When we think of reliability and associate it with cars, Toyota is probably the first brand that comes to mind. The reason for this is quite simple. In India, there are still several first-generation Toyota Innova, Qualis, or Fortuner SUVs on the road that are working just fine without any major issues. Most of these vehicles have covered over 2 lakh km on the odometer. Volvo also makes reliable cars, and there are a few examples in the past that prove the same. They not only manufacture some of the safest cars in the world but also reliable ones. Here, we have the story of a Volvo sedan owner who clocked over 10 lakh miles in his sedan.
The video has been uploaded by FOX 2 St. Louis on their YouTube channel. The reporter speaks to Jim O’Shea, the owner of the Volvo sedan. Jim had bought this Volvo 740 GLE sedan in 1991. When he bought the car back then, he had an argument with his father, as he recommended buying a Ford because it was more popular. Jim, however, was very confident about the car and told his father that he would do a million miles in the car. Ever since he bought the car, many things in his life and around him have changed except his car.
The car seen here in the video is a Volvo 740 GLE sedan. He mentions that Volvo had built this sedan for a common man, and for the same reason, it is very easy to maintain. Common people like Jim himself could do small works on the car, like replacing bulbs and so on. Driving a car for 10 lakh miles is an achievement. The report mentions that Jim had the engine repaired at 5 lakh miles, and he replaced the transmission too. Jim has been using the car very carefully, and he never had an accident with the car. The same cannot be said when his wife drives it. His wife did manage to hit the car multiple times on their driveway.
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This is a 1991 model car and it was definitely showing its age. The paint had started to fade in places, and some of the panels even had rust on them. Jim mentions that this is not the most powerful sedan on the road, but it can still touch a top speed of 120 kmph on the speedometer. When Jim had come to the Volvo dealership to purchase the car in 1991, he saw a gentleman who had completed a million miles in his Volvo, and that made Jim wonder if he could achieve the same. Jim was genuinely surprised to know how reliable Volvo cars were.
After driving the car for almost 30 years, Jim returned to the same dealership with the car, and Volvo Cars USA honored Jim for his achievement. The dealership also offered him a 2022 model Volvo S60 sedan. The Volvo S60 sedan was gifted to him and is free for 2 years under the care by Volvo all-inclusive car subscription. This subscription plan includes maintenance, tires, wheels, excessive wear protection, and insurance. He now plans to drive another 10 lakh miles in his new S60 sedan.
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