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    • Ray Hancock
      Ray Hancock

      More...more..more ... need to know

      about 6 hours ago
    • Jonathan Odalgård
      Jonathan Odalgård

      The Volvo philip never got to production just beacuse it was to expensive. Vovlo wanted to make a car that looked like a american car, and perform as a american car. So they had a v8 and uniqe styling. The v8 made The car to expensive

      about 22 hours ago
    • Jorgy Totti
      Jorgy Totti

      Please, man... Make an Up to Speed about Ayrton Senna...

      about 1 day ago
    • Anthony R.
      Anthony R.

      10:10 wellcome to the big jail!! lololol ....cops loooove running after Donut...

      about 1 day ago
    • Gage Dailey
      Gage Dailey

      Just got my first car and it’s a 92 240, couldn’t be happier

      about 2 days ago
    • korallrev

      you have to do this about the 940 and the 740. those are almost more iconic than the 240. you can still see these cars (and 240) today alot. //gothenburg sweden

      about 3 days ago
    • Kek Kewl
      Kek Kewl


      about 3 days ago
    • England is my city Lolxd
      England is my city Lolxd

      1:42 now this is epic

      about 4 days ago
    • Daniso Mwela
      Daniso Mwela

      Up to speed on the Mitsubishi pajero / Montero

      about 4 days ago
    • Wyatt Shook
      Wyatt Shook

      This is the fuckin car, i could hit up to 80 with mine, lasted me 6 years and now ive handed it on to my girlfriend, perfect car

      about 5 days ago
    • cwj

      The Swedes complaining about the Germans had German accents, confusing.

      about 5 days ago
    • J High
      J High

      "Throwing his Volvo 240 around with gay abandon" (at the 06:42 videomark) isn't an automotive marketing phrase you'll hear too often these days 😏😏

      about 5 days ago
    • Dr1ftk1ing

      That Porsche VS Volvo is in the Netherlands to be precise in Hengelo i was there!!!!

      about 5 days ago
    • David Karl Davidsson
      David Karl Davidsson

      I think its time for up to speed of the volvo cross country (xc) series and even the R series

      about 7 days ago
    • INts feOS
      INts feOS

      waaaaaaghhhh Y O U T H R E W M E S O O O O O O O O O H I G H !! hahahahaha

      about 7 days ago
    • INts feOS
      INts feOS


      about 7 days ago
    • Lucas Marasinghe
      Lucas Marasinghe


      about 8 days ago
    • PGF5000

      The plugs, ads, and sponsorships you guys are putting into your videos are getting to be too much. I’m on the edge of unsubscribing. Seriously.

      about 9 days ago
    • Vvv 9
      Vvv 9

      Do a science garage about the type of tires

      about 9 days ago
    • Chortomato

      Katalysator is a way to clean the exhaust fumes so that not that much bad gases come out in the world. 🙃

      about 12 days ago
    • Johann Schumacher
      Johann Schumacher

      20.000 Subs away

      about 12 days ago
    • Kevin DesLauriers
      Kevin DesLauriers

      Volvo T5 video PLZ!!!

      about 13 days ago
    • Thomas Hansson
      Thomas Hansson

      GO VOLVO ;-)

      about 14 days ago
    • Cypher_Xero Cthulhu
      Cypher_Xero Cthulhu

      loved my 82 turbo brick....... still kicking myself for getting rid of it

      about 15 days ago
    • Guardrail Lover
      Guardrail Lover

      i just noticed that this video is uploaded at my Birthday

      about 16 days ago
    • Thor

      2:46 a han nudda bara

      about 16 days ago
    • Malachi The Greatest
      Malachi The Greatest

      Their 5 bangers totally rock 😤

      about 16 days ago
    • Elyakum Getzl Silverman
      Elyakum Getzl Silverman


      about 17 days ago
    • metabadger

      I've owed 4 242 GLTs, all of them built in Halifax Nova Scotia, Canada.

      about 19 days ago
    • BiG Dee
      BiG Dee

      did you do the Dodge Dart? i wanna see that and the Plymouth Fury/Savoy

      about 22 days ago