Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Vehicle Profile: The 2013 Volvo XC90


The Volvo XC90 has been a hit and a volume seller for Volvo since its debut in 2003....and for anyone that has ever owned an XC90 its easy to understand why...the comfort, safety, and versatility make the XC90 the perfect Swedish-Army knife of the automotive world.
With 7 passenger seating, a top safety rating, and a fantastic design, the XC90 soldiers on and continues to win over current Volvo and non-Volvo owners alike.
For 2013 the style is turned up on the XC90 with revised exterior and interior details as well as some extra features. The appearance of the 2013 XC90 is enhanced with front and rear-end changes, including LED taillights. It is also the first model year 2013 vehicle on the market! The 2013 XC90 has been a hit already at Lehman Volvo and you can find yours in York www.lehmanvolvoyork.com or Mechanicsburg www.lehmanvolvo.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Tracing the History of the Volvo Luxury Sedan Part III: The Volvo 960

The Volvo 960, released in 1990 as a 1991 model year vehicle represented the next evolution of Volvo luxury sedans, following the 760. The 960 was distinguished with softer edges, and a more flowing design both on the outside, and the inside.
Also distinct was a new 24 valve 6 cylinder engine, producing smooth power and minimal vibration. The 960 continued Volvo's tradition of phenomenal seats and amazing safety.
In 1995 the 960 was re-styled and refined even further. In 1997, the 960 became the S90, to distinguish itself with Volvo's new naming nomenclature (S representing sedan, V representing Versatility and C representing coupe).
Of course, today's Volvo S80 continues the tradition of Volvo luxury with an emphasis on Safety (its been an IIHS Top Safety Pick for several years running) and value...with Safe and Secure 5 year no-charge maintenance Coverage. Find yours in York at www.lehmanvolvoyork.com or Mechanicsburg at www.lehmanvolvo.com

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Volvo C30: Inexpensive to buy AND own.


The sporty and fun (and of course safe) Volvo C30 starts under $25,000...so its easy to get into one. But its also as easy to live with one...in fact, the C30 has been awarded with a Kelly Blue Book Total Cost of Ownership Award. Details here....
The Volvo C30 has been honoured with the 2012 Kelley Blue Book Total Cost of Ownership Award. Presented at the Chicago Auto Show, the C30 claimed the top spot in the Entry-Level Luxury Car segment, a testament to its remarkable value. The all-new 2012 awards honour current model-year vehicles and brands with the lowest projected ownerships costs, based on Kelley Blue Book Total Cost of Ownership data for the initial five-year ownership period.

"Car shoppers should take the time to compare vehicles on their consideration lists to fully understand the financial implications involved with cost of ownership," said Juan Flores, director of vehicle valuation for Kelley Blue Book. "While a vehicle might be less expensive up front, the cost of fuel for that model, insurance and other expenditures could make it the less appealing choice for their wallet in the long run.
Find your easy-to-love and easy-to-own Volvo C30 in York www.lehmanvolvoyork.com or Mechanicsburg www.lehmanvolvo.com

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Conquest....a Swedish specialty


If there's one thing ancient Swedish Vikings are known for its certainly conquest. Hundreds of years later, the Swedes are at it again....although on MUCH friendlier terms. The Lehman Volvo Conquest offer invites those who currently own an Acura, Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Saab or Volkswagen (whew!). We will offer you $1,000 towards the lease or purchase of a new 2012 Volvo S60. In addition, every new Volvo is of course standard with Safe and Secure Coverage, meaning you will pay nothing to repair or maintain your new Volvo. Its enough to make you accept Swedish conquest...because its never been so appealing!
Find your Swedish chariot in York www.lehmanvolvoyork.com or Mechanicsburg www.lehmanvolvo.com

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Another Happy Customer: Volvo Overseas Delivery


Here is the latest Overseas Delivery review from one of our clients....

