In India Toyota is a brand that we often associate with reliability. There are many first generation Toyota Innova and Qualis with lakh km on odometer and are doing pretty well without any major issues. Volvo is also one such manufacturer who is popular among buyers for making some of the safest cars. They not only make cars that are safe but reliable too. Don’t believe us? Here we have a video of a Volvo owner who has managed to complete 10 lakh miles in his car.
The video has been shared by FOX 2 St. Louis on their YouTube channel. The video report talks about the owner of the Volvo car seen in the video. Jim O’ Shea had bought the Vovlo 740 GLE back in 1991. He shares his experience with the car since he bought it. Ever since he bought the car, a lot of things around him had changed but not the car that he was driving. In this video Jim can be heard saying that when he initially bought the car, he had an argument with his father who wanted him to buy a Ford. Jim was confident about his Volvo that he told his father that he would be doing over a million miles in this car.
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Jim told that the Volvo 740 GLE was a simple car that was built for common man and was quite easy to maintain. It was so easy that anyone can do small repairs like replacing lights and other works on the car. Driving a car for 10 lakh miles is a huge achievement. He mentions in the video that the engine on his car was replaced at 5 lakh miles and along with the engine, the transmission was replaced too. Jim never had an accident with this car but his wife did manage to hit the car couple of times in the driveway. The car had started showing age and it is quite visible from some of the body panels.
Jims says that his Volvo 740 GLE may not be the most powerful sedan but, it can still touch a top-speed of 120 kmph which he feels is sufficient for a car this old. In 1991 when Jim was buying the Volvo he remember seeing a gentleman who had completed million miles in another Volvo. That is what gave him confidence and made him think that even he can achieve that. After driving the Volvo sedan for over 30 years, Jim drove the car back to the same dealership from where he bought it. Volvo cars USA decided to honour the owner for his achievement. As a gift, the dealership gifted him a 2022 model Volvo S60 luxury sedan.
The Volvo S60 offered to Jim is free for the next two years. The car is given to him under the care by Volvo all inclusive subscription plan. This plan includes everything from tyres, wheels, maintenance, excessive wear protection and insurance. Jim was very impressed with the overall reliability of Volvo cars and can be heard saying in the video that he is looking forward to complete 10 lakh miles on the S60 too.
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