Video: The World's Most Reliable Car is a 3 Million Mile Volvo

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It might seem hard to believe, but Irv Gordon has been driving the same car for more than 3 million miles. That means Irv’s one-owner Volvo has travelled far enough to make nearly six round-trip journeys to the moon in relative comfort and safety, and has – along the way – pretty much proven that most people buy new cars because they want to, not because the have to.

Gordon, like many Americans, bought his car new in 1966, and never dreamed he’d have it this long. “It’s not about getting to the three million miles; it’s about the trips that got me to the three million miles,” Gordon explained. “I never had a goal to get to one million, [or even] to two million … I just enjoyed driving and experiencing life. I challenge everyone to go out and see as much as possible. Find your own journey and reason to believe because you only have one life to live. No matter how many roads I’ve been on, there’s always one I haven’t taken.”

Good on Irv, then, whose Volvo P1800 has the world record for “most reliable car” firmly in hand for, I’m sure, many years to come.

You can check out Volvo’s official promo video, below, and head on over to CarScoop for a more comprehensive look at what the world’s most reliable car looks like up-close, in their high-resolution photo gallery (I posted my favorite pictures, below). Enjoy!


Source | Photos: Volvo, via CarScoop.

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, out on two wheels, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.