invigorating … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2019 Volvo S60 T8 Polestar
Does it make sense to purchase an extended warranty to cover expenses like this? By Tim Healey You’ve just picked out your new car. You’ve decided on the options and the color, and now you’re sitting in the finance office while the dealership’s porters prep it for delivery. The finance manager is trying to sell you things like rustproofing, VIN-number window etching, and Guaranteed Auto Protection (GAP) insurance, and now he or she has thrown another one at you: the extended warranty. Should I Buy an Extended Warranty? What is an extended warranty? Simply put, it’s an extra-cost, add-on warranty that will last beyond the factory warranty. But is it a good deal? The dealership, which profits from the sale, will say yes – after all, an extended warranty could help you save on repair costs once the vehicle’s factory warranty has expired. On the other hand, will you even need the coverage? And even if you do, will the cost of the warranty be more … [Read more...] about Should I Buy an Extended Warranty?
You should worry more about your driving skills rather than the color of your car. See more pictures of sports cars. Photolink/PhotoDisc/Getty Images So, you've just driven up in your brand new sports car. It's a beauty. Clean, shiny -- and a luscious candy apple red. As you step out of your new ride your neighbor walks your way. "Nice car," he says. But he adds, with a knowing look: "It's a mighty shame. That beautiful red is going to drive up your insurance rate." As you spend more time with your new car, you hear that same sentiment more and more. For your part, you're furious that you're going to be punished just for having a red car. The good news is that the idea of the color of your car increasing your insurance rate is a common, but ultimately false, misconception [source: Insurance.com]. In fact, when insurance companies get the information for your car, it's typically through the VIN, or Vehicle Identification Number. The VIN tells your company the make, model and year … [Read more...] about How does the color of your car affect your insurance rate?