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Old 15th May 2011, 02:32 AM   #11
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Best car I ever had - 1989 Volvo 760 - sold it with 275,000 miles. Never a problem. Bought at 135,000 miles. Beautiful too.

Worst car I ever had - 2001 Volvo XC70 - piece of crap with 135,000 miles. Breaks down sitting in the driveway. Even my 2002 Land Rover is more reliable (oh the irony)
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Old 15th May 2011, 03:07 AM   #12
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Best car I ever had - 1989 Volvo 760 - sold it with 275,000 miles. Never a problem. Bought at 135,000 miles. Beautiful too.

Worst car I ever had - 2001 Volvo XC70 - piece of crap with 135,000 miles. Breaks down sitting in the driveway. Even my 2002 Land Rover is more reliable (oh the irony)
LOL. I still have a soft spot for 244's. Had a 1977 244 (4 spd manual) for a number of years. Had a bosch electromechanical fuel injection system. Odometer quite before 100k miles. But the rest of the car was nearly indestructible. And believe me, I tried, driving it around during my university years (parents still have an '89 245 that just won't stop)

the 240 is boring looking as a cardboard box, but a great car all around. The 164 was definitely a better looking car as is the wonderful little 1800.
My father long ago had a 1954. That was a cool looking car too... since it looked like a '47 Ford
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From memory I used to get around 22mpg driven gently.
We got around 20mpg, and I had a lead foot. Easy 27mpg on the highway, even with the rather short gearing. Too bad the auto trans didn't have overdrive.

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Old 16th May 2011, 11:24 AM   #14
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Hats off: YouTube - Volvo 740 TIC; 530hp, 714Nm ... :-)

I got 740GLE '90 ( Volvo 740, ahaja ) and don't even think to change it for sth newer, 'better' ...
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Old 16th May 2011, 11:50 AM   #15
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What has this to do with Hi-Fi ?
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Old 16th May 2011, 05:47 PM   #16
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What has this to do with Hi-Fi ?
haha... don't know about the rest of the group but my old Volvo was also my first DIY soundsystem (calling it hi-fi would be pushing it though )

though my volvo only ever made it to maybe, maybe 140km/h
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Old 16th May 2011, 05:55 PM   #17
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What has this to do with Hi-Fi ?
Nothing. That's what "The Lounge" is for isn't it?

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Old 16th May 2011, 07:34 PM   #18
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Hats off: YouTube - Volvo 740 TIC; 530hp, 714Nm ... :-)

I got 740GLE '90 ( Volvo 740, ahaja ) and don't even think to change it for sth newer, 'better' ...
I wonder what the police had say if there were out when this was filmed?
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Old 20th May 2011, 02:14 AM   #19
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I have owned 20 to 30 cars in my life. Most were cheap disposable junk that I would just drive till it died and get another.

I inherited a 1999 V70 wagon (like an 850) from my father when he passed. It was the most comfortable car I have ever driven on long trips. With the pedal on the floor it would do about 110 MPH. (non turbo 2.4 L 5cyl engine). At 70 MPH it would get 28 MPG. The stereo rocked too.

Volvo may make good cars for northern climates, but their plastics and adhesives do not last in the Florida heat. Mine was a black car and all of the plastic had cracked and every glued piece fell off. I know that the newer ones were even worse than the 1999 that I had. Quality supposedly improved under Ford ownership, but only time will tell under Chinese ownership.

I sold the Volvo after I got tired of taping and gluing the interior back together.
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Is it the same car, with Corvette engine under the hood?

Meet Volvette video Autojunk.nl (31737)
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