Re: Volvo-Ford Question
"James Sweet" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> "mdrawson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > I've been looking for the past 6 mos for a somewhat larger vehicle to
> > replace my 2000 S70T5, which is at 100K and which we use for extended
> > trips. I'm looking for something with the same power but a bit larger
> > "road car". After looking all over, and not wanting to buy an American
> > (altho the Dodge Magnum hemi is very tempting), I keep coming back to
> > either the XC90 or S80.
> > I've resisted looking seriously at Volvo bexcause of the Ford
> connection ---
> > I really don't want a Swedish Ford....
> > Does anyone have any info on just how much Ford has tinkered with the
> > the XC90? Or have they, hopefully, left these cars to the Volvo
> > What about electrics? Has Ford put their own electrical systems into
> > cars, or have they left that alone? Do these cars still have the
> > traditional Volvo reliability?
> > Any input very much appreciated. Thanx.
> So far they don't seem to have a whole lot of Ford influence, let's hope
> stays that way.
Indeed, it looks like Ford has been counting on Volvo to save their bacon!
After concentrating on buying European marquees and building huge SUV's the
Taurus and the entire US car line was a shambles, so Volvo and Mazda in the
small cars have been having an influence upon Ford.
There seems to be some of the same look in recent fords and Volvos in
instruments and other inside pieces but not too bad...yet...