BUT they have two very good purposes.

1. Family cars. This mainly goes for the wagons and SUVs. As Clarkson said about the XC90: “It was actually designed by someone who had children”.

Not only that, but their safety record would be alluring to someone who doesn’t wish death upon their offspring.

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2. Comfort. Big Volvos (S80, S90, that sort of thing) are some of the most comfortable cars out there. Up there with stuff like the B-Body and the old Buick Park Avenue.

Sure, Volvo has had plenty of performance cars. But be honest, do you really see Volvo as a performance brand? I certainly don’t, but apparently a lot of people do, for some reason.

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