- Feb 23, 2018
My Volvo V50 was built at Ghent, (and so was my XC60, C30 & V40 they were fine) it was somewhat of a Friday afternoon car. It had some electrical gremlins, but ultimately it's Peugeot derived 2.0D engine let go and I stopped financing it, but otherwise a solid car.My 245 was built in Belgium and the unreliability and rust came gratis. Three Volvos but never again, one SAAB wish they were still made.
This car was pre-UK DRL mandate but it's light settings were On/Less on/On. The position switch in 'Off' meant dipped beam was ON, "Sidelights": just turned off dipped beam, 'Dipped Beam', gave you the same as 'Off', but you could toggle full beam on.
Needless to say I went through more H7 bulbs with that car than all the other cars I've ever owned put together. Luckily Volvo made the bulb swap so easy I could do it in less than 5mins. [The fact the headlights were abysmal is another matter]