The average lifetime mileage expectancy for a Volvo is simply as long as the owner would like. This is not hyperbole. It's a fact. Volvo holds the Guinness Book World-Record for mileage longevity. In-fact, we hold the #1 and #3 podium spots. This doesn't surprise us, as Volvo vehicle's roots set the trajectory for this achievement almost 100 years ago. If you have found this article, it means you are considering ownership of a Volvo for a long time, and we welcome your passion. In fact, we completely support your interest! By the end of this article, you will have a solid understanding of why Volvo cars last as long as they do.

Volvo. Rooted In An Ancient Symbol Of Strength

Volvo cars' reputation for being safe cars is known worldwide, with little introduction or explanation needed. The brand is synonymous with safety, and we are proud of that. But if you look closely, staring at you in just about any picture you would find of a Volvo-brand product, is an ancient symbol for durability and strength. The Volvo emblem is the alchemic symbol for iron, a metal with mythic origins and reputation for longevity and strength. Both of which are Volvo design principles. Looking even more in-depth, the word Volvo comes from the Latin verb "to roll (Volvere)." When you put these two ideas together, you have the secret behind the brand's product philosophy: build something strong, and durable, that will continue to roll. Let's take a look now at why that is.

3-Million-Miles And Counting. A Case-Study In How Long Volvo Cars Last

The proud, original-owner of the record-setting Volvo was interviewed recently, and he revealed how so many miles were logged (and continues to do so to this day). The record-holding 1966 Volvo 1800-S was purchased to fulfill the owner's dream of touring this great country by car. The 1800-S, not all that different from the inspiration behind the current S60 was designed to be a premium sport-focused touring vehicle. Innumerable road trips were taken, and as the owner's love affair for his Volvo grew, trips were expanded to include club gatherings and car shows all over the North American continent, including Canada. The proclaimed secret to longevity? Regular oil changes and strict adherence to the manufacturer's prescribed maintenance schedule. The second highest mileage Volvo is a 1979 245 GL wagon, with nearly two-million miles. The company that owns it also cites observing scheduled maintenance intervals.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How many miles does a Volvo car last?

This is a tricky question to give a precise answer to. Many factors will determine how many miles your car will last for, regardless of brand. That being said, Volvo Cars is among the top brands when it comes to longevity. Among the factors mentioned above, regular maintenance and driving style can make a huge difference. Overall, expect to see your Volvo vehicle last for over 200,000 miles if you give it proper care each year. If you look to the classics, though, you'll find that a 1966 Volvo P1800 broke the world record for highest vehicle mileage with a staggering three million miles driven.

Are Volvo cars long lasting?

Like a mileage expectancy estimate, this will depend greatly on the care and regular maintenance you give your car. Fortunately for owners, Volvo Cars is a well-regarded brand when it comes to producing vehicles that will last many years. So long as regular maintenance schedules are followed, a Volvo vehicle will on average last for 20 years.

What is considered high mileage for a Volvo vehicle?

As is evident by the other two longevity-based questions, a Volvo vehicle will last you for years if not decades of driving and for a couple hundred-thousand miles. High mileage is hard to define, but there is a club with its own definition. While record-holders like the three-million mile Volvo P1800 set the bar high, the Volvo High Mileage Club has its doors open to any Volvo owners whose vehicle has passed the 150,000-mile mark. Within their ranks, you'll find six cars with over a million miles, and another with over 2.6 million - try to beat that!

Service And Longevity For Every Volvo Car

With a love-affair completely anticipated with any Volvo vehicle that you might find, Gunther is pleased to offer comprehensive service options. For instance, Gunther Volvo gets you rolling with a nice head start to service on all new Volvo vehicles including three years of complimentary scheduled maintenance.

Looking for a pre-owned or Certified by Volvo vehicle? Depending on which vehicle you lock eyes with, warranty terms can vary but are designed to last for the long-haul. Beyond that, our expert service-center offers Service by Volvo and Care by Volvo plans allowing for a lifetime warranty on parts and labor as well as a convenient one-payment option that can include enhanced vehicle service, vehicle insurance, and more.

It's true. Anything made by the human hand is at risk to the wears of time. We have seen that the key to longevity is how things are made. Volvo invests heavily in the research, development, and application of quality materials throughout the assembly of every Volvo vehicle, and we have done that since the beginning. When you are getting into a Volvo, you start on solid footing, with a legendary quality product. On top of that, we offer service and care options to make the experience of ownership easy. The real question now becomes less about how long a Volvo will last but more about how long you will choose to enjoy it.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

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