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    • JeppeFFS DennisFFS Kanal
      JeppeFFS DennisFFS Kanal

      The english the sweds are talking sound more like germars talking than sweds

      about 5 hours ago
    • Sietse van der Graft
      Sietse van der Graft

      now try to make a vid about the 940

      about 17 hours ago
    • Sietse van der Graft
      Sietse van der Graft

      oh, thats why my mom wants to one

      about 17 hours ago
    • Shoot me now
      Shoot me now

      Sir, have you seen Volvo 740 t5? You won't be disppointed

      about 1 day ago
    • DAW 75
      DAW 75

      GLT was NA though :-)

      about 1 day ago
    • Rune Hjelvik
      Rune Hjelvik

      Volvo is shit

      about 2 days ago
    • Dave The Bastard
      Dave The Bastard

      Can we do this video again without the annoying American?

      about 2 days ago
    • lars kristensen
      lars kristensen

      a little example why people love volvos
      find any car that can take this kind of abuse

      about 2 days ago
    • Seth Rimmer
      Seth Rimmer

      I’m 16 and I just bought a 1978 volvo 240dl wagon for my first car

      about 2 days ago
    • Alexandria dragonmama
      Alexandria dragonmama

      If the volvo nuts wanna see a badass volvo. Checkout Manji Crew on facebook or instagram! Its a bunch of wild drift racing!

      about 3 days ago
    • DoggeBoi

      Mjölbypartiet approves.

      about 3 days ago
    • Arm Head
      Arm Head

      I'd like to have a 240 coupe with a 2jz engine.

      about 5 days ago
    • Elias Andersson
      Elias Andersson

      Mjp var e ni??

      about 6 days ago
    • K Stu
      K Stu

      I think if you interviewed yourbdad youd get 10 million views in a week ! Lol

      about 8 days ago
    • Cheezworkshop

      Run the Volvo C30!

      about 8 days ago
    • Davster 9
      Davster 9

      240 snus it

      about 8 days ago
    • matchsticks4

      Was Greg, Greg Proops?

      about 9 days ago
    • Hjalmar

      "Ja" ? Swedish people dont say "Ja" like that. I think you like all americans do mistake us for being german.. Typical americans. They only know shit in the frames of america and thinks whole Europe is the same country 😂. Awesome video tho!

      about 10 days ago
    • Frostbite

      Why does the sweeds sound german😂

      about 10 days ago
    • solli420

      In my Country this car is shit for some reason

      about 11 days ago
    • GmKcorp

      @Donut Media well the redblocks were made out of steel. And whiteblocks from aluminium.
      Alltough whiteblocks was never offered in the 240, its a very common engine swap in sweden.
      The redblocks were crazy overbuilt and could handle up to 500hp on stock bottom end.
      But the coolest engine in the 240 was the diesel straight 6 (D24)!

      about 12 days ago
    • Markus Lindblom
      Markus Lindblom

      Had a stationwagon 240. One of the best cars i've ever driven

      about 13 days ago
    • PAP1 M0DZ
      PAP1 M0DZ

      where can we get turbo kits for a volvo 240?

      about 14 days ago
    • 9410besi

      My family owned a Volvo 240 DL from 1986, it was a wedding gift from my uncle when my parents got married in 1992. We owned the car for 14 years and never had any trouble with it! Always running and always working! Volvos are great!

      about 15 days ago
    • Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomness
      Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomness

      When a Volvo box on wheels is faster than a Porsche...

      And still retains to ability to survive any crash

      about 16 days ago
    • SPEC:EURO Production
      SPEC:EURO Production

      0:13 it went from hauling the kids to HAULING THE SKIDS🔥🔥🔥🔥😂😂😂😂😂

      about 17 days ago
    • the gamer
      the gamer

      I own volvo 240 and i'm 16 from finland where you can leagaly drive age of 18 but i drift it in field

      about 18 days ago
    • Andre 00000000
      Andre 00000000

      Volvo 240+Ford Crowm Viktoria=?😮

      about 19 days ago
    • Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomness
      Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomness In reply to Andre 00000000

      @Andre 00000000 lol and still keep the ability to survive a crash with a continent :P

      about 16 days ago
    • Andre 00000000
      Andre 00000000 In reply to Andre 00000000

      The 240 is a very rugged car with the motto of a Crowm Vic, it would be just too sexy😃

      about 16 days ago
    • Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomness
      Yanuchi Uchiha: Anime, Games and Ramdomness In reply to Andre 00000000

      Volvo 240 that actually can brake down...

      about 16 days ago
    • Tall Dude
      Tall Dude

      I had a 86 turbo for years, and it was one of the best cars I ever owned.

      about 19 days ago
    • Joseph Rose
      Joseph Rose

      I watch this when I was a lot younger and I didn't really know dirty jokes but now that I know a lot of dirty jokes because he's stupid jokes

      about 19 days ago