Everyone who is in the business for more than few month knows that Volvo with Volvo engine is beyond bad solution – no Euro motor can stand US terrain without solid service network. No matter how hard you will try to sell it to your readers – the only way to have truck like that is to keep it 250k miles and get rid of. Not really cheap solution when your competition is still running trucks with 10x that mileage
we bought a new volvo 730. what a piece of junk. and volvo wont stand behind it either. they never find the problem, until the warranty is out
As a owner operator I have never talked to a happy long term owner of a Volvo truck. As much as I think they look good. They tend to be in the shop a lot as they grow old. But In their defense the rest of the trucks today are not bullet proof anymore either. Its the emissions more then anything and how they are engineered. All I can say is I have owned Peterbilts, Freightliners and Kenworths and driven some Volvo’s. They all break down about the same. Just some are more expensive to repair then others.
Yes, perfect for fleets who dump them at 500K or less and let someone else deal with engine emission issues and other issues.
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