Every Overseas
Delivery (OSD) buyer will have a different story to tell about their trip, but we’d like to tell you about our two weeks staying in 4 types of accommodations other than hotels. With hotels running a little more on the expensive side, and our prior positive experiences meeting wonderful people at B&Bs (owners and guests), it was an easy decision for us. That said, we both had to buy in that we were choosing an “adventure” that might have some surprises, as we set out
on the web to analyze and choose from the numerous options. So in this article, rather than tell you how wonderful the sites of Stockholm, Oslo and Goteborg were (they were, of course)
we’d like to tell you how we maximized our $2500 Volvo OSD saving with reasonably-priced places to stay.
First, we agreed that since we had never been to Scandinavia that there was more than enough to
do and see in just Norway and Sweden. From there, it only made sense to begin and end our vacation in Goteborg. We flew from Newark to Goteborg over a Sunday night, and did the obligatory sleep-walking Monday, scraping the surface of Goteborg to really just orient ourselves for our return at the end of the trip. Then a sound Monday night’s sleep in the Volvo-provided
hotel prepared us for Tuesday, pick-up day for us. For pick-up we’ll just say that experience was everything Pam Peffer, our OSD Coordinator, had described. By around 3 PM we were headed north on E6 toward Oslo. We had added the Scandinavia maps to our own Garmin but that didn’t come close to preparing us for Oslo’s “roundabouts” or the tunnels in central Norway. Eventually we got headed west out of Oslo on E18 toward our first B&B, only 15 miles from downtown. Back a dirt road in Sollihodga we found the Paradise B&B (no kidding, that is the name), run by Kate and Odd Thrana.
As advertised, our single cabin was within meters of the lake, and not advertised, also meters from the chicken coop. “Fresh eggs from the hens, vegetables, bread, jam, and juice is served in
your freedge”, as stated on their website, so breakfast is self-serve. With only two cabins, we knew our car’s first night out of the factory was safe, right outside our cabin door.
Wednesday morning we struck out for Flam to see the fjords. Being mid-June, the E16 was open
although we often had to drive around trucks removing boulders dislodged over the winter. That night we stayed in a “row cabin” in nearby Aurland, at the Vangsgaarden Gjestgiveri, just a few meters from the fjord itself – and so quite the photo op.
Thursday, after taking the Flam Railway ride, we headed back to stay with Kate and Odd for two
nights straddling our Friday in Oslo; tip: park at the KonTiki museum in Bygdoy and take the ferry into Olso. Saturday we had our longest drive, all day across the E20 to the Malarhojden suburb of Stockholm, and the ATUM B&B , run by Christina Ohlin. Thursday morning
we packed up and headed back to Gotegorg. For our last accommodation we reserved a 3-night rental of a private furnished apartment in the Antilleriagatan section of Goteborg.
We’re sure no matter where you go, or where you stay you will find the hosts to be friendly
and helpful (and speaking English), and you will have a fantastic and unique
journey.
-George Small

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Tracing the History of the Volvo Luxury Sedan Part II: The Volvo 760

This month marks the 30th anniversary of one of Volvo's most important vehicles...the 760. Introduced in 1982, the 760 was originally designed to replace the 200 series Volvo which had been in production since 1975. Strong sales of the 200 allowed it to continue on, with the 760 series being positioned as a premium model.


With a long list of standard equipment the 760 continued the tradition started by the 164, which was a reliable and comfortable large sedan with a lot of equipment for a lot less money than a modern German luxury vehicle. The 760 also had an available turbo-charged engine, a rarity in its day.


The 760 would eventually be replaced by the 960 in the early 90s. Today's Volvo S80 flagship luxury sedan can be traced to the 760, and it shares the same mission of providing luxury at a value...and of course, above all...safety.


You can find your modern Volvo luxury sedan at Lehman Volvo in York http://www.lehmanvolvoyork.com/ or Lehman Volvo in Mechanicsburg http://www.lehmanvolvo.com/