Volvo is is predicted to exit the U.S. Car Market in 2014. Will you miss it?

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  1. Billrrrr profile image80
    Billrrrrposted 5 years ago

    Volvo is is predicted to exit the U.S. Car Market in 2014.  Will you miss it?

    24/7Wall Street has forecast 10 brands they expect to go out  of business (at least in the U.S.) in 2014.  Volvo and it's safe, but boxy cars are on the list.  So is J.C.Penney, Martha Stewart's Magazine, Road & Track Magazine, The Barns & Noble Nook, and Mitsubishi cars.  Also on the list,  sadly, is the WNBA.  The ladies of the National Basketball League play hard and are highly skilled - but attendance is very low.

  2. Bronterae profile image60
    Bronteraeposted 5 years ago

    No I won't, they're ugly and pretentious

    1. Billrrrr profile image80
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, but they make are safe cars.

  3. profile image0
    Kommadantposted 5 years ago

    No.  I am a Ford man myself, but even then, I still don't like Volvo as a vehicle.

    1. Billrrrr profile image80
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was almost always a Dodge guy.  Since Chrylser has been taken over by Fiat, I don't know if I will stay one.  In my younger days I was a Ford guy.  I liked the Model A, & the 1940s and 50s Fords but I started switching to Dodges in the 1960s.

  4. Blond Logic profile image95
    Blond Logicposted 5 years ago

    Yes I will miss them. I had a Volvo Amazon and I loved it.
    The people that drive Volvos are a breed unto themselves. They are super safety conscious and expect value for money.  Also for the second hand market, the cars were always well maintained by their owners.

    I didn't know the others were in decline. Thanks for letting me know.

    1. Billrrrr profile image80
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Until I read it, I did not know that Volvo only has one third of a per cent of the U.S. market.  It's too small a number to be viable.  Isuzu had the same problem and recently exited the U.S. market.

  5. SidKemp profile image92
    SidKempposted 5 years ago

    I will miss the Volvo if it goes. The first two cars I owned were Volvos, and the first of those saved my life.

    1. Billrrrr profile image80
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I thought they had a far larger market share than 3 cars out of every 1,000 sold.

    2. SidKemp profile image92
      SidKempposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      50% of my own cars have been Volvos.

  6. livelifeworryfree profile image78
    livelifeworryfreeposted 5 years ago

    It's time for Volvo to go the way of Yugo.  I'm a die-hard American made girl. Raised in Buick City. I love American cars, but now that I've been married to a German for 10 years, I love them too.  Give me the premium editions: Caddy, BMW and my Ford Escape Hybrid and the rest can "toot-toot" away.

    1. Billrrrr profile image80
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would not mind a Caddy or a BMW.

  7. jaydawg808 profile image88
    jaydawg808posted 5 years ago

    I wouldn't miss it at all. Don't care for Volvos.

  8. djdaniel150 profile image60
    djdaniel150posted 5 years ago

    Volvo has a very strong business in the U.S and they have never claimed they were leaving, so thats garbage. Who ever told you that is clearly not playing with a full deck. People have been buying volvos for almost an entire century, I doubt they will shut down their business tomorrow just because some no name site says so.

    1. Billrrrr profile image80
      Billrrrrposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I hope you are right dj.  But the facts do not support your claim that they have a strong position in the market.  Since being dropped by Ford, Volvo has come under Chinese ownership and sales there are booming but in the U.S. the decline is huge.

  9. Borsia profile image45
    Borsiaposted 5 years ago

    Won't matter to me. I've never been a fan and don't care.
    But interestingly the single car with the highest mileage of all time was just announced last week; a Volvo P1800 (the only model I ever liked) hit 3 million miles.

 
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