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2004 Volvo S80 Mid-Size Luxury Sedan

Automakers love to bring journalists to Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia as the roads in the region are spectacular for test drives. The winding, empty country roads were a perfect test for the updated 2004 Volvo S80. Despite a variety of road conditions – gravel, dirt, mud – the 2004 S80 handled very well, drove smoothly and was a pleasure to drive. In fact, I’d like to still be driving it now.

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2004 Audi A8 L Luxury Full-Size Sedan

Automotive journalists have long considered the Audi A8 to be the best deal in the full-size luxury car market. The A8 bests significantly larger sellers like the Mercedes-Benz S-Class, BMW 7-Series, Jaguar XJ, Lexus LS430 and the Infiniti Q45. The 2004 Audi A8L is the company’s way of communicating to affluent consumers that the company is a First-Tier Luxury automaker and that their products belong in a consideration set containing any of the aforementioned products. Read More »

2003 Volvo C70 Mid-Size Convertible

The body of this vehicle amounts to a two-door coupe design, although the actual coupe edition is history for Volvo's 2003 line while the pop-top continues as a sensuous convertible with two engine choices, both reworked for more muscle. Read More »